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Title: Career Concerns versus Shared Values: An Empirical Investigation
Author(s): McKenzie, Tom
Rutherford, Alasdair C
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Keywords: Career concerns
pro-social motivation
voluntary sector
Issue Date: May-2017
Citation: McKenzie T & Rutherford AC (2017) Career Concerns versus Shared Values: An Empirical Investigation. German Journal of Human Resource Management: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, 31 (2), pp. 162-184.
Abstract: We study the relationship between career concerns and shared values empirically using employee-employer matched data for the United Kingdom and overtime hours as a proxy for hard work. In line with standard career-concerns theory (Holmstr ¨om 1982) we find that employees work less overtime, the longer they have been with their current employer. We also find that employees who agree strongly with the statement, “I share many of the values of my organisation” do roughly 20% more overtime than the rest. Our results suggest the existence of a trade-off between career concerns and shared values. We begin to consider some potential implications of this
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