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Organisational determinants of employee turnover for multinational companies in Asia

Zheng, Connie and Lamond, David 2010, Organisational determinants of employee turnover for multinational companies in Asia, Asia Pacific journal of management, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 423-443, doi: 10.1007/s10490-009-9159-y.

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Title Organisational determinants of employee turnover for multinational companies in Asia
Author(s) Zheng, ConnieORCID iD for Zheng, Connie
Lamond, David
Journal name Asia Pacific journal of management
Volume number 27
Issue number 3
Start page 423
End page 443
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2010-09
ISSN 0217-4561
Keyword(s) turnover
multinational companies (MNCs)
expatriate management
Summary High employee turnover rates among multinational companies (MNCs) in Asia have become an organisational issue, which cannot be sufficiently addressed at the individual level. In this paper, we examine the issue of employee turnover at the organisational level. A group of organisational variables (e.g., training, size, age, industry, percentage of expatriate managers and headquarters’ national base) were tested, using a sample of 529 MNCs in six Asian countries. The standard multiple regressions show that training, size, the length of operation in local subsidiary and nature of industry are significantly related to turnover. An effect of the percentage of expatriate managers present in the local subsidiary on employee turnover appears to be moderate. These results fill a research gap by identifying organisational variables (as opposed to individual characteristics) and contribute to better explanation of employee turnover at firm level. Implications to MNCs in the greater Chinese region and Asia are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10490-009-9159-y
Field of Research 150311 Organisational Behaviour
Socio Economic Objective 940303 International Organisations
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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