Work Engagement in India and Thailand: A Comparative Analysis (SCOPUS)

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Author: Richa Chaudhary, Santosh Rangnekar, Uthai Tanlamai, Surasvadee Rajkulchai, Anirut Asawasakulsor
Department/Faculty: Master of Business Administration, Siam University, Bangkok 10160
Published: Global Business Review, Volume: 19 issue: 1, February, 2018, page(s): 162-174.


Chaudhary R., Rangnekar S., Tanlamai U., Rajkulchai S. & Asawasakulsor A. (2017). Work engagement in India and Thailand: A comparative analysis. Global Business Review, 19(1), 162-174.


The study investigated the role of human resource development climate (HRDC) and self-efficacy as predictors of work engagement amongst IT-sector employees of India and Thailand. In addition, it also made an attempt to unfurl the mechanism underlying the proposed relationship by proposing and testing a model with self-efficacy as an intervening variable. Work engagement levels among IT-sector employees in Thailand were found be slightly higher than those among the employees in India. Both HRDC and self-efficacy were found to be significant predictors of work engagement. The results for self-efficacy as a mediator and a moderator of the proposed relationship between HRDC and work engagement are reported and discussed. Article building on the theoretical framework of the job-demands resources model, the social cognitive theory and the conservation of resources (COR) theory produces cross-national knowledge about work engagement and predictors.

Keywords:  Work engagement, self-efficacy, HRDC, cross-cultural management, Asia, IT.

Work Engagement in India and Thailand: A Comparative Analysis Show less

Graduate Schools, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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