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Cheng, SY 2014, 'Under the shadow of the global financial tsunami : exploring employee work attitudes during economic recession in Hong Kong', DBA thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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This research project focuses on general employees’ work attitudes in Hong Kong during the Global Financial Tsunami of 2008 (GFT). Employee work attitudes have long been regarded as key indicators of employee work behaviours and are studied by human resources managers in an attempt to streamline individual and organisational performance. Apart from social and cultural factors, environmental elements also have very strong impacts on people’s attitudes, and therefore, on worker attitudes as well. For example, the dramatic decline in economic and business environments caused by the GFT may have greatly influenced employees’ work attitudes and had impacts on their behaviours in the workplace in turn.