Perceived human resource management practices and intention to leave of employees: The mediating role of organizational citizenship behaviour in a Sino-Japanese joint venture

Kwok Yee Wing Lam, Ziguang Chen, Norihiko Takeuchi

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This current study investigates how employees' organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) mediates the relationships among perceived human resource management practices (i.e., retention-oriented compensation and formalized training) on the employees' intention to leave their jobs. The universalistic proposition framework provides the basis for this study. Using a sample of 152 respondents from a Sino-Japanese joint venture located in China, we found that retention-oriented compensation and formalized training are positively related to the engagement of OCB, while they are negatively associated with intention to leave the organization. In addition, we also discovered that OCB mediates the effects of retention-oriented compensation and formalized training on the said intention to leave. We likewise discuss their implications in this study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2250-2270
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2009


  • China
  • Formalized training
  • Human resource management practices
  • Intention to leave
  • Joint venture
  • Organizational citizenship behaviour
  • Retentionoriented compensation
  • Sino-Japanese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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