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Title: Confirmatory cross-cultural research - testing the viability of a corporation-wide safety policy
Authors: Janssens, Maddy ×
Brett, Jm
Smith, Fj #
Issue Date: Jan-1995
Publisher: Acad management
Series Title: Academy of management journal vol:38 issue:2 pages:364-382
Abstract: This study examined variation in the relationships among constructs affecting the perceptions of safety of workers at the U.S., French, and Argentine plants of the same division of a U.S. multinational, all affected by the same corporation-wide safety policy. We proposed differences based on the profiles of the three countries on three cultural dimensions-individualism/collectivism, authoritarian or paternalistic management style, and autocratic or participative decision making-and compared the cultural groups using multisample analysis in structural equation modeling. Results confirmed hypotheses predicting a lower effect of management's overall concern for employees on the extent to which safety was a priority in France than in the United States and a stronger effect of management concern on safety as a priority in Argentina than the United States; in addition, an emphasis on production had less effect on perceived safety level in Argentina than in the United States.
ISSN: 0001-4273
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Organisation Studies, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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