Career ambition and its relationship with performance are important but understudied. Drawing on the socio-analytic theory, we develop a model of career ambition framed as ‘getting ahead’ and ‘getting along’ in relation to job satisfaction and performance. We propose that career ambition is related to performance indirectly through mediation of self-efficacy, professionalism, teamwork, and decision making. Data from 973 dyads of Vietnamese knowledge workers and their managers in the public sector generally supported our model. Specifically, while there is no direct link between career ambition and performance, the relationship is mediated through self-efficacy and teamwork. Implications for managers are highlighted.
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2016|
|Event||Academy of Management, Annual Meeting: Making Organizations Meaningful - Los Angeles, Anaheim, CA, USA United States|
Duration: 5 Aug 2016 → 10 Aug 2016
|Conference||Academy of Management, Annual Meeting|
|Country/Territory||USA United States|
|Period||5/08/16 → 10/08/16|