Committee Chair

Cunningham, Christopher J. L.

Committee Member

Zelin, Alexandra I.; Black, Kristen Jennings, 1991-

Department

Dept. of Psychology

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The present study was designed to broaden the way researchers and practitioners of the organizational sciences conceptualize, measure, and ultimately work to improve the adaptability, innovativeness, and resilience of organizations. This involved identifying how to measure and delineate the relationships between the interlinked multilevel psychosocial constructs of organizational adaptability, innovativeness, and resilience and the individual and organizational level resources of personal resources, human capital, social capital, and job-related resources as components to a conceptual model of organizational effectiveness coined The Adaptation and Innovation Model of Organizational Resilience, or AIR model. A survey was developed and administered to operationalize worker perceptions of the presence of each of these constructs within their organization of work. The data generally supported the relatedness of the AIR model’s components and pointed towards the possibility of an indirect pathway between worker perceptions of their organization’s adaptability and their perceptions of its resilience.

Acknowledgments

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my thesis chair, Dr. Christopher J. L. Cunningham, who advised and assisted me during every stage of this research project. Dr. Cunningham’s patience and sage advice have guided me towards success and pushed me out of my comfort zone. Without Dr. C’s unwavering support and clear guidance, this research project would not have been a possibility. In addition, I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to my thesis committee. Dr. Kristen Black and Dr. Alexandra Zelin greatly strengthened the quality of the present research project through their helpful feedback and thorough reviews.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2022

Subject

Crisis management; Organizational change; Organizational resilience

Keyword

organizational resilience; organizational adaptability; organizational innovativeness; organizational resources; personal resources; crisis management

Document Type

Masters theses

DCMI Type

Text

Extent

x, 53 leaves

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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