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Managers: caught in the middle of a psychological contract muddle

Coyle-Shapiro, J. (2001) Managers: caught in the middle of a psychological contract muddle. In: Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, August 2001, Washington DC. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study examines reciprocity between the employer and employees’ psychological contract from the employer’s perspective through the lens of middle and senior managers. In addition, the effects of a manager’s own psychological contract with the employer, on how they construe the employer’s psychological contract with employees, is explored. Using longitudinal data, the findings support the norm of reciprocity from the employer’s perspective. A manager’s own psychological contract was found to influence how the individual manager interpreted the employer’s obligations to employees and how well the employer is fulfilling those obligations. The implications and limitations of the employer’s perspective are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © 2001 J. Coyle-Shapiro.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2815/

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