This study focuses on the career anchors of MIS professionals and adopts the well-established career theory, Schein's Career Anchors, as the fundamental theory in this study. The present paper attempts to investigate the relationship between career anchors and leave intent of MIS professionals in Taiwan. The study adds the cultural construct, Chinese Relationalism, into its research model, in order to comprehend the role of Chinese Relationalism in the context of the career anchor model. Three career anchors: technical competence, autonomy, and entrepreneurship, have direct (negative or positive) and significant impacts on the intents of MIS professionals to leave their employment. This study establishes that Chinese Relationalism impacts on the technical competence, geographical security, identity, lifestyle, and various career anchors of MIS professionals and also moderates the relationships between autonomy, entrepreneurship and the leave intent of MIS professionals in Taiwan.
Chang, Christina Ling-hsing and Lin, I-Chun, "Career Anchors, National Culture and Leave Intent of MIS Professionals in Taiwan" (2008). PACIS 2008 Proceedings. 44.