The Importance of Organizational Justice in Promotion Decisions

38 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2001

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Silvia Bagdadli

Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology; SDA Bocconi

Francesco Paoletti

SDA Bocconi; Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology & Social Sciences (CISEPS)

Date Written: November 2001

Abstract

A study of 139 managers and executives in the Italian subsidiary of a large multinational organization in the chemical industry is used to examine whether perceived organizational justice can offset the negative career effects of limited promotions, such that the organization can retain effective managers who did not reach the highest levels in the hierarchy and keep them committed and satisfied. We tested hypotheses based on a main-effect and an integrative model of the effects of organizational justice on organizational commitment, intent to stay, and career satisfaction.

Results showed that if organizations want to keep effective managers motivated, committed and willing to stay they need to pay attention to different components of perceived organizational justice and in particular to perceived career procedural justice.

Keywords: career mobility, organizational justice, HRM, OB

JEL Classification: D23, M12

Suggested Citation

Bagdadli, Silvia and Paoletti, Francesco, The Importance of Organizational Justice in Promotion Decisions (November 2001). SDA Bocconi, Research Division Working Paper No. 01-61. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=292581 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.292581

Silvia Bagdadli (Contact Author)

Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology

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SDA Bocconi ( email )

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Francesco Paoletti

SDA Bocconi ( email )

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Milan, Milan 20136
Italy

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology & Social Sciences (CISEPS) ( email )

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Milano, 20126
Italy

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