Using Profit Sharing to Enhance Employee Attitudes : A Longitudinal Examination of the Effects on Trust and Commitment

@inproceedings{CoyleShapiro2006UsingPS,
  title={Using Profit Sharing to Enhance Employee Attitudes : A Longitudinal Examination of the Effects on Trust and Commitment},
  author={Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro and Paula C. Morrow and Ray Richardson and Stephen M. Dunn},
  year={2006}
}
The ability of profit sharing to increase organizational performance via positive changes in employee attitudes has yielded mixed results. Drawing on principal agent, expectancy and organizational justice theories, this paper assesses how perceptions of profit sharing (capacity for individual contribution and organizational reciprocity) alter organizational commitment and trust in management using longitudinal data provided by 141 engineering employees. Favorable perceptions of profit sharing… CONTINUE READING
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