Reassessing the ontology of contemporary organisational decision-making processes for healthier Asian economies

Ninan, Abraham & Pillay, Hitendra K. (2007) Reassessing the ontology of contemporary organisational decision-making processes for healthier Asian economies. Intenational Journal of Management and Decision Making, 8(2/3/4), pp. 139-152.

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This paper reassess modern day decision-making processes for healthier Asian economies by systematically unpacking and critiquing key assumptions that drive organisational communication and cultural systems in contemporary Asia. The term non-Western refers to interests of Asian economies and cultures in this paper. In an ontological sense, the paper highlights these systems' roles as central decision-making mechanisms in facilitating their relation to external economic circumstances; thus, extending their functions beyond their frequently perceived mere functional and informational utilities. The paper calls for increased scrutiny of a degree of fit between local socio-economic needs and ontological suppositions of organisational decision-making processes in Asian economies, when borrowing Western business practices. The paper calls for incorporation of a new organisational spirituality to help overcome current underestimation of the complexities of the values and belief systems of a nonlinear, discontinuous and collective Eastern organisational culture by more linear, continuous and individualistic Western decision-making systems.

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ID Code: 12997
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: networked era, global village, decision making, cultural values, uncertainty, ontological, deterministic, holistic, morality, organisational spirituality
DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2007.012717
ISSN: 1741-5187
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Inderscience
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:32

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