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Delegation, job satisfaction and subordinate performance : the mediating effect of leader-member exchange

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by T Joiner, S Bakalis, J Choy
Delegation is widely accepted as an essential element of effective management in North American organizations; however, delegation may not be effective in other countries where employees hold different cultural values. We suggest that Chinese cultural values are inconsistent with delegation, and as such we develop a model in which leader-member exchange (LMX) mediates the relationship between delegation and, subordinate job satisfaction and performance in the Chinese context. Our sample comprised 186 Chinese subordinates working in a large transport company in Hong Kong. Our results show that LMX partially mediates between delegation and job satisfaction and fully mediates between delegation and subordinate performance. Implications for the theory and practice of delegation are discussed, particularly in the context of employees’ national cultural differences.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

19

Number of Pages

19

Start Date

2006-01-01

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

International conference; La Trobe University; Victoria University (Melbourne, Vic.);

Era Eligible

  • No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

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