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Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: The Effects of Leadership Behaviors on Employees’ Change Capacity: A Research Study
Author(s): Ercan Ergun, Koray Yalcinkaya
Volume: 9
Number: 3
Year: 2018
Page: 681-696
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2018.131
Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the behavior of leaders on the change potential of employees in organizational changes taking place at firms. The research data was collected from 140 employees in 17 manufacturing companies operating around Kocaeli Industrial Region performing organizational change. From these employees, the data collected by the questionnaire were analyzed in the research framework. The relationship between the dimensions of leadership behavior and the dimensions of change capacity of employees relations have been examined. The findings show that there is a significant relationship between change-oriented leadership behavior features open to change and emotional readiness of employees. Relationship-oriented leadership behavior is the highly important factor to increase of cognitive readiness and intentional readiness for change of employees.

Keywords: Leadership, Change, Readiness for Change

JEL Classification: D23, M10, M19

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