Sina K. Feldermann, Martin Hiebl,
"Psychological ownership and stewardship behaviour: The moderating role of agency culture"
, in Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 38, Nummer 2, Seite(n) 101209, 6-2022, ISSN: 1873-3387
Psychological ownership and stewardship behaviour: The moderating role of agency culture
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This study investigates whether employees? psychological ownership results in stewardship behavior and whether this relationship is affected by an employee?s perception of the organization?s agency culture. A survey of the financial managers of 129 firms in Germany generally confirms these expectations. In addition, and surprisingly, our findings suggest a negligible effect of an agency culture on the relationship between psychological ownership and stewardship behavior when managers perceive high psychological ownership. Thereby, our study enriches the literature on the consequences of psychological ownership by providing insights into the boundary conditions of such outcomes at the manager level.