Confucian and Taoist Work Values: An Exploratory Study of the Chinese Transformational Leadership Behavior [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 113 (1):91-103 (2013)

When it comes to Chinese transformational leadership behavior, the focus seems to be Confucian work value; nonetheless, it represents only one of the Chinese traditions. In order to have a better understanding the relationship between Chinese traditional values and transformational leadership behavior, Taoist work value should also be taken into consideration. Thus, this study firstly develops Confucian and Taoist work value scale (study 1) and then applies this scale to examine its relationship with transformational leadership (study 2). The results show that while Confucian work value is the most consistent predictor of core transformational leader behavior and high-performance expectations, Taoist work value is the most consistent predictor of intellectual stimulation
Keywords Confucian work value  Taoist work value  Transformational leadership
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-012-1284-8
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