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Publication date: 1 February 2004

M. Jill Austin and Annabel Droussiotis

Age discrimination in employment and managers' perceptions of older workers are issues that are not typically addressed in developing countries. Nor is age discrimination…

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Age discrimination in employment and managers' perceptions of older workers are issues that are not typically addressed in developing countries. Nor is age discrimination in employment a priority issue for policy makers and business leaders in these countries. Research was conducted in the developing country of Cyprus to evaluate Cypriot managers' perceptions of older workers and to evaluate the potential for serious age discrimination in employment issues. Results indicate there are significant differences in managers' perceptions of older workers according the manager's gender, age, and employment at public sector versus private sector companies. Significant differences also exist among managers of different ages when describing their most productive worker. These results provide some evidence of perceptual issues about age that may lead to age discrimination in employment in Cyprus. Suggestions are provided to counter these perceptions.

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European Business Review, vol. 16 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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Publication date: 12 October 2007

Annabel Droussiotis and Jill Austin

The purpose of this paper is to identify job satisfaction issues for managers from large organizations in Cyprus. It aims at identifying Cypriot managers' areas and levels…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify job satisfaction issues for managers from large organizations in Cyprus. It aims at identifying Cypriot managers' areas and levels of job satisfaction and developing recommendations for ways Cypriot managers can improve job satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

Primary data are collected from a questionnaire using closed ended questions. Data analysis methods used include frequency distributions, factor analysis and regression analysis.

Findings

Results indicate that there are three areas that influence the job satisfaction levels for managers in Cyprus: self‐fulfillment, independence, and job environment. It appears that managers in the private sector experience higher levels of job satisfaction in issues regarding their self‐fulfillment. In addition, managers supervising large numbers of employees have higher job satisfaction levels for elements in their job environment than managers with smaller numbers of subordinates.

Research limitations/implications

This study is limited to Cypriot managers in large organizations in Cyprus.

Originality/value

This is believed to be the first study to look at job satisfaction levels in Cyprus. These results provide some information that may be useful to employers in Cyprus as they work to ensure their managers experience high levels of satisfaction with their jobs.

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EuroMed Journal of Business, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1450-2194

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Publication date: 16 May 2008

Annabel Droussiotis and Jill Austin

The purpose of this exploratory study is to learn about and better understand Cypriot employees' and managers'/employers' perceptions of several variables related to…

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Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

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

Findings

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.

Originality/value

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.

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European Business Review, vol. 20 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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Publication date: 1 November 2003

Annabel Droussiotis

Cyprus has just been accepted to join the European Union. It is essential, therefore, for everybody in Europe to have an accurate perception of the Cypriot labor force…

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Cyprus has just been accepted to join the European Union. It is essential, therefore, for everybody in Europe to have an accurate perception of the Cypriot labor force. Employee characteristics are identified in an attempt to improve performance, reduce dissatisfaction and manage the workers more efficiently. This study attempts to describe the characteristics of typical Cypriot employees as seen through the eyes of their managers. Primary data collected from questionnaires distributed to managers of large organizations are used for the analysis. Frequency distributions, cross tabulations and factor analysis have been used to analyze the primary data collected. Female managers, older managers and public sector managers utilize similar strategies for managing their workforce. Cypriot employees have been identified to have high levels of ability/initiative, are self‐important and arrogant, highly materialistic and group oriented.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 27 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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