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Cognitive and affective approaches to employee participation: Integration of the two approaches

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  • Park, Rhokeun
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    Numerous studies have examined cognitive and affective approaches to decision-making participation, but no study has attempted to integrate the two approaches. This is the first empirical study to apply the two approaches to financial participation. To integrate the two approaches, this study investigated the applicability of the two approaches to decision-making and financial participation as well as the relationship between two essential variables in each approach: information sharing and organizational commitment. The proposed hypotheses were tested by structural equation models using the Workplace Employment Relations Survey, which was conducted in Great Britain. The findings revealed that self-managing teams and group incentives were positively related to information sharing, which in turn were positively associated with organizational commitment and perceived company performance. Cross-cultural implications are discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of World Business.

    Volume (Year): 47 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 450-458

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:worbus:v:47:y:2012:i:3:p:450-458

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    Keywords: Cognitive approach; Affective approach; Employee participation; Information sharing; Organizational commitment; Performance;

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