Journal article

The benefits and burdens of organizational reputation for employee well‐being: A conservation of resources approach

MD Baer, Jonathan Bundy, N Garud, Ji Koung Kim

Personnel Psychology | Wiley | Published : 2018


We consider the possibility that a positive organizational reputation brings both benefits and burdens to employees working for those organizations. Drawing from the “Red Queen” notion in competitive strategy and from conservation of resources theory, we argue that although organizational reputation can cause employees to identify more strongly with the organization, it may also pressure employees to commit more of their time to the job. In turn, increased organizational identification and time commitment have contrasting effects on employees’ emotional exhaustion. Following recent theorizing in the reputation literature, we also test the proposal that the effects of organizational reputatio..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

Authors contributed equally and are listed alphabetically. The authors gratefully acknowledge research support provided by Pennsylvania State University during the early stages of this project.