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Cynthia Lee, Catherine H. Tinsley & George Zhen Xiong Chen

In: Psychological Contracts in Employment: Cross-National Perspectives

Chapter 5: Psychological and Normative Contracts of Work Group Members in the United States and Hong Kong

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Psychological and Normative Contracts of Work Group Members in the United States and Hong Kong
Psychological and normative contracts of work group members in the united states and hong kong
CynthiaLeeCatherine H.TinsleyGeorge ZhenXiong Chen

The city of Hong Kong is at the crossroads of the East and West, mingling Eastern collectivism, hierarchy, and tradition with Western individualism, competition, and a free-market orientation. This chapter compares psychological contracts in Hong Kong with those in the United States to address how Eastern and Western influences shape employment relations in Hong Kong.

The Historical Context of Hong Kong

Although Hong Kong is a Chinese city, it was ruled by Britain for much of the 20th century. The island was ceded to Britain in 1842 and returned to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, ...

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