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Managers’ perceptions of their organisation: an application of correspondence analysis

By Les Worrall and Cary L. Cooper


The paper is based on a five year, UMIST-Institute of Management study into the changing nature of the Quality of Working Life and seeks to uncover differences in the incidence and impact of organizational change on the perceptions and experiences of managers. The research indicates that there are significant differences in the impact of organizational change on managers and that these vary by the respondent’s position in the organizational hierarchy, by firm size and by sector (sector being here defined as public sector, private sector and “other”). The paper makes use of correspondence analysis as a means of graphically plotting\ud responses as a means of identifying similarities and dissimilarities in perceptions and experiences of organizational change and its impact for sub-groups of managers

Topics: Correspondence analysis, Organisational change, Managers, Quality of working life
Publisher: University of Wolverhampton
Year: 1998
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