Title: A study of interrelationship between individual level change factors with individual and organisational level benefits, in the context of firms from an emerging economy

Authors: Sumi Jha; Som Sekhar Bhattacharyya

Addresses: National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake Road, Mumbai 400 087, India ' National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake Road, Mumbai 400 087, India

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to establish the relationship between individual level change factors that transpires into individual and organisational benefits. Structured survey questionnaire was administered on managers and the data collected were analysed by exploratory factor analysis and structured equation modelling. Ten factors relating to individual level change and individual and organisation level benefits emerged based on the factor analysis. Two models out of these factors were developed. The first model was on individual level change factors contributing to individual benefits and the second model was on benefits to organisation. The relationships in the model amongst the variables were found to be significant. The findings and establishment of relationship between individual level change factors causing individual benefits and organisational benefits would help organisational development practitioners to develop effective change interventions. Further, the inputs of the study would help human resource practitioners to design and develop a detailed change process for the good of both the employee and the organisation. Studies on change have generally focused at organisational or group levels. Change studies, starting at individual level and contributing to organisational level are limited. This study was a step in that direction.

Keywords: individual change factors; individual benefits; organisational benefits; developing countries; emerging economies; emerging markets; business managers; SEM; structural equation modelling; EFA; exploratory factor analysis; individual level change; organisational development; change intervention; HR management; human resource management; human resources; change processes; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2014.065432

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2014 Vol.13 No.4, pp.482 - 501

Published online: 20 Oct 2014 *

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