Facts, rumors & perceptions:the impact of the media on psychological contracts in organisations during economic crisis

Shaffakat, Samah and Burgoyne, John and Simm, David (2013) Facts, rumors & perceptions:the impact of the media on psychological contracts in organisations during economic crisis. The International Journal of Management, 1 (2). ISSN 2277-5846

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Abstract

The research addresses the findings from an exploratory research conducted on the influence of mass media on the psychological contracts in organisations during global economic crisis. This study examines these issues using a qualitative research design comprising of semi-structured interviews. It samples employees and leaders in two Asian organisations impacted by global economic crisis, to draw out insights into how media reports were perceived by them and how it affected their thinking and actions. Content analysis is used to explore the impact of media in moderating the psychological contracts in the organisations. The findings signpost various effects that the media can have, the complexities associated along with other factors (trust, leadership, communication etc.) that may play a role in influencing the media‘s impact on employees‘ psychological contracts during economic crisis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Management
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Learning & Leadership
ID Code: 69552
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2014 10:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 18:02
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/69552

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