Does Cultural Heritage Affect Job Satisfaction: The Divide between EU and Eastern Economies

11 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2012

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Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski

University of American College, Skopje - School of Business Economics and Management

Marjan Petreski

University of American college - Skopje - School of Business Economics and Management

Date Written: May 1, 2011

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to examine the factors influencing worker’s job satisfaction aside the conventional factors, in the vein of the basic cultural values and beliefs, and then to put this into a comparative perspective for the South-East European (SEE) countries and for Macedonia, in particular. Cultural values are grouped into traditional vs. secular-rational values and survival vs. self-expression values. The main result from the study is that cultural heritage exerts considerable impact on job satisfaction in SEE with some determinants – like the importance of work, religion and family – exerting stronger influence in SEE than in CEE and in Western Europe. However, cultural values are found to affect job satisfaction in Macedonia with less pronounced significance. Manly traditional cultural values are found important in the Macedonian case, while from the survival group only trust is found to likely affect job satisfaction, and with the effect being likely stronger than in the case of SEE, CEE and Western Europe.

Keywords: Job satisfaction, Macedonia, cultural values, cultural convergence, SEE

JEL Classification: J28, J62, M14

Suggested Citation

Mojsoska-Blazevski, Nikica and Petreski, Marjan, Does Cultural Heritage Affect Job Satisfaction: The Divide between EU and Eastern Economies (May 1, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2159307 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2159307

Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski (Contact Author)

University of American College, Skopje - School of Business Economics and Management ( email )

Treta Makedonska Brigada, bb
Skopje, 1000
Macedonia

Marjan Petreski

University of American college - Skopje - School of Business Economics and Management ( email )

Skopje, 1000
Macedonia

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