The job embeddedness-turnover intentions relationship: Evidence from Thailand
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
School of Business and Law
This study responds to calls for further job embeddedness research in a wider range of national, cultural and organisation contexts. In particular there is a paucity of research on job embeddedness in Thailand and in smaller enterprises. Data collected from 181 employees in small and medium size enterprises located in two provinces of Thailand were analysed. Results suggest that organisation embeddedness, but not community embeddedness, predicts turnover intentions in the sample studied. Only a handful of studies have examined the three sub-dimensions of organisation embeddedness: links, fit and sacrifice. Our results showed that each of these sub-dimensions was significantly and negatively associated with turnover intentions. Practical implications of the results and directions for future research are outlined in the paper.