BİLGİ İletişim Fakültesi İletişim Tasarımı ve Yönetimi Bölümü Öğretim Üyesi Yrd. Doç. Dr. Başak Uçanok Tan‘ın kaleme aldığı iki makale, yakın zamanlarda çıkan iki farklı kitapta yer aldı. “Responsible Corporate Behaviors: Drivers of Corporate Responsibility” başlığını taşıyan makale, Mark Anthony Camilleri‘nin editörlüğünde hazırlanan CSR 2.0 and the New Era of Corporate Citizenship (IGI-Global, 2016) adlı kitapta yer alırken, “Değerler ve Materyalizmin Hayat Tatmini Üzerindeki Etkileri” başlıklı kitap bölümü ise, editörlüğünü Tülay Turgut ve Murat Çinko‘nun üstlendikleri Değerli İnsana Değerli Çalışmalar (Beta Yayınevi, 2017) adlı yapıtta yayımlandı.
A new article by Basak Ucanok Tan, Ph.D. (Department of Communication Management) titled “Understanding the Polarity between Work Alienation and the Importance of Work: Evidence from Turkey” is published in the Middle East Journal of Management:
“The main aim of this paper is to investigate the conceptual and empirical grounds work alienation and work centrality differentiate from one another. The concern that these two variables may lie on different axes of the same concept is tackled in relation to work values. In this respect, the effects of work values (intrinsic vs. extrinsic work values) on both work alienation and work centrality have been examined (…)”
The research article titled “The Effects of Values, Work Centrality, and Organizational Commitment on Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: Evidence from Turkish SMEs” authored by Basak Ucanok (Assistant Professor of the Department of Communication Manangement) and Serdar Karabati (Assistant Professor of the Department of Business Administration) is published in the Spring issue of Human Resource Development Quarterly.
The abstract of the study is as follows:
“Organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) are voluntary contributions of employees not explicitly recognized by the formal reward system and are ultimately critical for sustaining organizational effectiveness (Organ, 1988). The current study aims to investigate the effects of values, work centrality, and organizational commitment on organizational citizenship behaviors in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Turkey. It is predicted that work centrality, and affective and normative commitment will increase OCBs along with those values that correspond to OCBs in terms of content. A cross-sectional survey was employed with a convenience sample of 277 SME employees. Data were collected in the midst of the 2008 global financial crisis, which allowed for elaboration on the dynamics of OCBs under difficult periods. The analyses revealed that affective commitment and normative commitment were strong predictors of OCBs. Sportsmanship dimension of citizenship was found to be a function of conservation values, work centrality, and both affective and normative commitment. Findings and suggestions for future research are discussed in light of recent OCB literature and a general HRD perspective.”
Full research article can be accessed here.
The new article of Başak Uçanok, an Assistant Professor of Public Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University, was published by European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, with the title, “Understanding the Importance of Work: The Effects of Work Values and Work-Value Congruence”. The main purpose of this study is to understand the importance that is attached to work by analysing the link between work-related values and attitudes. In this respect, it is hypothesised that work values significantly predict work centrality and that this relationship is moderated by work-value congruence. Work-value congruence is conceptualised on the premise that different work values have varying degrees of influence on work centrality. It is proposed that as the distance between the act of working and the value it relates to (work-value congruence) differ, the relation between values and work centrality will change accordingly. In the study, work values have proved to act as an important predictor of work centrality. It is suggested that, work-value congruence be treated as an independent variable in future work-related research. The results are discussed along with gender differences for work values.