Title: The organisational commitment of IT professionals in private banks

Authors: Abdulkadir Kırmızı; Orkun Deniz

Addresses: Perçem Çıkmazı Sk. No. 10/1, Selamiçeşme, Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey. ' Hendem Cad. No:54 B2 Blok D:19, Şerifali Ümraniye İstanbul 34775, Turkey

Abstract: This study explores the different aspects of organisational commitment and its determinants for Information Technology (IT) professionals. IT-dependent companies should consider organisational commitment and ensure that relevant issues are properly addressed in their human resource strategies. The study employs Meyer and Allen's approach to develop a new instrument to measure organisational commitment and its determinants. They defined three dimensions: Affective, continuance and normative commitment. The study covered IT professionals in Turkish private banks. Results showed that affective commitment is higher among IT professionals than the other types of commitment meaning that they work in their organisations because they want to.

Keywords: organisational commitment; affective commitment; continuance commitment; normative commitment; training; promotion; personal improvement; employee involvement; supervisor attitudes; peer attitude; equity; information technology; private banks; bank technology; banking industry; Turkey.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2012.045422

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2012 Vol.11 No.2, pp.175 - 197

Published online: 07 Feb 2012 *

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