The influence of individual readiness for change dimensions on quality management implementation in Algerian manufacturing organisations.

Haffar, M., Al-Karaghouli, W., Irani, Z., Djebarni, R. and Gbadamosi, G., 2016. The influence of individual readiness for change dimensions on quality management implementation in Algerian manufacturing organisations. International Journal of Production Economics. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.08.024i

Abstract

A comprehensive literature review reveals a lack of empirical studies investigating the influence of individual readiness of change (IRFC) as a multidimensional construct on effective quality improvement programmes (often referred as TQM) implementation. Much of the normative literature is conceptual in nature. Moreover, there is very limited research investigating the mediating role of employee affective commitment to change (IACC) between IRFCs and TQM. Therefore, this study proposes to fill this gap by providing empirical evidence leading to advancement in the understanding of direct and indirect in- fluences of IRFC components on TQM implementation. To achieve this, a questionnaire-based survey was developed and self-administered to 226 middle managers in Algerian manufacturing organisations (AMOs) with a good rate of return of 52%. The analysis of the collected data revealed that two of the IRFC components, namely personally beneficial and change self-efficacy are the most supportive IRFC dimensions for TQM implementation. Furthermore, the results of this study show support for the mediating role of IACC in the relationship between IRFCs and TQM implementation. Therefore, this paper makes a novel contribution by providing a refined and deeper comprehension of the relationships between IRFCs and TQM implementation.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0925-5273
Uncontrolled Keywords:TQM ; Readiness ; Change ; Quality management
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:24773
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Sep 2016 07:37
Last Modified:28 Sep 2016 07:37

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