Organisational members' commitment to professional associations

Cynthia M. Webster, Civilai Terawatanavong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Abstract

Professional associations (PAs) are normative institutions whose tasks are to support members’ activities and use social obligation to induce accepted behaviours within business networks (Grewal and Dharwadkar, 2002, p. 85). In this paper we test a conceptual model of organisational members’ commitment within a PA context. The findings suggest that organisational members’ characteristics (service consumption, formal participation, and social embeddedness) are antecedents to three dimensions of commitment (continuance, normative, and affective). Only normative and affective commitment, however, are found to promote organisational members’ acquiescence and membership renewal.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationANZMAC 2007
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings : 3Rs - reputation, responsibility and relevance
EditorsMaree Thyne, Kenneth R. Deans, Juergen Gnoth
Place of PublicationDunedin, N.Z.
PublisherUniversity of Otago
Pages3334-3341
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781877156299
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2007) - Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 3 Dec 20075 Dec 2007

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (2007)
CityDunedin, New Zealand
Period3/12/075/12/07

Keywords

  • professional associations
  • commitment
  • embeddedness
  • acquiescence
  • renewal

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Organisational members' commitment to professional associations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Webster, C. M., & Terawatanavong, C. (2007). Organisational members' commitment to professional associations. In M. Thyne, K. R. Deans, & J. Gnoth (Eds.), ANZMAC 2007: proceedings : 3Rs - reputation, responsibility and relevance (pp. 3334-3341). Dunedin, N.Z.: University of Otago.