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Perceived organizational support and organizational commitment: a study of medium enterprises in Malaysia

By Eta Wahab, Mohammed Quaddus Mohammed Quaddus and Margaret Nowak Margaret Nowak


This study attempts to develop a model for perceived organizational support (POS) in medium enterprises and to empirically examine the antecedents of perceived organizational support (POS) and organizational commitment (OC.) Most POS study had been conducted in a Western setting. The current study is conducted in a non-Western setting, specifically in Malaysia. The research particularly focuses on the antecedents of perceived organizational support (POS) that may influence the perceptions on organizational commitment (OC) held by employees of medium enterprises. The effect of national culture and value congruence on organizational commitment will also be examined. A tentative research model is developed based on an extensive literature review. Qualitative field study was carried out to explore perceived organizational support (POS) in selected medium enterprises in Malaysia. Field interviews were conducted with employees and human resource practitioners of selected medium enterprise in the Malaysia manufacturing sector. The data were analysed via content analysis. The results explained the antecedents of perceived organizational support especially among employees of medium enterprises and its effect on organizational commitment

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