WORK ATTITUDES IN VIETNAM: ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT
AND JOB SATISFACTION IN A RESTRUCTURING ECONOMY


Le Ngoc Hung
Department of Sociology and Psychology
University of Hanoi
Hanoi, Vietnam
Stephen J. Appold
Department of Sociology
National University of Singapore
Singapore 119260
Arne L. Kalleberg
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3210

We investigated the determinants of organizational commitment and job satisfaction among a sample of 1,116 employees of 49 enterprises in Vietnam.  These enterprises represent four branches of manufacturing in both the state and nonstate sectors of the Vietnamese economy.  We found that the sampled Vietnamese employees had work attitudes that were quite positive by international standards.  Moreover, we found that many of the same organizational characteristics that are important in countries such as the United States and Japan had similar effects in Vietnam.
 

Journal of Asian Business 15(3): 41-68 (1999)
 

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