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Organizations' characteristics influence on teamwork and organizational commitment in Taiwan


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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not any association existed between organizations’ characteristics and two organizational interventions, teamwork and organizational commitment, in electronics companies and non-electronics companies listed on Taiwan’s stock market. In addition, the most significant aspect was to offer an alternative perspective to the interaction between teamwork and organizational commitment modified by organizations’ characteristics. Meyer, Allen, and Smith’s (1993) three-component conceptualization of organizational commitment and Parker’s (1997) team success survey were the two instruments for acquiring the assessment of teamwork and organizational commitment from 131 returned surveys filled out by HRD professionals. Data were first analyzed descriptively and then further checked with necessary estimates for the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) approach to establish the conceptual models for the electronics and non-electronics companies respectively. The most representative finding from the data indicated that the interaction between teamwork and organizational commitment were highly associated. In addition, for the perspective of regression viewpoint, the most predictable variables for teamwork and organizational commitment were years of establishment, training, ratio of employee tenure, and employee turnover rate. In the end, recommendations for HRD and HRM practice, methodology, and future emerging and valuable research were included.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Business education;
Studies;
Organizational behavior
Classification
0454: Management
0688: Business education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Social sciences; China; Organizational commitment; Taiwan; Teamwork
Title
Organizations' characteristics influence on teamwork and organizational commitment in Taiwan
Author
Chen, Yin-Che
Number of pages
166
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0176
Source
DAI-A 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124697062
Advisor
Farmer, Edgar I.
University/institution
The Pennsylvania State University
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3459583
ProQuest document ID
875169920
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/875169920
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