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Culture, participative decision making and job satisfaction

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  • De Wet van der Westhuizen

    (Department of Economics, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.)

  • Gail Pacheco

    () (Department of Economics, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.)

  • Don J. Webber

    () (Department of Economics, Auckland University of Technology and Department of Economics, UWE, Bristol)

Abstract

This study explores the impact of culture on participative decision making (PDM) and job satisfaction (JS) using data obtained from the European Values Study. We parameterise two different cultural variables using principal components analysis: first a continuum based on survival versus self-expression values, and second a continuum based on traditional versus secular-rational values. Application of ordered logistic regression to Likert scales of PDM and JS suggest that greater self-expression in the survival versus self-expression variable enhances both PDM and JS; more traditional values in the traditional versus secular-rational continuum have the same effect.

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  • De Wet van der Westhuizen & Gail Pacheco & Don J. Webber, 2010. "Culture, participative decision making and job satisfaction," Working Papers 1010, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwe:wpaper:1010
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    1. Gail Pacheco & De Wet van der Westhuizen & Don J. Webber, 2012. "The changing influence of culture on job satisfaction across Europe: 1981-2008," Working Papers 2012-06, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Job satisfaction; participatory decision making; culture;

    JEL classification:

    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy

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