A Comparative Study of Organisational Commitment of Bank Employees in Ireland and China

Helen Chen, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Conference Paper

Academy of International Business Conference, Santiago USA


Organisational commitment has been extensively researched in the Western and non-Western contexts. However, little has been conducted to approach it from a cross-cultural perspective. This paper sets out to fill in the gap by examining bank employees’ organisational commitment in Ireland and China. Data was collected in two American banks, one in Ireland and the other one in China in June 2008. Research results showed interesting and dynamic differences of the three dimensions of the Irish and Chinese bank employees’ organisational commitment with regards to the effects of income, gender and tenure. Implications for managers in Ireland and China are discussed.