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360 : Revista de Ciencias de la Gestión     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81)
Academy of Management Discoveries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Academy of Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 287)
Academy of Management Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59)
Academy of Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 261)
Academy of Strategic Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 151)
Advances in Management and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Africa Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Economic and Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Al Tijarah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
American Journal of Operational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aquaculture Economics & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asia Pacific Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asia Pacific Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription  
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Management Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Journal of Technology Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal on Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Law Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australasian Leisure Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Baltic Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
BMC Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Board Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Brigham Young University International Law and Management Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
British Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
BRQ Business Review Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Building & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Series in Management of Social and Cultural Activity     Open Access  
Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Business Management Analysis Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Business Perspectives and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Business Process Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
California Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Case Studies in Sport Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Central European Management Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ciencias Administrativas     Open Access  
Coaching : Theorie & Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cogent Business & Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collection Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Computational Management Science     Hybrid Journal  
Conference Quality Production Improvement     Open Access  
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Construction Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Contabilidade, Gestão e Governança     Open Access  
Contaduría y Administración     Open Access  
Controlling & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Controlling & Management Review : Zeitschrift für Controlling und Management     Full-text available via subscription  
Corporate Board : Role, Duties and Composition     Open Access  
Corporate Governance and Organizational Behavior Review     Open Access  
Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Corporate Ownership and Control     Open Access  
Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Creativity and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Cross Cultural & Strategic Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management     Open Access  
Data and Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Decision : Official Journal of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta     Hybrid Journal  
Decision Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Decision Analytics Journal     Open Access  
Desenvolve : Revista de Gestão do Unilasalle     Open Access  
Development Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dirāsāt : Jurnal Manajemen dan Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Ecological Management & Restoration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Economic Management Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Economics, Management, and Financial Markets     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Educational Management and Innovation Journal     Open Access  
Ekonomia i Zarzadzanie. Economics and Management     Open Access  
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Engineering Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Engineering Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Engineering Project Organization Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Entrepreneurship Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Environmental Management     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
Environmental Quality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Estudios Gerenciales     Open Access  
EuroMed Journal of Management     Hybrid Journal  
European Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Journal of Management Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
European Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
European Sport Management Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Expert Journal of Business and Management     Open Access  
Financial Internet Quarterly     Open Access  
Fokus Bisnis : Media Pengkajian Manajemen dan Akuntansi     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Foundations of Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Fundamental Management Journal     Open Access  
Future Business Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access  
GECONTEC : Revista Internacional de Gestión del Conocimiento y la Tecnología     Open Access  
Gender in Management : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Gestión en el Tercer Milenio     Open Access  
Global Strategy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Group & Organization Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Care Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Health Services Management Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Human Factors : The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Human Resource Management International Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Human Resource Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Human Resource Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
ICU Director     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Engineering Management Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 117)
IIMB Management Review     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IMA Journal of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Independent Journal of Management & Production     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Corporate Governance     Full-text available via subscription  
Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Industrial Marketing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Information Resources Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Information Systems Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Information Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Innovation & Management Review     Open Access  
Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
INOVATOR : Jurnal Manajemen     Open Access  
Intelligent Information Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management: International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for Quality Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Advances in Management Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Applied Management and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Business and Data Analytics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Comparative Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Construction Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Engineering Business Management     Open Access  
International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management     Free   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Information Technology Project Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Integrated Supply Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Intercultural Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Knowledge Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Law and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)

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Chinese Management Studies
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  • Curvilinear effect of economic policy uncertainty on innovation in Chinese
           manufacturing firms: do managerial pay gaps matter'

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      Authors: Xi Zhong , Weihong Chen , Ge Ren
      Abstract: This study aims to re-examine the impact of economic policy uncertainty (EPU) on firm innovation. Studies on how EPU affects firm innovation have been inconclusive. The authors clarified the curvilinear relationship between EPU and firm innovation and examined the moderating effects of managerial pay gaps, specifically vertical pay disparity and horizontal pay dispersion. This study’s analyses used data collected from Chinese listed companies from 2007 to 2019. The authors found an inverted U-shaped relationship between EPU and firm innovation. Furthermore, vertical pay disparity strengthens the curvilinear relationship, while horizontal pay dispersion weakens it. First, politicians should avoid adjusting economic policies too frequently because the high EPU levels created by frequent adjustments can inhibit business innovation. Second, firms should be aware that EPU creates opportunities for leapfrogging. In particular, firms can incentivize executives to take advantage of the valuable growth opportunities presented by EPU by widening vertical pay disparities and avoiding excessive horizontal pay dispersion. First, the authors analyze not only the positive effects of lower EPU on firm innovation but also the negative impacts of higher EPU to examine EPU’s “double-edged sword” effect on firm innovation. Second, the investigation of vertical pay disparity and horizontal pay dispersion as moderating variables sheds new light on the equivocal research findings regarding the EPU–firm innovation relationship and clarifies the boundary conditions of the double-edged sword effect of EPU on firm innovation.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-26
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-06-2021-0244
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Impact of managerial power on enterprise innovation performance: the
           mediating roles of financing constraints and strategic orientation

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      Authors: Mengjun Huo , Chao Li
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the specific relationship between managerial power and enterprise innovation performance. Combined with managerial power theory and stewardship theory, financing constraints and strategic orientation, including, strategic market orientation and strategic technology orientation are included in the analysis framework to test how managerial power influences enterprise innovation performance in detail from the perspective of enterprise internal influence mechanisms. Based on the A-share listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen covering the period from 2001 to 2017, this paper uses the ordinary least square method (OLS) to explore how managerial power affects enterprise innovation performance. The results show that managerial power has a positive impact on enterprise innovation performance. Furthermore, the authors find that financing constraints, strategic market orientation and strategic technology orientation all have partial mediating effects in the relationship between managerial power and enterprise innovation performance. This paper verifies the application of managerial power theory and stewardship theory in the relationship between managerial power and enterprise innovation performance in Chinese A-share listed companies, contributing to the literature on enterprise innovation. Moreover, by introducing the mediating mechanisms of financing constraints, strategic market orientation and strategic technology orientation, this paper builds an effective path for in-depth study to analyze how managerial power influences enterprise innovation performance and finds ways to improve enterprise innovation performance from the inside view of the enterprise.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-25
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-06-2021-0249
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Managerial coaching behavior and subordinates’ learning effects in
           cross-cultural context: a moderated mediation study

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      Authors: Xiongying Niu , Baofang Zhang , Mulele Simasiku , Rui Zhang
      Abstract: This study aims to explore the effect of expatriate supervisors’ managerial coaching behavior on local subordinates’ learning effects through the mediating role of subordinates’ thriving at work under the boundary condition of expatriate supervisors’ cultural intelligence. This study collected the data form 230 Zambian subordinates and their immediate expatriate supervisors working in the Chinese company in Zambia. Regression analyses and bootstrapping analyses were used to test the authors’ hypothesis. The results indicated that expatriate supervisors’ managerial coaching behavior was positively related to local subordinates’ learning effects. In addition, the study also found that local subordinates’ thriving at work mediated the linkage between managerial coaching behavior and learning effects. And expatriate supervisors’ cultural intelligence moderated the indirect relationship between managerial coaching behavior and learning effects via thriving at work, such that the indirect effect was stronger for expatriate supervisors with high rather than low cultural intelligence. This study contributes to a better understanding of how expatriate supervisors’ managerial coaching behavior influences local subordinates’ learning effects by investigating the mediating effect of thriving at work on the managerial coaching behavior–learning effects link. In addition, the study deepens the understanding of the boundary condition of the associations between managerial coaching behavior and subordinates’ learning effects in a cross-cultural context by investigating the moderating effect of expatriate supervisors’ cultural intelligence.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-25
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-09-2021-0420
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Does hierarchical ranking matter to corporate innovation efficiency'
           An empirical study based on a corporate culture of seniority

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      Authors: Xixiong Xu , Cuiliang Lin , Lingling Duan
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate whether and how corporate seniority culture (a form of high power distance or hierarchy), a typical feature of Confucian norms, affects the corporate innovation efficiency in emerging markets. This study defines and measures seniority culture through the ranking method of independent directors in company’s annual report. Unlike most companies in the USA where directors are listed alphabetically, the ranking of directors in China is meaningful and reflects hierarchy. This study considers a firm with seniority if independent directors are ranked according to their status, including age, social position and political connection. Using data from Chinese listed companies between 2009 and 2013, this study conducts multiple regressions to examine the impact of seniority on innovative efficiency. The empirical results show that seniority culture is negatively associated with innovative efficiency. Moreover, the negative association between a corporate culture of seniority and innovative efficiency is more pronounced in firms with more male executives and knowledge-intensive firms. Further analysis reveals that seniority culture expands pay disparities among different classes, hinders their enthusiasm to communicate and ultimately damages the corporate efficiency of innovation. Corporate seniority culture is an essential factor that may hinder employee communication and inhibit innovation efficiency. Therefore, companies should break the identity barrier at different levels and advocate a culture of equality to promote information exchange and knowledge sharing among employees. This study extends the field of literature on the determinants of corporate innovation efficiency and deepens our theoretical understanding of the negative impact of corporate seniority culture.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-19
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-06-2021-0258
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • How does technology sourcing in organizational ambidexterity produce high
           venture performance'

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      Authors: Taoyong Su , Yuzhu Yu , Yuanqing Li , Jintao Zhang
      Abstract: Based on a theoretical framework of ambidexterity in technology sourcing beyond organizational and technological boundaries, this study aims to explore how start-ups balance technology sourcing in organizational ambidexterity (TSOA) to produce high venture performance. A questionnaire survey is distributed among start-ups in the science and technology park of a university in eastern China, producing a total of 45 valid responses. The fuzzy-set approach to qualitative comparative analysis is used in this study. The findings show that start-ups achieve high venture performance through external technology sourcing (external exploration and exploitation) in the initial stage. In the growth stage, start-ups adopt external and internal technology sourcing (internal exploration and exploitation) to produce high venture performance. The technology sourcing strategy in ambidextrous activity for start-ups is punctuated equilibrium and evolving from the external ambidexterity to internally and externally coordinate ambidexterity at entrepreneurial stages. This study creatively adopts configuration-based thinking to investigate how to balance TSOA for high venture performance, extending the literature on technology sourcing and contributing to the balance theory of exploration and exploitation.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-19
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2021-0279
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Generating business intelligence through automated textual analysis:
           measuring corporate image with online information

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      Authors: Ziqing Peng , Yan Wan
      Abstract: In this age of extremely well-developed social media, it is necessary to detect any change in the corporate image of an enterprise immediately so as to take quick action to avoid the wide spread of a negative image. However, existing survey-based corporate image evaluation methods are costly, slow and static, and the results may quickly become outdated. User comments, news reports and we-media articles on the internet offer varied channels for enterprises to obtain public evaluations and feedback. The purpose of this study is to effectively use online information to timely and accurately measure enterprises’ corporate images. A new corporate image evaluation method was built by first using a literature review to establish a corporate image evaluation index system. Next, an automatic text analysis of online public information was performed through a topic classification and sentiment analysis algorithm based on the dictionary. The accuracy of the topic classification and sentiment analysis algorithm is then calculated. Finally, three internet enterprises were chosen as cases, and their corporate image was evaluated. The results show that the author’s corporate image evaluation method is effective. First, in this study, a new corporate image evaluation index system is constructed. Second, a new corporate image evaluation method based on text mining is proposed that can support data-driven decision-making for managers with real-time corporate image evaluation results. Finally, this study improves the understanding of corporate image by generating business intelligence through online information. The findings provide researchers with specific and detailed suggestions that focus on the corporate image management of emerging internet enterprises.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-19
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2021-0318
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Mechanisms of knowledge workers’ adaptive perfectionism on taking
           charge

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      Authors: Caiyun Wei , Lanxia Zhang
      Abstract: This study aims to explore the mechanisms of adaptive perfectionism on employees’ taking charge (TC), the mediating role of work family enrichment and the moderating role of perceived organizational support (OS) in the relationship between adaptive perfectionism and employees’ TC. This study is based on 305 knowledge workers working in diverse organizations in China to examine the hypotheses. The results showed that adaptive perfectionism had a significant positive effect on employees’ TC. Both directions of work-family enrichment (WFE) and family-work enrichment (FWE) play a mediating role between adaptive perfectionism and employees’ TC. Perceived OS moderates the relationship between WFE/FWE and employees’ TC. Perceived OS moderates the indirect effects of adaptive perfectionism on employees’ TC through WFE and FWE. This study explores the impact of adaptive perfectionism on employees’ TC, expands the scope of existing perfectionism research, enriches the research on adaptive perfectionism outcome variables and provides evidence and reference for follow-up research.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-17
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2021-0508
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Cyberloafing at the workplace: effect of Zhong-Yong thinking on mental
           health and mindfulness as a moderating role

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      Authors: Liping Liu , Chunyu Zhang
      Abstract: This study aims to integrate conservation of resources theory discus the antecedents and consequences of cyberloafing as well as the boundary effect between cyberloafing and mental health. The authors collected 431 valid questionnaires in four months. Each questionnaire was divided into two parts that had to be distributed. The interval between the first distribution and the second distribution was 15 days. The research study revealed that employees’ Zhong-Yong thinking and cyberloafing promote mental health, and cyberloafing has a mediating effect. Mindfulness weakens the positive impact of cyberloafing on mental health. The research study’s results break the stereotype that cyberloafing is not good for organizations. When managers allow employees to engage in cyberloafing at work, this is conducive to employees’ mental health, which can ensure the company’s sustainable development.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-05-05
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-09-2021-0381
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The impact of project manager’s emotional intelligence on project
           performance: a meta-analysis

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      Authors: Qi Zhang , Shengyue Hao , Kon Shing Kenneth Chung
      Abstract: A project manager’s (PM) emotional intelligence (EI) is essential for project performance (PP). However, the cause and effect and the potential moderators of the relationship between EI and PP remain disputed. Some scholars found a positive association between PMs’ EI and project outcomes, while some other studies showed non or negative relation. This paper aims to find the relationship between PMs’ EI and PP and the factors that influence this relationship based on diverse prior research. This paper conducts a meta-analysis of 5,229 observations based on 24 independent studies from 1990 to 2021. Results show that PMs’ EI has a significant positive influence on PP, and the project complexity and measurement of PP are two critical moderators explaining inconsistencies in existing research. The current study proposes suggestions for construction companies on PMs’ selection and training. This study also offers suggestions for PMs in management practice. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is the first to explore the inconsistencies in prior research results on the relationship between PMs’ EI and PP at the meta-analytic level. This research extends the current literature by revealing the factors leading to existing consistencies that are not explored before. This study implies that the meta-analysis method could help reach a balanced conclusion based on inconsistent results.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-05-2021-0195
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The effect of job insecurity on employee silence: test an interactive
           model

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      Authors: Shengxian Yu , Shanshi Liu , Chao Xu
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of job insecurity on employee silence by developing a moderated mediation model. The model focuses on the mediating role of ego depletion underpinning the relationship between job insecurity on employee silence and the moderating role of perceived coworker support and career growth opportunity in influencing the mediation. This study conducts a questionnaire from 309 employees of six Chinese financial enterprises in two waves, with a one-month interval between the two waves. Moreover, this study uses bootstrapping and confirmatory factor analysis to verify the hypothesis. Job insecurity has a significant positive impact on employee silence, and ego depletion partly mediated the relationship between job insecurity and employee silence. Perceived coworker support and career growth opportunity negatively moderated the relationship between job insecurity and ego depletion and also moderated the indirect effect of job insecurity on employee silence through ego depletion. The study provides evidence for the positive effects of job insecurity on ego depletion, which, in turn, is significantly associated with employee silence. It highlights the important role of perceived coworker support and career growth opportunities in reducing employee negative perceptions and behaviors. This empirical study provides preliminary evidence of the mediating role of ego depletion in the positive relationship between job insecurity and employee silence. The moderated mediation model also extends the existing finding by adding substantive moderators (perceived coworker support and career growth opportunity) to explain how the effect of job insecurity on employees’ behaviors unfolds.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2021-0301
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Nonlinear impact of market segmentation on the upgrading of Chinese
           manufacturing enterprises

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      Authors: Sai Yuan , Xiongfeng Pan
      Abstract: Prior studies have confirmed market segmentation as an important shackle to China's macroeconomy upgrade, but the systematic analysis of microenterprise upgrade remains inadequate. This paper aims to investigate the nonlinear impact of market segmentation on microenterprise upgrade. The price method was applied to calculate China's provincial market segmentation, including commodity, capital, labor and energy. The generalized method of moments was employed to examine the nonlinear impact of market segmentation on the upgrading of manufacturing enterprises based on microenterprise data from 2003 to 2019. First, China’s heterogeneous market segmentations have been significantly reduced. Macroeconomics and policies are critical factors in market integration. Second, there is an inverted U-shaped relationship between China’s total market segmentation and the upgrading of manufacturing enterprises. Third, the relationship between the commodity market segmentation, labor market segmentation, energy market segmentation and manufacturing enterprises' upgrade is shown as an inverted U-shaped. Nevertheless, the relationship between the capital market segmentation and upgrading of manufacturing enterprises exhibits a U-shape. The impact of market segmentation on the upgrading of manufacturing enterprises in China performs nonlinearly. An inverted U-shaped relationship exists between market segmentation in commodity, labor and energy and the upgrading of manufacturing enterprises, while a U-shaped relationship prevails between capital market segmentation and the upgrading of manufacturing enterprises.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-26
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2021-0334
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Formation of TMT strategic consensus: the effects of collective team
           identification and information elaboration

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      Authors: Yi Liu , Yaqun Yi
      Abstract: How is strategic consensus formed in top management team (TMT)' Prior literature provides inadequate evidence. A few scholars explore its antecedents from some perspectives (e.g. organizational or team structure) to address this gap but yield confusing results. This study aims to clarify the mechanism to reach TMT strategic consensus and explore both the effect of collective team identification and information elaboration. Stepwise regression analysis is applied to explore the formation process of strategic consensus by using data collected from 126 TMTs of Chinese firms. Results show that collective team identification has a positive effect on TMT strategic consensus, whereas information elaboration has a U-shaped effect. Further, the U-shaped relationship between information elaboration and TMT strategic consensus is strengthened by collective team identification. This study provides a nuanced explanation of the antecedents of strategic consensus in TMT by exploring the effects of collective team identification and information elaboration. Particularly, this study proposes a U-shaped relationship between information elaboration and strategic consensus, which enriches TMT decision-making literature and consensus research. Moreover, by examining the moderating effect of collective team identification, this study articulates why TMT members fail to achieve strategic consensus even when they have sufficiently discussed the task-relevant information.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-20
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-06-2020-0268
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Proto-institutional work: the “special treatments for special matters”
           in institutional transition

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      Authors: Zheng Joseph Yan , Jin Luo , Ziran Chen
      Abstract: This study aims to examine an important mechanism in the policy-led institutional transitions in China, namely, Te Shi Te Ban (Special Treatments for Special Matters) – an institutional device that facilitates policy implementation. The discussions are contextualized based on the latest chapter of China’s institutional transition, known as the reform initiative of Fang Guan Fu (i.e. the FGF reform: delegate power, streamline administration and optimize government services), which is a policy regime introduced in 2018 to improve the state-market relationship for better socioeconomic development. Based on the theoretical lens of proto-institutions and institutional work and using real-life examples from mass media, this perspective paper examines the effects of the Special Treatments in the institutional transition under the FGF Reform. The Special Treatments are the proto-institutions purposively adopted by the regulators in China to innovate, supervise and renovate the rules and norms during policy implementation. They produce both incremental and radical institutional effects which allow for a more efficient and effective policy-led institutional transition. This study contributes to institutional theory in the Chinese management context. Foremost, this study introduces the concept of proto-institutional work and shows how proto-institutions can serve as a mechanism to support and manage the process of institutional transition. In addition, to the best of the authors’ knowledge, this paper is the first to study the FGF Reform – the latest reform initiative in China and theorize an under-researched but important mechanism in its institutional environment – the Special Treatments for Special Matters.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-13
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-05-2021-0188
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Influence of self-serving leadership on employees’ organizational
           deviance: a multilevel moderated mediation model

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      Authors: Tao Guo , Nan Yao , Lei Zhang
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of self-serving leadership on employees’ organizational deviance and its internal mechanism. Through the data collected from 300 supervisor–employee dyads of five large enterprises in China, this research uses multilevel structural equation model to test the proposal hypotheses. Results show that there is a positive relationship between self-serving leadership and employees’ organizational deviance, and ego depletion plays a mediating role between them. Moreover, this research also found that the relationship between self-serving leadership and ego depletion and the indirect effect of self-serving leadership on employees’ organizational deviance through ego depletion are negatively moderated by power distance orientation. This study found a new antecedent variable of employees’ organizational deviance-self-serving leadership, and based on the ego depletion theory, deeply reveals the internal mechanism of self-serving leadership influencing employees’ organizational deviance, which has some enlightening significance for relevant theoretical research and management practice. In addition, this study also has unique advantages in data collection and analysis methods.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-04-13
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2021-0296
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The impact of green supply chain management on enterprise environmental
           performance: a meta-analysis

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      Authors: Lei Fu , Daojian Yang , Suxia Liu , Qiang Mei
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to systematically analyze the relationships between green supply chain management (GSCM), enterprise environmental performance (EEP) and the moderating role of the market environment, regional culture, sampling area and industry type. This study constructed a comprehensive theoretical model and used a meta-analysis of 65 independent samples (total sample size: 14,196) to examine the relationships between GSCM and EEP. The results show that GSCM has a moderate positive impact on EEP. Moreover, all dimensions of GSCM positively influence EEP, and internal environmental management has the most significant effect. Additionally, these two relationships can be moderated by the market environment, regional culture, sampling area and industry type. This study reveals that GSCM can help improve EEP and draw more general and regular conclusions. This study expands the application of meta-analysis methods in GSCM, partly avoiding the limitations of traditional empirical research methods. In addition, the conclusion of this study explains the reasons for the differences in different research results: some scholars did not incorporate market environment, regional culture, sampling area and industry type as moderators in the research process, thus leading to divergent conclusions in the relationship between GSCM and EEP. Therefore, the research conclusion enriches the theoretical research boundary of GSCM.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-30
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0048
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Belt and Road Initiative and OFDI from China: the paradox of home country
           institutional environment between state and local governments

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      Authors: Haitang Yao , Mengqing Zhong , Wei Liu , Bo Chen
      Abstract: This study aims to explore the effect of the home country institutional environment on firms’ outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) and how it is affected by institutional environment differences across home country subregions. Drawing on transaction cost theory, this paper examined the relationship between the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Chinese firms’ OFDI, as well as the moderating roles of local government officials’ career horizons and state ownership. A sample of 5,018 Chinese firm-year observations with foreign investment activities was used over 11 years to estimate a panel-feasible generalized least square regression model. The results show that the BRI improves Chinese firms’ OFDI in countries along the BRI route. Furthermore, this positive relationship is weaker for firms where provincial officials have longer career horizons and is stronger for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) compared to non-SOEs. The findings confirm the positive effect of home country institutional environment on firms’ OFDI. Furthermore, the multiple government perspective offers new insight into the effects of the home country’s institutional environment on OFDI.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-30
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2021-0326
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Multigenerational product innovation process in electronic information
           industry: a qualitative study

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      Authors: Qingwen Bo , Bo Zou , Jinyu Guo
      Abstract: Developing multigenerational products through iteration helps enterprises cope with environmental uncertainty and maintain lasting competitive advantages in a globally competitive environment. From the knowledge integration perspective, this study aims explore how enterprises achieve multigenerational product innovation. An exploratory case study design is used to explore the multigenerational product innovation process. This study proposes a model of the multigenerational product innovation process and shows that knowledge integration includes two important parts: the internalization of external knowledge and intergenerational knowledge integration. This study further conclude that multigenerational innovation has three main channels: rapid iteration, continuous reflection and coordination. First, this study presents a theoretical model of the process of multigenerational product innovation, including triggers, knowledge integration, learning systems and outcomes, and further enhances our understanding from product innovation to multigenerational product innovation. Second, this study contributes to the literature on the multigenerational product innovation process by revealing the knowledge integration process of the internalization of external knowledge and intergenerational knowledge integration.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-29
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-01-2022-0018
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Government subsidies, R&D expenditures and overcapacity: empirical
           analysis in photovoltaic companies

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      Authors: Jing Chen , Tianchi Wang
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate the relationship between government subsidies, R&D expenditures and overcapacity, and to explore the heterogeneity effects in different time periods and different types of companies. It can provide theoretical and practical guidance for the development of the photovoltaic industry. This paper constructs a mediation model to explore the impact of government subsidies on overcapacity and on R&D expenditures, and to propose an indirect way to disentangle the impact of government subsidies on the creation of overcapacity from the positive aspect of increased R&D expenditures. A total of 94 listed enterprises in the Chinese photovoltaic industry were selected as the sample over the period 2012–2019. There was significant overcapacity in the photovoltaic industry. Government subsidies had a positive effect in promoting overcapacity and R&D expenditures. The influence of government subsidies on excess capacity increased and on R&D expenditures decreased over time. Compared with large enterprises, government subsidies the small enterprises received had a greater positive impact on the overcapacity and a smaller positive impact on R&D expenditure. R&D expenditures restrained the influence of government subsidies on overcapacity, but the suppression effect was limited and decreased over time. The indirect effect in small enterprises was greater than that of large enterprises. This paper studied government subsidies, R&D expenditure and overcapacity in the same framework and used bias-corrected bootstrapping to explore the path of “government subsidies–R&D expenditures–overcapacity”. The heterogeneous effects in different periods and different types of firms are discussed.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-29
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2021-0349
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Strategic flexibility or persistence' Examining the survival path of
           export enterprises under COVID-19

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      Authors: Wanyi Chen , Rong Jin , Yuchuan Xie
      Abstract: The rising uncertainties in the macroeconomic environment exacerbate the challenges firms face in the export market. This study aims to explore which strategy is suitable for export enterprises to develop sustainably under COVID-19. Based on the sample data of China’s A-stock listed manufacturing firms from 2010 to 2020, this study applies a survival analysis method to explore the impact of strategic flexibility on export firm survival. Furthermore, this study uses the difference-in-difference model to test the relationship between strategic flexibility and firms’ profits in the context of the pandemic. The results show that strategic flexibility can increase firms’ survival time, improving dynamic production and innovation capabilities, which is favorable for their sustainable development. Meanwhile, after the spread of COVID-19, firms with strategic flexibility have higher profits than those without. This influence mechanism mainly involves exploring new markets that can improve the company revenue and the coordination capabilities of the supply chain; this reduces corporate costs. This study expands relevant research on the factors affecting the survival of export enterprises and supplements research on the economic consequences of firms’ strategic flexibility; this also enriches the dynamic capability theory. Additionally, it provides important implications for firms to enhance strategic flexibility and recommends government implementation of policies that encourage the domestic sales of commodities originally produced for exports under COVID-19.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-23
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2021-0313
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • The micromechanism of “co-beneficial” cooperation between government
           and business in the context of Chinese transition economy: the case of
           “Daqing–Geely mode”

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      Authors: Baoxin Qi , Mu Tian , Yajun Wu
      Abstract: This study aims to answer few questions, such as which factors influence the local government’s choice of private firm investments; what factors influence private firms’ choice of specific local government to make a local investment; and why do some private firms gain a competitive edge by choosing a stakeholder management model of “running the government” in the context of the Chinese transition economy. Using a case study approach, this paper provides an in-depth analysis of the Daqing–Geely Case, 2010, and explains why Geely chose Daqing considering the firm perspective and why the Daqing city Government chose Geely considering the local governments’ perspective. This study highlights the concept of “co-beneficial” cooperation between government–business by virtue of the institutional innovation of the quasi-property system. In addition, it reveals that the private firms and local governments in the “Daqing–Geely mode” work together for mutual benefits by putting fair negotiation and contract mechanisms in place. Resultantly, private firms secure the commercial interests, and the local governments bring in improved efficiency. This study consolidates the theory of stakeholders, thereby strengthening the current understanding of “special offer” and “universal offer.”
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-17
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0035
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Experiencing tensions, regulatory focus and employee creativity: the
           moderating role of hierarchical level

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      Authors: Zhiqiang Liu , Xi Ouyang , Xiaoqing Pan
      Abstract: This study aims to explore how employees respond to tensions in groups and whether experiencing tensions could spur on their creativity (including radical and incremental creativity). Through integrating the literature on tension and regulatory focus theory, this study develops a model depicting the process from experiencing tensions to creativity via regulatory foci. This study further investigates the moderating effect of employees’ hierarchical level on these processes. A two-wave survey was conducted with a sample of 375 employees in China. MPLUS was used to examine the moderated mediation model. The results show that experiencing tensions can simultaneously activate employees’ prevention focus and promotion focus, both of which in turn influence radical and incremental creativity. Specifically, prevention focus mediates the negative relationship between experiencing tensions and the two aforementioned types of creativity, and promotion focus mediates the positive relationship between experiencing tensions and radical creativity. Employees’ hierarchical level significantly buffers the link between experiencing tensions and prevention focus. Organizations should optimize their work design to simplify the role demand of employees in the early stages of their careers. Top-tier employees should be encouraged and empowered to think and act with a paradoxical approach, which can drive them to generate more creative outcomes. Besides, when aiming to discover radical ideas, managers should emphatically cultivate employees’ promotion focus. This study contributes to the literature on tension through revealing and testing the dual paths resulted by employees’ experiencing tensions. It also advances current research by contrasting the effects of experiencing tensions on different types of creativity.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-14
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-03-2021-0094
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Transformational leadership and service performance for civil servants of
           public organizations in China: a two-path mediating role of trust

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      Authors: Lisan Fan , Cailing Feng , Mulyadi Robin , Xiaoyu Huang
      Abstract: Transformational leadership and service performance of civil servants greatly affect the government’s administrative effectiveness. However, there are few studies on the influence mechanism of transformational leadership on service performance in the context of public organizations. Based on the social exchange theory, this study aims to construct and examine the dual path mediating process of affective trust and cognitive trust for the effects of transformational leadership on service performance. Drawing from 268 supervisor–subordinate dyads civil servants at the municipal level in China across three waves. Both affective trust and cognitive trust partly mediated the relationships between transformational leadership and service performance, which supported the underlying theoretical mechanism of social exchange theory and transformational leadership theory in explaining the dual relationship between leaders and subordinates. This study innovatively and empirically examined the effects of transformational leadership on service performance through dual trust in civil servants in China, thus bridging the gap in this knowledge. This study innovatively and empirically examined the effects of transformational leadership on service performance through dual trust in civil servants in China, thus bridging the gap in this knowledge.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-10
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0050
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Do corporate social responsibility reduce crash risk of stock price:
           evidence from China

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      Authors: Kun Su , Ziting Zhou
      Abstract: The 2008 global financial crisis stimulated the research interest in stock price crash risk. However, the determinants of stock price crash risk remain unclear, especially in transitional economies. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the association between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and stock price crash risk, as well as the moderating effects under different contexts. Using firm-level data of listed firms in China from 2010 to 2019, this paper estimates with correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. This paper’s empirical results show that the constraint of CSR on bad news hoarding behavior can reduce stock price crash risk. Further research shows that internal CSR has a significant effect on crash risks, while external CSR has not. Additionally, CSR has a relatively weak impact on crash risk in state-owned enterprises, enterprises with higher internal control quality and enterprises with better regional financial development. This paper contributes to the stock price crash risks literature by examining the CSR-stock price crash risk linkage in a Chinese context, revealing collective explanations under different contexts with important implications for the application of CSR in business practice.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-03-10
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2021-0309
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Building world-class enterprises though mixed-ownership reform: explaining
           performance differences in minority and majority state-owned enterprises

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      Authors: Hongwei Liao , Mingyue Li , Ari Van Assche , Jiaojiao Zheng , Liangping Yang
      Abstract: In the context of China’s efforts to build world-class enterprises through mixed-ownership reform, this study aims to build an agency theory framework to analyze the differential relation between ownership structure and firm performance in majority versus minority state-owned enterprises (SOEs). It also evaluates the differential influence that political connectedness has on firm performance in the two types of SOEs. Using a panel data set of Chinese state-controlled mixed-ownership enterprises covering the period 2010–2019, this paper uses ordinary least squares, random-effects, fixed-effects and three stage least squares regression analysis to study the differential impact of ownership structure and political connectedness on firm performance in majority versus minority SOEs. In minority SOEs, firm performance is positively related to the ownership share of the largest private shareholder and state ownership positively moderates this relation. Furthermore, minority SOEs with a politically connected chairman perform worse than those with a politically connected chairman. In majority SOEs, there is no relation between the ownership share of the largest private shareholder and firm performance. In addition, majority SOEs with a politically connected chairman perform similar to those without a politically connected chairman. The theoretical framework demonstrates that agency problems are substantially different in minority versus majority SOEs and that this influences how changes in ownership structure and in the type of chairman that is assigned affect firm performance. The empirical analysis confirms these predictions.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-15
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-03-2021-0084
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Gain or loss: the double-edged effect of empowering leadership on
           employees’ innovative behaviours

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      Authors: Zhengwei Li , Chenye Qiu , Kai Zeng , Feirong Wang
      Abstract: Empowering leadership is often considered unequivocally positive for employees, but recent studies have shown that this ostensibly straightforward effect is more complex. The dual facets of the effect of empowering leadership – especially on employees’ innovative behaviour – have received insufficient attention. Based on job demand-resource (JD-R) theory, this study aims to propose a theoretical framework for the relationship between empowering leadership and employees’ innovative behaviours with a dual process model of gain and loss. This study is survey based, with 261 paired leader–employee data points collected in the People’s Republic of China. The results show that empowering leadership has a “double-edged” effect on employees’ innovative behaviours: it affects innovative behaviours positively through employee job engagement and negatively through emotional exhaustion. Moreover, trust in leaders moderates the mediating roles of job engagement and emotional exhaustion. This study contends that empowering leadership has a dual impact on employees and proposes a promising model of this double-edged effect to contrast with other complex models in the empowering leadership literature. Furthermore, this study uses JD-R theory to deeply explore the dual process whereby empowering leadership influences employees’ innovative behaviour and provides practical guidance for business management.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-02-15
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-06-2021-0243
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Value co-creation and new product development success: the moderating
           effect of structural empowerment

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      Authors: Dong Wu , Tanfei Liu , Fei Wu , Wenxiao Bai , Xinyi Lin
      Abstract: This paper aims to represent an empirical study of what role does structural empowerment play in the relationship between multi-stakeholder value co-creation (VCC) and the success of new product development (NPD). The hypotheses developed in this paper are tested by using data from 243 manufacturing companies worldwide. The results show that the VCC activities have significant positive effects on NPD success, and structural empowerment moderates the impact of VCC activities on NPD success, but the moderating effect is not significant for customer involvement. This study contributes to the research of VCC and discusses the positive role of structural empowerment to enhance the impact of VCC activities on NPD success.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-27
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-04-2021-0126
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Foreign competition and corporate social responsibility: the role of the
           firm–government relationships

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      Authors: Shuang Meng , Yueling Sima
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate how and why corporate social responsibility (CSR) among domestic firms in emerging countries is affected by foreign competition. The paper combines the resource-based view with the institution-based view to explain how different levels of firm–government relationships prompt firms to enact CSR when facing foreign competition. First, this paper examines how domestic firms engage in CSR in the presence of foreign competition, followed by the consideration of how different firm–government relationships affect CSR strategies for firms faced with foreign competition. Using a database of 1,665 publicly listed Chinese firms between 2011 and 2017, this paper tests four hypotheses regarding CSR behaviors, foreign competition and firm–government relationships, and the findings of this paper generally support all four hypotheses. This study contributes to the literature by demonstrating that domestic firms in China respond to foreign competition by increased engagement in CSR, and this positive relationship is heterogeneous among different firm–government relationships. CSR is attenuated by state ownership but enhanced by high industry competition and high regional marketization. The findings of this research have implications for managers regarding the integration of internal and external resources to enhance CSR as a nonmarket strategy to help maintain firms’ competitive advantages. For the government, policymakers should establish and maintain a fair and market-oriented environment that encourages firms to increase CSR engagement. The paper contributes to the literature exploring the mechanisms that motivate firms’ pursuit of CSR as a nonmarket strategy under the impact of intensified foreign competition.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-24
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2021-0302
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Mediation effect of product diversification on the relationship between
           top management team heterogeneity and firm value in China

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      Authors: Ning Shen , Zhiyi Zhuo
      Abstract: Based on upper echelons (UE) theory, the purpose of this study is to investigate a conceptualized moderated mediation model for examining the effects of top management team (TMT) heterogeneity and firm value in China through the mediating effect of product diversification, the moderating effect of ownership type between TMT heterogeneity and product diversification and the moderating effect of executive shareholding between product diversification and firm value. Unbalanced panel data were collected over 5 years with a total of 6,597 observations, organized through the WIND (Wind Economic Database) and CSMAR (China Stock Market and Accounting Research) Database. The hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling and analyzed with stata15.0 software. The results indicated that product diversification plays a mediating role between TMT heterogeneity and firm value. In China, TMT heterogeneity of non–state-owned enterprises plays a more significant role in promoting product diversification than that of state-owned enterprises; executive shareholding strengthens the relationship between product diversification and firm value. The characteristic dimension of TMT is seen as a relatively static factor, and it is worth looking at whether a more dynamic system of evaluation and measurement can be established. This study enriches theoretical research on TMT and contributes to UE theory in several ways. First, we studied the mediation effect of product diversification between TMT heterogeneity and firm value. This extends research on UE theory to possible process variables. Second, considering the influence of the unique institutional environment in China on corporate strategic decisions, the study investigates state-owned and non–state-owned enterprises. Specifically, it looks at the influence of ownership type as a moderating variable between TMT heterogeneity and product diversification. Third, the paper discusses the moderating effect of executive shareholding on the product diversification–firm value relationship. The research contributes to agency theory and expands research on different economic systems by implementing agency theory.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-24
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-10-2020-0462
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Public psychological crisis reports: an investigation during the remission
           of COVID-19 in China

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      Authors: Shuai Han , Tongtong Sun , Yanming Sun , Xi Gao
      Abstract: The COVID-19 outbreak has been effectively controlled in China, but the resulting public psychological crisis is a latent, persistent and torturous disaster. This crisis affects not only the individual’s health but also social stability. This study aims to reveal the structure and situation of public psychological crisis during the remission period of the COVID-19 epidemic. A questionnaire survey of the psychological crisis was conducted from February to May 2021. Data was collected from 1,056 respondents from different provinces in China. The findings reveal the dangerous risks of public psychological crises. The specific results are as follows: first, a hierarchical state structure of psychological crisis is constructed and characterized as a significant gradient decline, namely, anxious state>panic state>depressive state>hostile state. Second, 43.939% of respondents reported an anxious state, 46.780% reported a panic state, 40.909% reported a depressive state, 28.883% reported a hostile state and 22.254% of the respondents had four psychological crisis states. Third, those with 56–65 years of age, equal or below high school and PhD, with monthly family incomes of ¥50,000–¥100,000 and living in the county and city areas have relatively high levels of psychological crisis. This study enriches the research on the evolution of the psychological crisis in terms of structure and periods. This study also provides substantial evidence for hierarchical intervention and differentiated intervention of psychological crisis.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-21
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2021-0351
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • How large entrepreneurial-oriented companies breed innovation: the roles
           of interdepartmental collaboration and organizational culture

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      Authors: Xifang Ma , Zhengyun Rui , Genyuan Zhong
      Abstract: This study aims to provide a better understanding into how large-scale companies overcome their rigidity and bureaucracy, and transform entrepreneurial orientation (EO) into organizational responsiveness (e.g. interdepartmental collaboration [IDC]). It also clarifies the double-edged role of organizational culture in shaping IDC, specifically within the Chinese economy that is deeply influenced by Confucianism. Datas were randomly collected from companies that reside in the Yangtze River Delta region. With a sample of 115 large-scale EO Chinese firms, consisting of 402 department managers and 115 executives. The study aggregates the scores to create an overall measurement for EO, collectivism, power distance and IDC in the analysis. Further, confirmatory factor analyses were used to measure the structural model fitness, and multiple regression analysis was used to assess the hypotheses. The results show that in competitive environments, IDC, as a strategic response to EO and a risk aversion of inertia and bureaucracy, fully mediates the positive relationship between EO and organizational creativity. Furthermore, the positive association is more pronounced under high cultural collectivism or low power distance in large-scale firms. This paper contributes to the understanding of EO approach at the organizational level. The results posit that when large companies adopt EO, they are proactive rather than passive and would exhibit IDC as an important strategic responsiveness. Moreover, different organizational cultural orientations (i.e. high collectivism and low power distance) help to build IDC before cultivating innovation. The results in this study suggest that large companies should focus on developing IDC to overcome knowledge fragmentation, bureaucracy and inertia. Also, large firms should develop Human Resource Management practices, such as creating job rotation and workflow, as well as cultural trust and common beliefs. In contrast, they should be on guard against status differences and workplace hierarchy’s cultural context. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first study that considers the roles of IDC and organizational culture and examines how large-scale entrepreneurial-oriented companies breed innovation.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-18
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-06-2021-0247
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • How does liability of origin influence cross-border acquisition
           completion' Evidence from Chinese firms

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      Authors: Tingting Jiang , Buyun Yang , Bo Yang , Bo Wu , Guoguang Wan
      Abstract: The environment of international business (IB) and the capabilities of emerging market multinational enterprises (EMNEs) as well as their home countries have changed significantly, leading to some new features of liability of origin (LOR). This paper aims to extend the LOR literature by particularly focusing on the LOR of Chinese multinational enterprises (MNEs) and by taking into account the heterogeneity among industries and across individual MNEs. Based on the stereotype content model and organizational legitimacy perspective, this study explores how LOR influences Chinese MNEs’ cross-border acquisition completions. Several hypotheses were tested by using a binary logistic regression model with panel data techniques based on data of 780 Chinese MNEs’ acquisition deals between 2008 and 2018. The results of this study show that when the competence dimension of China’s LOR is perceived as high in the host country, Chinese MNEs are less likely to complete cross-border acquisitions. Moreover, deals are less likely to be completed when the warmth dimension of China’s LOR is perceived to be low. Global experience and the foreign-listed status of individual Chinese MNEs can alter the relationship between the LOR and deal completions. This study advances and enriches the LOR research. It shows that a high level of competence in the home country has led to LOR for Chinese MNEs rather than the low level of competence proposed by existing LOR studies; and the LOR for Chinese MNEs is also determined by the perceived low level of warmth in the home country resulting from the geopolitical conflicts between two countries. In addition, the LOR suffered by EMNEs could vary based on certain industry- and firm-level characteristics. The findings of this study provide important practical implications for emerging economy governments and for firms intending to go abroad.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-17
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0079
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Sleep late' Pre-reform institutional embeddedness and entrepreneurial
           reinvestment of private firms in China’s transition economy

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      Authors: Di Song , Aiqi Wu , Xiaotong Zhong , Shufan Yu
      Abstract: This study aims to introduce an important temporal dimension to the research on institution and entrepreneurship in the transition period. This study develops the concept of pre-reform institutional embeddedness, and explores its impact on entrepreneurial reinvestment of private firms in China’s transition economy. The authors used secondary data of a nationally representative sample of China’s private firms collected in the early days of the institutional transition period and applied ordinary least squares regressions and the Baron and Kenny approach to test the theoretical model. Pre-reform institutional embeddedness has a negative impact on entrepreneurial reinvestment of private firms in the transition period. This relationship is mediated by guanxi-induced employment, such that pre-reform institutional embeddedness promotes guanxi-induced employment, which in turn discourages a private firm to reinvest. Additionally, the negative impact of guanxi-induced employment on entrepreneurial reinvestment is reduced when decentralization of decision-making is used. First, entrepreneurs should be aware of pre-reform institutional embeddedness’ negative influence on firms’ risk-taking abilities and incentives. Private firms already constrained by this connection could alleviate the negative impacts through a widespread delegation of decision-making authority. Second, policymakers should be cautious about improper government-business relationships, which may discourage private firms from fully pursuing entrepreneurial growth opportunities. This paper makes theoretical contributions to the literature on entrepreneurial reinvestment, embeddedness perspective of entrepreneurship and imprinting theory.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-13
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-06-2021-0266
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Does internationalization encourage state-owned enterprises to utilize
           subsidies to innovate' Evidence from high-tech and automobile
           manufacturing industries of Chinese listed companies

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      Authors: Yu Xie , Francis Boadu , Hongjuan Tang
      Abstract: Drawing on the resource-based view, institutional logic and isomorphic pressure theories, this study constructed a theoretical model to explore the correlations between government subsidies and innovation performance. Particularly, this study aims to investigate the moderating effects of ownership types and degree of internationalization on these relationships. To empirically test the relationships, the authors use panel data from high-tech manufacturing and automobile manufacturing industries in Chinese A stock listed companies for the period 2011–2015 and performed regression analysis. Results indicate that government subsidies positively enhance enterprises’ innovation performance; there is a big gap between government subsidies’ incentive effect on innovation performance between state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private-owned enterprises (POEs); with the improvement of internationalization, the promotion effect of government subsidies on enterprise innovation performance is strengthened; there is a three-way interaction between government subsidies, degree of internationalization and ownership types, such that in the presence of a low degree of internationalization, there is a big gap in the incentive effect of government subsidies on the innovation performance of SOEs and POEs; in the presence of a high degree of internationalization, the gap is significantly reduced. This is an empirical study on the impact mechanism of ownership types and internationalization on the relationship between government subsidies and innovation performance in China. It provides valuable insights to show how internationalization can dramatically improve SOEs’ efficiency disadvantages in the allocation of government subsidies to innovation activities.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2022-01-11
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-06-2021-0250
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Can earning much lead to doing good' Firm performance implications for
           corporate social responsibility

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      Authors: Siyu Hou , Zhaoyang Guo , Chuangneng Cai , Xiaobo Jiao
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of firm performance on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its possible moderating effect. Despite the significance of CSR, there remains an extensive debate about how it is affected by firm performance. The conceptual model is mainly built on goal-setting theory. Based on archival data from multiple data sets on 1,650 companies, collected from 2010 to 2017, the hypotheses are tested using the two-stage instrumental variable regression method. There is an inverted U-shaped relationship between firm performance and CSR that first increases and then decreases. In addition, considering the boundary conditions, state ownership makes the inverted U-shaped curve steeper, while high executive wage concentration makes the inverted U-shaped curve flatter. This study harmonizes the traditional contradictory findings of the influence of firm performance on CSR, that is, it supports a positive, negative or neutral relationship between the two. This research provides a necessary structure for the CSR literature. By delving deeply into the relationship between firm performance and CSR, it enables scholars to better address the critical management question of whether earning more will lead to doing good.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-12-24
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0056
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Impact of corruption on Chinese investment in African countries

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      Authors: Shilin Yuan , Haiyang Chen , Wei Zhang
      Abstract: This paper aims to examine the impact of host country corruption on foreign direct investment (FDI) from China to developing countries in Africa. With the opposing arguments that corruption is detrimental to or instrumental in FDI and mixed empirical evidence, this paper contributes to the literature by providing new evidence on the issue. Additionally, little research has been done on the impact of corruption on FDI made by developing country multinationals to developing countries. This paper fills a void in this area. Based on the published literature, as well as China and Africa contexts, the authors develop hypotheses that host countries with low corruption receive more FDI and resource-seeking investments weaken the relationship. The annual stock of Chinese FDI in 35 African countries, host country corruption data and other control variables from 2007 to 2015 are collected. Feasible generalized least squares models are used to test the hypotheses. Additional robustness tests are also conducted. The findings support the hypotheses. Specifically, Chinese investors make more investments in host countries with low corruption except for resource-seeking investments in resource-rich host counties. The results are statistically significant accounting for various control variables. The results of the robustness tests show that the main findings are robust. First, this study provides new evidence on the impact of corruption on FDI. Second, this study also fills a void by examining FDI from a developing country, China to other developing countries in Africa. Finally, this study also has a practical implication for Chinese multinationals investing in Africa.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-12-15
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2020-0576
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • How and when does leader narcissism hinder team radical creativity'
           The role of team information elaboration and inter-team competition

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      Authors: Zhiqiang Liu , Rong Zhou , Lihua Wei , Xi Ouyang , Kong Zhou
      Abstract: Drawing on social information processing theory and trait activation theory, this study aims to examine the mediating effect of leader narcissism on team radical creativity via team information elaboration and explores the moderating role of inter-team competition. Time-lagged and multisource survey data were collected from 86 team leaders and 409 employees in a Chinese company. Path analysis was used to test the hypotheses. The results indicated that leader narcissism could impede team radical creativity via team information elaboration. Moreover, the negative indirect effects of leader narcissism on team radical creativity were more pronounced when the inter-team competition was low. This study makes contributions to the literature on leader narcissism and team radical creativity by examining the detrimental indirect effects of leader narcissism on team radical creativity via team information. Furthermore, it broadens current literature by investigating the potential positive intervention of inter-team competition on the negative aspects of leader narcissism.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-12-14
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2021-0347
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Similar or different' When Cross-Strait employees face psychological
           contract violations

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      Authors: Chao-Hsing Lee , Chien-Wen Chen
      Abstract: Though there are still political turbulences, the economic cooperation between mainland China and Taiwan is inseparable. Cooperation between enterprises on both sides has become more frequent. Studying the similarities and differences between employees in Cross-Strait enterprises can contribute to human resource management. This paper aims to study the cultural difference between employees of mainland China and in Taiwan when facing psychological contract violations. A total of 811 valid sample questionnaires were taken from Cross-Strait private enterprise employees. This research adopted partial least squares-structural equation model statistical analysis as an empirical research evaluation. This study finds that psychological contract violation has a significant positive impact on turnover intention and a significant negative impact on organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in the Chinese context. There exist cultural differences between the employees of mainland China and Taiwan. When facing psychological contract violation, it is found that employees from Taiwan are more likely to have a strong turnover intention but still keep higher job performance. Employees from mainland China are found to be more likely to have higher OCB. The originality of this research lies in establishing a stronger theoretical model to understand employee behavior. This paper verifies the validity of this model under the Chinese context. Moreover, this paper verifies the cultural difference between Cross-Strait employees.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-12-01
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2020-0555
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Ties, status, and internationalization of Chinese private firms

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      Authors: Zhu Zhang , Jiaqi Xue , Baoxin Qi
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate the role of network in affecting private firms’ internationalization decision. Specifically, it investigates the way that business ties, political ties and status influence an internationalization decision. On the basis of the survey data collected from Chinese private firms, this study distinguishes business ties from political ties and introduces network status. Binary logistic regression is used to test the hypotheses. Results show that private firms that have business ties are more likely to internationalize, whereas private firms that have political ties are less likely to internationalize. High-status private firms are more likely to internationalize. Political ties negatively moderate the relationship between business ties and internationalization. High-status firms with political ties are more likely to internationalize. This study provides theoretical and practical contributions. Results complement previous research on social networks in the context of Chinese private firms and have implications for managers who exert effort to internationalize their firms.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-11-23
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-03-2020-0107
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Engineer-centered enterprise and context-based knowledge: the sources of
           Chinese competitiveness in grid equipment

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      Authors: Qunhong Shen , Ziying Jiang , Kaidong Feng
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore the competitive source of Chinese firms in an industrial sector of complex product systems. It helps to reveal the organizational innovation developed by Chinese firms in coping with international competition and technological challenges. The study uses a qualitative method of research. The evidences are mainly collected through interviews, field observation and document analysis. A pattern of engineer-centered organization is the source of competitiveness of Nanrui (NR) Electric (NREC) in this study. The firm equips its front project teams, and now its overseas branches with developmental human resources and authorizes them the power of decision-making to leverage R&D projects. It is an emerging challenge to the traditional multi-national companies (MNC) pattern, and enables the Chinese firms to build their capabilities on context-based knowledge. As a single-case study paper, there are limitations about the external validity of its argument. Through the in-depth discussion of the NREC case, this paper aims to generate some clues for future study in the relevant academic community, which can be a useful step to formal theorizing and modeling. That is why the authors develop the paper on a single case. As future directions of research, comparative studies covering more cases not only within the power system control and protection industry but also among different complex technology products industrial sectors are really needed. For innovative firms from developing countries like China, they need to develop institutional arrangements to incentivize engineers in the frontline, which may help them to build competence upon successful interaction with customers. During the era of globalization, such a pattern may generate special competitiveness over giant multi-nationals or global production networks (GPNs). The research provides an instructive case on the Chinese rise in industrial sectors of complex product systems. Its findings can not only provide enlightenment for industrial catch-up in developing countries through organizational innovation but also help to initiate a reconsideration of the traditional theorizing of MNC and GPN.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-11-19
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0080
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Blockchain for smart manufacturing systems: a survey

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      Authors: Zhiting Song , Jianhua Zhu
      Abstract: Smart manufacturing is the prime gripper for the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry. Smart manufacturing systems (SMSs) largely determine how smart manufacturing evolves in technical and organizational dimensions and how it realizes values in products, production or services. SMSs are growing rapidly and receiving tons of attention from academic research and industrial practice. However, the development of SMSs is still in its fancy, and many issues wait to be identified and solved, such as single point failures, low transparency and ineffective resource sharing. Blockchain, an emerging technology deriving from Bitcoin, is competent to aid SMSs to conquer troubles due to its decentralization, traceability, trackability, disintermediation, auditability and etc. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the blockchain applications in SMSs, seek out the challenges faced by blockchain-enabled SMSs (BSMSs) and provide referable research directions and ideas. A comprehensive literature review as a survey is conducted in this paper. The survey starts by introducing blockchain concepts, followed by the descriptions of a literature review method and the blockchain applications throughout the product life cycle in SMSs. Then, the key issues and challenges confronting BSMSs are discussed and some possible research directions are also proposed. It finally presents qualitative and quantitative descriptions of BSMSs, along with some conclusions and implications. The findings of this paper present a deep understanding about the current status and challenges of blockchain adoption in SMSs. Furthermore, this paper provides a brand new thinking for future research. This paper minutely analyzes the impacts that blockchain exerts on SMSs in view of the product life cycle, and proposes using the complexity science thinking to deal with BSMSs qualitatively and quantitatively, including tackling the current major problems BSMSs face. This research can serve as a foundation for future theoretical studies and enterprise practice.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-11-19
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-04-2021-0152
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Too much of a good thing: the non-linear effect of vertical pay dispersion
           on vice presidents’ voluntary turnover rate

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      Authors: Xiaoguo Xiong , Weihong Chen , Xi Zhong
      Abstract: While the effect of vertical pay dispersion on the voluntary turnover rate of vice presidents (VPs) has received attention, the existing research conclusions are still divided. Therefore, this study aims to explore the relationship between vertical pay dispersion and voluntary turnover rate of VPs in a Chinese context using data from listed firms. Integrating tournament theory and social comparison theory, this study examines the non-linear effect of vertical pay dispersion on VPs’ voluntary turnover rates using empirical data from Chinese A-share listed firms from 2007 to 2016. The results reveal a U-shaped relationship between vertical pay dispersion and the voluntary turnover rate of VPs. After further incorporating the moderating effect of the board governance structure, the effect is found to be enhanced in firms with more efficient board governance (i.e. smaller board size, higher board turnover and higher proportion of outside directors). Further analysis indicates that the aforementioned conclusions mainly exist in non-state-owned enterprises rather than state-owned enterprises. The findings deepen the understanding of the costs and benefits associated with vertical pay dispersion, enrich the research findings on pay dispersion and contribute to the integration of previously inconsistent findings.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-11-18
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-09-2020-0399
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Influence of job insecurity on coal miners’ safety performance: the role
           of emotional exhaustion

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      Authors: Tao Yi , Yao Dong , Jizu Li
      Abstract: Under the de-capacity circumstances of coal production in China, the purpose of this paper is to examine the processes underlying the association between job insecurity (JI) and miners’ safety performance, proposing that resource consumption is a prominent theoretical explanation for this association. By developing a mediation model, the authors examined the mediating role of emotional exhaustion (EE) between JI and miners’ safety performance. Through the time-lagged survey method, the authors collected 349 samples from three coal mines in Shanxi Lu’an Group, the hypotheses were tested through confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation model analysis and bootstrapping in AMOS software. Results shed light on that JI negatively predicts the safety performance subfactors, including safety compliance (SC) and safety participation (SP). EE plays a partial mediating role between JI and safety performance. In particular, the finding indicated that JI exerts a more significant impact on SP than SC, revealing that JI produces a more significant adverse effect on miners’ conscious safety behaviors than skill-based safety behaviors. This study contributes to display the influence path of JI as a stressor on miners’ safety performance in the coal mine rather than a stimulus. The mediation model results not only help us understand the association between JI and safety performance but also provide a feasible way to mitigate the negative effects of JI.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-11-12
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-10-2020-0455
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Mind the gap: independent directors and corporate social responsibility in
           China

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      Authors: Ruijie Jin , Xiaoxian Jiang , Ao Shen
      Abstract: This study aims to examine the effect of independent directors on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) gap – a misalignment between internal and external CSR. More specifically, the authors investigate how two types of independent directors (i.e. politically connected and foreign) affect a firm’s CSR gap in China. The authors use the fixed-effects regression model to analyze the panel dataset, which is conducted by a sample of Chinese publicly listed firms from 2008 to 2015. The findings indicate that, on average, firms undertake more external than internal CSR actions. Importantly, the authors find that firms having politically connected independent directors on boards have a wider gap between their internal and external CSR. In contrast, firms having foreign independent directors on boards have a narrower gap between their internal and external CSR. This study provides insights into the role of independent directors in increasing or decreasing the gap between a firm’s internal and external CSR actions, which offers important implications for policymakers and investors. This study extends the literature on the causes of the CSR gap and deepens the theoretical understanding of the governance role of independent directors in China.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-10-28
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-01-2021-0024
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Impact of entrepreneurial orientation on the performance of new ventures
           in China: the roles of entrepreneurial bricolage and opportunity
           recognition

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      Authors: Tiannv Ma , Siying Yang
      Abstract: This study aims to examine how entrepreneurial orientation affects new venture performance in a dynamic environment. The authors examine whether entrepreneurial bricolage and opportunity recognition mediate the effect of entrepreneurial orientation on new venture performance and whether environmental dynamics moderate the above effects. This study uses questionnaires to collect data. The sample includes responses of managers from 274 new Chinese ventures. Regression analysis and bootstrapping are used to test the hypotheses. Entrepreneurial bricolage and opportunity recognition play mediating roles between entrepreneurial orientation and new venture performance. Environmental dynamism positively moderates the relationship between opportunity recognition and new venture performance. In a dynamic environment, new ventures should strengthen their entrepreneurial orientation, which would gradually improve their performance by improving their entrepreneurial bricolage and opportunity recognition ability. This study innovatively explains the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and new venture performance from the perspectives of “flexible solutions to current problems” and “discovering and grasping potential new opportunities.” It does so by using the concepts of entrepreneurial bricolage and entrepreneurial opportunity identification in the context of a dynamic environment.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-10-18
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-11-2020-0478
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Towards a meaningful innovation paradigm: conceptual framework and
           practice of leading world-class enterprise

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      Authors: Luyao Wang , Guannan Qu , Jin Chen
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to conceptualize the paradigm of meaningful innovation (MI) by exploring the theoretical basis, identifying its core concepts and key processes, and supporting it with evidence from leading world-class enterprises. Based on a systemic literature review on the evolution of innovation paradigms, this study builds a conceptual framework to explicate the core concepts and process of MI. Moreover, a horizontal embedded case study of GREE electric appliances is conducted to further enrich, refine and support the proposed framework. The main finding of this study is that MI could be regarded as a process of integrating innovation elements (resources, capabilities, systems, etc.) with internal and external innovation meaning to obtain outcomes with both economic value and social significance. As a “long-termism” paradigm with meaning identification and conversion as its core, MI is driven by the collaboration of “deductive mechanism” and “reflective mechanism.” Based on the previous studies concerning innovation paradigms on the internal and external meaning, this paper proposes an integrated framework of MI. In this framework, enterprises can consider internal and external meanings through deductive and reflective mechanisms, to better coordinate resources, capabilities, institutions, markets and other factors to achieve higher innovation performance.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-10-15
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2020-0536
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Interdependence with suppliers in the innovation ecosystem: the effects of
           supplier concentration on firm innovation

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      Authors: Caiting Dong , Xiang Li , Xinzhi Chang
      Abstract: Based on the strategy and new institutional economic literature, this study aims to explore how different levels of supplier concentration (SC) will be characterized by differences in switching cost and coordinated adaptation in an ecosystem, thereby shaping its research and development (R&D) intensity, innovation performance and innovation efficiency. This study adopted a set of panel data of Chinese listed firms in the Growth Enterprise Board and their top five suppliers from 2012 to 2016. A Tobit model is used to test the hypotheses. The study finds that SC has an inverted U-shape effect on R&D intensity. This finding implies that firms are more likely to invest in R&D when SC is intermediate level. While it has a U-shape relationship between SC and innovation output, both lower SC and higher SC are more efficient in innovation because of their advantage in low switching cost and better coordinative adaptability, respectively. The study complements the innovation ecosystem literature by using SC to represent the structure of the interdependence between firms and suppliers in an ecosystem, then examining the correlation between SC and firms’ innovation investment and output, respectively. Second, combining strategy and new institutional economic literature, the non-linear effects of SC on firms’ innovation are found.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-10-11
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-01-2021-0030
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • The dilemma of winners: market power, industry competition and subsidy
           efficiency

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      Authors: Jialin Song , Yiyi Su , Taoyong Su , Luyu Wang
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is, from a resource accumulation and resource allocation perspective, to examine the variant effects of government subsidies among firms with varying levels of market power and to test how industry competition moderates the relationship between market power and allocative efficiency of government subsidies. This study explores the relationship between government subsidies and firm performance from a resource-based view. The authors study the moderating role of market power and three-way interaction between subsidy, market power and industry competition on firm performance. The authors test their hypotheses using a sample of Chinese A-share manufacturing firms from 2006–2019. The authors apply firm-level panel data regressions and conduct a series of robustness tests. The marginal effect of market power and industry competition is explored via three-way moderator effect models. This study finds that government subsidies are negatively related to firm performance. Market power, on average, strengthens the negative effect of government subsidies on performance, but such a reinforcement effect is neutralized when industry competition is intense. Government subsidies are least efficiently used when firms have market power and industry competition is low. In addition, the authors use different forms of firm performance and a various of robustness tests to verify their assumptions. This paper contributes to the literature as follows. First, the authors look into subsidy–performance problem from the perspective of the resource-based view and contribute to explaining and mitigating the divergence of current findings on the subsidy–performance relationship. Second, the authors introduce market power and industry competition as moderators to study how resource allocative efficiency affects the subsidy–performance relationship. Third, the authors propose that managerial incentives have played an important role in the allocation of government subsidies, which enriches management practices.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-10-11
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-10-2020-0457
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Cross-cultural competence and social capital dynamic process in
           cross-border M&A, a theoretical framework based on a multi-case study

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      Authors: Zhouyang Gu , Fanchen Meng
      Abstract: In the process of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the social capital of enterprises is dynamic. In this context, cross-cultural competence plays an important role and can affect the transformation process of social capital and further influence the realisation of M&A performance. However, there is still not enough research on the process of social capital transformation and corporate cross-cultural competence. This study aims to explore the influence mechanism of social capital and the cross-cultural competence of enterprises. In this paper, four typical manufacturing M&A case studies were analysed and a grounded theoretical analysis process was used to explore the structure of cross-cultural competence and its impact on the dynamic process of social capital. The results of this study imply that social capital experiences three stages of transformation in the process of M&A. There are also four dimensions of corporate cross-cultural competence, which are composed of various factors. These all affect the dynamic process of social capital through different influence mechanisms. According to the results, a mechanism model was composed to determine how corporate cross-cultural ability affects the social capital process. This is of practical significance as it can enhance the performance of M&A integration in a cross-cultural context.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-09-24
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2020-0561
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • The effect of abusive supervision on safety behaviour of Chinese
           underground miners: a multi-level moderated mediation analysis

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      Authors: Xinfeng Ye , Shaohan Cai , Zhining Wang
      Abstract: Prior research has suggested that abusive supervision has negative impacts on various work outcomes. However, little attention has been paid to the relationship between abusive supervision and employees’ safety behaviour. The purpose of this study is, therefore, to address these limitations by developing and testing a theoretically based conceptual model that explicitly considers the underlying mechanism and boundary condition of the relationship between abusive supervision and safety behaviour of underground coal miners in China. At Time 1, the authors conducted a survey of 630 employees to assess their supervisors’ abusive leadership behaviours, their own power distance beliefs and their self-reflection. At Time 2, the authros sent questionnaires to the leaders and invited them to evaluate employees’ safety behaviour in the workplace. After cleaning the survey data, the authors tested our model using a multi-level analysis on a sample (n = 458) of underground miners across 96 coal mining sites in China. The authors propose that abusive supervision decreases employees’ safety compliance/participation by reducing reflection but strengthening rumination. The authors further find that the linkage from abusive supervision to reflection/rumination to safety compliance/participation is affected by power distance. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, This is one of the first empirical studies to investigate the mediating effects of a deep cognitive processing variable – namely, self-reflection – and the moderating effects of power distance on the relationship between abusive supervision and safety behaviour.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-09-13
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2020-0342
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Organizational identification and employees’ innovative behavior: the
           mediating role of work engagement and the moderating role of creative
           self-efficacy

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      Authors: Guangning Zhang , Yingmei Wang
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate the effect of organizational identification to employees’ innovative behavior, the mediating role of work engagement and the moderating role of creative self-efficacy in the relationship between organizational identification and employees’ innovative behavior. This study adopted questionnaires to gather data. The sample of 289 employees working in diverse organizations in China was applied to examine the hypotheses. The results indicates that organizational identification is positively related to employees’ innovative behavior and work engagement mediates the relationship between organizational identification and employees’ innovative behavior. In addition, creative self-efficacy enhances the relationship of work engagement and employees’ innovative behavior. This study builds a system from psychological aspect to behavior, which includes the effect of individual cognition to explain the mechanism of organizational identification on employees’ innovative behavior.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-09-06
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2021-0294
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Governance role of media coverage: from the view of accounting information
           value relevance and market value about share pledge firms in China

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      Authors: Li Gao , Jinnan Song , Jianxiao Guo , Jiajuan Liang
      Abstract: Share pledge is a popular way to raise funds in China, but it aggravates information asymmetry. As an indispensable information intermediary in the financial market, media coverage affects asset price and pricing efficiency and impacts information asymmetry. This study aims to explore the governance role of media coverage as an information intermediary in the share pledge context in China. Moderating effect and mediating effect analyses are the primary methods used to test the governance role of media coverage. The ordinary least squares model was used to test the relationship between share pledge and market performance and then proved the moderating effect of media coverage toward the corporate market value of pledge firms. Accounting earnings value relevance models were explored to test the path of media coverage on firm market value by mediating effect analysis. At last, subgroup tests were used to verify the heterogeneity of the moderating effect of media coverage. In the context of share pledge in China, the higher the share pledge ratio, the higher is the market value of listed firms, which verifies the motivation of controlling shareholders to avoid the transfer of control right and the motivation to tunneling. Media coverage has a significant negative moderating effect on the relationship between share pledge rate and corporate value and has a significant impact on the accounting earnings value relevance of share pledge firms. From the perspective of long-term earnings, media coverage reduces the market performance of share pledge firms by reducing the value correlation of accounting earnings information. From the short-term price point of view, media coverage reduces the market performance of share pledge firms by improving the value correlation of accounting earnings information. Furthermore, media coverage has a more significant moderating effect in state-owned share pledge firms and low information transparency and low information disclosure quality firms. This paper does not distinguish the mode difference of spreading news and the impact of non-pledge media coverage. Also, this paper does not consider factors other than accounting information value relevance when exploring how media coverage affects the corporate market value. Share pledge firms should use media for publicity and play a role in media governance and should actively improve their information disclosure quality, strengthen communication with investors and reduce information asymmetry fundamentally. This paper diversify the governance choices for share pledge firms and has important implications for firms, investors, information intermediaries and regulators. Media reports play an increasingly important role today, and any reports and predictions of major events may profoundly affect investors’ decisions. Although media reports can make up for the weakness of accounting information disclosure of equity pledge companies in some sense, it is still not a long-term strategy. Equity pledge companies should not only make use of media for publicity and play a role of media governance but also actively improve their information disclosure quality. This paper focuses on share pledge firms to carry out in-depth research. Based on exploring the influence mechanism of share pledges, the authors find the importance of media governance. This paper expands the literature about the economic consequences of share pledges and provides empirical data for media governance of share pledge firms. This paper innovatively proves the governance role of media coverage from the view of accounting information value relevance. The main innovation point is the long and short-term perspective analysis of the influence of media coverage on the correlation of accounting earnings value. The heterogeneity effect analysis of media coverage also reflects the depth and strong practical guiding significance of this study.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-09-05
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-07-2020-0294
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • The Eastern construction of paradoxical cognitive framework and its
           antecedents: a Yin–Yang balancing perspective

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      Authors: Yong Yang , Youqing Fan , Jianfeng Jia
      Abstract: In the face of external paradoxical requirements, the cognitive framework of managers and employees use to perceive, interpret and reconstruct information is important to ease anxiety and improve job performance. The Yin-Yang balancing of eastern philosophical thought is particularly good at explaining and predicting changes and conflict environments. For this reason, this study aims to propose the eastern construction of the paradoxical cognitive framework based on the Yin-Yang balancing theory and its antecedent framework. This paper contrasts the similarity and differences between Chinese and Western philosophy’s thoughts on paradoxes. On this basis, the eastern construction of the paradoxical cognitive framework is proposed. Then, the paper puts forward the antecedent framework of managers’ cognitive framework and employees’ paradoxical cognitive framework. This paper proposes the eastern construction of the paradoxical cognitive framework includes the following three dimensions: the unity-in-diversity of paradoxical elements, the asymmetric balance of paradoxical elements and mutual transformation of paradoxical elements. In addition, this paper proposes an antecedent framework of the eastern construction of the paradoxical cognitive framework – the paradoxical requirement of organizational environment exerts a direct impact on managers’ and employees’ paradoxical cognitive framework; managers’ paradoxical cognitive framework has a positive impact on paradoxical leadership; paradoxical leadership exerts an indirect impact on employees’ paradoxical cognitive framework through the collective paradoxical cognitive framework; paradoxical leadership directly affects employees’ paradoxical cognitive framework. This paper focuses on comparing the similarities and differences of the individual paradoxical cognitive framework in Chinese and Western cultures and proposes the eastern construction of the paradoxical cognitive framework and its antecedent framework. Future research needs to further verify the theoretical framework proposed in this paper. This paper makes a detailed comparison of the paradox views in Chinese and Western philosophy. It is the first to propose the eastern construction of the paradoxical cognitive framework and its antecedent framework, laying a theoretical foundation for future empirical research.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-29
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2020-0577
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • How entrepreneurial team heterogeneity impacts decision-making
           performance' An input-process-output approach

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      Authors: Zhipeng Zhang , Li Zhu , Gong Chen , Lu Shang , Qiuyun Zhao , Feng Ren
      Abstract: Existing studies mostly rely on the static characteristics of team members, and there is still a lack of empirical investigation on how entrepreneurial team members make decisions through dynamic team process and how team members’ cognition influences team decision-making. The purpose of this study is to validate how entrepreneurial team heterogeneity affects team decision-making performance from the perspective of dynamic team process. Drawing on the theory of input-process-output model, this study proposed and examined the mediating role of team interaction as well as the moderating role of proactive socialization tactics in the relationship between entrepreneurial team heterogeneity and decision-making performance. Based on a sample of 162 entrepreneurial teams that include pairing superiors and subordinates, hierarchical regressions and moderated mediation tests were used to test the hypotheses. The research results show that the heterogeneity of entrepreneurial teams is positively correlated with both team interaction and decision-making performance. Team interaction plays a mediating role between entrepreneurial team heterogeneity and decision-making performance; information seeking of proactive socialization tactics moderates the impact of entrepreneurial team heterogeneity on team interaction. Contributing to the literature on entrepreneurial team decision-making performance, this study identifies that proactive socialization tactics with a high level of information seeking can help entrepreneurial team members respond to environmental and organizational changes more effectively during team development and increase the effectiveness of team interaction. This finding helps us better understand the mechanism and context under which entrepreneurial heterogeneity may enhance the team’s decision-making performance.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-27
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2020-0564
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Be zhongyong and be ethical: dual leadership in promoting employees’
           thriving at work

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      Authors: Shenghao Guo , Qianqian Hu
      Abstract: The roles that one single leadership style plays on motivating employees have been studied. However, in reality, an individual may exhibit more than one type of leadership style. This study aims to reveal how zhongyong leadership can lead to employees’ thriving at work in China, with a glance at ethical leadership as a moderator. The intrinsic motivation of employees is also considered as a mediator to show the specific path that bridges employees’ perceived leadership styles and their thriving at work. Using three-period data from a sample of 346 employees working in Chinese companies, this study performs regression and bootstrap analyzes in PROCESS macro to test the hypotheses. By adopting the Johnson-Neyman technique, this study further identifies the specific moderating range within which ethical leadership makes a difference. The positive correlation between zhongyong leadership and employees’ thriving at work only withstand scrutiny when the level of ethical leadership is sufficiently high and employees’ intrinsic motivation plays a mediating role. Specifically, when the ethical leadership level is higher than 6.022 (on a seven-point scale), zhongyong leadership can significantly increase the intrinsic motivation of employees and their thriving at work will be stronger as a result. On the contrary, when ethical leadership is lower than 1.089 (on a seven-point scale), this mediated relationship will head exactly in the opposite direction. This study focuses on investigating the effects of multiple positive leadership behaviors on promoting employees’ thriving at work. The resultant findings provide compelling evidence for the integration of different leadership styles in practice and consolidate the theoretical underpinnings of related research on thriving at work.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-25
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0053
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Managerial openness and employee voice: a moderated mediation model

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      Authors: Yishuai Yin , Jinyun Duan , Tingxi Wang , Xuhui Jiao
      Abstract: Drawing on a costs-benefit analysis perspective, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between managerial openness and employee voice and its boundary conditions. This study collected three waves of data by surveying 326 pairs of employees and their supervisors. The hypotheses were tested by using Hayes’s (2018) SPSS macro application with a bootstrap approach to obtain confidence intervals. Managerial openness facilitates employee voice by decreasing perceived voice costs. Felt obligation positively moderates the direct as well as the indirect relationship between perceived voice costs and employee voice. This study uncovers the alternative mechanism underlying the relationship between managerial openness and employee voice as well as the boundary condition of this relationship.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-23
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-11-2020-0487
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Linking ownership acquired in Chinese firms to post-acquisition innovation
           performance: role of institutional distance

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      Authors: Nadia Hanif , Jianfeng Wu , Ahmad Bilal Babar
      Abstract: The primary purpose of this study is to explore the impact of acquired ownership in Chinese target firm on the innovation performance of developed economies (DE) acquiring firms. Furthermore, the study aims to empirically investigate the moderating influence of institutional distance between two parties’ home countries. For the empirical investigation of the hypotheses, the authors identified cross-border technological acquisitions from the Securities Data Company between 1995 and 2015. A hierarchical negative binomial regression technique was used to analyze 177 technological acquisitions completed by DE acquiring firms in China. Analysis of technological acquisition deals confirmed that acquired ownership undertaken in the Chinese target firms increases the DE acquiring firms’ post-acquisition innovation performance. The authors found that DE acquiring firms underperform in innovation in institutionally distant host countries. This study contributes to the international business literature by explaining the importance of acquired ownership undertaken in the Chinese target firms for the DE acquiring firm’s innovation performance. Second, institutional theory defines how institutional uncertainty in terms of distance modifies the positive impact of acquired ownership on acquiring firm’s innovation performance.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-19
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2020-0323
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • The role of project managers’ attributes in project sustainability
           

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      Authors: Muhammad Zaheer Hashim , Liu Chao , Chao Wang
      Abstract: Steered by upper echelon theory, this study aims to scrutinize the prevalence of project manager demographic factors (age, education and experience) in project sustainability management and project performance. We used a sample of 209 project managers/supervisor/team leaders who were working in the projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The results indicate that project manager demographic factors have a significant influence on project performance (except experience) and project sustainability management. Moreover, project sustainability management partially mediates the relationship between age, education and project performance while it fully mediates the path between experience and project performance. The research recommends senior, high educated and experienced managers for CPEC who promote sustainability and gain high project performance. A number of studies have been carried out to assess the relationship between top managers’ attributes and environmental activities. However, so far, none of the studies has paid attention to the CPEC and projects working in Pakistan.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-12-15
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2021-0333
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • Abusive supervision: a content analysis of theory and methodology

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      Authors: Yucheng Zhang , Zhongwei Hou , Xingxing Zhou , Yumeng Yue , Siqi Liu , XiaoXiao Jiang , Ling Li
      Abstract: Despite recent organizational behavior studies have witnessed considerable progress in abusive supervision research; some demerits for both theory and methodology still remain in the past years. To clarify the current state of knowledge in the field, this study aims to analyze the current state of theories and methods on abusive supervision and provides a detailed future research agenda. This paper conducted a literature review for both theory and methodology of the abusive supervision research using a content analysis of 134 publications. For the theory part, this paper summarized the theories that had been applied to explain the relationship between abusive supervision and its consequences as well as antecedents. For the methodology part, this paper outlined some critical issues regarding country of origin, research design, measurement, analysis strategy and also summarized with a discussion of the relationship between methodological issues and article impact. Finally, this paper concluded by presenting an agenda for future abusive supervision research regarding both theory and methodology. First, this paper summarizes the main theories, antecedents and consequences often used in abusive supervision research to allow scholars to carry out theoretically driven research investigating abusive supervision in the future. Second, through a content analysis of the methods sections of abusive supervision research in the samples (i.e. country of origin, research design, measurement and analytical procedures), this paper identified the potential reasons underlying the inconsistency in the conclusions of abusive supervision research and provide some guidance for future empirical studies. Third, based on the qualitative review, this paper provides an agenda for future research investigating abusive supervision by developing a content-specific theoretical framework to benchmark abusive supervision research against other research related to leadership and offers an accurate response to scholars’ criticisms of abusive supervision research.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-09-10
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-01-2021-0017
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • How work-family conflict predict HSR drivers safety performance'
           Empirical evidence from China

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      Authors: Yuanyuan Lan , Xiaoyan Zhang , Hui Deng , Zheng Yang , Yuhuan Xia
      Abstract: Drawing on ego depletion theory, this study aims to provide insights into the effect of work-family conflict on the high-speed railway (HSR) drivers’ safety performance by examining the mediating role of ego depletion and the moderating roles of work-family centrality and supervisor safety support. In total, 243 HSR drivers from 7 railway bureaus in China were surveyed. Structural equation modeling was used to test the hypotheses. Both work-to-family conflict and family-to-work conflict have direct and positive effects on HSR drivers’ ego depletion and indirect effects on both safety compliance and safety participation via ego depletion. Moreover, both the direct effect of work-family conflict on ego depletion and its indirect effect on safety performance are moderated by work-family centrality. Supervisor safety support plays a buffering role in the relationship between ego depletion and safety performance. This study examined the relationship between work-family conflict and safety performance based on the perspective of ego depletion theory. The findings testify to the importance of reducing work-family conflict among HSR drivers pursuant to maximizing safety.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-23
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2020-0527
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • China’s bilateral trade in Africa: is institutional structure a
           determinant'

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      Authors: Kafilah Gold , Rajah Rasiah
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine the institutional structures and other predictors that determine bilateral trade between Africa and China from 1995 to 2017. In line with the gravity model of trade, institutional, geographical and socio-economic determinants of China’s bilateral trade with 18 African oil/minerals exporting countries are examined by deploying Poisson pseudo-maximum likelihood and dynamic bias-corrected least squares dummy variable econometric techniques. The results indicate that China’s oil/minerals imports from Africa are higher than imports of manufacturing and agricultural goods, and institutional structures indicate that a weak politically stable region with less control of corruption has a discernible effect on trade. Further insight can be gained if the type of manufactured goods being exported to China is examined; this is necessary given that China crowds out Africa’s manufactured goods. Therefore, this study recommends the need for Africa to continually strengthen its institutional structures to stimulate trade from other regions. This study examines the quality of the institutional structures (political stability and corruption) in African oil/minerals exporting countries, considering that China has been alleged for capitalising on Africa’s weak institutional structures to trade with the resource-endowed region. For the first time, the UN COMTRADE HS product-country-partner-year trade data is used to examine on bilateral sector trade China–Africa links rather than proxies used in the studies of Biggeri and Sanfilippo (2009), De Grauwe et al. (2012) and Foad (2011) that did not capture the real trade value.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-18
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-10-2020-0430
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • No good deed is too small: field experimental studies of different
           self-identities and workplace saving behavior

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      Authors: Jinyi Zhou , Wei Chi , Weichun Zhu
      Abstract: This paper aims to propose that the extent to which activating self-identity increases resource-saving behavior varies across these three levels of self-identities. In particular, the authors hypothesize that activating relational or collective self-identity increases saving behavior more than activating individual self-identity does. Moreover, activating relational self-identity has a stronger impact on workplace saving behavior than activating collective self-identity does. In addition, the authors suggest that prosocial motive mediates the relationship between the three levels of self-identity and saving behavior. Workplace saving behavior such as office supply savings could help save organizational resources and build more environmentally conscious organizations. Drawing from self-identity theory, the authors examine the influences of three types of self-identities (i.e. individual, relational and collective self-identities) on workplace resource-saving behaviors. The results obtained from a field experiment conducted in a Chinese company and an online vignette study generally support the proposed hypotheses. The authors also discuss the theoretical and practical implications of the findings. The authors contribute to the literature on saving behavior in organizations by studying an individual-level predictor from the perspective of self-identity and the research on self-identity and saving behavior by testing the mediating role played by prosocial motive. Based on the findings, the authors also propose some human resource policies to increase workplace saving behavior.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-10
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-12-2020-0529
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • Influence of intellectual capital and integration on operational
           performance: big data analytical capability perspectives

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      Authors: Chun-Hsi Vivian Chen , Yu-Cheng Chen
      Abstract: In the digital economy, as artificial intelligence applications increase, big data analytical capability (BDAC) plays a crucial role, and intellectual capital is growing in importance. This study aims to examine the possible benefits and effects of intellectual capital, BDAC and integrations on operational performance. This study collected data from firms in Asia, and a total of 257 senior managers completed a questionnaire. Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling (SEM) is used for statistical analysis. Intellectual capital positively correlates with BDAC, and BDAC positively relates to internal integration but not to external integration. Furthermore, both internal integration and external integration positively correlate with operational performance. This study supports that internal integration is a significant mediator in the influence of BDAC on operational performance. First, the authors provide empirical evidence that intelligent capital in intangible resources helps firms to build BDAC. Second, this study stresses the importance of BDAC in business, which enhances the integration of the whole supply chain and results in superior operational performance. This is a first attempt from the perspective of intelligent capital and uses SEM to emphasize the relationships among BDAC, supply chain integration and performance based on unique and irreplaceable intangible resources, thus providing a new perspective on the contributing factors of BDAC.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-09
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0037
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • Does institutional fragility affect innovation investment'

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      Authors: Xinli Li , Jun Cheng , Shouyi Wan , Zhenyang Zhao
      Abstract: This study aims to investigate the impact of institutional fragility on the innovation investments of enterprises by analyzing the moderating effect of government subsidies and the integration of industry and finance. Multiple regression analysis was used on 10,838 samples of 2,356 listed companies in China for the period 2007–2017, to empirically test the influence of institutional fragility on innovation investment. Moreover, Heckman’s two-stage approach was used for the robustness of the regression results. The results show that the relationship between institutional fragility and innovation investment is an inverted U-shaped; government subsidies negatively moderate the relationship between institutional fragility and innovation investment, while the integration of industry and finance positively moderates them. Further analysis shows that the relationship between institutional fragility and innovation investment is more significant for high-tech enterprises. Similarly, the relationship between institutional fragility and innovation output also presents an inverted U-shape, which mainly affects enterprises’ breakthrough innovation output, but has no substantial impact on the incremental innovation output. The conclusions provide new ideas for guiding the government’s reform, promoting the integration of industry and finance and promoting enterprise innovation.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-09
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-10-2020-0436
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • Internationalization speed and firm innovation: the moderating roles of
           negative attainment discrepancy and state-ownership

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      Authors: Qiuping Peng , Xi Zhong , Huaikang Zhou , Shanshi Liu
      Abstract: This paper aims to investigate the moderating roles of negative attainment discrepancy and state ownership in the relationship between internationalization speed and firm innovation. Panel fixed-effects regressions model was applied to test the influence of internationalization speed on firm innovation using data collected from Chinese listed companies between 2003 and 2017. The internationalization speed can positively promote firm innovation. Moreover, negative attainment discrepancy enhances the effect of internationalization speed on firm innovation. The effect of negative attainment discrepancy on internationalization speed and firm innovation performance is more positive in state-owned firms than in non-state-owned firms. A suitable time of internationalization speed to affect firm innovation is obtained. This paper suggests that decision-makers should set an appropriate aspiration to internationalize firms and increase firm innovation. Moreover, state-owned enterprises should pay attention to negative attainment discrepancies. The study revealed the boundary conditions of negative attainment discrepancy and state ownership on the relationship between internationalization speed and firm innovation, contributing to the theoretical advancements in internationalization speed.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-04
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-02-2021-0069
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • Entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation capabilities in platform
           enterprises: the mediating role of knowledge integration

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      Authors: Xinbo Sun , Donghui Zhao , Dapeng Zhang , Feng Tian
      Abstract: The concept of entrepreneurship in platform enterprises has evolved and developed. The purpose of this paper is to explore how entrepreneurship in platform enterprises can be transformed into the sustainable innovation capability of enterprises based on knowledge integration. This study adopts a questionnaire survey. The research samples are mainly from well-known domestic platform enterprises, EMBA students and professional online websites, 389 valid questionnaires were collected. The results show that entrepreneurship has a positive impact on the sustainable innovation capability of platform enterprises, knowledge integration plays a partial mediating role between entrepreneurship and sustainable innovation capability of platform enterprises. Shared leadership plays a moderating role between entrepreneurship and knowledge integration and knowledge-sharing atmosphere plays a moderating role between knowledge integration and sustainable innovation capability of platform enterprises. This paper emphasizes the key role of entrepreneurship in platform enterprises on the sustainable innovation capability and discusses the realization path of the sustainable innovation capability of platform enterprises from the perspective of knowledge integration, which is of great significance for developing the research system of entrepreneurship and promoting the construction of sustainable innovation capability of platform enterprises.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-08-04
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-04-2021-0175
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • Political embeddedness and multi-layered interaction effects on the
           performance of private enterprises: lessons from China

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      Authors: Eli Gimmon , Ying Teng , Xiaobin He
      Abstract: This study aims to present multi-layered embeddedness and explore the main and interaction effects of political embeddedness on the performance of private enterprises in China. This study tests multi-layered embeddedness through interaction effects between three layers, namely, political, territorial and inter-firm embeddedness. Political embeddedness is related at the personal and the firm levels. The authors used secondary data of four non-panel waves (2002, 2008, 2010 and 2016) of large samples having identical questions based on the Chinese private enterprises’ survey. The accumulated number of business owners’ responses is a total of 10,686. The main effects of each of the layers of embeddedness showed a positive influence on enterprise performance consistently and unchanged over time which fits the Chinese Guanxi regardless of the immense macro-economic transition. However, unexpectedly some interactions showed negative significant effects on performance. First, business owners should be aware of the specific contribution to the performance of political embeddedness at both the firm level and the personal level. Second, the pursuit of exercising simultaneously several layers of embeddedness may be detrimental to company performance. This study provides generalizable lessons regarding different embeddedness layers beyond the context of China’s transition economy. First, the authors extend political embeddedness to the firm level whilst in previous research this construct had been mostly related to the personal level. Second, building on the resource-based view and redundant resources the authors present the disadvantage of “over-embeddedness” as related to multi-layered embeddedness which has been understudied.
      Citation: Chinese Management Studies
      PubDate: 2021-07-10
      DOI: 10.1108/CMS-08-2020-0359
      Issue No: Vol. 16 , No. 3 (2021)
       
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