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Title: Making career choice : a study of Chinese managers
Authors: Wong, ALY
Keywords: Career anchors
Career management
Chinese culture
Chinese managers
Confucian values
Family expectations
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Human relations, 2007, v. 60, no. 8, p. 1211-1233 How to cite?
Journal: Human relations 
Abstract: Compared with the extensive research on managerial careers in the West, little has emerged from China and South-East Asia. This exploratory study used Schein's concept of Career Anchors to investigate how 117 Taiwanese managers made their initial career choice and the values which shaped their subsequent careers. The findings indicate how cultural specificity and political dynamics impacted on the managers' career experience. The Taiwanese subjects valued independence, a balanced lifestyle and entrepreneurial opportunities. The findings further indicate how career pathways can be of an individual's own making, embracing life in its broadest aspects and not exclusively forged within organizations. The study sheds light on the field of vocational choice and adjustment within the Chinese context.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21194
ISSN: 0018-7267
EISSN: 1741-282X
DOI: 10.1177/0018726707081661
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