Managerial Recruitment Issues in China: The Expatriate Factor

Date
2017
Authors
Kabene, Stefane
Baadel, Said
Journal Title
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Publisher
Springer Science and Business Media B.V.
Abstract
With China becoming the world’s largest economy, it must somehow manage the existing human capital. The problem lies in the lack of managerial talent currently located in China. This paper attempts to look how China is currently recruiting managers and examines the factors hindering the recruitment of Chinese-born and expatriate managers. China is recruiting managers using the same methods as the Western world. However, a strong emphasis is put on a factor known as guanxi. The shortage of Chinese-born managers can be attributed to financial reasons and the lack of education and government commitment. China’s culture is a major factor hindering the success of expatriates as well as the organizational structure in China because of the socialist culture. These issues must be addressed to attract managers into China to successfully compete in a globalized economy. © 2017, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Description
This conference paper is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this paper is published in Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Driving Forces of the Global Economy. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics (2017), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43434-6_37
Keywords
Guanxi, Hofstede cultural dimensions, Red guards
Citation
Kabene, S., Baadel, S. & Dankert, A.C. (2017). Managerial Recruitment Issues in China: The Expatriate Factor. In R. Benlamri & M. Sparer (Eds.) Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Driving Forces of the Global Economy. Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics (pp. 431 - 436). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43434-6_37