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International Journal of Strategic Change Management

International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM)

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International Journal of Strategic Change Management (4 papers in press)

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  • The effect of strategic management thinking on organisational change considering the role of the staff responsiveness   Order a copy of this article
    by Mina Ezmiri, Reza Rostamzadeh 
    Abstract: Employee responsiveness shows the health of the organisational structure and indicates that it is possible to implement improvement and developing programs in a desirable context. To achieve this goal, strategic thinking is necessary both among managers and organisational levels. This research aimed to study the effect of strategic management thinking on organisational change considering the role of the staff responsiveness. This research is categorised as descriptive-correlation. The population of this study included all the employees of the Melli Bank of West Azerbaijan located in Iran. By using Cochran formula, 190 staffs were chosen to respond the questionnaire. Three types of questionnaires were used for data collection. The data analysed through SPSS and Smart PLS software. The results showed that strategic thinking and level of responsiveness have significant influence on organisational change.
    Keywords: strategic thinking; staff responsiveness; bank; organisational change.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2022.10048824
  • Effect of internal factors on strategic management practices of deposit money banks in South West, Nigeria   Order a copy of this article
    by Chinwe Chibuzor Etonyeaku, Adeyemi Oluwaseun Adepoju, Muftau Adesina Abayomi, Olalekan Aquila Jesuleye 
    Abstract: Organisations differ in their capacity to manage and implement strategies as internal operations determine their strengths and weaknesses, as well as develop strategic plans to exploit environmental opportunities. This paper assesses the effect of internal factors on strategic management practices (SMPs) of deposit money banks (DMBs) in South West, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedure was adopted to obtain 384 questionnaires from various cadres in the DMBs. Data analysis was conducted using partial least square structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) with SmartPLS version 3. The findings of the study revealed that communication system, financial capacity, and human capital constructs were positive and significant predictors of SMPs, whereas others were not significant. This suggests that DMBs should leverage the communication system to enhance the effectiveness of SMPs and ensure that adequate financial resources are allocated to enhance the business operations of the DMBs. We further provide implications and draw conclusion from the findings.
    Keywords: internal factors; PLS-SEM; strategic management practices; SMPs; deposit money banks; DMBs; Nigeria.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2022.10050499
  • Investigating the determinants of sustainable organisational change perception among millennial generation: an evidence-based study   Order a copy of this article
    by Priyanka Singh, Rajesh Kumar Upadhyay, Veeralakshmi Babu, Monika Srivastava 
    Abstract: This study investigates the influence of emotional, cognitive, and organisational readiness as different determinants of sustainable organisational change in the millennial generation. The data was collected from five Indian universities and total of 447 usable responses were analysed. Further, to examine the validity and reliability of the scale confirmatory factor analysis was utilised. Additionally, structure equation modelling was employed to assess the relationship among the constructs. The finding suggests that emotional readiness, cognitive readiness, and organisational readiness have emerged as the significant determinants of sustainable organisational change with Generation Y - millennials. Owing to their differential personality traits compared to their previous generations. These contributions hold great significance to academic institutions, as it provides valuable insight into formulating strategies for instilling sustainable organisational change. Moreover, the research adds to change management literature related to Generation Y by addressing the existing research gap.
    Keywords: emotional readiness; cognitive readiness; organisational readiness; millennials; sustainable organisational change; SOC; structural equation modelling; SEM.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2022.10050570
  • A new approach to effectively utilise the SWOT matrix in organisational strategic research (case study: Faraz Cement Company)   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohaddese Bagheri, Reza Kamranrad 
    Abstract: In this paper, a new approach is proposed for the effective use of the SWOT in organisational strategic research. This paper is a report on the analysis of internal and external factors, internal factors evaluation matrix, external factors evaluation matrix, combination of internal and external factors matrix, SWOT matrix and finally the application of quantitative strategic planning matrix and strategy prioritisation system. To run the proposed methodology, errors in the method of using the SWOT matrix in the organisation are presented. In addition, in order to show the efficiency of the fundamental method, a case study has been conducted in Faraz Cement Company. According to the results, the company should try to increase its production to develop export markets using existing facilities which lead to reduce the logistics and company costs that affect the company's profit margins.
    Keywords: strategic management; organisational strategic; SWOT; internal factors; external factors; quantitative matrix of strategic planning; prioritisation; logistics; company's profit.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2023.10054091