Research Handbook of Responsible Management
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Research Handbook of Responsible Management

Edited by Oliver Laasch, Roy Suddaby, R. E. Freeman and Dima Jamali

Outlining origins of the field and latest research trends, this Research Handbook offers a unique and cutting-edge take on the numerous avenues to responsible management in the 21st century. Renowned contributors present iconic viewpoints that have formed the foundation of responsible management research, introducing cutting-edge conceptual lenses for the study of the responsible management process.
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Chapter 20: Responsible management with Chinese characteristics

Pingping Fu, Qing Qu, Bo Yang and Huihua Jiang

Abstract

This chapter urges academics to examine the nature of responsible management from a cultural perspective, linking the normative values of a society with the ultimate purpose of responsible management. Using the responsible management practices of a few Chinese firm leaders who have been applying the classic ideologies to management as examples, we exemplify how the responsibility construct is interpreted differently in China, as compared to the West. We also show the approaches Chinese business leaders take to engage employees, which is very different from Western performance-driven approaches. We anticipate that this chapter will inspire researchers to delve into their emic societal values to examine the meaning of responsibility and inspire practitioners to connect responsible practices with their own cultural values. It will also enable Chinese people to better realize the close connection between responsible management and Chinese traditional values, and eventually contribute to the sustainability of nature and society.

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