Relationship on Work-Related Values of Singaporean and Japanese Managers in Singapore

A comparison is made between Singaporean Chinese managers and Japanese managers in Singapore

Irene K H. Chew; Joseph Putti

2005

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  • A comparison is made between Singaporean Chinese managers and Japanese managers in Singapore
  • The mean Power Distance and Masculinity scores of Singaporean Chinese managers and Japanese managers are found to be different from the samples in Hofstede's study
  • These differences in work values indicate that interpretations of Hofstede's cultural constructs cannot be made without modifying or redefining the constructs in terms that are relevant to the cultural context
  • This finding is supported by the differences in factors that make up the Individualism and Masculinity value dimensions of Singaporean Chinese and Japanese managers
  • The impact of these work values on work behavior is discussed with respect to implications on motivation, leadership, employment stability, and orientation toward work goals

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