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Location, location, location: Contextualizing workplace commitment

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  • S. Arzu Wasti, Sabanci University
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  • Mark F. Peterson
  • Heiko Breitsohl, Wuppertal Univ
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  • Aaron Cohen, University of Haifa
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  • Frances Jørgensen
  • Ana Carolina De Aguiar Rodrigues, University of São Paulo
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  • Qingxiong Weng, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, University of Queensland
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  • Xiaohong Xu, Bowling Green State University, Texas A&M University

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. Copyright (C) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
Volume37
Issue4
Pages (from-to)613-632
Number of pages20
ISSN0894-3796
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

    Research areas

  • workplace commitment, commitment foci, culture, PERCEIVED ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT, STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES, IN-ROLE PERFORMANCE, WORK OUTCOMES, TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP, EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE, CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR, TURNOVER INTENTIONS, INDIVIDUAL-VALUES, CHINESE EMPLOYEES

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