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INVESTIGATING THE EMERGENCE OF COGNITIVE WORK: TOWARD A NEW JOB CLASSIFICATION SCHEME FOR CROSS-CULTURAL ENVIROMENTS

Job analysis and its by-product job classification are foundational tools for Human Resource Management. Current job analysis techniques were developed a century ago. In the interim dramatic change has occurred in the structure of the economy and the jobs that define it. This paper tests the proposition that a new category of work, i.e. “Cognitive Work,” has emerged. Experiments were performed in two countries to investigate construct validity. One hundred participants completed a coding exercise sorting thirty-nine job descriptions into one of three job categories. Analysis provided preliminary support for the validity of this new classification scheme.

Paul Swiercz
George Washington University
United States

Matia Torbarina
University of Rijeka
Croatia

Lara Jelenc
University of Rijeka
Croatia

 


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