Online from: 2010
Subject Area: Human Resource Management
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|Title:||A Chinese theory of scholarly inquiry: Inspirations for making unique and interesting contributions|
|Author(s):||Thomas Tang, (Department of Management and Marketing, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA)|
|Citation:||Thomas Tang, (2012) "A Chinese theory of scholarly inquiry: Inspirations for making unique and interesting contributions", Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, Vol. 3 Iss: 1, pp.4 - 15|
|Keywords:||China, Human research management, Research and development|
|DOI:||10.1108/20408001211220593 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The main purpose of this editorial is to combine the philosophies of learning from the Eastern and the Western cultures, offer some inspiration to researchers, and promote unique and interesting contributions to the literature in Chinese human research management (HRM) research.
Design/methodology/approach – To illustrate the Eastern ways of thinking, the author selects two interesting Chinese words, uses reverse-engineering, and demonstrates how our ancestors used rich, deep, and powerful meanings to design these Chinese words (
Findings – The paper shows how researchers need to follow philosophical thoughts of the East and the West; study and evaluate the rich literature carefully; think deeply in order to challenge general assumptions and ask novel, original, and meaningful research questions; provide practical new knowledge; and make a significant contribution to the literature.
Originality/value – The paper promotes unique and interesting contributions to the literature in Chinese HRM research.
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