Technological Changes in Manufacturing Organisations: A Study of North-West States of India

ISBN Number : 978-93-5262-390-7

Library Price : Rs.450

Library Dollar Price : 18$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2016

No. Of Pages : 272

About The Book

The technological changes in an organisation is a tricky issue, as when it comes to successful implementation of technological changes, a number of complex internal and external factors play a crucial role. Accordingly, the present attempt has been aimed to get an insight relating to different aspects associated with technological changes at two levels, i.e., viewpoint of organisations and employees. The manuscript entitled "Technological Changes in Manufacturing Organisations: A Study of North-West States of India" conducted with the financial grant of 'Indian Council of Social Science and Research', New Delhi is a modest attempt to get an understanding in this direction. The composition of the book has been carried out with the assumption that technological changes do not revolve only around the production machinery but also go around the expertise of organisation in context of managing that change. This management of technological change stretches from management of people, their reactions, apprehensions relating to security, hardships, nature of work, etc. to the management of organisations’ systems, process, operations, structure, etc.

Synthesising prior research on different models relating to technology acceptance, the contribution has developed a theoretical framework in mandatory settings that represents the cumulative body of knowledge generated over the years from the research relating to different technology acceptance models. Multidimensional analysis of the research problem using constructs that are sufficiently reliable and validated in Indian context have been estimated. The attempt has advanced both knowledge and understanding of the relevant literature through an empirical technological acceptance model which assesses the individual's technology acceptance behaviour in case of Indian manufacturing sector. The book would enhance its utility for practitioners of not only manufacturing sector but also for other different sectors which are on the way of technology adoption and adaptation.

The technological change scenario in the world in general and Indian economy in particular in the present era has been described in the first part of the book. While, the second part of the book throws light on the employees' perspective relating to various aspects of technological changes adoption and adaptation. Whereas, the third part of the book gives the description about the employers' perspective relating to technological changes in the organisations. Lucid and coherent applications of relevant multivariate techniques of data analysis including, Discriminant Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Confirmatory Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling would facilitate those who do not have mathematical aptitude or knowledge required to understand the logic and steps of conducting data analysis.


Contents -

Chapter I Introduction
Chapter II Literature Review
Chapter III Database and Research Methodology
Chapter IV Drivers and Dimensions of Technological Changes: Employees' Perspective
Chapter V An Integrated Model of User Satisfaction and Technology Acceptance in Mandatory Environment
Chapter VI Correlates of Supportive Behaviour of Manufacturing Organisations
Chapter VII Study of Inhibitors, Benefits and Determinants of Technology Orientation of Organisations
Chapter VIII Summary, Conclusions and Implications

About The Author

Dr. Jyoti Sharma With more than 14 years of experience in the field of training, research and teaching Dr. Sharma is presently working as Head and Associate Professor in the School of Business, Faculty of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir (India).  She has completed her Post-Graduation and Ph.D. degree from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab. She has been awarded fellowship by UGC, New Delhi to work as a full-time research fellow for the award of her doctoral degree. She is accomplished researcher and has completed projects sponsored by AICTE and ICSSR, New Delhi. Three research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree under her supervision. Her area of interest include industrial relations, workaholism, stress management and employees related issues. She has in her credit more than 40 research papers published in various national and international journals of repute. She has conducted many sessions in FTPs/FDPs and MDPs on Research Methods, Organisation Behaviour and Management of Human Resources in various corporate, educational institutes and government officials. She is lifetime member of National HRD Network and Indian Society of Labour Economics.

Dr. Supran Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor, School of Business, Faculty of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir (India), has vast experience in teaching and research for more than 15 years and has completed his Post Graduation, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (India). He has credited one book and more than 45 research papers in various national and international journals of repute. His areas of interest include Efficiency and Productivity Measurement, Project Management, Entrepreneurship Management and Applied Econometrics. He has completed six major research projects under the sponsorship of AICTE, ICSSR, UGC, New Delhi and State Electricity Regulatory Commission, J&K. Dr. Sharma is a constant learner in the field of statistical and econometric softwares like SPSS, E-Views, STATA, MINITAB, etc. and has conducted FDPs, MDPs and training sessions for faculty members, corporate executives, students and government sector officers in the different fields of General Management and Applied Economics. His professional memberships include the Indian Econometric Society and Indian Economic Association, IARNIW, etc. A number of scholars have been awarded Ph.D. degree under his guidance.

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