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Exploring the Future Development in Employee Involvement: The Influence of Organizational Centralization on the Conclusion of idiosyncratic Deals

Straubel, C.S. (2015) Exploring the Future Development in Employee Involvement: The Influence of Organizational Centralization on the Conclusion of idiosyncratic Deals.

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Abstract:Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore what influence the decision-making structure within a company has on the amount of concluded idiosyncratic deals (i-deals) expected in the future and of what kind of i-deals a conclusion is anticipated to be more/less likely. Design/methodology – Based on a survey 22 experts with a variety of backgrounds were with the usage of a survey split up into two groups based on their decision-making structure, centralized and decentralized. Via the Delphi method consensus was achieved. Two rounds, first qualitative then quantitative, helped to develop an extensive list of i-deals and to study the expected likelihood of a conclusion of these i-deals in the future. Findings – The decision-making structure does not have a significant influence on the future amount of i-deals concluded. Four new types of i-deals have been identified and consensus was achieved. Generally, the conclusions of Task & Work responsibility i-deals and Schedule flexibility i-deals are expected in the future. Financial incentives are seen as unlikely to be concluded in the future. Within the service industry i-deals are seen as more likely. Originality/value – The novelty of the study lies in the exploration of the future of i-deals, which would enhance CEOs’, managers’, employees’ and possible future employees’ planning regarding multiple aspects and this way increase their competiveness and value. It can already be observed that difference regarding the amount of i-deals used within companies exist, but no clear indications about what part of the organizational structure is influencing the amount, has been given so far.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 83 economics, 85 business administration, organizational science, 88 social and public administration
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67374
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