Sustainable work behavior is an important issue for operations managers – it has implications for most outcomes of OM. This research explores the antecedents of sustainable work behavior. It revisits and extends the sociotechnical model developed by Brown et al. (2000) on predicting safe behavior. Employee characteristics and general attitudes towards safety and work condition are included in the extended model. A survey was handed out to 654 employees in Chinese factories. This research contributes by demonstrating how employee- characteristics and general attitudes towards safety and work condition influence their sustainable work behavior. A new definition of sustainable work behavior is proposed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 20th EurOMA Conference : Operations Management at the Heart of the Recovery|
|Editors||Brian Fynes, Paul Coughlan|
|Number of pages||10|
|Place of Publication||Dublin|
|Publisher||EUROMA, European Operations Management Association|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||The 20th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2013 - University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland|
Duration: 7 Jun 2013 → 12 Jun 2013
Conference number: 20
|Conference||The 20th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2013|
|Location||University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin|
|Period||07/06/2013 → 12/06/2013|
Hald, K. S. (2013). Predicting Sustainable Work Behavior: Evidence from China. In B. Fynes, & P. Coughlan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th EurOMA Conference: Operations Management at the Heart of the Recovery Dublin: EUROMA, European Operations Management Association.