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Race as a limiting factor in organizational life: A South African study


  • Carr, M
  • Human, P


The purpose of this paper is to investigate the nature of job satisfaction and organizational commitment in a South African manufacturing concern. Special attention is paid to the role played by race in influencing and determining job satisfaction and organizational commitment patterns. It was found that race articulates strongly with job satisfaction and organizational commitment, a finding which supports the proposition that industry and community are highly interrelated and interdependent. It is suggested that organizational life, even in the most progressive South African companies cannot be normalized until such time as race, as a formally and legally institutionalized organizing principle of society, is eliminated.

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  • Carr, M & Human, P, 1989. "Race as a limiting factor in organizational life: A South African study," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 17(4), pages 355-362.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:17:y:1989:i:4:p:355-362

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