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Haunted By Change: Exploring and explaining the influence of Perceived Organizational Support and Perceived Supervisor Support on Commitment to Change
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study is to explore and explain how and why perceived support can create a sense of want to, ought to and have to change. This study investigates perceived organizational support (POS) and perceived supervisor supports (PSS) influences on the dimensions of commitment to change (C2C), affective- (AC2C), continuous- (CC2C) and normative commitment to change (NC2C).

To investigate the relationships, a mix-method approach is applied. Data is yield from 168 survey respondents from three subsidiaries in Southeast Asia within a multinational corporation (MNC) and through eight interviews with employees at one subsidiary.

The findings reveals that POS is more important in change initiatives than PSS, indicating that POS is vital to understand the influence on employees C2C mindset. POS is identified as the glue that binds employees and change goals together into the desired mindset of AC2C. This study contributes to literature by presenting new perspectives concerning POS and PSS influences on C2C dimensions within an MNC. Adding a layer to research that has largely focused on the concepts within psychology. This study is an introduction to deeper understanding of the relationships between POS, PSS and the C2C dimensions. Signaling that further research should focus more on this context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 55
Keywords [en]
Organizational Change, Commitment to Change, Perceived Organizational Support, Perceived Supervisor Support
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-355009DiVA, id: diva2:1223694
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Business Studies
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Master Programme in Business and Management
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Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-25 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved

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