Foreign and Domestic Company Attractiveness to Host National Employees in Japan: A Person–Organization Fit and Image Theory Perspective

14 Pages Posted: 23 May 2020

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Vesa Peltokorpi

University of Wollongong

Anna K. Bader

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Fabian J. Froese

University of Goettingen (Göttingen)

Date Written: December 2019

Abstract

This study contributes to research on organizational attractiveness and human resource management (HRM) by drawing on image theory to examine the effect of organizational characteristics (foreign vs. domestic company country‐of‐origin, HRM practices, organizational culture, and work environment) on organizational attractiveness perceptions by host country national (HCN) employees. Drawing on person–organization fit theory, we also examine the moderating effects of HCNs' demographic characters (age and gender), work‐related skills (English proficiency and international experience), and value orientations (individualism and risk aversion) between the relationship of these organizational characteristics and organizational attractiveness. A between‐subject scenario‐based experiment with 800 HCN employees in Japan suggest that not the company country‐of‐origin, but the local adaptation of organizational culture, HRM practices, and work environment influence HCNs' organizational attractiveness perceptions. HCNs' demographic characteristics, work‐related skills, and value orientations had moderating effects between these organizational characteristics and organizational attractiveness perceptions.

Keywords: human resource management, Japan, organizational attractiveness, person–organization fit

Suggested Citation

Peltokorpi, Vesa and Bader, Anna K. and Froese, Fabian J., Foreign and Domestic Company Attractiveness to Host National Employees in Japan: A Person–Organization Fit and Image Theory Perspective (December 2019). International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 392-405, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3602899 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12259

Vesa Peltokorpi (Contact Author)

University of Wollongong

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Anna K. Bader

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Fabian J. Froese

University of Goettingen (Göttingen) ( email )

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Göttingen, 37073
Germany

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