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Promotionsordnung



Kumulative Dissertation



Titel


A Perception-Based View of the Employee: A Study of Employees’ Reactions to Change

Titel (englisch)



Autor/Autorin


Vithessonthi, Chaiporn

2. Autor/Autorin



Geburtsdatum


26.09.1975

Geburtsort


Bangkok, Thailand

Matrikelnummer



Schlagwörter (GND)


Thailand; Organisationswandel; Wahrnehmungspsychologie; Berufseinstellung; Organisationsverhalten; Widerstand (Psychologie); Downsizing; Privatisierung

DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification)


Wirtschaft - 330

Freie Stichwörter (deutsch)


Management; Organisationswandel; Vorstellung

Freie Stichwörter (englisch)


Organizational Change; Organizational Change Management; Perceptions; Reactions to Change

Kurzfassung



Kurzfassung (englisch)


Drawing on several theoretical perspectives (e.g., individual motivation, behavioral decision-making, social exchange theories, organizational justice theories, social cognition, institutional theories and neoclassical economics theories) from different disciplines (e.g., organizational psychology, strategic management, and economics), this dissertation developed a perception-based approach to examine a possibility that employees’ perceptions and/or attitudes will be associated with their decisions in an organizational setting. Specifically, this dissertation examined the effects of employees’ perceptions and/or attitudes on their reactions to organizational change.
This dissertation addressed two major research questions relevant to organizational change management, organizational behavior and applied psychology. First, it addressed a question of what perceptions and/or attitudes influence employees’ resistance to change. Second, it addressed a question of what perceptions and/or attitudes influence employees’ support for change? This was done by drawing on several theoretical perspectives and examining relationships between perception and/or attitude variables and resistance to change and support for change.
Based on data obtained from two samples of respondents from two different settings (i.e., a downsizing in Study 1 and a privatization in Study 2), this dissertation found significant relationships between perceptions and/or attitudes and resistance to change and/or support for change. The findings provide some empirical support for the perception-based view of the employee. Using multinomial ordered probit modeling, some perceptions and/or attitudes were found to be significantly predictive of employees’ reactions to change. The potential practical value of using perceptions and/or attitudes as predictors of employees’ reactions to change is discussed, as are implications and suggestions for future research.

Universität


Universität St.Gallen

Referent/Referentin


Schwaninger, Markus (Prof. Dr.)

Korreferent/Korreferentin


Müller-Stewens, Günter (Prof. Dr.)

Erweitertes Diss. Komitee



Fachgebiet


Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Sprache


ENG

Promotionstermin (dd.mm.yyyy)


04.04.2005

Erstellungsjahr (yyyy)


2005

Dokumentart


Dissertation

Format


PDF

Dissertationsnummer


3040

Quelle



PDF-File


dis3040.pdf

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