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Contemporary Organizational Loyalty: A Study about Loyalty within the Consulting Trade
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Organizational Loyalty is a concept which is becoming increasingly important to discuss in today‘s society; employment agencies and consulting companies are losing staff by the hour however if that is a consequence of not being loyal to the employer, implies that people know what the term Organizational Loyalty actually means. Or not. This thesis‘s purpose was to investigate what Organizational Loyalty is within the consulting trade, to sensitize for the consulting business‘s the different factors that seem to influence loyalty and to give recommendations as to what might be done in order to make employees who work as consultants within the consulting trade experience more loyal to the organization which they are employed at. The analyzed material managed to reveal that loyalty is more than just a word within the consulting trade; it is an important mean of delivering high quality services to a company‘s customers and the only way for employers to attempt making employees more loyal to the organization is by respecting different factors that seem to influence loyalty to the organization and reinforcing these when they are in contact with the employees. By and large, the results suggest that there is a significance of defining Organizational Loyalty as something more than just a term within the consulting business; it is the underlying dimensions that together create the actual meaning of what it is and by knowing what the significance of Organizational Loyalty is, employers might be able to work better for reinforcing loyalty among their employees.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2008. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Organizational Loyalty, consultants, employment agency, technical consulting company, sociological phenomenology, belonging, reciprocity, wage, appreciation
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12113ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-G--08/06--SEOAI: diva2:18427
2008-06-03, , Bomullsspinneriet, Holmentorget 10, NORRKÖPING, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2008-07-03 Created: 2008-07-03Bibliographically approved

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