Traditional philosophical and cultural roots influence the thought patterns and behaviors of all cit

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Traditional philosophical and cultural roots influence the thought patterns and behaviors of all citizens ina community including its leaders (Parsons & Shils, 1951). Hence, leadership practices would reflectunique cultural idiosyncrasies even though in a rapidly changing context, multiple forces could shape thebehavior of its people. For example, in China, it has been shown that leadership behaviors revealcultural, political and economic influences (Fu & Tsui, 2003). Due to global competition and Westerneducation, many Chinese business leaders have adopted Western management practices (Tsui, Wang,Xin, Zhang, & Fu, 2004). Though most scholarly studies of leadership in China have relied on Westernleadership theories (Zhang, Chen, Chen, & Ang, 2014), there are also studies invoking the deep Chinesephilosophical thoughts such as Confucianism or Daoism in explaining possible patterns of contemporary
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Philosophy, Han Dynasty, Chinese philosophy, People s Republic of China, Han Chinese

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