DECISION MAKING MODELS AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PREFERENCES:Taiwanese Expatriates in China
►Hsin Kao, Sean Peng-Hsiang Kao, Shih-Chih Chen and Kevin Kuan-Shun Chiu
The purpose of the study was to investigate the possible relationship between Decision-Making models and Knowledge Management practices of selected executives in Taiwanese companies at the Changjiang Delta in Mainland China. Using survey data from 138 out of 200 randomly selected Taiwanese, this research was a descriptive and a correlation study. The significant positive relationship was found between rational DM model and total KM processes. However, the significant negative relationships were found between total KM processes and avoidant and dependent DM models. Additionally, intuitive and spontaneous DM models do not have significant relationships with total KM processes. The Rational Decision-Making could be the predominant DM model of Taiwanese executives practicing KM in China.
Keywords: Decision Making Models, Knowledge Management, Taiwanese Expatriates