Antecedents and Outcomes of Personal Mastery: Cross Country Evidence

Hong Bui, Afam Ituma, Elena Antoconapoulou

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This paper contributes to our understanding of personal mastery by providing fresh insights from a cross-national study in Higher Education (HE). It presents findings from a rich sample of informants in two well-established universities in the UK and Vietnam, and develops a framework that illustrates the antecedents and outcomes of personal mastery in the two cultures. The multi-level analysis performed provides valuable insights that extend our current understanding of personal mastery beyond the individual level as it is traditionally theorized. Instead, we are able to show that a number of contextual conditions at the organizational, industry and the national culture that may also have a bearing on the way personal mastery is cultivated. By contributing a richer account of the multifaceted nature of personal mastery, the paper draws attention to a range of implications for both future research and practice. In particular, it invites practitioners in HE to apply the theories they develop in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-194
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number1-2
Early online date4 Apr 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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