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International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Online from: 1980

Subject Area: Economics

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Work Centrality and Individualism: A Cross-national Perspective

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Title:Work Centrality and Individualism: A Cross-national Perspective
Author(s):Abbas J. Ali, Mohammed Al-Shakhis, Somanathan Nataraj
Citation:Abbas J. Ali, Mohammed Al-Shakhis, Somanathan Nataraj, (1991) "Work Centrality and Individualism: A Cross-national Perspective", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 12 Iss: 1, pp.30 - 38
Keywords:India, Managers, National cultures, Saudi Arabia
DOI:10.1108/01437729110142819 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Saudi and Indian managers are compared on attitudes towards work and work-related variables. Cultural differences were found to play the most important role in determining managerial orientation. Demographic and organisational variables were less important. Managers from both nations were found to be highly committed to work. However, Indian managers showed greater commitment to work obligation and entitlement, and were more individualistic, than Saudi managers.

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