Mojsoska-Blazevski, Nikica and Petreski, Marjan (2011): Does Cultural Heritage Affect Job Satisfaction: The Divide between EU and Eastern Economies.
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The objective of this paper is to examine the factors influencing worker’s job satisfaction aside the conventional factors (personal background, individual labour market characteristics, organisational culture, and so on) and introduce the basic cultural values and beliefs, and then to put this into a comparative perspective for the South-East European (SEE) countries and for Macedonia, in particular. Cultural values have been grouped into traditional vs. secular-rational values and survival vs. self-expression values. The main result from the study is that cultural heritage exerts considerable effect on job satisfaction in SEE with some determinants – like the importance of work, religion and family – exerting stronger influence in SEE than in CEE and in Western Europe. The impact of cultural values on job satisfaction in Macedonia has been found to be only limited. Mainly the traditional cultural values have been found important, while only trust from the ‘survival’ group likely affects job satisfaction and likely with the effect being stronger than in the case of SEE, CEE and Western Europe.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does Cultural Heritage Affect Job Satisfaction: The Divide between EU and Eastern Economies|
|English Title:||Does Cultural Heritage Affect Job Satisfaction: The Divide between EU and Eastern Economies|
|Keywords:||job satisfaction, cultural values|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics ; Marketing ; Accounting ; Personnel Economics > M5 - Personnel Economics > M54 - Labor Management|
|Depositing User:||Marjan Petreski|
|Date Deposited:||16 Oct 2012 09:17|
|Last Modified:||29 Jan 2016 10:43|
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