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Firm Internal Labor Markets and Organizational Commitment in Norway and the United States

Citation

Kalleberg, Arne L. & Mastekaasa, Arne (1994). Firm Internal Labor Markets and Organizational Commitment in Norway and the United States. Acta Sociologica, 37(3), 269-86.

Abstract

This 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.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/000169939403700304

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Acta Sociologica

Author(s)

Kalleberg, Arne L.
Mastekaasa, Arne

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

37

Issue Number

3

Pages

269-86

Reference ID

437