Linking Networking Behavior, Career Satisfaction, and Work-to-Family Facilitation: Comparing United States and Hong Kong Employees

Proceedings of 19th International Business Research Conference 2012

Posted: 28 Dec 2012

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Yu Cheung

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

Thomas Dougherty

University of Missouri at Columbia

Neil Herndon

South China University of Technology

Shirley Chau

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

Date Written: November 12, 2012

Abstract

This study of United States (US) and Hong Kong (HK) employees explores the linkages among networking behavior, instrumental and expressive resources received, career satisfaction, and work-to-family facilitation. Our results indicate that (1) three types of networking behavior were differentially linked to employees’ receipt of instrumental versus expressive network resources, with notable US-HK differences, (2) participation in professional activities was not useful for generating network resources in either society, and (3) receipt of instrumental network resources was related to career satisfaction and work-to-family facilitation in both the US and HK.

Keywords: career satisfaction, networking behavior, work-to-family facilitation, China, United States

JEL Classification: M1

Suggested Citation

Cheung, Yu and Dougherty, Thomas and Herndon, Neil and Chau, Shirley, Linking Networking Behavior, Career Satisfaction, and Work-to-Family Facilitation: Comparing United States and Hong Kong Employees (November 12, 2012). Proceedings of 19th International Business Research Conference 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2194315

Yu Cheung

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) ( email )

Department of Economics
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Thomas Dougherty

University of Missouri at Columbia ( email )

332 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO Columbia 65211
United States

Neil Herndon (Contact Author)

South China University of Technology ( email )

Wushan
Guangzhou, AR Guangdong 510640
China

Shirley Chau

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) ( email )

Department of Economics
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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