Predictors of job crafting in SMEs working in an ICT-based mobile and multilocational manner

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2023-11-08
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Language
en
Pages
23
873-896
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International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, Volume 41, issue 8
Abstract
This article extends the discussion of the predictors of job crafting to include small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working in an information and communication technologies (ICT)-based mobile and multilocational manner. Based on a survey (N = 412) conducted in 43 Finnish SMEs, the job and personal resources-related predictors of approach and avoidance types of job crafting were analysed. From job resources, co-working, multilocality, the resources in the physical work environment, useful ICT and social support predicted the approach types of job crafting. Intrinsic motivation, relatedness and feeling competent as personal resources activated the approach types of job crafting. Drawing on background variables, being a younger firm activated job crafting. Avoidance type of job crafting was predicted positively by the resources in the physical work environment. This article suggests that knowledge about the predictors of job crafting encourages SMEs to activate this practice among its personnel.
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Funding Information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The research project was financed by the European Social Fund awarded by the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. Publisher Copyright: © The Author(s) 2022.
Keywords
ICT-based mobile work, JD-R model, job crafting, multilocational work, small- and medium-sized enterprises
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Hyrkkänen , U , Vanharanta , O , Kuusisto , H , Polvinen , K & Vartiainen , M 2023 , ' Predictors of job crafting in SMEs working in an ICT-based mobile and multilocational manner ' , International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship , vol. 41 , no. 8 , pp. 873-896 . https://doi.org/10.1177/02662426221129157