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
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Wei, L., Liu, J., Chen, Y., & Wu, L. (2010). Political skill, supervisor–subordinate guanxi and career prospects in Chinese firms. Journal of Management Studies, 47 (3), 437-454. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00871.x