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Organizational commitment in the context of multinational corporations: a critical review and directions for future research

journal contribution
posted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Alfred PresbiteroAlfred Presbitero, Alexander NewmanAlexander Newman, Huong Le, Zhou (Joe) Jiang, Shao-Mei Zheng
The antecedents and outcomes of organizational commitment (OC) have been studied extensively over the last three decades. While the majority of research has focused on the OC of employees working in organizations based in a single country or region, studies have also emerged examining the OC of employees working in multinational corporations (MNCs). However, there has been no attempt to comprehensively review and synthesize the literature in this area, limiting our understanding on how to effectively manage OC in MNCs. The present study conducts a systematic review of empirical literature on OC in the MNC context. We review literature on the theoretical foundations, antecedents and outcomes of OC in MNCs, and evaluate empirical papers that expand our understanding of the nomological network of constructs to which OC is related in the MNC context. Building on the review, we then present a future research agenda, which targets opportunities for empirical and theoretical advancement of research on OC in the MNC setting.

History

Journal

International journal of human resource management

Volume

30

Issue

1

Season

Annual Review

Pagination

188 - 218

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0958-5192

eISSN

1466-4399

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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