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Organizational commitment

About: Organizational commitment is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 33080 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 1519776 citation(s). more


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19 Mar 1985-
Abstract: The article presents a review of the book “Organizational Culture and Leadership,” by Edgar H. Schein. more

Topics: Organizational commitment (75%), Organizational culture (74%), Organization development (71%) more

17,077 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1287/ORSC.2.1.71
James G. March1Institutions (1)
Abstract: This paper considers the relation between the exploration of new possibilities and the exploitation of old certainties in organizational learning. It examines some complications in allocating resources between the two, particularly those introduced by the distribution of costs and benefits across time and space, and the effects of ecological interaction. Two general situations involving the development and use of knowledge in organizations are modeled. The first is the case of mutual learning between members of an organization and an organizational code. The second is the case of learning and competitive advantage in competition for primacy. The paper develops an argument that adaptive processes, by refining exploitation more rapidly than exploration, are likely to become effective in the short run but self-destructive in the long run. The possibility that certain common organizational practices ameliorate that tendency is assessed. more

Topics: Organizational learning (68%), Ambidextrous organization (65%), Organization development (60%) more

14,959 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1111/J.2044-8325.1990.TB00506.X
Natalie J. Allen1, John P. Meyer1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Organizational commitment has been conceptualized and measured in various ways. The two studies reported here were conducted to test aspects of a three-component model of commitment which integrates these various conceptualizations. The affective component of organizational commitment, proposed by the model, refers to employees' emotional attachment to, identification with, and involvement in, the organization. The continuance component refers to commitment based on the costs that employees associate with leaving the organization. Finally, the normative component refers to employees' feelings of obligation to remain with the organization. In Study 1, scales were developed to measure these components. Relationships among the components of commitment and with variables considered their antecedents were examined in Study 2. Results of a canonical correlation analysis suggested that, as predicted by the model, the affective and continuance components of organizational commitment are empirically distinguishable constructs with different correlates. The affective and normative components, although distinguishable, appear to be somewhat related. The importance of differentiating the components of commitment, both in research and practice, is discussed. more

9,940 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/1053-4822(91)90011-Z
John P. Meyer1, Natalie J. Allen1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Diversity in the conceptualization and measurement of organizational commitment has made it difficult to interpret the results of an accumulating body of research. In this article, we go beyond the existing distinction between attitudinal and behavioral commitment and argue that commitment, as a psychological state, has at least three separable components reflecting (a) a desire (affective commitment), (b) a need (continuance commitment), and (c) an obligation (normative commitment) to maintain employment in an organization. Each component is considered to develop as a function of different antecedents and to have different implications for on-the-job behavior. The aim of this reconceptualization is to aid in the synthesis of existing research and to serve as a framework for future research. more

8,496 Citations

Open accessBook
22 May 1995-
Abstract: Introduction Early Institutionalists Institutional Theory and Organizations Constructing an Analytic Framework I Three Pillars of Institutions Constructing an Analytic Framework II Content, Agency, Carriers and Levels Institutional Construction, Maintenance and Diffusion Institutional Processes Affecting Societal Systems, Organizational Fields, and Organizational Populations Institutional Processes Affecting Organizational Structure and Performance Institutional Change Looking Back, Looking Forward more

Topics: Organizational field (65%), Institutional logic (65%), Institutional theory (62%) more

8,373 Citations

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Christian Vandenberghe

73 papers, 5.9K citations

Eric G. Lambert

71 papers, 4.3K citations

John P. Meyer

34 papers, 37.6K citations

Florence Stinglhamber

31 papers, 3.5K citations

Aaron Cohen

31 papers, 3.1K citations

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