Title: Organisational citizenship behaviour in the People's Republic of China and comparison to the West: construct, antecedents, consequences and implications for future research

Authors: Yong Han, Yochanan Altman

Addresses: Department of Public Administrative Education and Research, Guangxi Administrative College, Nanning, 530021, P.R. China. ' LMBS, London Metropolitan University, 31 Jewry Street, London, EC3N 2EY, UK

Abstract: The rapid growth of research on organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) in the People|s Republic of China (PRC) is continuing a trend that started in the West (i.e., North America and West Europe) 25 years ago and provides us with an opportunity for a critical examination of conceptualisations, methodologies, findings and implications. This paper presents the literature on the dimensions and construct of OCB, its antecedents and consequences in the PRC and in comparison to North America and West Europe. More specifically, we: a) compare the various forms of OCB identified in the literature; b) critically examine the empirical findings for both antecedents and consequences of OCB; c) indicate research gaps for future research in both the PRC and North America and West Europe.

Keywords: organisational citizenship behaviour; OCB; North America; Western Europe; China; cross-cultural competence.

DOI: 10.1504/EJCCM.2010.031995

European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 2010 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.163 - 187

Published online: 03 Mar 2010 *

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