HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Comparing Filipino and American Task and Relationship Orientations

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2009

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

ISSN or ISBN

1077-1158

Volume

14

Issue

2

First Page

82

Last Page

98

Description

Task and relationship orientation of employees can help managers get their jobs done in a timely manner while maintaining a good relationship with their coworkers, vendors, and customers. To explore the orientation of respondents in the Philippines, this paper focused on the differences of Filipino respondents with those in the United States. While having high or moderately high range scores, it appears that Filipinos have significantly different scores on the relationship and task orientations, with the latter being lower. Male and female respondents in the Philippines had similar scores on both the task and relationship orientations. Finally, the responses of 192 Filipinos respondents were compared with the 87 Americans, demonstrating a significantly higher score for respondents from the U.S. on task orientation. For management and practical application, suggestions and implications are presented.

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