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Article: Enhancing commitment through work empowerment

TitleEnhancing commitment through work empowerment
Authors
KeywordsBusiness performance
Business policy
Empowerment
Hong Kong
Quantity surveying
Issue Date2007
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ecam.htm
Citation
Engineering, Construction And Architectural Management, 2007, v. 14 n. 6, p. 568-580 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose - The research objectives are to investigate the perception of work empowerment of quantity surveyors and to determine whether perceived work empowerment is an antecedent of commitment. Design/methodology/approach - An exploratory study amongst quantity surveyors in four different types of construction industry organisations in Hong Kong is conducted. Data are collected by use of established questionnaires, yielding 136 valid responses. Findings - Organisational commitment comprises dimensions of effectiveness and continuance. It is found that when the perception of work empowerment increases, organisational commitment increases accordingly. Work empowerment is related to affective commitment rather than continuance commitment. Professional qualification and nationality are positively correlated with both dimensions of organisational commitment. Chinese chartered quantity surveyors show more commitment to their organisations. Generally, male QS shows less continuance commitment and the longer the QS has worked for the organisation (particularly in consultancy firms), the less continuance commitment one has. Originality/value - The regression analysis supports the relationship of commitment and work empowerment. Work empowerment enhances self-efficacy and, through motivation and commitment, leads to increased performance and effectiveness. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135459
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.541
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, WMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFellows, Ren_HK
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEngineering, Construction And Architectural Management, 2007, v. 14 n. 6, p. 568-580en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0969-9988en_HK
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dc.description.abstractPurpose - The research objectives are to investigate the perception of work empowerment of quantity surveyors and to determine whether perceived work empowerment is an antecedent of commitment. Design/methodology/approach - An exploratory study amongst quantity surveyors in four different types of construction industry organisations in Hong Kong is conducted. Data are collected by use of established questionnaires, yielding 136 valid responses. Findings - Organisational commitment comprises dimensions of effectiveness and continuance. It is found that when the perception of work empowerment increases, organisational commitment increases accordingly. Work empowerment is related to affective commitment rather than continuance commitment. Professional qualification and nationality are positively correlated with both dimensions of organisational commitment. Chinese chartered quantity surveyors show more commitment to their organisations. Generally, male QS shows less continuance commitment and the longer the QS has worked for the organisation (particularly in consultancy firms), the less continuance commitment one has. Originality/value - The regression analysis supports the relationship of commitment and work empowerment. Work empowerment enhances self-efficacy and, through motivation and commitment, leads to increased performance and effectiveness. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ecam.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEngineering, Construction and Architectural Managementen_HK
dc.subjectBusiness performanceen_HK
dc.subjectBusiness policyen_HK
dc.subjectEmpowermenten_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectQuantity surveyingen_HK
dc.titleEnhancing commitment through work empowermenten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09699980710829021en_HK
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