Life enrichment for workers in contemporary China

Zhao, Yang and Fujimoto, Yuka * and Gaur, Sanjaya S. * (2018) Life enrichment for workers in contemporary China. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 31 (1). pp. 173-187. ISSN 0953-4814

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify key antecedents of work-family enrichment (WFE) for Chinese workers in China. The paper adopts the Chinese cultural perspectives (i.e. philosophy of Confucian: Chinese family orientation and collectivism) as well as traditional Chinese philosophies of life as a whole. Design/methodology/approach – This is a conceptual paper. Therefore, this section does not apply. Findings – The key antecedents of Chinese WFE have been identified and presented in the conceptual framework. Testable propositions have also been developed and presented in this paper. Practical implications – The conceptual framework showing the identified key antecedents of Chinese WFE highlights the necessity for the corporate leaders to rethink the ways to promote well-being and productivity of Chinese workforce in China. Meanwhile, managers should rethink about WFE among Chinese employees and regard employees as a whole person rather than just a worker with certain skills or abilities. Originality/value – This is the first paper to propose the concept of life enrichment by examining the antecedents of WFE particularly from the Chinese philosophical and cultural perspective.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China; work-family enrichment; Chinese workers; Life enrichment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Management
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 09:31
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 06:59
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/853

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