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The influence of relation-based and rule-based regulations on hiring decisions in the Australian and Hong Kong Chinese cultural contexts
International Journal of Human Resource Management (2006)
  • Marie T Dasborough, University of Miami
Abstract
Investigation of the cultural factors that may influence the employment decisions of managers is of increasing importance in the global business environment. The purpose of this research is to examine whether particularistic ties based on friendship influence hiring practices in relation-based (Hong Kong Chinese) and rule-based (Australian) cultural contexts. Three studies were conducted to examine this research question. Results indicate that friendship-based particularistic ties, specifically guanxi and mateship, can influence hiring decisions in both relation- and rule-based cultural contexts. The results of the studies have implications for human resource managers with regards to staffing organizations operating in different cultural contexts.
Keywords
  • Relation-based regulation,
  • rule-based regulation,
  • particularistic ties,
  • hiring decisions
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Marie T Dasborough. "The influence of relation-based and rule-based regulations on hiring decisions in the Australian and Hong Kong Chinese cultural contexts" International Journal of Human Resource Management Vol. 17 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dasborough/11/