Applicant attraction to foreign companies: The case of Japanese companies in Vietnam

Soyeon Kim, Fabian Jintae Froese Prof., Anne Cox

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Abstract

The ability to recruit talented employees in foreign markets has become crucial to the success of multinational corporations. This study investigated how foreign companies attract local employees by considering the case of Japanese companies in Vietnam. The results of a survey of 326 respondents indicate that individual values yielded both direct and indirect effects on their attraction to Japanese companies. Specifically, work-centric,money-oriented, and collectivistic job-seekers were more attracted to Japanese companies.Further, individual values moderated the relationship between organizational characteristics and applicant attraction. These results provide support for the Attraction-Selection-Attrition framework and Person-Organization fit theory in an Asian setting and have important theoretical and practical implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-458
Number of pages20
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1

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Individual values
Employees
Attraction
Applicant attraction
Indirect effects
Multinational corporations
Direct effect
Job seeker
Organizational characteristics
Asia
Attrition
Person-organization fit

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  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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In: Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 50, No. 4, 01.10.2012, p. 439-458.

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