Assessing Crossnational Invariance of the three-Component Model of Organizational Commitment: A Cross-Country Study of University Faculty

EuroMed Journal of Business, Vol. 13 Issue: 3, pp.254-279 (2017)

28 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2019

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Shefali Nandan

University of Allahabad

Daphne Halkias

International School of Management Paris

Paul Thurman

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Marcos Komodromos

University of Nicosia

Baker Ahmad Alserhan

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Christian Michael Adendorff,Ph.D

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Norashfah Hanim Yaakop Yahaya Alhaj

Teguh SNR Mgt Consulting

Alfredo De Massis

Lancaster University - Management School

Eleanna Galanaki

Athens University of Economics and Business

Stuart Graham

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Norma A Juma

Washburn University

Eileen Kwesiga

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Anayo Dominic Nkamnebe

Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Claire Seaman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Janine Zacca

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Educational institutions in general have a unique culture that lends itself to independent thinking, autonomy, participation, and shared governance. However, national context plays a major role in shaping the nature of these academic organizations, with implications for management and human resources strategies — and thus organizational commitment. Given the shifting socio-economic landscape, current higher education expectations, and an increasingly cross-cultural workforce, these institutions today have a different work environment, which impacts their management styles. This study explores the phenomenon of organizational commitment across cultures and the factors that influence it by examining if the effect of country-specific cultural orientation on organizational commitment of faculty in higher education functions invariably in different countries. The work includes a review of relevant literature on 10 countries and the results of a survey of university faculty members in these countries, assessing their institutions’ human resources practices and their effect on organizational commitment.

Keywords: organizational commitment; university faculty; higher education; human resources; three-component model of organizational commitment

JEL Classification: M16, M12, M14, M54

Suggested Citation

Nandan, Shefali and Halkias, Daphne and Thurman, Paul and Komodromos, Marcos and Alserhan, Baker Ahmad and Adendorff,Ph.D, Christian Michael and Alhaj, Norashfah Hanim Yaakop Yahaya and De Massis, Alfredo and Galanaki, Eleanna and Graham, Stuart and Juma, Norma A and Kwesiga, Eileen and Nkamnebe, Anayo Dominic and Seaman, Claire and Zacca, Janine, Assessing Crossnational Invariance of the three-Component Model of Organizational Commitment: A Cross-Country Study of University Faculty (2017). EuroMed Journal of Business, Vol. 13 Issue: 3, pp.254-279 (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3342223

Shefali Nandan

University of Allahabad ( email )

Department of Economics
University of Allahabad
Allahabad, PA Uttar Pradesh 211002
India

Daphne Halkias

International School of Management Paris ( email )

17, boulevard Raspail
17, Boulevard Raspail
Paris, Paris 75007
France

Paul Thurman

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health ( email )

722 West 168th Street
Room 471
New York, NY 10032
United States
+19176479090 (Phone)
+18014547475 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/people/our-faculty/pwt5

Marcos Komodromos

University of Nicosia ( email )

46 Makedonitissas Avenue
Nicosia, Nicosia 24005
Cyprus

Baker Ahmad Alserhan

Princess Sumaya University for Technology ( email )

Khalil Sket Street, Al-Jubaiha
P.O. Box 1438
Amman, 11941
Jordan

Christian Michael Adendorff,Ph.D

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Norashfah Hanim Yaakop Yahaya Alhaj

Teguh SNR Mgt Consulting

Alfredo De Massis

Lancaster University - Management School ( email )

Bailrigg
Lancaster, LA1 4YX
United Kingdom

Eleanna Galanaki (Contact Author)

Athens University of Economics and Business ( email )

Athens
Greece
+30 210 8203473 (Phone)

Stuart Graham

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Norma A Juma

Washburn University ( email )

Topeka,, KS
United States
7856703259 (Phone)
7856701063 (Fax)

Eileen Kwesiga

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Anayo Dominic Nkamnebe

Nnamdi Azikiwe University ( email )

Enugu-Onitsha Expressway
PMB 5025
Awka, DE Anambra State 234
Nigeria

Claire Seaman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Janine Zacca

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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