International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management
Journal Impact: 0.23*
*This value is calculated using ResearchGate data and is based on average citation counts from work published in this journal. The data used in the calculation may not be exhaustive.
Journal impact history
|2017 Journal impact ||Available summer 2018 |
|2014 Journal impact ||0.23 |
|2013 Journal impact ||0.09 |
|2012 Journal impact ||0.21 |
|2010 Journal impact ||0.11 |
|2009 Journal impact ||0.24 |
|2008 Journal impact ||0.13 |
Journal impact over time
|Cited half-life ||0.00 |
|Immediacy index ||0.00 |
|Eigenfactor ||0.00 |
|Article influence ||0.00 |
|ISSN ||1447-9575 |
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[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In real life situations the unreliability of human communication and recollection can have serious social consequences. Businesses and organizations have to sometimes bear business cost due to such cumulative errors as well. In the context of academic scholarship however, varying perceptions and interpretations are regarded as the beginning of a new discourse around a concept or phenomenon. This new understanding is believed to gradually become the part of researcher's language, which later can impact the research orientation of the researcher. This process in most cases leads the researcher to contribute towards the evolution of a phenomenon's understanding or towards its conceptual distortion. Furthermore, the concepts and understandings usually get distorted by presenting them in isolation from their possible alternate rationalizations. This conceptual paper takes into account the issues associated with attempts to ascribe meaning to organizational phenomena. Particular attention will be given to the idea of resistance to organizational change. The paper attempts to draw upon organizational studies scholarship to follow the story of resistance to change and look for the consistencies and inconsistencies in the reporting if any.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The paper refines the organizational perspective of the study of knowledge utilization and points out the usefulness of concepts inspired from the organizational theory to explain knowledge utilization. A model analyzing the knowledge utilization ladder is introduced. Propositions leading to a better understanding of how knowledge utilization takes place are derived from the model.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to explore the development of organizational culture in multinational (MNC) subsidiaries in Malaysia. Three MNC subsidiaries were studied using the case study approach. In-depth interviews and secondary data served as the main sources of data for the study and thematic analysis was used to analyze these data. The main implication from the case findings is that the importance of organizational culture in the organization is being increasingly recognized. The three case studies showed that organizational culture had not only contributed to MNC subsidiary performance, but was the driver of organizational development. In light of this, MNC subsidiaries should recognize the importance of organizational culture in their organizations and use it to spur and drive organizational development and performance. The findings from the study are useful to both academicians and practitioners in the areas of strategic and international management. Since there is a similarity in the patterns of organizational culture in these three organizations, further research is needed to investigate the generalizability of these findings. Furthermore, the research could be further replicated for other types of multinational subsidiaries and other countries in South East Asia.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Effectively managing diversity not only allows organizations to attract and retain wellqualified employees, but also helps develop the flexibility to respond to the demands of increasingly diverse markets. While much has been written about how to address diversity in human resource practices (recruitment, retention, and professional development), less has been written about how to develop strategies to leverage diversity in other areas. To help organizations assess their diversity strategies, this paper proposes the Diversity Assessment Tool (DAT); it reviews the dimensions of the DAT and compares it to six other diversity lenses. © Common Ground, Wendy Cukier, Shelley Smarz, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This research places emphasis on the language(s) used by young managers (between 25 and 35 years of age) in the workplace. Our objective is to identify language practices and possible knowledge transfer processes. As a multicultural environment where French and English coexist, compete and are used in different businesses and working environments, the Montreal Metropolitan Area provides an interesting and relevant context to conduct such a study. More than 800 individuals answered our online questionnaire, and we conducted 26 in-depth qualitative interviews. For the purposes of this presentation, we focus on the respondents' linguistic competencies and how these competencies may or may not be part of a broader organizational knowledge transfer process. Alongside our empirical description of the sample, we propose the preliminary groundwork for a dynamic conceptual model where language skills and practices favor individual and organizational innovation. © Common Ground, Sébastien Arcand, Jean-Pierre Dupuis, Stéphanie Langis, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper represents an attempt to understand the dynamics of the identity work in the context of the challenges top managers have to address. Managers' discursive resources influence what they notice and also the interpretation of what is noticed. Their ability to understand and challenge their discursive resources is crucial because the persistence of categories and metaphors that depicts a globalized world where they do not have capacity to react may explain the decline of their organizations. The stories they tell ground their emotions and their identities and then they see the world and themselves through them. Hence, their discursive resources and their emotions impact on the longterm survival of their organizations through the strategic exchange between top managers and organizations. The paper raises queries about the discursive resources that top managers use to define their identities, and how these identities may affect the long-term survival of organizations. The findings from this study add to the theoretical knowledge of the sense-making literature. They have practical consequences for the textile sector in Portugal and how strategic issues are addressed. This is in allowing an understanding of the influence that discursive resources have in managers' identity construction and the effects of their identities on the long-term survival of their organizations. Thus, this paper is expected to benefit managers within the sector since they will have a better understanding of the processes they use to build their identities, how their identities impact in the future of their organizations. These are all important considering the relevance of the sector in the Portuguese economy. Ultimately, the paper may be of benefit to managers from other sectors and academia, given that the findings have broader implications. © Common Ground, Hafez Abdo, Manuel Aguiar, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Destination image has been found to have a profound influence on the purchase decisions of tourists. A negative incident can mar positive perceptions that tourists have towards a destination culminating into losses for that destination and its tourism. This study explores the effects of negative incidents in a destination's macro-environment on its image in context of the recent negative publicity surrounding the assaults on Indians in Australia. The findings indicate that the Indian tourists are discernable in their evaluation of Australia as a tourist destination. The cognitive dimensions of Australia as a place of natural beauty and provider of quality education were unaffected, however, the affective dimension relating to the affinity they felt for Australian people was severely damaged. Many felt that their nationality would render them vulnerable to assaults in Australia and as such it was no longer believed to be a safe destination to travel to, especially for Indians. © Common Ground, Amruta Chendke, Rajendra Mulye, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Is the emergence of social and environmental performance as dominant themes in the current business context an indication that society is beginning to challenge the myth of unlimited wealth? Perhaps. However, more often than not, both are treated as, and are perceived by customers to be, little more than public relations tools in the promotion of brand. This perception reflects the reality that companies are struggling with how to operationalize the concepts of social and environmental responsibility, while maintaining a fair return to shareholders. The struggle arises because in this area, real change requires thinking about organizational purpose in ways that challenge deeply rooted values. In fact, it involves instilling and managing a change in the innate organizational culture. As such, this paper will view the operationalization of social environmental performance through the lens of the change management literature. The process by which change occurs, as well the factors which drive or impede green change in particular will serve as the framework for this paper. This paper draws extensively on archival documents that illustrate different traditions for addressing "corporate greening". The proposed discussion provides a foundation for further theory based empirical investigations, and offers practical suggestions for improving social and environmental performance. © Common Ground, Jennifer Davis, Sharon Leiba O'Sullivan, Rumaisa Shaukat, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The cultural environment in which expatriates work and live is an extremely important factor in determining successful performance. Despite the literature supporting this aspect and the implication on bottom line results, organisations continue to send employees on foreign assignments ill prepared for the environment. It appears that since Tung's work (1981 and 1982) little has been done in the way of ensuring successful assignments. This project analyses findings of a pilot study involving Australian expatriates on the status of their formal pre-departure training; mentor programs to monitor the interests of the firm and the expatriate; and the support for those selected for their technical skills whilst on international assignment. The pilot project suggests further research is warranted with additional aspects of preparation for international assignments and linking this to organisational success. © Common Ground, Ellen McBarron, Nasir Butrous, All Rights Reserved.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In an ongoing effort to lay the foundation for a new post-oil era, the Arab Gulf states face the challenge of securing economic and social transformations while preserving their cultural identity and keeping the control of their own resources. A cornerstone of the development of the region depends on education and capacity building. In the Arab world alone, some 80 million young people - out of a total population of 300 million - are seeking jobs. The urgency for accelerated educational development raises quantitative, structural and qualitative challenges at individual, cultural and organizational levels. These challenges cannot be met through the traditional forms of learning and process development. In the quest for high-quality, wide-access, reasonable-cost education, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have a major role to play as the mediating artifacts of emerging networked educational systems supporting Open Distance Learning (ODL), Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) and other emerging kinds of blended learning. As for any social organization, the design of complex distributed learning systems requires some considerations on their conceptual structures and architecture, whose challenge is to combine pluralism, diversity, and global consistency. These dimensions are most often regarded as difficult to conciliate and conflicting, rather than as the guarantee of a rich texture avoiding 'one-size-fits-all' solutions. The ultimate challenge is to open and sustain a creative space where learning, innovation and work can be integrated. The transition towards ICTbased educational process development calls for research on new specific forms of learning and epistemological issues regarding how learning occurs and how knowledge emerges, beyond the borders of traditional systems of education. Although today ICTs are more and more available to allow the deployment of large scale ODL systems, their effectiveness and efficiency is often blurred by a lack of understanding of their intrinsic openness, and operational semantics. The first purpose of this paper is to draw the attention of the stakeholders on the need to use ICTs as an enabler of scalable and flexible education systems. The paper proposes then some elements for understanding ICTs' operational semantics allowing to harness their potential and take full advantage of their capacity to act as change agents for the educational systems of the Arab world.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Organizational theorists tend to ignore political parties because of their apparent irrelevance to organizational analysis, thus missing the opportunity to see how parties can contribute to understanding organizastional innovation. Case materials from recent elections in Canada and the United States illuminate the impact of mobilizing resources, providing new cultural meanings, and coordination through agency and structure. The analysis offers a new appreciation of how organizational processes work in political parties. The inclusion of political parties into the repertoire of organizational types also helps to enrich organizational theory by adding new insights into our understanding of the processes and impacts of change.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper is a continuation of the research by Dai & Bal (2009). This paper addresses the design of two case studies to validate the hypothesis that culture could be established via individual behaviour modifications in a case study of multi-party projects and a real merged organization. Particularly, this paper focuses on collecting and analysing data for multi-party projects. The research has been validated by primary data collection through the use of the non-computerised game, 'Ecotonos'. This study has corroborated the view that individual behaviour can be changed and aligned by game play; a new merged culture can be established. Ineffective communication has been identified as a major source of conflict in multi-party projects. Thus, an 'onion' framework for overcoming obstacles to achieving culturally effective communication is introduced and validated. In addition, recommendations on how cultural conflict scenarios can be channelled into stimuli for enhancing productivity are presented. In this paper, the hypothesis has been validated in multi-party projects through a case study. A further case study to validate the hypothesis in real business mergers is underway. Setting effective ground rules for the role play game was important to its results and further research is required, as it is also on cultivating trust through gaming.
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The School of Business and Management (SBM) is the first school at the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) that attempted to implement English as the medium of teaching and learning. However, some teachers choose to stick to using Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language) despite the encouragement and publication on the brochure that the courses are in English. Another previous study recommends the recruitment process to be more selective, including the issue on how teachers shall practice English in the classroom, the willingness and ability to use English in the classroom. The expectation of students towards English-mediated class facilitated by teachers who are fluent in English and good at delivering the materials urges the need to more deeply explore and unveil the specific characteristics of tutors, teaching faculty supporting lecturers, who use English in the classroom. We argue that tutors are leaders in the classroom. Following up the previous study, this paper includes qualitative reports from both students and tutors. Interview and focus group become the major means of collecting data. It is expected that the findings could provide some insights to tutors and other stakeholders about points of departure to become more effective in teaching in English. © Common Ground, Andika Putra Pratama, Aries Feizal Firman, All Rights Reserved.
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