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Title: Enhancing firm performance through internal market orientation and employee organizational commitment
Authors: Yu, Q
Yen, D
Barnes, B
Huang, Y
Keywords: internal market orientation;organizational commitment;employee retention;firm performance;China
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: The International Journal of Human Resource Management (RIJH), (2017)
Abstract: Considering the importance of retaining key staff and managing the negative impact of high labor turnover on firm performance, this study investigates the notion of internal market orientation (IMO) as an employee management tool for helping companies retain employees and leverage performance via their organizational commitment. Drawing on data from three different managerial respondents in 275 companies based in China, the findings demonstrate the precedential effect of IMO on corporate performance through employees’ organizational commitment and retention. Interdepartmental relationship and interdepartmental communication, together with ownership types are identified as potential moderating variables, which may vary IMO’s effectiveness in the framework. This study provides scholars and practitioners with empirical evidence of IMO’s contribution to different industries and markets. Building on a western perspective, this study extends the literature in an emerging market context and specifically has implications for managing Chinese employees.
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