Title: Current and future use of management tools
Authors: Nedelko, Zlatko
Potocan, Vojko
Dabić, Marina
Citation: E+M. Ekonomie a Management = Economics and Management. 2015, č. 1, s. 28-45.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Technická univerzita v Liberci
Document type: článek
URI: http://www.ekonomie-management.cz/download/1426256798_6e66/03_CURRENT+AND+FUTURE+USE_oprava.pdf
ISSN: 2336-5604 (Online)
1212-3609 (Print)
Keywords: Chorvatsko;manažerské nástroje;vnímání;plánované chování;Slovinsko;vzorec užívání
Keywords in different language: Croatia;management tools;perception;planned behaviour;Slovenia;pattern of use
Abstract in different language: This paper examines the use of management tools among Slovenian and Croatian employees, with the main focus on linkages between the current use of management tools and patterns of its future use. The authors developed and tested a model for predicting the future use of management tools based on the current use of tools by employees in organizations, underlying assumptions of the theory of planned behavior and the information-perception-behavior link. Descriptive statistics suggest that there are differences in management tools use patterns among Slovenian and Croatian employees. Among the most used tools, employees in both countries signi fi cantly and differently use (especially) outsourcing, mission and vision statements, knowledge management, total quality management, and customer segmentation. Using structural equation modeling for testing the proposed relations in the developed model on samples of Slovenian and Croatian employees reveals that the current use of tools plays an important role in predicting the future use of tools in Slovenian organizations, while linkages for the Croatian sample are rather insigni fi cant. More speci fi cally, the current use of management tools has a positive in fl uence on the future use of management tools, while the impact of the current percentage of satis fi ed users with management tools is very weak. Further, a comparison of results with international data reveals differences in the patterns of management tools use between former catching up countries (studied are two former transition economies) and economies with a longer tradition in the market economy. Based on the current state of management tools use, linkages between their current and future use, and patterns of tools use in high-developed economies, the authors speculate about the future pattern of management tools use in catching up countries based on experiences from high-developed market economies. Those assumptions represent a building block for boosting the use of management tools in organizations in catching up economies, and thus helping those organizations to reduce the gap between them and most developed organizations.
Rights: © Technická univerzita v Liberci
CC BY-NC 4.0
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