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Affective organizational commitment in global strategic partnerships: The role of individual-level microfoundations and social change

Ghouri, Arsalan Mujahid, Akhtar, Pervaiz, Shahbaz, Muhammad, Shabbir, Haseeb (2019) Affective organizational commitment in global strategic partnerships: The role of individual-level microfoundations and social change. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 146 . pp. 320-330. ISSN 0040-1625. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2019.05.025) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:75463)

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The roles and commitment of employees within global strategic partnerships are imperative to their success. Whilst previous studies have addressed certain individual-level microfoundations and social change in an interpretivist manner, this study first proposes a theoretical framework consists of individual-level microfoundations, social change and affective organizational commitment—interlinked with social identity theory. We then validate the 16-item scale for individual-level microfoundations and the 24-item scale for social change based on data collected from global strategic partnerships. For testing of our conceptualization, path modeling finally confirms significant relationships between the constructs. Our findings further present the partial mediating role of social change between individual-level microfoundations and affective organizational commitment. Therefore, the study provides a new pathway in advancing our understanding of global strategic partnerships. It also validates two new constructs directly relevant to managing global strategic partnerships. We discuss theoretical and practical implications of these linkages and contributions, and conclude by providing suggestions for future research.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.techfore.2019.05.025
Uncontrolled keywords: Individual-level micro-foundations, Social change, Affective organizational commitment, Global strategic partnership, Construct validation
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Pervaiz Akhtar
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 11:13 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 11:14 UTC
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