Satisfaction, work involvement and R&D performance
Mario Coccia ()
International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2001, vol. 1, issue 2/3/4, 268-282
The purpose of this study was to investigate which are the concepts of Social Identity Theory that explain the dispersion of research performance. Regression models were applied on data of ten National Research Council (CNR) institutes of Piemonte, a region in North Western Italy. Results show that there is a good positive correlation between research performance and job satisfaction (r=0.55). Moreover the 72% of total variance of job satisfaction is explained by work involvement. The influence of job satisfaction and work involvement on research performance places the strategic role of human resources management. If the problems are underestimated, a lack of interest in the work carried out in public research organisations can arise. The therapies that are proposed are the adoption of a total quality approach, including a suggestions box, quality circles and improvement/project groups.
Keywords: research organisations; research performance; social identity theory; work involvement; job satisfaction; total quality. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (9) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
Working Paper: Satisfaction, Work Involvement and R&D Performance (2000)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ids:ijhrdm:v:1:y:2001:i:2/3/4:p:268-282
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management from Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Carmel O'Grady (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .