This paper introduces water metaphor and its management idea,tries to bridge the gap between classical Chinese philosophy and contemporary management practice,and makes theoretical summary & extension of sound management practice that spring up since the reform and opening-up in China.It discusses the concept & connotation,theoretical features,types of applied firms and organizational basis of water metaphor and its difference from western mainstream management theories.The presentation of water metaphor not only helps to construct and enrich management theory system with Chinese characteristics,but also has some certain realistic guidance for future management practice,strategy design,competitiveness cultivation and even organization management & culture construction in Chinese enterprises.
The Application of Water Metaphor in Management Theory with Chinese Characteristics
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 38, Issue 01, pp. 3 - 14 (2016) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2016.01.001
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Luo Yadong, Fu Zhengping. The Application of Water Metaphor in Management Theory with Chinese Characteristics[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2016, 38(1): 3–14.
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