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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