Title: Designing an organisational cynicism model based on the grounded approach: a case study of Kashan universities

Authors: Javad Shekarriz; Ali Nasr Isfahani; Ali Safari

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Management, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: This research was conducted to design an organisational cynicism model based on grounded data approach in the universities of Kashan. These data were examined by grounded theory method. Accordingly, the concepts were identified in six sections including the factors affecting organisational cynicism (causal conditions), organisational cynicism structure (central phenomenon), contextual factors affecting organisational cynicism (contextual conditions), interventional factors affecting organisational cynicism (interventional conditions), strategies to cope with organisational cynicism (strategies), and the outcomes of organisational cynicism (outcomes). After confirming the validity and reliability of the questionnaires, it was distributed in a sample of 206 professors and experts of the Kashan universities. After the data collection, six measurement models were examined and the results showed that their desirability. Finally, structural equation modelling was used to examine the relationships between the variables. The results showed significant relationships between the variables, which were confirmed by the organisational cynicism model in the Kashan universities.

Keywords: cynicism; organisational cynicism; grounded data approach; Kashan universities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2021.117095

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2021 Vol.25 No.4, pp.496 - 513

Received: 16 Nov 2018
Accepted: 25 Jul 2019

Published online: 06 Aug 2021 *

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