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Publication date: 9 May 2016

Simon C.H. Chan and Wai-ming Mak

This purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between workplace fun, trust-in-management, employee satisfaction and whether the level of fun experienced at…

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Purpose

This purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between workplace fun, trust-in-management, employee satisfaction and whether the level of fun experienced at work moderates the effects.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from a sample of 240 frontline staff in a large-scale retail store in Hong Kong.

Findings

The results show that trust-in-management mediates the relationship between workplace fun and employee job satisfaction. Additionally, employees who experience a high level of fun in the workplace have a greater effect on workplace fun, trust-in-management and job satisfaction.

Research limitations/implications

The main limitation of this study is that it collects data from a self-reported single source in a cross-sectional survey design.

Practical implications

Because workplace fun helps organizations promote employee trust and job satisfaction, organizations should provide more enjoyable activities for employees to participate in.

Originality/value

This study provides a new insight into the effects of workplace fun on employees’ trust-in-management and job satisfaction.

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Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-8005

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Publication date: 1 August 1999

Wai‐Ming Mak

Outlines the development of business enterprises in Zhejiang Province and explains the need for enterprise management. Describes the background in setting up the Zhejiang…

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Outlines the development of business enterprises in Zhejiang Province and explains the need for enterprise management. Describes the background in setting up the Zhejiang University – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University International Executive Development Centre. Explains the design and the rationale behind the Higher Diploma in Enterprise Management offered by the PolyU at the China Outposts and describes the programme aim and objectives, design, structure and operations. Also discusses the challenges encountered and concludes with an implication for management educators in mainland China.

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Education + Training, vol. 41 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 2 February 2010

Simon C.H. Chan and Wai‐ming Mak

The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) in Macao.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the use of Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) in Macao.

Design/methodology/approach

A structured questionnaire survey was used to collect data from 135 undergraduate students at the Institute For Tourism Studies, Macao, and obtained scores for the four learning styles: activist, theorist, reflector, and pragmatist.

Findings

The findings indicated that students scored strong preferences in activist and reflector and attained moderate preferences in theorist and pragmatist. The findings also highlighted the differences in learning styles with respect to students' gender, programme, and the relationship with academic results.

Practical implications

The main implications of these findings are that the use of Learning Styles Questionnaire may help individual learners to identify their learning behaviours and determine their skills acquisition for industry.

Originality/value

This study identifies the importance of the use of Learning Styles Questionnaire and provides suggestions for teaching and learning in higher education.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 42 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 4 March 2014

Simon C.H. Chan and Wai-ming Mak

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between servant leadership, subordinates' trust in leader and job satisfaction, and whether subordinates'…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between servant leadership, subordinates' trust in leader and job satisfaction, and whether subordinates' organizational tenure moderated the effect.

Design/methodology/approach

A structured questionnaire survey was used to collect data by 218 employees in a service-oriented private firm in the People's Republic of China.

Findings

The findings indicated that trust in leader mediated the relationship between servant leadership and subordinates' job satisfaction. Also, the positive effect of servant leadership on subordinates' trust in leader and job satisfaction was stronger for short-tenure subordinates than that for long-tenure subordinates.

Originality/value

This paper enriches the existing leadership literature and contributes to the research into how and why servant leadership may influence subordinates' attitudes.

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Personnel Review, vol. 43 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 7 September 2012

Simon C.H. Chan and Wai‐ming Mak

The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating role of occupational safety and health (OSH) on the relationship between high performance human resource practices…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the mediating role of occupational safety and health (OSH) on the relationship between high performance human resource practices (HPHRP) and organizational performance.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors collected data from 227 human resource management professionals in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China and used exploratory factor analysis and multiple regression for data analysis.

Findings

The results supported the construct validity of the preliminary measure of HPHRP with the inclusion of a measure on OSH. The mediating role of perceived safety climate in the relationship of HPHRP and organizational performance was also confirmed.

Research limitations/implications

This research highlights the importance of OSH on HPHRP in Hong Kong organizations. Results explored that HPHRP positively influences organizational performance through the mediator of perceived safety climate.

Originality/value

This paper adds value by improving the understanding of the importance of OSH in human resource management in China. It reveals an important path, HRM managers' perceived safety climate, through which HPHRP is transmitted to organizational performance.

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Journal of Chinese Human Resources Management, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-8005

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Publication date: 1 March 1999

Warren Chiu, David Thompson, Wai‐ming Mak and K.L. Lo

This paper reviews the literature on training needs analysis with the intention of organising conceptually the various approaches. It offers a way of going beyond simple…

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This paper reviews the literature on training needs analysis with the intention of organising conceptually the various approaches. It offers a way of going beyond simple descriptions to a quantitative approach. A simple yet comprehensive model is proposed which consists of four aspects focusing on four related questions: Who are the key initiators of the TNA studies? What are the levels of interest in the studies (i.e. organization, process, group and individual)? What methods of analysis are used? What is the intended outcome of the analysis? Based on these, four hypotheses are proposed. A literature search produced a total of 118 articles, of which 44 were randomly picked for detailed review. As expected, the literature was dominated by “supply‐led” players, i.e. trainers and academics, but with an unexpectedly strong emphasis on the “demand‐led” aspects of the organisation, especially its business results and growth.

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Personnel Review, vol. 28 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 1 August 1999

Thomas Clarke

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Education + Training, vol. 41 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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