Work Opportunities and Organizational Commitment in International Organizations

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Title
Work Opportunities and Organizational Commitment in International Organizations
Journal
Public Administration Review
Author(s)
Giauque David, Varone Frédéric
ISSN
0033-3352 (Print)
1540-6210 (Online)
ISSN-L
0033-3352
Publication state
Published
Issued date
23/05/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
NA
Language
english
Abstract
This article applies social exchange theory to investigate the relationships between
work opportunities and organizational commitment in four United Nations agencies. It
demonstrates that international civil servants who are satisfied with altruistic, social,
and extrinsic work opportunities are more likely to declare high levels of organizational
commitment. Furthermore, the perceived organizational support mediates these
relationships. The empirical findings highlight the importance of considering the
specificity of organizational features in explaining international civil servants' attitudes and behaviors. Their preferences for altruistic, social, and extrinsic work opportunities are not similar to the motivational orientations and rewards valued by public- or private sector employees, thus confirming the hybrid characteristics of international organizations. Drawing on these original results, this research also identifies some practical implications for human resources management in international organizations.
Keywords
international organizations, international civil service, organizational commitment, work opportunities, organizational support
Open Access
Yes
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09/04/2018 9:03
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20/08/2019 13:14
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