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A Self-Regulation Model of Zhong Yong Thinking and Employee Adaptive Performance

  • Wen Pan (a1) and Li-Yun Sun (a1)
Abstract

Indigenous Chinese management research has attracted much academic attention in recent years. This study examines the mechanism through which Zhong Yong thinking influences employee adaptive performance from a self-regulation perspective. Using two-wave data of 361 subordinates in 62 teams from Chinese firms, job complexity was found to moderate the direct effect of Zhong Yong thinking on cognitive adaptability and emotional control, and the indirect effect on adaptive performance (via cognitive adaptability and emotional control). The direct and indirect effects of Zhong Yong thinking were found to be stronger with a higher level of job complexity. The study explores an important Chinese indigenous construct and its association with adaptive performance, and adds value to the indigenous management literature.

摘要:

近年来, 学术界十分关注中国本土的管理研究。本文从自我调节视角审视中庸思维对员工适应性绩效的影响。本文的样本来自中国企业62支团队的361名下属, 通过两轮数据收集完成。研究发现: 工作复杂度调节中庸思维对认知适应力和情绪控制的直接作用, 并通过认知适应力和情绪控制进一步调节中庸思维对适应性绩效的间接作用。工作复杂度越高, 中庸思维的这种直接和间接作用就会越强。本文探讨了一个重要的中国本土概念及其与适应性绩效的关系, 因而对本土管理研究具有理论贡献。

विगत वर्षों में चीनी देशज प्रबंधन शोध पर ध्यान बढ़ा है. यह शोध पत्र स्व-नियमन परिप्रेक्ष्य में ज़ोंग-योंग़ वैचारिकता के कर्मचारी अनुकूलन प्रदर्शन पर प्रभाव का अनुसंधान करता है. चीनी फर्मों की 82 टीमों के 361 अधीनस्थ कर्मचारियों के द्वि-तरंगी आकड़ों के माध्यम से ये पाया गया की कार्य जटिलता संज्ञानात्मक अनुकूलन व संवेदना नियंत्रण पर ज़ोंग-योंग़ वैचारिकता के प्रत्यक्ष प्रभाव को संयमित करती है और साथ ही इसका अनुकूलित प्रदर्शन पर (संज्ञानात्मक अनुकूलन व संवेदना नियंत्रण के माध्यम से) परोक्ष प्रभाव है. ज़ोंग-योंग़ वैचारिकता के प्रभाव तीव्र कार्य जटिलता के सन्दर्भ में सुदृढ़ पाए गए. यह अध्ययन एक महत्वपूर्ण देशज चीनी आदर्श का और साथ ही उसके अनुकूलक प्रदर्शन के प्रभाव का अनुसंधान कर स्वदेशीय प्रबंधन शोध साहित्य में महत्वपूर्ण योगदान करता है.

SUMÁRIO:

A pesquisa gerencial natural da China atraiu muita atenção acadêmica nos últimos anos. Este estudo examina o mecanismo pelo qual o pensamento de Zhong Yong influencia o desempenho adaptativo dos funcionários em uma perspectiva de autorregulação. Usando dados de duas ondas de 361 subordinados em 62 equipes de empresas chinesas, descobriu-se que a complexidade do trabalho modera o efeito direto do pensamento de Zhong Yong sobre a adaptabilidade cognitiva e o controle emocional, e o efeito indireto no desempenho adaptativo (via adaptabilidade cognitiva e controle emocional). Os efeitos diretos e indiretos do pensamento de Zhong Yong foram considerados mais fortes com um maior nível de complexidade do trabalho. O estudo explora um importante construto originário da China e sua associação com o desempenho adaptativo e agrega valor à literatura de gestão chinesa.

АННОТАЦИЯ:

Китайские исследования в области управления привлекают большое внимание в последние годы. В данной работе рассматривается механизм, с помощью которого философия Чжун Юн влияет на адаптивную производительность сотрудников с точки зрения саморегуляции. На основании двухступенчатой подборки данных, которая содержит информацию о 361 сотрудниках в 62 группах из китайских фирм, делается вывод о том, что сложность работы регулирует прямое влияние философии Чжун Юн на когнитивную адаптивность и эмоциональный контроль, а также косвенное влияние на адаптивную производительность (через когнитивную адаптивность и эмоциональный контроль). Прямое и косвенное влияние философии Чжун Юн усиливаются по мере повышения сложности работы. В данной статье изучается важный китайский структурный компонент и его влияние на адаптивную производительность, и таким образом вносится существенный вклад в китайские исследования по управлению.

RESUMEN:

La investigación en gestión autóctona china ha atraído mucha atención académica en los últimos años. Este estudio examina los mecanismos mediante los cuales el pensamiento de Zhong Yong influye el desempeño adaptativo de los empleados desde una perspectiva de auto-regulación. Usando datos de dos ondas de 361 subordinados en 62 equipos de empresas china, se encontró que la complejidad laboral moderaba el efecto directo del pensamiento de Zhong Yong en la adaptabilidad cognitiva y el control emocional, y el efecto indirecto sobre el desempeño adaptativo (mediante la adaptabilidad cognitiva y el control emocional). Se encontró que los efectos directos e indirectos del pensamiento de Zhong Yong eran más fuertes en un nivel mayor de complejidad laboral. Este estudio explora un importante constructo autóctono chino y su asociación con desempeño adaptativo, y agrega valor a la literatura de gestión autóctona.

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Corresponding author: Li-Yun Sun (lysun@must.edu.mo)
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