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The Creation of Employee Commitment in Spanish Hotels Through Cultural Practices

Management Research

ISSN: 1536-5433

Article publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

The organizational literature accepts that when an organization generates commitment among employees through cultural mechanisms, it will be more efficient since the individuals will be involved in the attainment of the organizing objectives and will be motivated to pursue them. It is not clear, however, how organizations can generate this commitment, what constitutes its key characteristics, or what impact its use has on organizational performance. This paper therefore aims to identify the cultural practices that allow organizations to generate commitment, to analyze its impact on organizational performance, and to analyze the degree to which these practices should be used to obtain commitment. The model presented is tested in Spanish hotels, which offer a clear example of the relevance that these sorts of tools can have in the achievement of organizational objectives.

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Citation

Sánchez Quirós, I. (2004), "The Creation of Employee Commitment in Spanish Hotels Through Cultural Practices", Management Research, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 175-192. https://doi.org/10.1108/15365430480000509

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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