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Process of change – competence development as a restructuring strategy

Jönsson, Sandra and Schölin, Tobias LU (2016) In Journal of Management Development 35(1). p.2-16
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze and contextualize the outcomes of competence development as a restructuring strategy in a company that was significantly affected by the economic recession in 2008. Design/methodology/approach – In the context of restructuring, increased globalization has expanded international competition that in turn has put additional pressure on organizational transformation, restructuring, reorganization and rationalization. Findings – The result indicates that the experience of learning, commitment and job satisfaction have decreased between T1 and T2 (no difference regarding self-efficacy). Originality value – From this study, the authors can conclude that the outcomes of competence development... (More)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze and contextualize the outcomes of competence development as a restructuring strategy in a company that was significantly affected by the economic recession in 2008. Design/methodology/approach – In the context of restructuring, increased globalization has expanded international competition that in turn has put additional pressure on organizational transformation, restructuring, reorganization and rationalization. Findings – The result indicates that the experience of learning, commitment and job satisfaction have decreased between T1 and T2 (no difference regarding self-efficacy). Originality value – From this study, the authors can conclude that the outcomes of competence development programs are not easily interpreted. Depending on the purpose of the intervention, the results can be interpreted in different ways. It is important to approach the issue of competence development with a wise degree of skepticism.

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Commitment, Competence development, Job satisfaction, Self-efficacy, Work place learning
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Journal of Management Development
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35
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1
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15 pages
publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  • Scopus:84956553314
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0262-1711
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10.1108/JMD-11-2013-0146
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English
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  author       = {Jönsson, Sandra and Schölin, Tobias},
  issn         = {0262-1711},
  keyword      = {Commitment,Competence development,Job satisfaction,Self-efficacy,Work place learning},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {02},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {2--16},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Journal of Management Development},
  title        = {Process of change – competence development as a restructuring strategy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JMD-11-2013-0146},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2016},
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