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Person-organization congruence of high performance values in Australian universities

Lawrence, Ann 2006, Person-organization congruence of high performance values in Australian universities, International journal of knowledge, culture & change management, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 173-182.

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Title Person-organization congruence of high performance values in Australian universities
Author(s) Lawrence, Ann
Journal name International journal of knowledge, culture & change management
Volume number 6
Issue number 4
Start page 173
End page 182
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1447-9524
1447-9575
Keyword(s) organisation value congruence
high performance work systems
values
knowledge creation
learning and development
Summary This study explores the applicability of the personal and organizational value clusters identified by Abbott, White & Charles, (2005) employing the McDonald & Gandz (1991) list of values to university settings. It examines the personal values of business students in two universities, their perception ofthe organizational values important to their university, and measures the extent to which the personal and organizational values are consistent with 'High Performance Work Systems '. Results provide support for individual and organizational values factors similar to those found by Finegan, (2000) and Abbott et al. (2005) and consistent with Schwartz s (1992) an-cultural values hierarchy. While usiness/commerce students rated their personal values as consistent with HPWS and the major pan-cultural values, this did not match their perception of the organizations' values. The implications of personal-organizational value incongruence on motivation, satisfaction, organizational commitment and effectiveness are discussed.
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Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003554

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Deakin Graduate School of Business
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