Presents findings of empirical research in Greek public, quasi‐public, and private organizations. Results show that commitment of managers decreases as we progress along a continuum from private towards publicly‐owned organizations; managers report the existence of a gap between the perceived and the desired organizational culture of their firm, and this “culture gap” tends to increase as we move from the private towards the public sector; organizational commitment appears to be influenced negatively by the culture gap, therefore this gap offers a plausible explanation for the lower commitment in public sector firms.
Bourantas, D. and Papalexandris, N. (1992), "Variables Affecting Organizational Commitment: PRIVATE‐ VERSUS PUBLICLY‐OWNED ORGANIZATIONS IN GREECE", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683949210012977
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