CitationKalleberg, Arne L. & Mastekaasa, Arne (1994). Firm Internal Labor Markets and Organizational Commitment in Norway and the United States. Acta Sociologica, 37(3), 269-86.
AbstractThis paper examines how and why firm internal labor markets (FILMs) are related to employees' organizational commitment (OC). Membership in a FILM might be expected to enhance one's OC for several reasons: FILMs are assumed to be associated with greater promotion opportunities, earnings, firm-specific skills, and autonomy; and less likely to be related to unionization. We measure these concepts and examine their role in linking FILMs and OC. Our analysis is based on two nationally representative samples of employees and work organizations in Norway and the United States. We find that FILMs are only weakly related or unrelated to OC in both Norway and the United States.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleActa Sociologica
Author(s)Kalleberg, Arne L.