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Exploring civic virtue and turnover intention during organizational changes


  • Bellou, Victoria


Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are probably the most common strategic manoeuvres in business. Given the critical importance of human factors for their success, this study aims to enhance understanding of employee reactions to such projects. This article looks into the way that psychological contract breach affects employee turnover intention and civic virtue, after taking into consideration the mediating role of organizational commitment and the moderating role of coping with changes. Data were obtained from employees at a recently acquired restaurant chain in Athens, Greece. Statistical analyses confirmed all hypotheses, with one exception.

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  • Bellou, Victoria, 2008. "Exploring civic virtue and turnover intention during organizational changes," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 61(7), pages 778-789, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:61:y:2008:i:7:p:778-789

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    1. Kraak, Johannes Marcelus & Lunardo, Renaud & Herrbach, Olivier & Durrieu, François, 2017. "Promises to employees matter, self-identity too: Effects of psychological contract breach and older worker identity on violation and turnover intentions," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 70(C), pages 108-117.
    2. Raj Mahto & Peter Davis & Dmitry Khanin, 2014. "Continuation Commitment: Family’s Commitment to Continue the Family Business," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 35(2), pages 278-289, June.

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