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Conference Paper

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Business and Management.

Publication Details

Academy of International Business Conference 2009, Santiago,USA.

Abstract

Organizational commitment is a complicated concept. However it is primarily regarded as an attitudinal construct dealing with the perceived utility of continued participation in the employing organization (Hrebriniak & Alutto, 1972). In a similar vein, it has also been described, according to Buchanan, (1974), as a partisan, affective attachment to the goals and values of an organization, to one’s role in relation to goals and values of an organization, and to the organization for its own sake; or according to Porter et al. (1974), as a strong belief in and acceptance of the organization’s goals and values, a willingness to exert considerable effort into the organization, and a definite desire to maintain such employment relationship.

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