Organizational Chaxu climate is the product of the interpersonal characteristics of the organization under the background of Chinese native culture. The essence of it is that the organization resource allocator treats the members of the organization differently based on their relationship with him. The basic characteristics of the circle culture, power hierarchy, differential treatment, partial resource allocation, reciprocal social exchange and the dynamics of relations, which highlighted by the organizational Chaxu climate, are the appropriate descriptions of the interpersonal relationships in Chinese society. The related research is an important academic topic of " localization” that deserves great attention. At present, Chinese scholars have conducted a preliminary exploration on the localization of the organizational Chaxu climate. Theoretical researches focus on the concepts of " difference pattern”, " organization circle”, " circle phenomenon” and " relationship”, discuss the traditional cultural foundation of the Chaxu climate, and explain the mechanism of the Chaxu climate in the human society dominated by the " relation-based” thought. But theoretical researches lack a systematic definition of Chaxu climate. The measurement of the organization Chaxu climate mostly adopts the " Chaxu Climate-Scale” of Liu Zhenyu. The scale is only confined to the individual dimension, but the organizational Chaxu climate emphasizes not only the individual relationships between relatives and individuals, but also the organizational atmosphere based on the organizational level of differentiation, and therefore the atmosphere of the measurement system needs to be further improved. The empirical study of the Chaxu climate mostly uses the differential atmosphere as the antecedent variable or the regulatory variable to explore the influence of the Chaxu climate on the organization and individual while the research on the influencing factors of the Chaxu climate is relatively scarce. In addition, most of the existing researches take the LMX as the theoretical support of the research, but as a localization concept, the organizational Chaxu climate is a unique phenomenon in the Chinese work field. Therefore, this concept should be distinguished from LMX in the research. In this paper, based on the recent related researches, the authors analyze and discuss the concept, the measurement methods, the antecedents, the consequences and the mechanism of the organization difference ambience, and constructed the integrated framework of the organizational Chaxu climate. At the end of this paper, the existing researches are summarized, and the future research direction of the organizational Chaxu climate is prospected.
Organizational Chaxu Climate: Concept, Measurement and Mechanism
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 40, Issue 06, pp. 86 - 98 (2018) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2018.06.007
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Chen Zhixia, Dian Yajiao. Organizational Chaxu Climate: Concept, Measurement and Mechanism[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2018, 40(6): 86-98.
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