Organisational inertia: the OI scale's applicability in an Australian context

Roodt, Gert and Kinnear, C. and Erwee, Ronel and Smith, Don and Lynch, Bernadette and Millett, Bruce (2000) Organisational inertia: the OI scale's applicability in an Australian context. In: 17th Pan Pacific Conference: Global Business in the New Millennium , 31 May-2 Jun 2000, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper investigates if the metric qualities of the South African Organisational Inertia Survey have cross-cultural equivalence in the Australian context. The underlying theoretical model and research in South Africa is discussed and problems associated with assuming cross cultural equivalence of measuring instruments are noted. The results show that a single factor structure with as high internal consistency was extracted in contrast to the South African results of two factors and a high internal consistency. The conclusion from the results is that the instrument's validity and consistency within an Australian context is confirmed. A recommendation is that the model and measuring instrument used in this study need revision given recent trends in related systems and chaos theory.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.
Depositing User: Prof. Ronel Erwee
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:01
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 22:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: organisational inertia; organisational inertia survey; cultural equivalence of measuring instruments
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2264

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