Print Email Facebook Twitter Why job autonomy matters for young companies' performance: Company maturity as a moderator between job autonomy and company performance Title Why job autonomy matters for young companies' performance: Company maturity as a moderator between job autonomy and company performance Author Preenen, P.T.Y. Howaldt, J. Oeij, P.R.A. Dhondt, S. Kraan, K.O. Jansen, E. Publication year 2016 Abstract Although the positive impact of job autonomy has been widely shown for individual-level employee outcomes, research on job autonomy and company-level outcomes has been surprisingly scarce. Therefore, among 3,311 companies in the Netherlands, we investigate the relationship between employees' job autonomy and company performance growth (revenue, profit). Moreover, we investigate the moderating effect of company maturity (young vs. older companies) in this relationship. Results indicate that job autonomy is positively related to growth of company revenue and this relationship is stronger for young companies. Job autonomy was positively related to company profit but only for young companies. These results suggest that it is important for young companies especially, to provide their employees with job autonomy and its supporting practices. Implications for theory and practice will be discussed. Subject LifeSP - Sustainable Productivity and EmployabilityELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingJob autonomyWork autonomyDecision latitudeActive jobsCompany performance growthCompany revenueCompany profitCompany maturityCompany ageWorkplace innovationFirm performanceThe NetherlandsYoung firms To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:1d0581c2-43cb-4ed3-bfef-b1db9a422946 DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/wremsd.2016.073425 TNO identifier 530026 Source World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 12 (1), 74-100 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.