The job embeddedness of employees in manufacturing SMES in Central Java, Indonesia
School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University
School of Business and Law
Given the lack of research on job embeddedness in both Indonesia and smaller enterprises, in this study we address the question: 1) How do employees in manufacturing SMEs in Central Java, Indonesia experience job embeddedness? 2) How should JE theory be reconceptualised to better explain employee retention in manufacturing SMEs in Central Java, Indonesia? To address this question, data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 42 employees from 13 manufacturing SMEs in Central Java, Indonesia. Preliminary findings suggest that a distinctive set of SME characteristics and institutional and cultural factors influenced employees’ organisational and community embeddedness.