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Title: National culture value orientations, human resource management preferences and commitment in Taiwan
Author: Wu, Pei Chuan
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1999
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This thesis seeks to examine the linkage between national culture value orientations, Human Resource Management (HRM) preferences and commitment in Taiwan. Specifically, the purposes of this study are fourfold: • To identify variations in value orientations in individual employees. • To explore the relationship between value orientations and HRM preferences at both individual and organisational levels. • To evaluate the consequences of value orientation on levels of commitment and satisfaction. • To make a theoretical and practical contribution to the field of HRM, especially its relevance to value orientations. The analysis is based on a dual research methodology combining quantitative and qualitative approaches. Two questionnaires and one in-depth interview schedule are used. The first instrument measures cultural values using the cultural perspective questionnaire (CPQ4) based upon the conceptualisation of value orientations by Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck. The second instrument measures: HRM preferences which were designed by the researcher based on Schuler and Jackson's typology; satisfaction and work values using Warr, Cook and Wall's scale; and commitment using Cook and Wall's measure. The interview schedule was developed by the researcher in an attempt to postulate the HRM preferences and actual policies and practices at the organisational level. In all, two sets of questionnaires were administered to a sample of 700 employees from shop floor to senior managers in seven Taiwanese organisations. 452 usable questionnaires were returned, representing a response rate of 64.6%. Additionally, at least four in-depth interviews were conducted in each company with HR managers and line managers.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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