Suzhi: An indigenous criterion for human resource management in China
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AbstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize the indigenous concept of suzhi at individual and organizational levels, and identify its dimensions for human resource management (HRM) research and practice in China. Design/methodology/approach - Based on a comprehensive review of suzhi literature, Chinese cultural and historical literature, as well as Western mainstream HRM research, a multidimensional suzhi framework is conceptualized. Findings - As an indigenous expression, suzhi can be and has been adopted for Chinese HRM research and practice. As a multidimensional construct, one's cognitive suzhi is jointly determined by corresponding moral suzhi, wenhua (knowledge-based) suzhi and zhuanye (professional) suzhi. Cognitive suzhi, in turn, determines one's behavioral suzhi that drives employees to enhance organizational performance, and this relationship is moderated by psychological suzhi. Research limitations/implications - The proposed framework provides new insight for Chinese indigenous management research, particularly in developing suzhi measurement for different dimensions. It also informs HRM practices in recruiting, selection, performance analysis and employee career development. Originality/value - The complexity of suzhi dimensions from an organizational HRM perspective is analyzed. The resulting suzhi framework offers new insight for HRM research and practices in China.
All Author(s) ListXu L., Fu P., Xi Y.
Journal nameJournal of Chinese Human Resource Management
Volume Number5
Issue Number2
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages129 - 143
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsBehavioral suzhi, Indigenous research, Moral suzhi, Psychological suzhi, Suzhi, Suzhi dimensions

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