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Employee championing behavior in the context of organizational change: a proposed framework for the business organizations in Bangladesh

M. Nazmul Islam (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Fumitaka Furuoka (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Aida Idris (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Journal of Asia Business Studies

ISSN: 1558-7894

Article publication date: 1 May 2020

Issue publication date: 7 December 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual framework for ensuring employee championing behavior (ECB) during organizational change for business organizations in Bangladesh.

Design/methodology/approach

On the basis of previous literature, this paper proposed a framework for ensuring ECB during organizational change.

Findings

This paper proposed transformational leadership (TL), which enhances the championing behavior of the employee. In addition, valence, work engagement and trust in leadership act as potential mediators between TL and championing behavior. This paper also proposed organizational alignment (OA) as a potential moderator that influences ECB in the context of organizational change.

Research limitations/implications

This paper highlights numerous influential factors that enhance ECB. This proposed conceptual framework will be validated by the empirical evidence in future research.

Practical implications

This paper provides new insights for business leaders to understand the importance of ECB during organizational change. Moreover, this research underlined the effectiveness of valence, work engagement and trust in leadership and OA to nurture ECB in the time of organizational change, which helps managers of the business organizations to make efficient strategies to tackle organizational change.

Originality/value

This paper adopted Kurt Lewin’s change management theory and integrated with different factors associated with organizational change (TL, valence, work engagement, trust in leadership and OA) to propose a model to understand the mechanism of enhancing ECB in the context of change in Bangladesh’s business organizations.

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Citation

Islam, M.N., Furuoka, F. and Idris, A. (2020), "Employee championing behavior in the context of organizational change: a proposed framework for the business organizations in Bangladesh", Journal of Asia Business Studies, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 735-757. https://doi.org/10.1108/JABS-01-2019-0019

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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