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An examination of turnaround and organizational performance: the mediating effect of organizational inertia in small and medium enterprises in Malaysia

Muhammad Suhaimi, Mohd Yusof (2021) An examination of turnaround and organizational performance: the mediating effect of organizational inertia in small and medium enterprises in Malaysia. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The inertia concept apply in the organizational concept but not exhaustively as it emerged from industrial structures and characteristics. The aim of this study is to deploy and develop a research framework to explain the effects of organizational
inertia as mediator in Small and Medium Enterprises in Malaysia. The reasons to execute this research are; the concept of organizational inertia is not discuss exhaustively and the current economic turbulent which would cause more harms to SME.
SME has less financial budget compare to huge company and tendency to shutdown is higher. The propose framework aims to assist SME to reconsider on turnaround in the organization. The selection of organizational inertia as mediator is to provide clear justification to not implement changes (turnaround) if it is not
necessary for organization to execute. Total of 312 Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) involve in the research and this research employ Partial Least Square (PLS) using SMARTPLS 3.27 version. The implication of the study would assist SME to
maintain its trajectory rather than change the course which might cause more harms than generate profits to the organization. In conclusion, it indicate the organization must strategize their plans
to maintain their survivability during turbulent environment such as pandemic and economic recession. This study recommends further policies development to aid SME in financial perspectives to boost organization and economy growth of the country.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Supervisor : Romle, Abdul Rahim
Item ID: 9720
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational inertia, turnaround, organization performance, organizational change
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD58.7 Organizational Behavior.
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD60 Small Business.
Divisions: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2022 02:52
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 02:52
Department: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Name: Romle, Abdul Rahim
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9720

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