Title: Effective leadership in successful implementation of change plans in auto part manufacturers: a content analysis

Authors: Hoda Jannesar Ahmadi; Ali Shirazi; Fariborz Rahimnia; Alireza Khorakian

Addresses: Department of Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Department of Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Department of Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ' Department of Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract: The high rate of failure in organisational change plans has attracted the attention of many researchers towards identifying and developing factors which influence organisational change success. There is a clear and growing evidence that the role of leaders in process of organisational change has a significant effect on success, and their actions and behaviours directly influence the actions that enable change in the workplace. There is no agreement in the existing literature on aspects of leadership which are essential for success of change. The present study tends to find out the actions taken by organisational leaders to implement the change plans successfully. Data analysis uses content analysis strategy and MAXQDA software. Findings indicate that the actions taken by leaders for successful implementation of change plans in the organisation are changed in two organisational and human dimensions and involve 15 categories.

Keywords: leadership; organisational change; auto part manufacturing; content analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.100545

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2019 Vol.16 No.3, pp.297 - 317

Received: 10 May 2018
Accepted: 09 Jan 2019

Published online: 05 Apr 2019 *

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