Dimensions of Role Efficacy and Managerial Effectiveness: Evidence from India
Purpose: While a range of studies have been undertaken on Role Efficacy (RE) and Managerial Effectiveness (ME), understanding of the link between RE and ME in the extant literature remains underdeveloped and, in particular, there is a need to develop appreciation of the phenomenon in varying (national and cultural) contexts. This study aims to advance understanding of ME by considering the relationship between RE and ME in the Indian context. In tandem with this focus, the study considers the influence of social cognitive frameworks and adaptive self-regulation mechanisms. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study employs a quantitative methodology and follows a correlational design. A survey questionnaire was employed sequentially (the independent variable was measured at time 1 and the dependent variable was measure at time 2) in order to collect data from 294 Indian managers. Structural equation modelling was used to ascertain the validity of measures and multiple hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to test the study hypotheses. Findings: The results of the study identify that RE dimensions i.e. role making, role centering and role linkage were significantly and positively related to ME and these findings are particularly important in relation to the transforming cultures of Indian work and organizational environments. Our findings advance understanding of social cognitive theory and adaptive self-regulation processes in relation to RE and ME. Research limitations/Implications: The study employed a survey-based correlational design employing a bivariate analysis and was mindful of the inherent boundaries and limitations of these approaches. The sampling was conducted by access granted and governed by the participating organizations. In future studies, a propensity of male respondents in the resultant sample could be revisited to achieve a greater gender balance and equally the study could be undertaken in alternative and additional cultural contexts in order to extend understanding of RE: ME relationships in a range of settings. Originality/Value: The study identifies a significant role for RE in relation to beneficial outcomes for ME. These findings contribute to the field of social cognitive mechanisms by establishing positive relationships in domain link efficacy i.e. RE and ME.
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Citation : Bamel, U, Stokes, P. and Budhwar, P. (2017) Dimensions of Role Efficacy and Managerial Effectiveness: Evidence from India. Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 4 (3), pp. 218-237
ISSN : 2051-6614
Research Institute : Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes