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The relationship between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue, knowledge sharing structure and affective commitment to change

Parul Malik (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Pooja Garg (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

Article publication date: 3 July 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate the relationship between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue, knowledge sharing structure and affective commitment to change. Also, the paper examines the mediating effect of employee resilience on the relationship between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue, knowledge sharing structure and affective commitment to change.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample comprised of responses from 510 employees’ working in information technology companies based in India. Confirmatory factor analysis was employed to analyse the proposed measurement model and structural equation modelling was used to test the study hypotheses. Additionally, the study utilized mediation analyses proposed by Preacher and Hayes (2004) to investigate the mediating role of employee resilience.

Findings

The results show significant relationship between the study variables. Employee resilience was found to partially mediate the relationship between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue, knowledge sharing structure and affective commitment to change.

Practical implications

Examining the relationship between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue, knowledge sharing structure and employee resilience can have significant implications for organizations. The proposed study framework can be utilized by the researchers and human resource practitioners to frame organizational practices and interventions to develop a pool of resilient and change committed workforce.

Originality/value

First, the general understanding of the relationship between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue, knowledge sharing structure and affective commitment to change is scant in literature. Second, the study extends the previous research by investigating the mediating role of employee resilience between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue, knowledge sharing structure and affective commitment to change.

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Citation

Malik, P. and Garg, P. (2017), "The relationship between learning culture, inquiry and dialogue, knowledge sharing structure and affective commitment to change", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 30 No. 4, pp. 610-631. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-09-2016-0176

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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