Public entrepreneurship and organizational performance in Asia: Do entreprneurial leadership, ethical climate and Confucian values matter in Korea and China

M. Jae Moon, Odkhuu Khaltar, Joonwoo Lee, Changho Hwang, Gowoonbit Yim

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Abstract

This is an empirical study on the effects of Confucian values and entrepreneurial leadership on public entrepreneurship and organisational performance in Asia based on data collected from China and South Korea. This study focuses on the differences in the effects of Confucian values, entrepreneurial leadership, and ethical climate on public entrepreneurship and organisational performance between government agencies in South Korea and China. Contrary to the conventional Western perspective, this study shows that Confucian values are not necessarily negatively associated with public entrepreneurship and organisational performance. Entrepreneurial leadership and public entrepreneurship (as a mediating variable) appear to be significant factors to organisational performance. The similarities and differences between China and South Korea are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-350
Number of pages21
JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2017S1A3A2067636).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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