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Worker Commitment and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in the Age of Wisdom: Critical Evaluations

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This study interrogates the notion of an envisaged age of wisdom whereby, the current information / knowledge worker era will be succeeded by a new order, in which information and knowledge will be impregnated with purpose and principles. The study thus examines the issue of worker commitment and organizational citizenship behaviour in the assumed age of wisdom. The analytical framework of the study is the rational choice theory. Precedent to the envisioned age of wisdom is the condition of putting service before self. We argued in the study that the age of wisdom-position contextually discountenances with a fundamentally contentious issue in human affairs, which has to do with whether the individual in the society is an inherently self-interested or an innately altruistic being. In the study’s re-imaginations, worker commitment and organizational citizenship behaviours will (contrary to the assumptions of the age of wisdom) continue to be influenced by the intrinsic tendencies (of the homo economicus), in the regards of subjective rationality. In contrast to the assumed precedent-condition of putting service before self in the imminent age of wisdom, this study sees general continuity in subjective rationalities but with massive increases in universal productivity, arising from enduring human inventiveness and sundry efforts.

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International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 81)
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13-21
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R. C. Okeke and D. O. Nnamani, "Worker Commitment and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in the Age of Wisdom: Critical Evaluations", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 81, pp. 13-21, 2018
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