DOI 10.14707/ajbr.200095

Zhong-Yong Thinking and Employees’ Behaviour at the Workplace: Setting a Research Agenda

DOI 10.14707/ajbr.200095

Lim Tze-Yin
Faculty of Business, Design & Arts, Swinburne University of Technology, MalaysiaBinyao Ning
Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Shaoguan University, Guangdong, China

Rosmini Omar
Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Ye Ye
Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Abstract

As the essence of traditional Chinese culture, Zhong-Yong is closely related to the psychology, behaviour, and life of Chinese people. Due to the advent of indigenous psychological research, several studies have explored Zhong-Yong thinking (ZYT) in recent decades, but such research is still in its infancy. Although some scholars have affirmed that the influence of ZYT on the Chinese people, the systematic synthesis of the impact of Zhong-Yong thinking on employee’s behaviour at the workplace is limited. Based on the established literature, this study offers a systematic review of 22 selected articles in the field by conducting a bibliometric analysis to categorise the three main clusters of innovative behaviour, voice behaviour, and employee performance. The findings of this study enable future researchers to gain a deeper understanding and enrich the field by offering a wide range of perspectives on the direction of research. Theoretical and practical implications for Asian business context are provided.

Keywords: Zhong-Yong Thinking, Bibliometric Analysis, Chinese Indigenous Research, Employee Behaviour, Innovation Behaviour, Voice Behaviour

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