Department of Management
Are cultural values associated with organizational and union commitment and citizenship behavior? A study of Chinese manufacturing workers
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. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Collectivism, Individualism, Organizational citizenship behavior, Organizational commitment, Union citizenship behavior, Union commitment
Source Publication Title
Asia Pacific Journal of Management
Link to Publisher's Edition
Chan, A., & Snape, E. (2013). Are cultural values associated with organizational and union commitment and citizenship behavior? A study of Chinese manufacturing workers. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 30 (1), 169-190. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-012-9323-7