Gamble, J and Huang, Q (2008) Organizational commitment of Chinese employees in foreign invested firms. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19 (5). pp. 896-915. ISSN 0958-5192Full text not available from this repository.
Organizational commitment is believed to be critical to organizational effectiveness and has been studied extensively in Western management research. It is claimed that the organizational commitment construct developed in Western contexts is valid across nations and cultures (Meyer, Stanley, Herscovitch and Topolnytsky 2002) and is a global predictor of intention to quit (Campbell and Campbell 2003). In this study we seek to understand whether organizational commitment differs between various cultures by exploring the organizational commitment of local employees in the Chinese subsidiary stores of a British multinational retailer and its relationship with employees' willingness to stay. China constitutes an important location to test such theories given its rapid integration into the global economy along with increased levels of labour turnover that have become a serious problem for many foreign‐invested enterprises. It is a timely point at which to investigate the factors that underlie both labour turnover and retention in China and to explore whether organizational commitment contributes to retention. The multinational selected for the research operates over 50 stores in 23 Chinese cities and has become that country's third largest foreign retailer and its largest home improvement chain store.
|Journal or Publication Title:||The International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||China ; foreign‐invested enterprises ; human resource management (HRM) ; labour markets ; organizational commitment ; retail sector|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
Lancaster University Management School > Institute for Enterprise & Entrepeneurial Development (IEED)
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2011 19:38|
|Last Modified:||19 Dec 2013 16:23|
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