“At the turn of the 1990s, Thomas L. Brown made a compelling argument for the value of employees’ psychological ownership in the practitioner-oriented Industry Week. He described psychological ownership as the true ownership-taking in organizations, the source of competitive advantage and the key to effectively managing in the decade to come (Brown, 1989).”

Psühholoogilise omamise teooria seletusvõimekus:

“It is psychological ownership theory that explains why and how employees experience ownership feelings towards their organizations or jobs in their entirety as well as towards specific parts of their organizations or jobs (e.g. policies, knowledge; Hideg et al., 2011; Liu, 2012; Pierce et al., 2001, 2003; Renz, 2022). To perceive psychological ownership, employees do not need to have legal ownership rights (Etzioni, 1991; Peck and Shu, 2009; Pierce et al., 1991; Vandewalle et al., 1995), such as rights to control, to be informed about or to benefit financially from the target of ownership (Pierce and Jussila, 2011).”

Autorite ambitsioon:

“To provide access to this field, this study presents a bibliometric review of psychological ownership theory and guide for management scholars – ranging from doctoral students to experts of other management areas.”

Varasemad kirjandusülevaated:

“Existing reviews of the management literature on psychological ownership are Olckers and Du Plessis (2012), Qian (2016), Dawkins et al. (2017) and Zhang et al. (2021). The foci, scopes and contributions of these reviews are summarized and critiqued in the following to underline the scholarly need for and contributions of the presented bibliometric review and guide to advance psychological ownership research.”


“In line with established guidelines for bibliometric analyses (Donthu et al., 2021; Linnenluecke et al., 2020; Zupic and Cater, 2015), the bibliometric procedures were driven by identification, i.e. the optimal approach to answering the research questions. Following Donthu et al. (2021), procedures of both performance analysis and science mapping were implemented in the bibliometric analyses (i.e. co-authorship, citation and keyword cooccurrence analyses). The bibliometric analyses were performed with the VOSviewer version 1.6.13, following Van Eck and Waltman (2010, 2014, 2019, 2022).”

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

“The top two journals of the field (i.e. Academy of Management Review and Journal of Organizational Behavior) received more than 40% of all citations, yet published less than 8% of the studies (see Tables 3 and 4).”

Renz, F. M., & Posthuma, R. (2022). 30 years of psychological ownership theory: A bibliometric review and guide for management scholars. Journal of Management Historyahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMH-01-2022-0001