Indigenous research on Chinese management: What and how

Peter Ping Li, Kwok Leung, Chao C. Chen, Jar Der Luo

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We attempt to provide a definition and a typology of indigenous research on Chinese management as well as outline the general methodological approaches for this type of research. We also present an integrative summary of the four articles included in this special issue and show how they illustrate our definition and typology of indigenous research on Chinese management, as well as the various methodological approaches we advocate. Further, we introduce a commentary on the four articles from the perspective of engaged scholarship, and also three additional articles included in this issue. Finally, we conclude with our suggestions for future indigenous research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-24
Number of pages18
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese management
  • Indigenous research
  • Methodology
  • Qualitative
  • Theory-building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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