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Affective organizational commitment in global strategic partnerships: The role of individual-level microfoundations and social change

Ghouri, Arsalan Mujahid; Akhtar, Pervaiz; Shahbaz, Muhammad; Shabbir, Haseeb

Authors

Arsalan Mujahid Ghouri

Pervaiz Akhtar

Muhammad Shahbaz

Dr Haseeb Shabbir H.Shabbir@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer - Marketing and Business Strategy



Abstract

The roles and commitment of employees within global strategic partnerships are imperative to their success. Whilst previous studies have addressed certain individual-level microfoundations and social change in an interpretivist manner, this study first proposes a theoretical framework consists of individual-level microfoundations, social change and affective organizational commitment—interlinked with social identity theory. We then validate the 16-item scale for individual-level microfoundations and the 24-item scale for social change based on data collected from global strategic partnerships. For testing of our conceptualization, path modeling finally confirms significant relationships between the constructs. Our findings further present the partial mediating role of social change between individual-level microfoundations and affective organizational commitment. Therefore, the study provides a new pathway in advancing our understanding of global strategic partnerships. It also validates two new constructs directly relevant to managing global strategic partnerships. We discuss theoretical and practical implications of these linkages and contributions, and conclude by providing suggestions for future research.

Citation

Ghouri, A. M., Akhtar, P., Shahbaz, M., & Shabbir, H. (2019). Affective organizational commitment in global strategic partnerships: The role of individual-level microfoundations and social change. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 146, 320-330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.05.025

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 25, 2019
Online Publication Date Jun 18, 2019
Publication Date 2019-09
Deposit Date Jan 23, 2020
Journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Print ISSN 0040-1625
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 146
Pages 320-330
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.05.025
Keywords Individual-level micro-foundations; Social change; Affective organizational commitment; Global strategic partnership; Construct validation
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/2310799
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0040162518313167?via%3Dihub
Related Public URLs https://kar.kent.ac.uk/75463/
Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Affective organizational commitment in global strategic partnerships: The role of individual-level microfoundations and social change; Journal Title: Technological Forecasting and Social Change; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.05.025; Content Type: article; Copyright: © 2019 Published by Elsevier Inc.