Foreign and domestic company attractiveness to host national employees in Japan: A person–organization fit and image theory perspective

Vesa Peltokorpi*, Anna K. Bader, Fabian J. Froese

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-405
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Volume27
Issue number4
Early online date4 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

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