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Organisational commitment in the small entrepreneurial business in Singapore

Steve McKenna (Area Coordinator, HRM, School of Administrative Studies, Atkinson Faculty, York University, Toronto, Canada)

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Article publication date: 1 June 2005



Using qualitative data from 20 managers in four small Singaporean businesses in the services sector this article explores the issue of organisational commitment. The findings generally support those in the positivistic literature on organisational commitment. It also argues, however, that continuance commitment, largely seen as negative for organisations and performance, can be both positive and negative in certain circumstances. The article further suggests that owner/manager style in the businesses may have an important impact on manager commitment and that the future growth and development of these businesses may be stunted as a consequence of negative aspects of the entrepreneurial management style.



McKenna, S. (2005), "Organisational commitment in the small entrepreneurial business in Singapore", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 16-37.



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