DOI: 10.5176/2251-1970_BizStrategy13.15

Authors: Peter Sun San Wong, Philip Arthur Neck

Abstract:  As a current day area of interest, the intent of this proposed study is to investigate the impact of amalgamated wisdom of Eastern and Western cultures in managing knowledge-worker productivity.

Chinese philosophies in Confucianism and Taoism are known to achieve “harmony” in life [1]. Amalgamating Eastern philosophies and Western practices should enhance harmony in business because the advantages and limitations of the two approaches complement each other [2].

Eastern countries will account for the world’s largest population and also a contribution estimated to account for over 40 per cent of the world GDP, equivalent to the United States and Europe combined contributions [3]. This proposed study serves as a call for action for management to consider adopting this amalgamated wisdom from east and west to tackle unprecedented challenges in today’s knowledge-based economy.

Keywords: worker productivity; Confucius; Taoism; Sun Tzu; Drucker; wisdom; Entrepreneurship; Human Resources Management; Leadership



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