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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.
Chapter 4: Does Psychological Contract Theory Work in France?
Does Psychological Contract Theory Work in France?
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Psychological contract theory has been widely studied in the United States and other countries for several decades (Roehling, 1996), but French scholars to date have been silent on the subject. Organizational scholars in France are well aware of the concept and the related research. Nonetheless, the conventional ways in which non-French scholars have conceptualized psychological contracts may be at odds with the way that the French think about the employment relationship. This chapter addresses the essential question of whether the construct of a psychological contract coincides with the ...