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The Meaning of Work. A Semiotic Perspective for a Cross Cultural Analysis

Published Online: 04 Oct 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 10 (2018) - Issue 1 (March 2018)
Page range: 83 - 100
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2543-831X
First Published
25 Apr 2014
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Objective: to compare the meaning of work for three different samples of people working in private companies and in the public sector in one hand, and living in two different countries: Argentina and the Canary Islands.

Methodology: original semiotics-based methodology

Findings: most of the variables that were ranked in the top three average results match in all three samples; Canarians and Argentineans have a different perspective about the State’s role; Canarian workers prefer social relationships over economic and security aspects while Argentineans prefer job stability due to a job insecurity context in the country.

Value Added: the new methodology helps in organizing thought using abductive logic. It helps understanding the meaning of complex phenomena.

Recommendations: it may be useful for managers and researchers in the area of Management for creating creative answers and solutions through the analysis of facts.

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