Volume 11 Issue 2 2015


Tahira Yawer Ali
Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences, Hamdard University Karachi.

Shahid Rasheed
Assistant Professor, Hamdard University Karachi.

Dr. Riaz Hussain
Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration Sindh Madressatul Islam University Karachi.

Abstract Work Alienation over the years has been regarded as an important construct in all disciplines but more recently it has been declared as an understudied construct in the domain of Management. In an attempt to contribute some work to re-vitalize this concept, this review paper aims to organize, evaluate and synthesize the fragmented work done on the statistically proven antecedents of work alienation. To identify what drives work alienation, a rigorous and extensive study of the literature was conducted by analyzing relevant ISI indexed journals. The published empirical research on work alienation is the main focal point of this narrative review. At the initial stage, the focus was on ISI indexed management journals. The initial analysis helped to identify key antecedents, so the research was made more rigorous through searching related articles in specialized journals as well. A summary table is prepared that highlights the extent to which work is done on statistically proven antecedents. The table highlights that much replica is found with little or no modifications in the already developed models. The review paper attempts to organize, evaluate and synthesize the quality literature work done on the topic under review. It opens new avenues for future researchers by highlighting how this construct can be worked upon to contribute and add to the existing body of literature.
Keywords Work alienation, Antecedents, Narrative review
Year 2015
Volume 11
Issue 2
Type Short Report
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification -
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2416-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Manuscript Processing Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link
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