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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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.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||organisational inertia; organisational inertia survey; cultural equivalence of measuring instruments|
|Subjects:||350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 350200 Business and Management > 350208 Organisational Planning and Management
350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 350200 Business and Management > 350201 Human Resources Management
380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences > 389900 Other Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences > 389999 Other Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 350200 Business and Management > 350212 International Business
|Depositing User:||Prof. Ronel Erwee|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:01|
|Last Modified:||03 Sep 2013 22:47|
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