Enterprise culture management in China: Insiders' perspective

Fang Lee Cooke

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In this paper, I review the history and current practices of enterprise culture management in China from an insider's perspective. Based on a systematic analysis of case study reports on enterprise culture published in the academic and practitioners' journals, I analysed how enterprise culture was understood and implemented in organizations of different ownership forms. I also discuss the Chinese characteristics and the influence of Western management techniques in the manifestation of Chinese enterprise culture. I argue that the configuration of Chinese organizational culture is heavily influenced by societal culture, in that there is a relatively heavier focus on relationship management than on performance management, at least based on the rhetoric of the enterprise managers. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-314
Number of pages23
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


  • China
  • Enterprise culture
  • Organizational performance
  • Ownership forms


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