An empirical investigation of the influence of organizational culture on individual readiness for change in Syrian manufacturing organizations.

Haffar, M., Al-Karaghouli, W. and Ghoneim, A., 2014. An empirical investigation of the influence of organizational culture on individual readiness for change in Syrian manufacturing organizations. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 27 (1), 5 - 22.

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DOI: 10.1108/09534811211199600

Abstract

Purpose - While few recent studies have paid attention to the relationship between Organizational Culture (OC) and Individual Readiness for Change (IRFC), there is still a lack of systematic and empirical studies regarding the influence of all OC types on the IRFC components within the change management literature. This study aims to fill this gap in the literature by empirically examining the influence of all four organizational culture types of the Competing Values Framework (CVF) on the components of IRFC regarding TQM implementation, within the context of manufacturing organizations operating in Syria. Design/methodology/approach - A total of four hypotheses were proposed for testing. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 350 Syrian Manufacturing Organizations (SMOs) in order to measure the level of IRFC and to identify the cultural profiles and characteristics of these organizations. Findings - The analysis of the collected shows that certain types of organizational culture are conducive to fostering IRFC. In particular, the findings of an empirical investigation revealed that group culture and adhocracy culture are the most supportive culture types for IRFC. Originality/value - This paper contributes to the existing literature of change management by providing empirical evidence leading to advancement of knowledge and the understanding of the relationship between OC types and IRFC components. Furthermore, the paper adds value via its contextual originality; being the first study that empirically examined the Syrian cultural context, and hence contributing to the scarce body of literature of both OC and IRFC, and in particular the developing countries.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0953-4814
Uncontrolled Keywords:Organizational culture, Change management, TQM, Syria, Individual readiness for change, Manufacturing organizations
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:24789
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Sep 2016 15:20
Last Modified:28 Sep 2016 15:20

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