Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 75–93

The Importance of Work Goals: An International Perspective

  • Itzhak Harpaz


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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© Academy of International Business 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Itzhak Harpaz
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  1. 1.University of Haifa

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