The Contributory Role of Professionalism in Shaping Contingent Workers’ OCB
The Journal of International Management Studies (JIMS)
Based on social exchange and psychological contract theories, Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is anchored on the presumption of an established, long-term relationship between an employer and employees. Thus one could conclude that contingent workers lack OCB. This study demonstrates that adding a “professionalism” construct provides correspondence in the literature that previously did not exist. Given that in advancing economies professionalism will be present in a variety of degrees in all occupations, inclusion of such a dimension can significantly strengthen and illuminate OCB studies.
organizational citizenship behavior, contingent workers, professionalism, temporary workers
Business Administration, Management, and Operations
Ali Rassuli, Ahmad Karim, and Prasad Bingi (2012).
The Contributory Role of Professionalism in Shaping Contingent Workers’ OCB. The Journal of International Management Studies (JIMS).7 (2), 112-119.