Organisational Commitment: Changes, Choices and Trends

Sohnia Salman*, Irfan Butt** and Sumaira Hamid*
Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan*
Lakehead University, Canada**


Abstract:This Research is based on a systematic literature review on evolution and development of organisational commitment methodologies and the changing trends of publications in organisational commitment literature in two different time periods, across various regions. A total of 242 empirical quantitative and mixed method articles published between 1978-2016 have been reviewed and analysed based on the research methodologies employed i.e. research design, sampling methods, data collection method, sample size, respondent industries, respondent country, respondent categories and statistical procedures across two different time periods. The publication trends are discussed in terms of most productive authors, top journals, authorship type, collaboration and most productive universities across different regions. An effort is made to bridge the gaps of previous works and identify future opportunities for research on commitment. There is a lack of systematic in depth literature on organisational commitment. The current study is a comprehensive integrative review of OC methodologies in use and the publication trends with the use of advanced cross tabs, based on a larger sample size, a greater time span(38 years) and a larger number of journals relative to the previous works.

Keywords: Integrative Review, Methodological Trends, Publication Trends, Organisational commitment




International Institute of Organized Research
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