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Workplace spirituality as a source for competitive advantage: an empirical study

Saadatyar, Fahime Sadat, Poursalimi, Mojtaba, Al-Tabbaa, Omar, Iannotta, Michela (2019) Workplace spirituality as a source for competitive advantage: an empirical study. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, . ISSN 1934-8835. (doi:10.1108/IJOA-10-2019-1915) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:79637)

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to theorize and empirically examines the role of perceived spirituality in developing organization competitiveness.

Design/methodology/approach: The paper adopts a quantitative approach, where the structural equation modeling approached was applied to analyze a unique dataset collected from 550 health-care staff in two international hospitals in Iran.

Findings: The results show that although the workplace spirituality (WS) can indirectly enhance the development of competitive advantages by affecting the level of organizational commitment; however, the direct relationship of WS and competitive advantage has a higher path coefficient than its indirect one. Also, interestingly, it is found that, although WS affects the three dimensions of organizational commitment (affective, continuance and normative commitment), but only WS by mediating role of affective commitment can affect the competitive advantage at understudied hospitals.

Originality/value: This study makes important theoretical contributions by conceptualizing and validating the effect of WS on the development of organization competitive advantage. As such, the authors explicate the commitment-related paths through which WS can affect organization overall performance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/IJOA-10-2019-1915
Uncontrolled keywords: Competitive advantage, Organizational commitment, Workplace spirituality, Hospital
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Omar Altabbaa
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2020 11:08 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79637 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Al-Tabbaa, Omar: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2669-4576
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