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Yours defensively: The Role of Organizational Attachment in Shoplifting Prevention

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Potdar, B ORCID: 0000-0002-1541-4543, Guthrie, J, Gnoth, J and Garry, T 2018 , 'Yours defensively: The Role of Organizational Attachment in Shoplifting Prevention', in Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference 2018 : Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times , British Academy of Management, United Kingdom .

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An office is a physical location where people of the same organization meet and interact witheach other. Many organizations provide comfortable workplaces to their employees andmotivate them to give their best. However, just comfortable workplaces might not motivateemployees to perform their best unless interpersonal justice is merged with it to convinceemployees that their organization values them. It results in employee organisationalattachment. In the context of the supermarkets, this concept is particularly prevalent as shopfloor employees are the main workforce of this industry. Hence, the principal aim of thisresearch paper is to explore whether organizational attachment of shop-floor employees of asupermarket has an impact on their willingness to prevent shoplifting and practice positiveorganisational citizenship. This paper reviews relevant literature on shoplifting prevention,guardianship, workplace attachment, organizational attachment, and organizational citizenshipbehaviour. The systematic review of guardianship literature is the strength of this paper as wehave reviewed a total of 20 studies from the past. Finally, we propose a conceptual model whichsuggests that organisational attachment based on interpersonal justice of the supermarketimpacts on the willingness of shop-floor employees to prevent shoplifting; this means theemployees may demonstrate guardianship that is a good organisational citizenship behaviour.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Potdar, B and Guthrie, J and Gnoth, J and Garry, T
Keywords: Place attachment; Interpersonal or interactional justice; Organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB); Retail crime prevention; Guardianship; Routine activity theory
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference 2018 : Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times
Publisher: British Academy of Management
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