Towards an Integrative Framework of Conflict-handling Behaviour: Integrating Western and Chinese Perspectives

Xin Li*, Verner Worm, Peihong Xie

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    Following in the footsteps of Frances Brew and the late Kwok Leung (1958–2015), we attempt to further integrate the Western dual-concern model of conflict and the Chinese dual-motive model of harmony. Our integrative framework of conflict-handling behaviour is designed to be more comprehensive in its coverage of conflict-handling styles than the integrative model developed by Brew in 2007, and more symmetric in its treatment of the Western and Chinese perspectives than the integrative model jointly developed by Leung and Brew in 2009. In developing our alternative integrative model, we try to take a further step in the process of universalization of an indigenous Chinese theory.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAsia Pacific Business Review
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)22-36
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Published online: 31. July 2017


    • China
    • Conflict
    • Integration
    • Indigenous
    • Universal
    • Western

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