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Organizational Involvement and Employees’ Consumption of New Work Practices in State-owned Enterprises: The Ghanaian Case
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
University of Ghana, Business School.
2015 (English)In: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology: International Journal of Social, Human Science and Engineering, ISSN 1307-6892, Vol. 9, no 10, 3140-3149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The existence of a favourable organizational involvement, persistence and adaptability in transforming a state enterprise will lead to positive employees’ consumption of new work practices. This observation was made from a study that explored the challenges faced by the management of a Ghanaian state enterprise in managing conflicts and disturbances associated with its attempt to implement new work practices to enhance its capabilities of operating as a commercial entity. The purpose was to understand the extent to which organizational involvement, consistency and adaptability influences employees’ consumption of new work practices in transforming the organization’s organizational activity system. Using self-administered questionnaires, data was collected from one hundred and eighty (180) employees and analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that constraints in organizational involvement and adaptability prevented the positive consumption of new work practices by employees in the organization. It is also found that the organization’s employees failed to consume the new practices being implemented, because they perceived the process as non-involving, and as such, did not encourage the development of employee capability, empowerment, and teamwork. The study concluded that the failure of the organization’s management to create opportunities for organizational learning constrained its ability to get employees consume the new work practices, which situation could have facilitated the organization’s capabilities of operating as a commercial entity.

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2015. Vol. 9, no 10, 3140-3149 p.
Keyword [en]
work practice consumption, state-owned enterprise, Ghana, Organizational transformation, new work practices, organizational involvement, Social sciences - Psychology, Business / Economics - Business studies, Social sciences - Sociology
Keyword [sv]
Socialvetenskap - Psykologi, Ekonomi - Företagsekonomi, Socialvetenskap - Sociologi
Research subject
Human Work Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-2890Local ID: 09e51e50-b3b2-4d5d-b82d-b5aca248032eOAI: diva2:975744
Godkänd; 2015; 20151226 (mohami)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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