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Modelling the dynamics of organisational change in a Spanish industrial cooperative

Modelling the dynamics of organisational change in a Spanish industrial cooperative
Modelling the dynamics of organisational change in a Spanish industrial cooperative
There is increasing attention on the need for dynamic approaches to manage organisational change in order to sustain competitive advantage in changing business environments. Current frameworks and methods are misleading in terms of the fact that flexibility is a temporal and dynamic condition for survival in environments with a high degree of variability in most real-world organisations. This study aims to examine determinants underpinning organisational change strategies throughout the enterprise lifecycle in order to develop a predictive method that will help managers in the design of effective change options dealing with the complexity of organisational flexibility. A system dynamics model was constructed based on theoretical and empirical data from a case study of a Spanish cooperative company. Then, the predictive method shows the impact of managers’ decisions on organisational flexibility through simulations. The effectiveness of change strategies is investigated through the dynamic behaviour of key variables. These factors cause relevant delays on the desired results and could force firms to choose an inappropriate path for change. This study offers significant implications for theory and practice.
Organisational change, Spain, behavioural decision-making, simulation, system dynamics
0160-5682
Sopelana, Amaia
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Kunc, Martin
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Sopelana, Amaia, Kunc, Martin, Rivera, Olga, Aranceta, Javier and Roriguez Castellanos, Arturo (2021) Modelling the dynamics of organisational change in a Spanish industrial cooperative. Journal of the Operational Research Society. (doi:10.1080/01605682.2020.1860659).

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There is increasing attention on the need for dynamic approaches to manage organisational change in order to sustain competitive advantage in changing business environments. Current frameworks and methods are misleading in terms of the fact that flexibility is a temporal and dynamic condition for survival in environments with a high degree of variability in most real-world organisations. This study aims to examine determinants underpinning organisational change strategies throughout the enterprise lifecycle in order to develop a predictive method that will help managers in the design of effective change options dealing with the complexity of organisational flexibility. A system dynamics model was constructed based on theoretical and empirical data from a case study of a Spanish cooperative company. Then, the predictive method shows the impact of managers’ decisions on organisational flexibility through simulations. The effectiveness of change strategies is investigated through the dynamic behaviour of key variables. These factors cause relevant delays on the desired results and could force firms to choose an inappropriate path for change. This study offers significant implications for theory and practice.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 December 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 January 2021
Keywords: Organisational change, Spain, behavioural decision-making, simulation, system dynamics

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Local EPrints ID: 446619
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446619
ISSN: 0160-5682
PURE UUID: 30e2f9cd-f1c7-40cb-9842-9123d48e34fb
ORCID for Martin Kunc: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3411-4052

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2021 17:32
Last modified: 19 Jan 2022 05:01

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Author: Amaia Sopelana
Author: Martin Kunc ORCID iD
Author: Olga Rivera
Author: Javier Aranceta
Author: Arturo Roriguez Castellanos

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