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The influence of the climate-strategy fit on strategic behaviors : mediated by affective commitment and moderated by HR climate

Bauhus, V.C. (2008) The influence of the climate-strategy fit on strategic behaviors : mediated by affective commitment and moderated by HR climate.

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Abstract:The aim of this bachelor thesis is to make a contribution to the research about the relationship between the strategy-climate fit and strategic work behaviors by taking into account the mediating effect of affective commitment and the moderating effect of the strength of the HR climate. Stating that certain fits (e.g. the fit between service differentiation and developmental/groups climate) positively relate to knowledge sharing, customer orientation and innovative behavior, it is proposed that affective commitment mediates this relationship. Furthermore, it is proposed that the strength of the HR climate moderates the relationship between the fits and affective commitment. The study is conducted in two German organizations positioned in the industry and the service sector. By means of questionnaires the different variables are assessed. The results demonstrate a significant, positive correlation between affective commitment and strategic work behaviors. In addition, a significant, innovative behavior is found to positively correlate with customer orientation and knowledge sharing. Despite these supportive results, the proposed model including the mediating effect of affective commitment and the moderating effect of the strength of the HR climate cannot be confirmed. For this reason, the design of this study should be replicated using more data in order to apply all statistical tools properly.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58723
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