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Career Concerns versus Shared Values: An Empirical Investigation

Citation
McKenzie T & Rutherford AC (2017) Career Concerns versus Shared Values: An Empirical Investigation. German Journal of Human Resource Management: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, 31 (2), pp. 162-184. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2397002217695475

Abstract
We study the relationship between career concerns and shared values empirically using employee-employer matched data for the United Kingdom and overtime hours as a proxy for hard work. In line with standard career-concerns theory (Holmstr ¨om 1982) we find that employees work less overtime, the longer they have been with their current employer. We also find that employees who agree strongly with the statement, “I share many of the values of my organisation” do roughly 20% more overtime than the rest. Our results suggest the existence of a trade-off between career concerns and shared values. We begin to consider some potential implications of this

Keywords
Career concerns; pro-social motivation; voluntary sector

Journal
German Journal of Human Resource Management: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung: Volume 31, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)McKenzie, Tom; Rutherford, Alasdair C
Publication date31/05/2017
Publication date online07/04/2017
Date accepted by journal21/10/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/24757
PublisherSAGE
Publisher URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/…2397002217695475
ISSN0179-6437
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