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Publication date: 4 June 2018

Chin-Yi Shu, Yun-Haw Chiang and Ching-Hua Lu

Drawing on uncertainty management theory, the purpose of this paper is to propose that experiencing the authoritarian leadership (AL) will weaken followers’ self-efficacy…

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Purpose

Drawing on uncertainty management theory, the purpose of this paper is to propose that experiencing the authoritarian leadership (AL) will weaken followers’ self-efficacy, which induces their compulsory citizenship behaviors (CCBs), defined as workers’ unwilling prosocial behaviors in helping colleagues.

Design/methodology/approach

Survey/regression: data collected from Taiwanese workers supports the proposal.

Findings

The results not only support the proposal but also show that supervisor support will exacerbate the negative effect of AL with workers’ self-efficacy. Further, workers’ political skill will attenuate the above relationship.

Originality/value

This study complements scholarly knowledge about how AL, supervisor support, and political skill together influence workers’ self-efficacy, which then induces CCBs. The findings also remind supervisors not to offer support while at the same time demonstrating an AL style.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 39 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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Publication date: 18 September 2017

Wei Quan, Bikun Chen and Fei Shu

The purpose of this paper is to present the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China and reveal its trend since the late 1990s.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China and reveal its trend since the late 1990s.

Design/methodology/approach

This study is based on the analysis of 168 university documents regarding the cash-per-publication reward policy at 100 Chinese universities.

Findings

Chinese universities offer cash rewards from USD30 to USD165,000 for papers published in journals indexed by Web of Science, and the average reward amount has been increasing for the past ten years.

Originality/value

The cash-per-publication reward policy in China has never been systematically studied and investigated before except for in some case studies. This is the first paper that reveals the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China.

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Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol. 69 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-3806

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2011

Jia Beisi and Jiang Yingying

Although an important facet of modernist architecture in which function plays a prominent role, building flexibility is not entirely a new concept. Its relevance…

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Although an important facet of modernist architecture in which function plays a prominent role, building flexibility is not entirely a new concept. Its relevance transcends generations, allowing space and structure to evolve through time. This paper investigates the relationship among main building structures, infill elements, and space by studying examples in ancient Chinese architecture. It reveals the role of building owners, users, and craftsmen from a survey of historical documentation. In studying these examples, it is concluded that craftsmen in ancient China were involved not only during the construction phase but throughout the period of use as well. Thus, in select cases, the relationship between craftsmen and owners or users had been preserved for generations. Finally, this paper suggests potential strategies for the building industry and technology in the move towards sustainable development.

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Open House International, vol. 36 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0168-2601

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2004

Martin Zwick, Guangfu Shu and Yi Lin

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Kybernetes, vol. 33 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 19 May 2020

Yi Li, Feng Wei, Siyue Chen and Yushan Yan

First, this paper aims to explore how CEO humility and relationship conflict in entrepreneurial teams affect the firm-level performance of new ventures. Second, it…

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Purpose

First, this paper aims to explore how CEO humility and relationship conflict in entrepreneurial teams affect the firm-level performance of new ventures. Second, it investigates the moderating effect of CEO political skills on the indirect association between CEO humility and entrepreneurial performance through relationship conflict in entrepreneurial teams.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire survey was administered to CEOs and their entrepreneurial team members in 171 start-ups in Shanghai, China. The data obtained from the survey were subjected to multiple regression analysis using the SPSS PROCESS macro and confirmatory factor analysis using Mplus.

Findings

The findings are as follows. First, CEO humility can reduce relationship conflict in entrepreneurial teams. Second, CEO political skills moderate the link between CEO humility and relationship conflict in entrepreneurial teams. The weaker the CEO political skills, the stronger the effect of CEO humility on relationship conflict, and the stronger the CEO political skills, the weaker the effect of CEO humility on relationship conflict. Third, relationship conflict in entrepreneurial teams is negatively related to entrepreneurial performance. Finally, CEO political skills moderate the mediating effect of entrepreneurial team relationship conflict on the CEO humility – entrepreneurial performance link.

Practical implications

The findings of this study offer guidance for entrepreneurs seeking to improve firm performance. The findings suggest that entrepreneurs should adopt a humble leadership style that cultivates their strengths and minimizes their weaknesses. To improve the centripetal force and cohesion of the entrepreneurial team, they should focus on the team, affirm the contribution of subordinates and accept subordinates’ advice.

Originality/value

The study reveals that CEO humility has a positive effect on entrepreneurial performance, which enriches research on the effectiveness of humble leadership at the firm level. From the perspective of team relationship conflict, the study also explores the mechanism underlying the effect of CEO humility on entrepreneurial performance, opening the “black box” of CEO humility and entrepreneurial effectiveness. In addition, the study reveals the boundary conditions of the influence of CEO humility, enriching the theoretical literature on humble leadership, political skills and resource conservation.

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International Journal of Conflict Management, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1044-4068

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Article
Publication date: 23 October 2015

Shu Yi, Lin Xiao, Yong Zhang, Dujuan Duan and Maksim G. Blokhin

This paper describes the organic geochemical characteristics and their roles on barium enrichment in the No. 2 Coal from Huanglong Jurassic Coalfield, China. A total of 18…

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This paper describes the organic geochemical characteristics and their roles on barium enrichment in the No. 2 Coal from Huanglong Jurassic Coalfield, China. A total of 18 bench samples were taken from Huangling Mine 2. The average content of barium (3701 mg/kg) was about 23 times higher than that of common world coals. Terrestrial higher plants were the main coal-forming parent material. Relying on the parameters of OEP, Pr/Ph and so on, there is little correlation between organic geochemical characteristics and barium enrichment. Therefore, organic material has little influence on the process of coal-forming and the enrichment of barium.

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World Journal of Engineering, vol. 12 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1708-5284

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 2001

Liang‐Hsuan Chen, ShuYi Liaw and Yeong Shin Chen

Since a firm’s management performance can be evaluated in terms of financial ratios, efficient management using financial factors is proposed as the key element for…

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Since a firm’s management performance can be evaluated in terms of financial ratios, efficient management using financial factors is proposed as the key element for upgrading a firm’s productivity. Investigates productivity in terms of certain financial factors of large‐scale manufacturing firms in Taiwan. First determines several influential financial factors using factor analysis. Based on these factors, employs fuzzy clustering approaches to categorize the manufacturing firms into several patterns with distinct characteristics of financial factors. Using the characteristics of productivity and financial factors for each pattern, makes two kinds of analysis, and proposes some suggestions to improve the firms’ productivity.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 101 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Kybernetes, vol. 33 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 1 January 2006

Liang‐Hsuan Chen and ShuYi Liaw

Purpose – To propose a pattern analysis method to help firms rectify weaknesses of production management (PM) and thus promote their business performance.

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Purpose – To propose a pattern analysis method to help firms rectify weaknesses of production management (PM) and thus promote their business performance. Design/methodology/approach – Total factor productivity and the associated partial productivity indices are defined, and four kinds of production planning ranges, i.e. long‐range planning, medium‐range planning, short‐range planning, and execution, are defined based on 14 PM issues. A fuzzy clustering approach is applied to group the sampled firms into several patterns based on the achievement degrees of production planning in order to investigate the particular characteristics of each pattern. Findings – After analyzing the productivity characteristics of each pattern, the correlation between productivity and production management can be determined. In this study, the business performance seems to be not completely correlated with the achievements of production management, since moderate production planning can provide optimal business performance. Research limitations/implications – The patterns produced from the proposed approaches depend on the sampled data set. A solid sampling method is important to this study. Practical implications – The sampled data are collected from the top 50 large‐scale manufacturing firms in Taiwan. The results obtained from this paper may not be consistent with the situations in the other countries. Originality/value – Referring to the findings from each pattern, a firm can further investigate its position in the industry to find ways of increasing its competitiveness.

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International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, vol. 55 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0401

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Publication date: 1 May 2003

Liang‐Hsuan Chen, ShuYi Liaw and Tzai‐Zang Lee

Manufacturing firms are always faced with the problem of promoting operational performance and labor‐force management. The utilization of human resources is closely…

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Manufacturing firms are always faced with the problem of promoting operational performance and labor‐force management. The utilization of human resources is closely correlated with operations and production performance. This study investigates the correlation between human resource management (HRM) and business performance of large‐scale manufacturing firms in Taiwan. First, 16 subjects of HRM are designed to survey the importance level and achievement level of HRM by the sample firms. Productivity indices are also defined to measure business performance. Based on the survey, four critical HRM factors including 12 subjects are extracted by factor analysis. The difference between importance level and achievement level of subjects contained in each factor is examined. Furthermore, considering importance and achievement levels of HRM as features, fuzzy clustering analysis is employed to categorize the firms into four patterns. With various HRM characteristics, each pattern has different business performance in terms of productivity. Using a pattern approach, these findings can aid the firms in each pattern to improve their productivity by improving their HRM strategies.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 24 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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