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2014 | 2014 6(101) Uncertainty in a Flattening World: Challenges for IHRM (Niepewność w płaskim świecie: wyzwania dla międzynarodowego ZZL) | 103-115

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Cultural Determinants of Absenteeism and Presenteeism in a Multinational Environment


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Kulturowe uwarunkowania absencji i prezenteizmu w środowisku wielonarodowym

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The aim of this article is to present the primary cultural factors that differentiate the level of absenteeism and presenteeism in a multicultural society. The indicated factors are related to both the inner motivation of the employee and the work environment itself. The article also attempts to answer two questions that are important from the perspective of managing human resources: How does culture influence the level of absenteeism and presenteeism at work and how can absenteeism in a multicultural environment be managed? In order to achieve this aim, a review of literature covering absenteeism in a multicultural society was performed. The results of research related to the factors creating a culture of absenteeism were analyzed and an attempt has been made to determine how differences in aspects of national cultures influence it.
Celem artykułu jest przedstawienie głównych czynników kulturowych różnicujących poziom absencji i prezenteizmu w środowisku wielonarodowym. Wskazane czynniki odniesiono do wewnętrznej motywacji pracownika oraz środowiska pracy. W artykule starano się znaleźć odpowiedź na ważne z punktu widzenia międzynarodowego zarządzania zasobami ludzkimi pytania, jak kultura wpływa na poziom absencji i prezenteizmu w pracy i jak zarządzać absencją w środowisku wielokulturowym. Szukając odpowiedzi na te pytania, w artykule przeanalizowano wyniki badań odnoszących się do czynników tworzących kulturę nieobecności i określenia, jak na jej ukształtowanie wpływają różnice w wymiarach kultur narodowych.


  • University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland


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The polish version of this article was published on free CD added to the paper version HRM(ZZL) 2014 6(101); ISSN 1641-0882
Polskie tłumaczenie anglojęzycznego artykułu z numeru 2014 6(101) opublikowane na bezpłatnej płycie CD dołączonej do papierowego wydania numeru 2014 6(101), ISSN 1641-0882.

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