IFPOC Symposium: Discovering antecedents and consequences of complex change recipients' reactions to organizational change.

Maria Vakola, K. van Dam

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    Abstract

    IFPOC symposium: Discovering antecedents and consequences of complex change recipients' reactions to organizational change Chairs: Maria Vakola (Athens University of Economics and Business) & Karen Van Dam (Open University) Discussant: Mel Fugate (American University, Washington, D.C) State of the art Organisations are required to continuously change and develop but there is a high failure rate associated with change implementation success. In the past two decades, change researchers have started to investigate change recipients' reactions to change recognizing the crucial role of these reactions for successful change. This symposium aims at identifying and discussing the complex processes that underlie the relationships among antecedents, reactions and outcomes associated with organizational change. New perspective / contributions This symposium consists of five studies that extend our knowledge in the field by (i) providing an analysis of change recipients' reactions going beyond the dichotomous approaches (acceptance or resistance) (ii) revealing understudied antecedents-reactions and reactions-consequences patterns and relationships (iii) shedding light on the role of contextual factors i.e team climate and individual factors i.e emotion regulation on the adaptation to change. This symposium is based on a combination of both quantitative (i.e diary, survey) and qualitative (i.e interviews) research methodology. Research / practical implications This symposium aims to increase our understanding of the complex processes associated with change recipients' reactions to change. Discovering how these reactions are created and what are their results may reveal important contingencies that can explain how positive organizational outcomes during times of change can be stimulated which is beneficial for both researchers and practitioners.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEAWOP 2019
    Subtitle of host publicationWorking for the greater good
    Pages365
    Publication statusPublished - May 2019
    Event19th EAWOP Congress: Working for the greater good: Inspiring people, designing jobs and leading organizations for a more inclusive society - Lingotto Conference Centre, Turin, Italy
    Duration: 29 May 20191 Jun 2019
    Conference number: 19
    https://eawop2019.org/

    Conference

    Conference19th EAWOP Congress
    Abbreviated titleEAWOP 2019
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityTurin
    Period29/05/191/06/19
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    Keywords

    • Organizational change, change responses

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