Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 75–93

The Importance of Work Goals: An International Perspective

  • Itzhak Harpaz

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490328

Cite this article as:
Harpaz, I. J Int Bus Stud (1990) 21: 75. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490328


The paper probes into the basic question of what individuals seek from working. Results from a representative sample of the labor force in seven countries (n = 8192) showed that the two most dominant work goals are “interesting work” and “good pay.” These were consistent internationally, across different organizational levels, between the genders and among different age categories.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Itzhak Harpaz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Haifa