Social Justice Research

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 197–224 | Cite as

Justice on the road to change in the people's republic of China

  • James R. Meindl
  • Raymond G. Hunt
  • Yu Kai Cheng


Dengist reform programs, including mandated changes in the operation of Chinese industrial enterprises, depart radially from previous Maoist practices and ideologies. With these changes, issues of distributive justice have become extremely salient in China. We explore shifting norms regarding distributive justice in China, with a focus on the conceptions of, and implications for, practicing managers. After first reviewing the pertinent literature, we present some original data gathered from Chinese managers in 1986 and in 1989, comparing them to data gathered from managers in the United States.

Key Words

distributive justice industrial justice China leadership management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Meindl
    • 1
  • Raymond G. Hunt
    • 1
  • Yu Kai Cheng
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ManagementState University of New York at BuffaloBuffalo
  2. 2.National Center for Industrial Science and Technology Management DevelopmentDallan University of TechnologyPeople's Republic of China

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