Psychological contracting: is it still a valid concept?

Maguire, Heather (1999) Psychological contracting: is it still a valid concept? In: 13th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 1999): From the Edge: Management Beyond, 1-4 Dec 1999, Hobart, Tasmania.

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In dynamic change environments the concept of the psychological contract is tested as organisations pursue more transactional relationships with their employees and as employees are encouraged to pursue protean careers. With such increased emphasis on self-serving personal and organisational strategies, one may question whether apsychological contract continues to serve a useful purpose in establishing effective relationships between organisations and their employees. This paper reviews the literature in respect to the psychological contract and the changes taking place within the context of such contracts. It is argued that the investigation and maintenance of such contracts still makes a valuable contribution to organisational relationships.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2008 04:47
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 02:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: organisation; employees; contract; psychological contract; relationships
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220102 Business Ethics
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare

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