A Longitudinal Study of Assimilated Corporate Culture in Mexico

Douglas K Peterson

Abstract


The paper explores the evolution of organizational commitment among workers in a Mexican administrative and production facility for a US-based Fortune 500 MNC.  Over a period of four years, there was a transfer of cultural attributes and commitment attitudes from a parent MNC across national borders to the host subsidiary.  While the parent MNC had the goal of raising workers' organizational commitment worldwide, this empirical investigation demonstrated that worker commitment increased in the host country, fell and the rose a stable level. Simultaneously, there was a convergence to parent company job attitude levels creating host country attitudinal attributes and a disposition to collective bargaining and entitlement elements towards desire for more satisfying work, better supervision, better pay and benefits plan, more promotion opportunities, and more opportunities for work group coaction and comradeship.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jmr.v2i1.165

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