Confucian dynamism, culture and ethical changes in Chinese societies – a comparative study of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

  title={Confucian dynamism, culture and ethical changes in Chinese societies – a comparative study of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong},
  author={Liang-Hung Lin and Yu-Ling Ho},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Resource Management},
  pages={2402 - 2417}
Confucian ethics, as the essence of the Chinese traditional culture, have been widely applied to social sciences from economics to business. Confucian dynamism, a concept proposed by researchers during the 1980s, was understood to boost Asian economies. According to the previous studies, the rankings of Chinese societies in terms of Confucian dynamism followed the order China>Hong Kong>Taiwan. Based on an empirical investigation of 504 individuals in these areas, this study finds that this… 

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