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  1. Introduction.
  2. Confucian Management?An Overview.
  3. Confucian management include.
    1. Emphasis on the overall thoroughness of employees.
    2. Appreciation of honesty and the 'cultivated man' concept.
    3. Workers' overall commitment and involvement with the organization.
    4. Reliance on kinship.
  4. The Resurgence of Confucian Management.
  5. Implements of Confucianism and Promulgate Ethical Behavior.
  6. Problems with Ethics and Confucian Management.
  7. Confucian Management?Bane or Boon?
  8. Conclusion.

Over the course of the twentieth century, researchers have spent a considerable amount of time and energy examining the development of ethics in the context of organizational behavior. While some experts have concluded the ethics are difficult to incorporate into the context of the activities of the organization, others have argued that ethics must and should be an integral part of organizational development. In this context, experts believe that ethics are as natural to the organization as maintaining profit margins. Those that support this assertion believe that well developed ethics can promulgate organizational success because the organization will always have a moral compass for decision-making. These arguments lead the laymen to consider how and when ethics should be incorporated into the development of the organization.

[...] When placed in the context of the organization, Confucian management can provide the necessary framework for the development of ethical behavior, not just for the individual but for the organization as well. In this context, Confucian management serves as the impetus to guide businessmen in making critical decisions that could notably impact the development of the organization. Further examining the context of Confucian management, Richter (1999) argues the development of this management style has focused on the creation of business practices in the organization that serve as the basis to improve the overall development of the individual, which will have positive ramifications for the organization. [...]

[...] Even though the process of Confucian management seeks to impart a high degree of ethical behavior on the part of employees, the reality is that this paradigm does not cover all employees. With this in mind, it is clear that if Confucian management is to be successful in the modern Asian organization, frameworks for conceptualizing and developing the role of women must be taken into consideration. Conclusion Overall, the system of Confucian management is one that can have numerous benefits for the organization. [...]

[...] By considering the specific implements of Confucian thought that lead to ethical development it will be possible to discern how this management style is cultivated in the organization. Richter (1999) in his analysis of Asian society notes that the development of Confucian thought has served as the basis for the development of loyalty of the citizen to various social institutions, such as the family. According to this author, individuals in Asian societies develop personalized loyalties to family members. This process serves as the basis for building trust in the relationship. [...]

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