Value Congruence in Organizations: Literature Review, Theoretical Perspectives, and Future Directions
42 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2012 Last revised: 12 Mar 2019
Date Written: September 1, 2012
Extant literature on value congruence is fragmented due to different methodological treatments and theoretical perspectives. Proposing a typology of the value congruence concept, this paper reviews several key themes in value congruence research including staffing, socialization, leadership, job attitudes, performance, among others. By reviewing related antecedents and outcomes, discussing underlying theoretical perspectives, and highlighting future directions, this paper integrates value congruence research into a comprehensive framework. Managerial implications are also discussed where relevant.
Keywords: Fit, Interactional psychology, Organizational culture, Person-organization fit, Value congruence
JEL Classification: M12, M54
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