Career Ambition and Performance: A Socio-Analytic Perspective

Hong Bui, Davide Secchi, Thanh Nguyen, Yehuda Baruch, Nhuan Mai

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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.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
EventAcademy of Management, Annual Meeting: Making Organizations Meaningful - Los Angeles, Anaheim, CA, USA United States
Duration: 5 Aug 201610 Aug 2016
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ConferenceAcademy of Management, Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleAoM
CountryUSA United States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period5/08/1610/08/16
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Managers
Self-efficacy
Team work
Professionalism
Job performance
Dyads
Mediation
Decision making
Public sector
Knowledge workers
Job satisfaction

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Bui, H., Secchi, D., Nguyen, T., Baruch, Y., & Mai, N. (2016). Career Ambition and Performance: A Socio-Analytic Perspective. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.11636abstract

Career Ambition and Performance: A Socio-Analytic Perspective. / Bui, Hong; Secchi, Davide; Nguyen, Thanh; Baruch, Yehuda; Mai, Nhuan.

2016. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA United States.

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Bui, H, Secchi, D, Nguyen, T, Baruch, Y & Mai, N 2016, 'Career Ambition and Performance: A Socio-Analytic Perspective' Paper presented at Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA United States, 5/08/16 - 10/08/16, . https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.11636abstract
Bui H, Secchi D, Nguyen T, Baruch Y, Mai N. Career Ambition and Performance: A Socio-Analytic Perspective. 2016. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.11636abstract
Bui, Hong ; Secchi, Davide ; Nguyen, Thanh ; Baruch, Yehuda ; Mai, Nhuan. / Career Ambition and Performance: A Socio-Analytic Perspective. Paper presented at Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA United States.
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