Moonlighting and Organizational Culture in Nigerian Public Universities

Kamal Adetunji Bakare


In this paper, we zeroed down on the practice of moonlighting in the Nigerian universities’workspace, with specific reference to public universities. Our aim is to show that organizational culture in our public universities is static, and that corporate culture has been more tolerable, expansive, and sometimes, apathetic to the practice of moonlighting, keeping in abeyance, regulations that condemn mutiple jobholding, and turning askance to enforcement of punitive regulations. It is noted that indecision over the issue may undercut practice, and that non-action are prone to oblique interpretations. In interrogating the subject, we have used the empirical approach to prove that mutiple jobholding is the outcome of economic discontent, and an exploration of the concepts of relative deprivation (RD) and social exchange theory (SET). In the end, it was argued that appropriate policies should be formulated to synergize moonlighting practice with the mainstream so as to ensure stability in future work interactions.

Keywords: organizational culture, moonlighting, work interactions, economic discontent, relative deprivation, social exchange theory.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/13-16-04

Publication date:August 31st 2021

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