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Construed External Image and Organizational Identification in a Virtual Workplace

Krso, Adana LU (2017) PSYP01 20171
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The current study presents a first step in investigating the relationship between organizational identification and its proposed antecedents: construed external image and perceived work-based social support, in a completely virtual setting. Additionally, the study examines work-based social support as a moderating variable of the relationship between construed external image and organizational identification. Using an electronic survey of 63 employees of an international virtual company, data showed the construed external image to be positively related to organizational identification. Work-based social support was not related to organizational identification, and it did not appear to moderate the relationship between organizational... (More)
The current study presents a first step in investigating the relationship between organizational identification and its proposed antecedents: construed external image and perceived work-based social support, in a completely virtual setting. Additionally, the study examines work-based social support as a moderating variable of the relationship between construed external image and organizational identification. Using an electronic survey of 63 employees of an international virtual company, data showed the construed external image to be positively related to organizational identification. Work-based social support was not related to organizational identification, and it did not appear to moderate the relationship between organizational identification and construed external image. Because construed external image can be shaped organizationally and managerially, these findings suggest an important way in which organizational identification can be enhanced in virtual settings, thereby strengthening the virtual organization as a whole. The study provides a basis for future research in the field of virtual work through development and testing of the model of organizational identification antecedents, designed to explore and improve the growth and operations of exclusively virtual companies of the future. (Less)
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author
Krso, Adana LU
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organization
course
PSYP01 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
organizational identification, construed external image, work-based social support, virtual work
language
English
id
8905309
date added to LUP
2017-04-03 10:33:52
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  abstract     = {The current study presents a first step in investigating the relationship between organizational identification and its proposed antecedents: construed external image and perceived work-based social support, in a completely virtual setting. Additionally, the study examines work-based social support as a moderating variable of the relationship between construed external image and organizational identification. Using an electronic survey of 63 employees of an international virtual company, data showed the construed external image to be positively related to organizational identification. Work-based social support was not related to organizational identification, and it did not appear to moderate the relationship between organizational identification and construed external image. Because construed external image can be shaped organizationally and managerially, these findings suggest an important way in which organizational identification can be enhanced in virtual settings, thereby strengthening the virtual organization as a whole. The study provides a basis for future research in the field of virtual work through development and testing of the model of organizational identification antecedents, designed to explore and improve the growth and operations of exclusively virtual companies of the future.},
  author       = {Krso, Adana},
  keyword      = {organizational identification,construed external image,work-based social support,virtual work},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Construed External Image and Organizational Identification in a Virtual Workplace},
  year         = {2017},
}