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The relationship between workers and firms are changing worldwide. Nowhere is this more evident than in the psychological contracts of employment. This book combines the cross-national perspectives of organizational scholars from thirteen countries to examine how societies differ in the nature of psychological contracts in employment and how global business initiatives are bridging these differences. The contributors include social scientists with deep knowledge of the particular societies they describe, and whose personal scholarship involves psychological contract phenomena locally as well as abroad. Readers of Denise Rousseau's award winning book, Psychological Contract in Organizations (Sage 1995) will welcome the extension of this ground-breaking work into the global arena.

Learning from Cross-National Perspectives on Psychological Contracts
Learning from cross-national perspectives on psychological contracts
Denise M.Rousseau, RenéSchalk

This book is evidence why multinational research teams are needed to uncover both generalizable and society-specific phenomena. Appreciation of the complex layers of institutions, cultural beliefs, and group dynamics that constitute the context of employment relations necessitates comparable complexity on the part of researchers, which only a diverse team can provide. This final chapter, therefore, would have been impossible to write without the collective insights of our international team of scholars. Our purpose throughout the book has been to examine the broader society's influence on the formation and maintenance of psychological contracts of employment, as well as changes that occur in those contracts over time. Across the countries represented, societal ...

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