Location, location, location: contextualizing workplace commitment
Wasti, Arzu S. and Peterson, Mark F. and Breitsohl, Heiko and Cohen, Aaron and Jorgensen, Frances and Rodrigues, Ana Carolina De Aguiar and Weng, Qingxiong and Xu, Xiaohong (2016) Location, location, location: contextualizing workplace commitment. Journal of Organizational Behavior (Sl), 37 (4). pp. 613-632. ISSN 0894-3796 (Print) 1099-1379 (Online)
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.2094
The purpose of the present commentary is to discuss the nature and correlates of workplace commitment across cultures. We asked six organizational behavior scholars, who are intimately familiar with Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, or Israel as their country of origin or extended residence, to "contextualize" workplace commitment. They did so by explicating institutional and cultural characteristics of their context on the emergence, meaning, and evolution of commitment by reference to their own research and extant local research. Their responses not only supported the utility of three-component model of commitment but also revealed the differential salience of various commitment constructs (e.g., components and foci of commitment) as well as possible contextual moderators on the development and outcomes of commitment. The commentators also described changes including the growing prevalence of multicultural workforces within national borders and changes in employment relationships and cultural values in their national contexts and considered future research directions in culture and commitment research.
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