Toward a Group Empowerment Model in Mexican Organizations: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach-Edición Única

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11285/572617
Title:
Toward a Group Empowerment Model in Mexican Organizations: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach-Edición Única
Authors:
Mendoza Gómez, Joel
Issue Date:
2005-01-01
Abstract:
A model of group empowerment within the context of Mexican organization is proposed and empirically tested. Studying groups in the workplace has attracted increasing attention during the last years from academics and practitioners. The construct of group empowerment has been scarcely studied; however, group motivation is a crucial element for the group effectiveness. The study of group motivation has not completely covered the process through which group empowerment is generated. Social values and norms are elements that might influence this process. Additionally, there is no reported study of group empowerment in the Mexican organization context. In the theoretical perspective of work group effectiveness, a series of variables are conceived as causes of group effectiveness. Thus, the proposed model in a heuristic way describes a series of hypothesized relationships among the variables incorporated. Therefore, the proposed model includes variables from the organizational context, group V structure and group processes, such as: group mental model, group coordination, and group membership. Group empowerment that includes six dimensions: potency, meaningfulness, autonomy, impact, group trust, and group affective tone. Group effectiveness, conceived as performance outcomes, such as: productivity, proactivity, and customer service; then, conceived as attitudinal results: group satisfaction, teamwork, and team commitment. Five organizations from Monterrey, Mexico gave their authorization to apply all the instruments designed to measure the variables of the study and recollect the information from their employees. Partial Least Squares (PLS) approach of structural equations modeling is utilized to prove the hypotheses proposed. Results of the study expand the conceptual work in group empowerment and contribute to the work group effectiveness stream of theory. Additionally, results provide information that can be utilized to design more effective work groups in the context of Mexican organizations.
Keywords:
Model of group empowerment; Partial Least Squares (PLS); Effectiveness; Perfomance
Degree Program:
Doctoral Program in Management
Advisors:
Dr.Ricardo Flores Zambada
Committee Member / Sinodal:
Carlos A. Villanueva Sánchez; Luis García-Calderón Díaz; Alejandro Ibarra Yunez
Degree Level:
Doctor in Philosophy in Management
School:
EGADE Business School
Campus Program:
Campus Monterrey
Discipline:
Negocios y Economía / Business & Economics
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Ciencias Sociales

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dc.contributor.advisorDr.Ricardo Flores Zambadaen
dc.contributor.authorMendoza Gómez, Joelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-17T11:36:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-17T11:36:39Zen
dc.date.issued2005-01-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11285/572617en
dc.description.abstractA model of group empowerment within the context of Mexican organization is proposed and empirically tested. Studying groups in the workplace has attracted increasing attention during the last years from academics and practitioners. The construct of group empowerment has been scarcely studied; however, group motivation is a crucial element for the group effectiveness. The study of group motivation has not completely covered the process through which group empowerment is generated. Social values and norms are elements that might influence this process. Additionally, there is no reported study of group empowerment in the Mexican organization context. In the theoretical perspective of work group effectiveness, a series of variables are conceived as causes of group effectiveness. Thus, the proposed model in a heuristic way describes a series of hypothesized relationships among the variables incorporated. Therefore, the proposed model includes variables from the organizational context, group V structure and group processes, such as: group mental model, group coordination, and group membership. Group empowerment that includes six dimensions: potency, meaningfulness, autonomy, impact, group trust, and group affective tone. Group effectiveness, conceived as performance outcomes, such as: productivity, proactivity, and customer service; then, conceived as attitudinal results: group satisfaction, teamwork, and team commitment. Five organizations from Monterrey, Mexico gave their authorization to apply all the instruments designed to measure the variables of the study and recollect the information from their employees. Partial Least Squares (PLS) approach of structural equations modeling is utilized to prove the hypotheses proposed. Results of the study expand the conceptual work in group empowerment and contribute to the work group effectiveness stream of theory. Additionally, results provide information that can be utilized to design more effective work groups in the context of Mexican organizations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsOpen Accessen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleToward a Group Empowerment Model in Mexican Organizations: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach-Edición Únicaen
dc.typeTesis de Doctoradoes
thesis.degree.grantorInstituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterreyes
thesis.degree.levelDoctor in Philosophy in Managementen
dc.contributor.committeememberCarlos A. Villanueva Sánchezes
dc.contributor.committeememberLuis García-Calderón Díazes
dc.contributor.committeememberAlejandro Ibarra Yunezes
thesis.degree.disciplineEGADE Business Schoolen
thesis.degree.nameDoctoral Program in Managementen
dc.subject.keywordModel of group empowermenten
dc.subject.keywordPartial Least Squares (PLS)en
dc.subject.keywordEffectivenessen
dc.subject.keywordPerfomanceen
thesis.degree.programCampus Monterreyen
dc.subject.disciplineNegocios y Economía / Business & Economicsen
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