Title: Developing a cross-cultural conceptual model for testing organisational commitment in the UAE: a theoretical perspective

Authors: Syed Aziz Anwar, Mohammad Naim Chaker, Nadia Rifat Ferhat

Addresses: Associate Professor, College of Business and Management, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. ' Assistant Dean, College of Business and Management, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. ' Lecturer, College of Business and Management, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Abstract: The motivations for international business firms to seek unimpeachable commitment of their employees for attaining the avowed organisational objectives in various parts of the world have been one of the cornerstones of managerial action and contemporary research. However, organisational commitment in a cross-cultural context of an open Arabian economy such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has not been studied adequately, presumably partly owing to lack of conceptual clarity and partly due to lack of empirical information. The main objective of this study is to present a conceptual model of testing organisational commitment in a cross-cultural context of the UAE and explore its implications for managerial decisions.

Keywords: cross-cultural conceptual model; organisational commitment; UAE; United Arab Emirates; decision making; employee commitment.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2003.007809

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2003 Vol.1 No.1, pp.63 - 66

Available online: 23 Sep 2005 *

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