Academic journal article IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior

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Academic journal article IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior

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The current volume consists of four papers in the area of global mindset, worklife balance specific to a particular sample of employees, relevance of organizational efficacy in the pharmaceutical industry in India and violation of psychological contracts at work places. The first paper, "The Structure and Development of Global Mindset" by Jose Mathews, focuses on understating the concept of a global mindset, based on extensive review of literature. The author reviews the various prominent views on global mindset. An understanding of a global concept by the researchers so far has been present in isolation and can be viewed from various perspectives such as the cognitive and non-cognitive, contextual perspective, etc. Through the existing review of definitions of global mindset, the author emphasizes the importance of knowledge structures, personality, motivational processes, etc. that can be included to understand the concept of a global mindset. The paper is of significance as it contributes to the literature on global mindset by bringing together existing interpretations and highlighting the author's interpretation of the concept of global mindset. The author also proposes a framework for a social-cognitive view of global mindset that highlights interplay of cognitive as well as non-cognitive structures, international behavioral competencies and international business context as a contextual factor. With businesses that are global today, there is a need for the executives involved in the businesses to cultivate a global mindset as highlighted by the author.

The second paper, "Organizational Efficacy as a Key Driver for Attrition Intent Among the Employees of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry" by Anju Verma and Brij Sharma, has highlighted the role of organizational efficacy on attrition intent on a sample of employees working in the pharmaceutical industry in India. The study is significant as the pharmaceutical industry in India is currently undergoing transformation in terms of demographic characteristics and re-engineering of business processes. The authors highlight that past studies have focused on individual factors such as self-efficacy and have paid little attention to organizational efficacy as a factor that influences various work attitudes. The study was conducted on the basis of a survey of 782 employees working at various hierarchical levels in the pharmaceutical industry in India. …

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