Value similarity about human resources, competitiveness and social responsibility: A study of organizational and suborganizational differences

  • G. E. Fryxell Department of Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • C. A. Enz School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States

Abstract

This study explored the perception of value similarity between employees and top management. Three types of organizational values were identified including values concerning the use of human resources, the competitiveness of the firm, and the importance of social responsibility. Two organizations and two subpopulations within one organization were examined to determine if differences exist in the way different groups configure their values. The results revealed that the importance of value similarity on the use of human resources was "univocal" or common to both organizations and subpopulations. In contrast, similarity on competitiveness values and social responsibility values were found to vary and thus operate uniquely for different organizations and subgroups. The implications of these findings for the universality versus uniqueness debate within the culture literature and the future measurement of organizational value constructs are discussed

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Published
2020-09-23
How to Cite
Fryxell, G. E., & Enz, C. A. (2020). Value similarity about human resources, competitiveness and social responsibility: A study of organizational and suborganizational differences. The Social Studies: An International Journal, 6(1), 155-168. Retrieved from http://fssh-journal.org/index.php/scr/article/view/111