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Publication date: 18 December 2019

Cailing Feng, Mulyadi Robin, Lisan Fan and Xiaoyu Huang

Commitment to change is vital for the success of any organizational change initiative. However, despite a sustained increase in research interest on employees’ commitment…

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Purpose

Commitment to change is vital for the success of any organizational change initiative. However, despite a sustained increase in research interest on employees’ commitment to change, there is still no consistency about the unidimensional or multi-dimensional construct of commitment to change, and previous research tends to ignore the impact vocational drivers may have on it. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing on prospect theory, the authors extended Herscovitch and Meyer’s (2002) commitment to change construct by developing and testing an additional dimension of commitment to change centered on employees’ vocational commitment across two studies, adopting a longitudinal design within a Chinese context. As organizational change often has implications that impacts individual decision making, vocational development and work adjustments and attitudes within the workplace, the authors presented the case for vocational commitment to change as an important extension to the commitment to change literature. The authors first provided evidence for the internal consistency, factor structure and the validity of the commitment to change in the Chinese context. Subsequently, the authors examined the changes of employees’ commitment to change across time, and demonstrated its predictive validity by exploring the relationship between commitment to change and change-related behaviors.

Findings

The current research represents improvements in commitment to change measurement, provides construct clarification in the Asia context, and sheds light on theoretical and empirical evidence for how to support change in the Chinese context. Limitations, implications and directions for future research are further discussed.

Originality/value

The current study responds to a call for research to further investigate the mechanisms of commitment to change within non-Western contexts, specifically within the Chinese context. Through a rigorous scale development process, the authors clarified Herscovitch and Meyer’s (2002) commitment to change model and present an augmented model with a fourth dimension –vocational commitment to change. Furthermore, through a longitudinal study, the current study also demonstrates that the cultivation of commitment to change has great importance to improving employees’ change-supportive behavior and reducing their resistance to change. This is consistent with cross-cultural research, which shows that Chinese individuals are more likely to possess inconsistent attitudes toward an object, including themselves, compared to Western individuals (Spencer-Rodgers et al., 2004). The study also explained the change of commitment to change over time, showing the significant relationships among the commitment to change and change-related behaviors.

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Publication date: 18 May 2021

The purpose of the study was to develop and validate an integrative measure of commitment to change using a mixed-methods approach. Changes in employees' commitment to…

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Purpose

The purpose of the study was to develop and validate an integrative measure of commitment to change using a mixed-methods approach. Changes in employees' commitment to change over time were examined.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a longitudinal study using participants in China. The researchers used a mixed-methods design.

Findings

Three hypotheses were supported: 1. Initial and later commitment to change were positively correlated 2. Commitment to change and change supportive behaviour was positively correlated 3. Initial commitment to change was negatively related to resistance to change.

Research limitations/implications

Construct clarification can be further examined across cultures to make its cross-cultural validity clearer. The research uses participants from a Chinese context and adds significantly to understanding of commitment to change in this culture.

Practical implications

Employers would do well to attend to the needs and interests of employees who have higher vocational commitment to change.

Originality/value

This research report gives data from participants from a Chinese cultural background which gives new information regarding vocational commitment to change and opens new areas for further research.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Case study
Publication date: 21 May 2021

Efe Ünsal, Sanem Kaptanoğlu and Hayat Kabasakal

The learning outcomes are as follows. First, female managers can face gender inequity in different forms, such as the glass ceiling and glass cliff, while they run for…

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Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes are as follows. First, female managers can face gender inequity in different forms, such as the glass ceiling and glass cliff, while they run for leadership positions, especially in male-dominated business contexts. Second, managers can show high performance and be effective leaders as long as they are aware of that all managers are evaluated according to a wide variety of criteria, and play many different managerial roles, such as interpersonal, informational and decisional roles. Finally, managers should pay attention to all stakeholders’ demands in decision-making process for sustainability and performing better in the long run.

Case overview/synopsis

Since football began gaining popularity in Turkey at the dawn of the 20th century, the sport remains the most popular national sport today. However, recently, a new name has shaken the world of Turkish football: Berna Gozbasi, the first female football manager in Turkish history. In the middle of 2019–2020 football season, Gozbasi became the first female club president after she assumed leadership of Kayserispor. Kayserispor was officially founded as a Turkish professional football club in 1966, and, as its name suggests, was based in Kayseri, a sizeable industrialised city located in Central Anatolia. The team competes in the “Turkish Super League”, Turkey’s top football competition. In this case, to discuss gender inequity, leadership, and management in the sport context, the authors explained the dilemma Gozbasi faced while she decided whether or not to accept this challenging role. Then, the authors examined the experiences she gained as a leader and the dilemma she faced to diminish the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the organisation she led.

Complexity academic level

Undergraduate and MBA students.

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Subject code

CSS 6: Human Resource Management.

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Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2045-0621

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Book part
Publication date: 30 July 2018

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Marketing Management in Turkey
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-558-0

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Book part
Publication date: 5 January 2016

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Storytelling-Case Archetype Decoding and Assignment Manual (SCADAM)
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-216-0

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Article
Publication date: 27 July 2020

Merve Aksoy and Semra Sema Uzunoglu

The purpose of this study is to evaluate an intelligent office building based on the post occupation evaluation (POE) criteria in relation to physical and psychosocial user needs.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate an intelligent office building based on the post occupation evaluation (POE) criteria in relation to physical and psychosocial user needs.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected using a questionnaire. The first group of questions was to determine demographic information; the second group of questions includes questions, which aim to measure the comfort level of the building users. The questionnaire also includes open-ended questions on other comments and suggestions. The data of the research were evaluated with the SPSS program and frequency and percentage distributions were determined. A total of 110 employees participated in the survey.

Findings

The results showed that the participants were generally satisfied with the design quality, indoor air quality and building support services quality of the building, while there were also participants who report dissatisfaction about the floor covering materials and ventilation of the spaces. At the end of the study, attention was drawn to the importance of POE in connection with user requirements.

Originality/value

It is considered that this study will shed light on future works by developing a perspective on intelligent office buildings in terms of user requirements and research process with the results obtained.

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Journal of Facilities Management , vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-5967

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Article
Publication date: 9 March 2015

Ali Uyar and Mustafa Kemal Guzelyurt

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether SMEs have a target debt ratio or not; who makes financing decisions for investments; the financing preferences; and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether SMEs have a target debt ratio or not; who makes financing decisions for investments; the financing preferences; and which factors play a role in external financing policy of the firms.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors adopted questionnaire survey methodology in the study. The questionnaire was administered to SMEs operating in Istanbul through e-mail, telephone, and fax in July 2011. For the analysis, the authors have adopted the non-parametric test of the Kruskal-Wallis.

Findings

The study produced several important findings. Most of the surveyed firms do not follow a target debt ratio. Hence, the trade-off theory is not supported. Partners rather than professional managers are more likely to make financing choices in SMEs. The study has provided evidence regarding the implementation of the pecking order principle. Turkish SMEs primarily prefer internal funding sources over external ones and short-term debt over long-term debt. Thus, the pecking order theory is supported. General economic conditions, debt-paying ability of the firm, and financial distress risk play the most important role in outside financing decisions.

Research limitations/implications

The study has got some limitations as all such studies have. First, it was conducted only on SMEs in Istanbul; hence it has a geographical limitation. Second, the findings may not be generalizable to large and publicly traded companies as the sample consists of only SMEs. For further study, similar research can be carried out across Turkey on a wider sample.

Originality/value

The SMEs are different from large companies in a variety of ways, such as ownership structure, complexity of operations, financing sources, and so on. Hence, there is a need for empirical analysis conducted, particularly, on SMEs. The primary motivation for the study is the scarcity of such empirical works in general. Secondarily, SMEs make up a large proportion of companies in the Turkish economy. Therefore, the subject needs to be studied in Turkey.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 41 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Article
Publication date: 19 December 2019

Rosa Maria Fanelli

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between the price charged for a guest room in a farmhouse with an educational farm, the farmhouse characteristics…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between the price charged for a guest room in a farmhouse with an educational farm, the farmhouse characteristics and the visitor evaluation of the principal external and internal farmhouse attributes.

Design/methodology/approach

A large sample of 10,880 visitor reviews, extrapolated from the websites of 399 Italian farmhouses with an educational farm (FEF), was analyzed. Principal component analysis (PCA) was performed to identify the main latent dimensions of the farmhouses (visitor satisfaction with farmhouse attributes, farmhouse dimensions, visitor frequency, farmhouse services, types of accommodation and altitude) that affect the price charged for a guest room. Subsequently, multivariate regression was applied to measure the impact of these new latent factors on the price.

Findings

Overall, the results indicate that the price of a farmhouse with an educational farm – in the context of this niche of the Italian agritourism sector – reflects the visitor evaluation of the farmhouse attributes (especially activities and facilities available in the surrounding countryside), the farmhouse dimensions, the types of accommodation, the number of services on offer and the presence of connectivity (WI-FI). In addition, the results reveal that the price represents an important driver that guides guests in their choice of a farmhouse and that it affects visitor satisfaction with farmhouse attributes.

Research limitations/implications

Because of the sample chosen, the data gathered are limited to one type of organization – Italian FEF. Furthermore, it may be important to investigate in more depth some issues that remain partly unanswered that concern this niche of the Italian agritourism sector.

Practical implications

Thanks to the identification of latent dimensions by PCA and the examination of their impact on the farmhouse price, farmhouse operators can understand a priori the main determinants on which to focus to improve the quality of activities and facilities available in the farmhouse location to better satisfy visitor expectations.

Originality/value

This study provides new and practical insights into the farmhouse experience in Italian municipalities, an area where very limited research has been conducted. Indeed, this is one of the few studies to focus on online reviews to evaluate more than two farmhouse attributes and their impact on pricing.

目的

本文旨在探讨教育农场的农舍房间价格、农舍特性与游客对农舍内外主要属性的评价之间的关系。

设计/方法/理念

本研究从意大利农舍的网站上, 对399教育农场里, 选出10880条访客评论, 对其进行了样本分析。采用主成分分析法确定影响客房价格的农舍主要潜在维度(游客对农舍属性的满意度、农舍规模、游客频率、农舍服务、住宿类型和海拔高度)。之后, 运用多元回归方法来衡量这些新的潜在因素对价格的影响。

调查结果

总的来说, 结果表明, 在意大利农业旅游大环境下的这一小众市场, 即有教育农场的农舍, 其价格反映了游客对农舍属性(特别是周边乡村可用的活动和设施)、农舍规模、住宿类型的评价, 提供的服务以及网络(WI-FI)的评价。此外, 研究结果还显示, 价格是引导客人选择农舍的一个重要因素, 它影响了游客对农舍的满意度。

研究限制/影响

由于所选的样本限制, 所收集的数据仅限于一种类型——有教育意义的意大利农舍。此外, 更深入地调查一些与意大利农业旅游业这一小众市场有关的问题是十分必要的, 因为这些问题仍有一部分没有得到解决。

实际意义

通过主成分分析识别潜在维度并检查其对农舍价格的影响, 农舍经营者可以预先了解需要关注的主要决定因素, 以提高农舍所在地的活动和设施的质量, 从而更好地满足游客的需求期望。

创意/价值

这项研究为意大利市政当局的农舍经验提供了新的和实际的见解, 这一领域的现有研究非常有限。实际上, 这是为数不多的侧重于在线评论的研究, 以评估两个以上的农舍属性对定价的影响。

關鍵字

关键词 有教育农场的农舍;农舍属性;在线评论;价格;访客评价。

Propósito

El objetivo de este articulo es examinar la relación entre el precio cobrado por una habitación de invitados en una granja con una granja educativa, las características de la granja y la evaluación de los visitantes de los principales atributos externos e internos de la granja.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

Se analizó una gran muestra de 10.880 comentarios de visitantes, extrapolados de los sitios web de 399 granjas Italianas con una granja educativa. El análisis del componente principal se realizó para identificar las principales dimensiones latentes de las casas de campo (satisfacción del visitante con los atributos de la casa de campo, dimensiones de la casa de campo, frecuencia de visitantes, servicios de casa de campo, tipos de alojamiento y altitud) que afectan el precio cobrado por una habitación de invitados. Posteriormente, se aplicó la regresión multivariada para medir el impacto de estos nuevos factores latentes en el precio.

Recomendaciones

En general, los resultados indican que el precio de una granja con una granja educativa, en el contexto de este nicho del sector del agroturismo Italiano, refleja la evaluación de los visitantes de los atributos de la granja (especialmente las actividades e instalaciones disponibles en el campo circundante), la granja dimensiones, los tipos de alojamiento, la cantidad de servicios ofrecidos y la presencia de conectividad (WI-FI). Además, los resultados revelan que el precio representa un factor importante que guía a los huéspedes en su elección de una granja y que afecta la satisfacción del visitante con los atributos de la granja.

Limitaciones/implicaciones de la investigación

Debido a la muestra elegida, los datos recopilados se limitan a un tipo de organización: granjas Italianas con granjas educativas. Además, puede ser importante investigar con mayor profundidad algunos temas que quedan en parte sin respuesta y que conciernen a este nicho del sector del agroturismo Italiano.

Implicaciones prácticas

Gracias a la identificación de las dimensiones latentes mediante el análisis de componentes principales y el examen de su impacto en el precio de la granja, los operadores de la granja pueden entender a priori los principales determinantes en los que enfocarse para mejorar la calidad de las actividades e instalaciones disponibles en la ubicación de la granja. para satisfacer mejor las expectativas de los visitantes.

Originalidad/valor

Este estudio proporciona información nueva y práctica sobre la experiencia de la granja en los municipios Italianos, un área donde se han realizado investigaciones muy limitadas. De hecho, este es uno de los pocos estudios que se centra en las revisiones en línea para evaluar más de dos atributos de la granja y su impacto en los precios.

Palabras claves

Cortijo con granjas educativas, atributos de la granja, revisiones en línea, precio, juicios de visitantes

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Tourism Review, vol. 75 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1660-5373

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Article
Publication date: 28 January 2020

Edem Maxwell Azila-Gbettor, Eli Ayawo Atatsi, Christopher Mensah and Martin K. Abiemo

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationships between self-esteem (SE), university commitment and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) within a…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationships between self-esteem (SE), university commitment and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) within a higher education setup.

Design/methodology/approach

A convenience sample of 354 students in a three-year higher national diploma awarding technical university in Ghana participated in the study via the completion of self-administered questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and partial least square-based structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) were used to analyze data.

Findings

Path results using a PLS-SEM analysis showed a positive and significant association between SE and OCBs and university commitment among the students. Furthermore, OCBs were found to partially mediate the relationship between SE and university commitment.

Practical implications

The findings of the study provide important implication for management of higher education institutions. Management of higher education institutions must orient academic and non-academic staff to adopt communication strategies that help to improve students’ self-worth and assertiveness. All students should be encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities in order to build students’ beliefs about themselves and self-confidence.

Originality/value

This paper is one of the first to have tested a model including SE, university commitment and OCBs in a technical university setup from a developing country perspective.

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Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, vol. 12 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-7003

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