*Employee Commitment: The Role of Organizational Socialization and Protean
Career Orientation*

 Hewawaduge Menaka Nishanthi
<>, Pavithra
Kailasapathy <>
*Abstract: *The current study examines the impact of organizational
socialization on employee commitment of executive employees in banking
sector of Sri Lanka and the moderating role of protean career orientation.
It is hypothesized based on affect theory of social exchange and social
exchange theory that organizational socialization has a positive impact on
employee’s affective, continuance and normative commitment forms. Further,
it is suggested that these three direct relationships are moderated by the
protean career orientation of the banking employees based on
self-determination theory. These relationships are tested using data
collected from a sample of 209 executive employees in the banking industry
of Sri Lanka. Data were collected using questionnaire. Data were analysed
using SPSS and AMOS. Results showed that there is a positive effect of
organizational socialization on the three forms of commitment while no
moderator effect of protean career orientation was identified on these
direct relationships.

 *Does Emotional Intelligence Predict Leadership Effectiveness? An
Exploration in Non-Western Context*

 Mushtaq A. Lone <>, Aashiq
Hussian Lone <>
*Abstract: *The study focuses on understanding the emotional intelligence
and leadership linkages in a non-Western context. The study was conducted
on a sample of 230 supervisors and subordinates drawn from branches of the
banking sector in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The study employs
three-dimensional emotional intelligence model developed by Singh and
Chadha. Emotional competency and emotional sensitivity were found to be
significant antecedents of leadership effectiveness in the context under
reference. The knowledge gained from this research is expected to increase
the understanding of effective leadership and help produce powerful tools
for the selection, and training and development of leaders, potentially
enhancing organizational climate and performance.

*The Relationship of Workplace Flexibility to Employee Engagement among
Information Technology Employees in India*

 Jason Diwaker Ugargol
<>, Harold
Andrew Patrick <>
*Abstract: *Historically, organizations have been provisioning flexible
work arrangement (FWA) options in the workplace to help employees achieve a
balance between work obligations and private obligations. We explore the
utilization of FWA offerings in the Indian information technology (IT)
industry and its relation to employee engagement (EE). Employees working in
IT organizations in Bengaluru, India, were approached and data were
obtained from 504 participants. The study found that availability of FWA
options coincided with their utilization. Disconcertingly, only 7 per cent
of the employees were “highly engaged”, 51 per cent were neither engaged
nor disengaged and 41 per cent of the employees were disengaged with their
current organization. FWAs were positively related to EE. We find
congruence that FWA options lead to better EE warranting further
exploration that can guide FWA policies.

*Promoting Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: The Roles of Leader–Member
Exchange and Organizational Job Embeddedness*

 Khyati Kapil <>, Renu
Rastogi <>
*Abstract: *The study attempts to examine the role of leader–member
exchange (LMX) on the organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB). The
present study also explains the mediating role of organizational job
embeddedness (OJE) on the relationship between LMX and OCB in a given
sample. The study was conducted on a sample of 365 employees working in
Indian banking industry. Survey research with a correlation statistical
technique (correlation and hierarchical regression analyses) is utilized to
measure the association of several variables. The results indicate that
there is a significant relationship among the key study variables. The OJE
was found to partially mediate the LMX–OCB relationship. The findings
suggest that the organizations can proactively enhance both OJE and OCB
through high quality of LMX. The study contributes to the existing
literature of key study variables.

*Employer Branding in B2B and B2C Companies in India: A Qualitative

 Mukesh K. Biswas
<>, Damodar
Suar <>
*Abstract: *The employer branding (EB) phenomenon has garnered the
attention of practitioners and academicians over the past decade. However,
the subjective experiences of managers on EB are hardly tapped. This study
explores company executives’ views on EB through the case study method with
semi-structured interviews in the context of the business-to-business (B2B)
and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies located in India. Four key
categories relevant to EB emerged from the data. These are (a) essence of a
successful EB, (b) precursors of EB, (c) visibility of the employer and (d)
outcomes of EB. Attributes of these categories were explored along the
sub-themes, which reveal the respondents’ perceptions regarding their
implementation of EB strategy. These attributes were similar in B2B and B2C

*Repatriation of Academics: A Study on Sri Lankan University Lecturers*

 Robinson James <>
*Abstract: *Although repatriation adjustment is a matter for all re-entry
groups, it is not clear if it is an issue for returning academics. The
article aims to investigate whether the repatriation adjustment is a matter
for academic repatriates. The study was conducted with 63 Sri Lankan
academic repatriates who had been attached to a foreign university or
academic institution for more than 1 year, had been involved in academic
activities and, at the survey date, had returned within the past 2 years.
One sample *t*-test, independent sample *t*-test and regression analysis
were employed to test the proposed hypotheses. The article provides
empirical evidence to show that repatriation adjustment is a matter for
academic repatriates too. Academics who return to their home university
experience less fit to their organization compared to their fit with their
home organization before they had left. The article highlights that
universities need to take necessary steps to develop policies and
procedures to capitalize the knowledge and international experience of
returning academics. The findings extend the current scope of literature on
repatriation adjustment by identifying a new group of repatriates who are
experiencing repatriation adjustment issues.    Book Review:

 *Dan Roberts and Brian P. Watson, Confessions of a Successful CIO: How the
Best CIOs Tackle their Business Challenges*

 Viswa Prasad Gada <>

*R.C. Tripathi and Rohit Dwivedi (Eds), Organisational Studies in India*

 Sandip Anand <>


*Dr. Mohan Thite *Associate Professor in HRM

Founding Editor-in-Chief, South Asian Journal of HRM

(ABDC, ABS, Scopus ranked Sage publication)

Department of Employment Relations & Human Resources, Griffith Business

Griffith University
170 Kessels Road, Nathan QLD 4111

Brisbane, Australia
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Forthcoming: Thite, M. (Ed.) (in press). E-HRM: Digital Approaches,
Directions & Applications. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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