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Comparing psychological characteristics with organizational conflicts and occupational innovation barriers

Mahdi Salehi (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Mahmoud Lari Dashtbayaz (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)
Saeid Homayoun (University of Gavle, Gävle, Sweden)

The TQM Journal

ISSN: 1754-2731

Article publication date: 3 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to assess the auditor's psychological characteristics (self-consciousness, envy, prejudice, trust, cautiousness, happiness, agility, shyness, aggressiveness, forgiveness) on organizational conflicts and occupational innovation barriers in Iraqi audit firms. In other words, the study attempts to answer the question that “whether the psychological characteristics of the auditor can settle the organizational conflicts and occupational innovation barriers of audit firms or not.”

Design/methodology/approach

The statistical population includes 195 employed auditors in Iraqi audit firms, among whom 131 participants are selected using the Cochran sampling method in 2020.

Findings

The results show a positive and significant relationship between auditors' psychological characteristics, organizational conflicts and occupational innovation barriers in audit firms.

Originality/value

Since no study is carried out so far on the effect of different types of psychological characteristics on organizational conflicts and occupational innovation barriers in Iraqi audit firms, this paper can provide useful information and contribute to science and knowledge development.

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Citation

Salehi, M., Lari Dashtbayaz, M. and Homayoun, S. (2021), "Comparing psychological characteristics with organizational conflicts and occupational innovation barriers", The TQM Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-03-2021-0064

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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