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Title: Managerial work characteristics and organizational commitment after offshoring. The moderating effect of perceived organizational valence
Authors: Zimmermann, Angelika
Lioliou, Eleni
Oliveira, Joao S.
Keywords: Offshoring
Organizational change
Work characteristics
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Academy of Management
Citation: ZIMMERMANN, A., LIOLIOU, E. and OLIVEIRA, J.S., 2017. Managerial work characteristics and organizational commitment after offshoring. The moderating effect of perceived organizational valence. Academy of Management Proceedings (Meeting Abstract Supplement) 11561.
Abstract: Offshoring affects the nature of work in onshore locations, but little is known about job incumbents’ reactions to these changes. Based on concepts of work design, we demonstrate how offshoring related changes in onshore managers’ work characteristics are associated with their affective organizational commitment. Drawing on the organizational change literature, we further investigate how this association is moderated by managers’ perceptions of the benefit that offshoring has for the organization, i.e. perceived organizational valence. We found that both job complexity and international working were positively associated with higher organizational commitment, and that the magnitude of such associations enhanced as organizational valence became higher. Changes in skill variety by contrast were not associated with organizational commitment, regardless of the strength of organizational valence. Our findings serve to extend prior job characteristics models, explain diverse reactions of onshore employees to offshoring, and deepen our understanding of contemporary changes to the nature of work in developed countries
Description: This paper was presented at the 77th Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, USA, 4-8th August. This paper was published in Academy of Management Proceedings and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11561abstract.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11561abstract
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27136
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11561abstract
ISSN: 0065-0668
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