Title: Impact of organisational sociotechnical system on managerial retention: a structural equation modelling approach

Authors: Koustab Ghosh; Sangeeta Sahney

Addresses: Calcutta Business School, Bishnupur 743503, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India ' Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302, India

Abstract: As an exploratory research to the phenomena of managerial turnover, organisational sociotechnical system has been applied as the basic theoretical framework to conceptualise and structure managerial retention factors in the organisations. The study is diagnostic in nature and follows a causal design approach. A pilot survey was conducted on a sample of 93 managerial respondents at junior and middle levels in order to test the validity and reliability of the survey instrument. The final study was conducted on a sample of 444 junior and middle level managers from various organisations located in India. A model of managerial retention was developed by using the structural equation modelling technique. The path analyses and the structural model support the proposed relationships. The top management of the business organisations may use the findings as guiding criteria, while constructing, managing and evaluating their managerial retention strategies in Indian context.

Keywords: sociotechnical systems; organisational STS; managerial retention; structural equation modelling; SEM; managerial turnover; managers; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2013.055503

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2013 Vol.7 No.2, pp.171 - 191

Published online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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