A cross-cultural investigation of the shared values relationship

  • Barry Z. Posner
  • Robert I. Westwood


Data from managers in Australia (N=505) and Hong Kong (N=653) support the findings of studies using American managers and their companies that shared values, or person-organization values fit, is strongly related to positive work attitudes. This relationship is unaffected by culture, as two-way analysis of variance reveals no interaction effect between shared values and country. Managerial implications are discussed.

Key words

managerial values organizational culture comparative management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Z. Posner
    • 1
  • Robert I. Westwood
    • 2
  1. 1.Leavey School of Business and AdministrationSanta Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Department of Organization and ManagementChinese University of Hong KongShatin, New TerritoriesHong Kong

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