Examining Organizational Commitment among National and Expatriate Employees in the Private and Public Sectors in United Arab Emirates

Abdulfattah Yaghi, Nayef Aljaidi

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    Abstract

    The indigenous manpower deficit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has resulted in hiring of millions of expatriate employees. In the past decade, this situation has led to many concerns for decision makers as organizational productivity declined. The present study aims at examining the relationship between employees’ nationality and their organizational commitment (OC), in addition to exploring the various forms of commitment exhibited in the workplace. Bivariate and multivariate analyses indicated that OC was multidimensional as employees have expressed differing types and levels of commitment. In addition, nationality of employees was significantly correlated with the level of their commitment. Thus, this study provides several recommendations for researchers and practitioners.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)801-811
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
    Volume37
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

    Keywords

    • affective
    • and normative organizational commitment
    • continuance
    • expatriate and national workforce
    • organizational commitment
    • organizational environment and employees
    • private sector and public sector
    • public personnel
    • workforce in the United Arab Emirates

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Public Administration

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