Organizational cynicism in multinational corporations in China

Schmitz, Marina Anna, Froese, Fabian Jintae and Bader, Katharina (2018) Organizational cynicism in multinational corporations in China. Asia Pacific Business Review, 24 (5). pp. 620-637. ISSN 1360-2381

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Organizational cynicism is a pejorative attitude toward the employing organization induced by mistrust, disillusion, and various negative experiences. Based on cognitive dissonance theory we develop and test a theoretical model of how perceived cultural differences lead to organizational cynicism which in turn results in greater turnover intentions among host country nationals (HCN) employed in foreign subsidiaries of multinational corporations. Furthermore, we argue that the negative effect of perceived cultural differences can be mitigated by localization, i.e. replacement of expatriates by local staff. Survey results from HCN employees in foreign subsidiaries in China confirm the expected relationships.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, cognitive dissonance theory, expatriates, localization, organizational cynicism, perceived cultural differences, PRC, turnover intention
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 10:22
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:46

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