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Jiang, Zhou

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  • Paper Title: Culture’s Influence on Organizational Justice, Organizational Trust, and Organizational Commitment
  • Department Affiliation:Marketing and Management
  • Supervisor's Names: Professor Paul Gollan


It’s an inexorable trend that nearly all countries encounter cultural crash in the process of speedy globalization. Under this situation, organizations begin to experience diverse cultures, and it is imperative for them to understand the influences that cultural values may produce so as to draft and conduct management strategies in cross-cultural contexts. Although scholars have been interested in combining culture with organizational research since decades ago, culture’s role in this field is still not very clear. Even though several researchers have directly applied culture into justice research, the lack of solid theoretical background is still a weakness in this research area. This paper aims to explore theoretical paths for linking culture and organizational justice, and its two consequences, namely, organizational commitment and organizational trust.


Through analysing previous studies to collect the empirical and theoretical evidences, this paper makes rational prediction of culture’s potential role in people’s justice perceptions, organizational trust, and organizational commitment.


The analysis shows people’s perception of fairness, their trust formation, and their level of commitment to an organization may vary as their culture values differ.

Research limitations/implications:

Despite the limited direct research in this field, the prediction made in this paper still can be considered as a potential way to theoretically bridge culture and justice research.


Culture, value, justice, trust, commitment.