Trust and decision making: Are managers different in the People’s Republic of China and in Australia?

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 2002, 9 (1), pp. 30 - 45
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Examines the relationship between trust and participation in decision making and the cultural differences and similarities between Chinese and Australian managers. Finds that the level of trust placed by managers in th eir subordinates has a direct impact on the managers’ attitudes towards employee participation in management. States that while there is a significant difference between Australian and Chinese managers on levels of trust in employees’ psychological maturity, managers from both countries display similar trust in employees’ ability to perform their jobs. © 2002, MCB UP Limited
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