The employee commitment debate and research have not weakened in the past 30 years. Despite the decisive structural transformation seen in the economy and society, it is the one that affects work and employment the most. The flexibility of the labour market and work has dramatically changed the way people work and live. Although changes in the last 20 years might show that employee commitment is not important from the employeesŽ perspective nor from the employers' side, research and literature on this topic is becoming even more lively. The purpose of this paper is to show employee commitment from a comparative and time perspective. We studied changes in employee commitment that have occurred in the last decade and present data from two data sets in two different time periods. We start with a comparison of the data gathered by the ISSP International Social Survey Programme (Work Orientations II and III) in 2005 with data from 1997 gathered using the same methodology. For the 1997 data set we originally performed a cross-cultural analysis of seven countries (Western and Eastern Germany, Hungary, Japan, Slovenia, the UK, and the US). In the present analysis we follow up the same countries to understand the changes over time. We are concerned with the scope of changes in the different dimensions of commitment.