Title: Understanding the process of organisational commitment origination in managers based on the grounded theory with an emergent approach (case study: Iran airports)
Authors: Masoumeh Aref; Azar Kafashpoor; Mohammad Reza Ahanchian; Gholam Reza Malekzadeh
Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Abstract: Today, organisational work has different conditions compared to the past. The present study aimed to identify and describe the different aspects of organisational commitment in the managers of the organisations performing in the aviation industry. An emergent methodology was adopted to explain the grounded theory (GT). Using the theoretical sampling principle, 15 managers selected from airports in Iran were interviewed until achieving data saturation. Analysis of 359 codes showed 85 concepts and six subjects, which led to the advent of the final research model called the 'organisational commitment in managers of airports'. Overall, the study could differentiate the concept of 'organisational commitment in managers' from the findings of all the studies conducted to the present in an attempt to demystify this issue.
Keywords: organisational commitment in managers; organisational commitment; grounded theory; emergent approach.
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2019 Vol.18 No.4, pp.528 - 540
Received: 16 Jun 2017
Accepted: 16 Dec 2017
Published online: 02 Apr 2019 *