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Firm performance in challenging business climates: does managerial work engagement make a difference?

Klaus Friesenbichler () and Eva Selenko

Asian Business & Management, 2017, vol. 16, issue 1, 25-49

Abstract: Abstract Do more highly work-engaged managers contribute to firm performance? Leaning on the resource-based view, we propose managerial work engagement as a resource relevant to firm performance. Data from a representative survey of managers in Bangladesh support this and illuminate the role of the wider context in predicting work engagement. In less-corrupt environments with a more humane leadership culture, work engagement is more prevalent. In addition, individual work engagement is driven by firm-level factors and contributes independently to firm performance. This illustrates the mutual dependency between an individual manager’s work engagement and microeconomic determinants of firm performance.

Keywords: Productivity; Firm performance; Work engagement; Corruption; Manager; Bangladesh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1057/s41291-017-0016-4

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