Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The change equation: A correlation study of status quo bias in managers
by Chavez, Elisa, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2011, 179; 10017972
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the research study was to predict managerial resistance to status quo bias given the presence of dissatisfaction, vision, and a process outlined for change in the environment. According to the 79 participants surveyed in the study, dissatisfaction, vision, and a process outlined for change provided a statistically significant model for predicting manager resistance to status quo bias for the sample studied. Leaders may be able to use the results of the study to determine manager readiness for change. However, at best the study found only 45.3% of the reasons that predict managerial resistance to status quo bias, providing an opportunity for future researchers to validate empirically other factors that may predict manager resistance to status quo bias.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bostain, Nancy S.
Commitee: Priest, Lorraine, Ziegler, James
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Advanced Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 77/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management, Organization Theory, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Change management, Leadership, Status quo bias
Publication Number: 10017972
ISBN: 9781339506524
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