Department of Management
Political skill, supervisor–subordinate guanxi and career prospects in Chinese firms
The role of political skill was examined in the dynamics of supervisor-subordinate relationship in Chinese firms. Data from a survey of 343 employees, their 343 direct supervisors, and 662 of their peers were applied to test a model proposing that Chinese subordinates employ political skill to influence their guanxi with their supervisors, and so promote their career development. We found that supervisor-subordinate guanxi mediated the relationship between political skill and career development of the subordinates. Implications of the findings were discussed. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.
Source Publication Title
Journal of Management Studies
Link to Publisher's Edition
Wei, Li-Qun, Jun Liu, Yuan-Yi Chen, and Long-Zeng Wu. "Political skill, supervisor–subordinate guanxi and career prospects in Chinese firms." Journal of Management Studies 47.3 (2010): 437-454.