Are cultural values associated with organizational and union commitment and citizenship behavior? A study of Chinese manufacturing workers

Andy W. Chan, Ed SNAPE

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the association between individual-level cultural values and employees' commitment to, and citizenship behaviors towards, their employing organization and union. Based on a study of Chinese manufacturing workers, several significant findings emerged, most notably that workers distinguished clearly between the organization and union as foci for commitment and that horizontal, but not vertical, collectivism was positively associated with union commitment and union citizenship behavior. Our results suggest the need to differentiate between horizontal and vertical collectivism when considering the effects of cultural values on attitudes towards unions and collective action.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)169-190
    Number of pages22
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
    Volume30
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
    • Strategy and Management

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Collectivism
    • Individualism
    • Organizational citizenship behavior
    • Organizational commitment
    • Union citizenship behavior
    • Union commitment

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