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Company practices of Cypriot firms: Perceptual differences between employers and employees

Annabel Droussiotis (University of Nicosia, Limassol, Cyprus)
Jill Austin (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA)

European Business Review

ISSN: 0955-534X

Article publication date: 16 May 2008




The purpose of this exploratory study is to learn about and better understand Cypriot employees' and managers'/employers' perceptions of several variables related to organization behavior using Robbins model.


Primary data are collected from a questionnaire using closed‐ended questions. Data analysis methods include frequency distributions, and cross tabulations.


Results indicate that employees and employers have some different perceptions for individual level variables, group level variables, and organization/systems level variables. Three out of the 12 organization/systems level variables were significant at 0.001 level, one out of the three group level variables were significant at the same level, while two out of eight individual level variables were significant at the same level.

Research limitations/implications

This study is limited to Cypriot managers/employers and employees.

Practical implications

These results provide some information that is useful to managers/employers in Cyprus as they work to understand the individual, group, and organization variables of organization behavior and become more effective.


This is the first study attempting to compare manager/employer and employee perceptual differences regarding their work environment in Cyprus, using the contingency organization behavior model.



Droussiotis, A. and Austin, J. (2008), "Company practices of Cypriot firms: Perceptual differences between employers and employees", European Business Review, Vol. 20 No. 3, pp. 208-221.



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