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Show simple item record Cullinane, Niall Dundon, Tony 2019-12-03T14:23:30Z 2019-12-03T14:23:30Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Cullinane N.;Dundon T. (2006) 'The psychological contract: A critical review'. International Journal Of Management Reviews, 8 (2):113-129. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1460-8545
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Literature on the psychological contract has blossomed progressively over the last ten years to the extent that it is now firmly located within the lexicon of the Human Resource Management (HRM) discipline. Yet as this review indicates, the theoretical assumptions that seem to pervade the psychological contract literature are not without major deficiencies, which in turn pose serious questions around the continued sustainability of the construct as currently constituted. This paper addresses some of the central problems presently confronting the theoretical side of the psychological contract literature. In seeking to advance knowledge and understanding, this review calls for an alternative approach to studying the psychological contract on the basis of a more critical and discursive literature analysis. From this, the authors unpick the construct of the psychological contract as portrayed in much of the extant literature and argue that, in its present form, it symbolizes an ideologically biased formula designed for a particular managerialist interpretation of contemporary work and employment. © Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2006. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Managment Reviews;8 (2), pp. 113-129
dc.rights This is the author version of the following article:The psychological contract: a critical review, International Journal of Management Review, 2006, 8 (2), pp. 113-129 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en_US
dc.subject HRM en_US
dc.subject psychological contract en_US
dc.title The psychological contract: a critical review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2019-12-01T14:16:12Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2006.00123.x
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2936017
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dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal Of Management Reviews
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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