Impact of Person-Environment Fit and English Language Proficiency on Organizational Commitment of Chinese Employees in Multinational Corporations; Case Study: A Finnish MNC’s Chinese Subsidiary

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Lu, Wei
dc.contributor.author Tao, Youyou
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-29T10:17:14Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-29T10:17:14Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/32607
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted under the research project entitled “Person-Environment Fit and foreign language proficiency on Organizational Commitment of employees in multinational companies” led by Dr. Wei Lu. The primary objective of this study is to examine how the four different components of Person-Environment (P-E) Fit – Person-Organizational (P-O) Fit, Person-Job (P-J) Fit, Person-Group (P-G) Fit and Person-Supervisor (P-S) Fit – impact the Organizational Commitment of Chinese employees through the case study of a Finnish MNC’s Chinese subsidiary. The second goal is to examine if English language proficiency has influence on Organizational Commitment in this context. The majority of research in P-E Fit and Organizational Commitment was mainly conducted in Western countries. Studies in an Asian or Chinese context are limited. Additionally, previous research concentrated on either P-E Fit as a whole or P-O Fit alone, so the specific effects of P-J Fit, P-G Fit and P-S Fit on Organizational Commitment are still remain under-researched. Therefore, to fill the void, this paper will cover all these four categories of P-E Fit. The empirical part of my study was conducted through a single case study adopting a mixed approach of quantitative and qualitative research method. Data was collected through an online questionnaire for the local employees working in a Finnish Multinational Corporation’s Chinese subsidiary. The questionnaire was composed of Likert-scale formatted multiple-choice questions and optional open-ended questions. It is revealed by the findings that Person-Organizational Fit and Needs-Supplies Fit dimension of P-J Fit, in line with existing study, have a positive relationship with Organizational Commitment. In addition, this study contributes to the under-researched P-G Fit area by showing the most significantly positive correlation with Organizational Commitment. No significant correlation was found between English language proficiency and Organizational Commitment. Respondents held opposite opinions regarding the role language proficiency played in their commitment to the company. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Impact of Person-Environment Fit and English Language Proficiency on Organizational Commitment of Chinese Employees in Multinational Corporations; Case Study: A Finnish MNC’s Chinese Subsidiary en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Kauppakorkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword person-environment fit en
dc.subject.keyword organizational commitment en
dc.subject.keyword English language proficiency en
dc.subject.keyword Chinese subsidiary en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201806294017
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.programme Management and International Business (MIB) en
dc.subject.helecon johtaminen fi
dc.subject.helecon kansainväliset yhtiöt fi
dc.subject.helecon henkilöstö fi
dc.subject.helecon kielitaito fi
dc.subject.helecon englannin kieli fi
dc.subject.helecon Kiina fi
dc.subject.helecon tytäryhtiöt fi
dc.ethesisid 17286
dc.location P1 I fi


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