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Examination of influences of cultural dimensions on three components of career commitment in Dutch and Chinese cultures

Ning, Yu (2006) Examination of influences of cultural dimensions on three components of career commitment in Dutch and Chinese cultures.

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Abstract:There is no doubt that the issue of career commitment has drawn great attention from both scholars and managers in the last two decades. This could be explained partially by the fact that organizational commitment is considered as a predictor of turnover and work-related behaviors, such as performance, absenteeism, and organizational citizenship (Meyer & Allen, 1991). To correctly and effectively use commitment to predict and produce desired behaviors, it is important to first understand the nature of commitment, and the variables serving as antecedents of commitment. Moreover, with increasing globalization in the modern societies, many companies attempt to expand their business overseas to different markets in different cultures, and it is a common phenomena that these international companies recruit local employees from the local labor markets. Arguably, without the knowledge about the antecedent variables of career commitment, predicting and generating desired behaviors could be even more difficult concerning a cross-culture workforce. Thus, it is reasonable to state that for both theoretical and practical purposes, the study of the antecedents of career commitment on the cultural level is necessarily important, and it suggests that this current research should be derived from both theoretical relevant and practical relevant bases.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/57853
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