Confucius on Management: Understanding Chinese Cultural Values and Managerial Practices

Journal of International Management Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, August 2007

8 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2008

Abstract

Often referred to "China's first teacher," Confucius set the standards and values that still permeate Chinese culture. Although officially disregarded by the Chinese government since the communist revolution, Confucius and his teachings remained the foundation of Chinese culture and managerial practice. Confucius has recently experienced a rebirth of popularity in China, and this renewed interest has not been challenged by the Chinese government. With Confucian principles once again openly thriving in China this paper explains the teachings of Confucius, and explains how the ancient sayings of the great sage influence the present day values and practices of Chinese management.

Keywords: Confucius, china, Chinese management

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Rarick, Charles A., Confucius on Management: Understanding Chinese Cultural Values and Managerial Practices. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1082092

Charles A. Rarick (Contact Author)

Purdue University Calumet ( email )

Hammond, IN 46323-2094
United States

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