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University of Wollongong

1. Heidrich, Deanne Lee. Insights into middle managers influence on organisational culture during change: understanding and replicating positive deviance behaviours.

Degree: Masters of Research, 2014, University of Wollongong

Organisational change, including organisational restructures, impact on the culture of organisations, often negatively. Negative organisational cultures impact on organisational performance. There is a myriad of literature pertaining to organisational change and organisational culture, however there is a relative scarcity of studies on how organisations can ensure change is successful and sustainable without impacting negatively on the culture and performance of the organisation. This study explores the links between a) how cultural change is best achieved, b) who is best to lead the change and c) what method should be utilised. The exploration results in a framework which can be utilised to minimise the negative impact of organisational change on organisational culture and organisational performance (although this is not tested here), by utilising the middle manager’s understanding and replication of positive deviance behaviours as an intervention to influence organisational culture positively. A longitudinal mixed methodology was undertaken to ascertain if middle managers in a New South Wales Local Government Organisation, undergoing major organisational change, could influence the organisational culture positively. The intervention of understanding and replicating positive deviance by middle managers was introduced through an action research process. To verify if the intervention resulted in a positive organisational culture, baseline and post-test cultural analysis was undertaken utilising the Organisational Culture Index tool. The practical and theoretical outcomes of the study are significant for organisations. First, this study demonstrates to organisations that extensive change is possible while maintaining, or even improving organisational culture. These benefits are achieved through the use of positive deviance, the application of which is discussed in this thesis. Second, the paper provides a contribution to theory through the discovery of a potential Australian social effect which should be considered when developing a cultural change design. Australia’s cut down tall poppies and belittle their achievements. The current body of knowledge is limited in studies which explore the social effect of tall poppies and their negative impact on the success of organisational culture change initiatives and organisational performance.

Subjects/Keywords: Organisational Culture; Organisational Change; Positive Deviance; Opportunity-Centred

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APA (6th Edition):

Heidrich, D. L. (2014). Insights into middle managers influence on organisational culture during change: understanding and replicating positive deviance behaviours. (Masters Thesis). University of Wollongong. Retrieved from 1503 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ; https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4205

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Heidrich, Deanne Lee. “Insights into middle managers influence on organisational culture during change: understanding and replicating positive deviance behaviours.” 2014. Masters Thesis, University of Wollongong. Accessed October 23, 2020. 1503 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ; https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4205.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Heidrich, Deanne Lee. “Insights into middle managers influence on organisational culture during change: understanding and replicating positive deviance behaviours.” 2014. Web. 23 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Heidrich DL. Insights into middle managers influence on organisational culture during change: understanding and replicating positive deviance behaviours. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Wollongong; 2014. [cited 2020 Oct 23]. Available from: 1503 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ; https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4205.

Council of Science Editors:

Heidrich DL. Insights into middle managers influence on organisational culture during change: understanding and replicating positive deviance behaviours. [Masters Thesis]. University of Wollongong; 2014. Available from: 1503 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT ; https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/4205


University of Bradford

2. Al-Arfaj, Khalid Abdulaziz. Generator maintenance scheduling models in power systems : integrated cost models for generator maintenance strategy under market environment.

Degree: PhD, 2009, University of Bradford

Change from a regulated to deregulated structure means that, the centralized maintenance system is not valid any more. In the surveyed published literature, there is not a single model which incorporates all maintenance cost components to analyze the effect of different maintenance strategies for generator companies (GENCOs). The work enclosed in this thesis demonstrates that there is a considerable requirement for accurately modelling cost components of the maintenance model, to be used in maintenance scheduling for deregulated power system, in order to attain a superior schedule with major financial and operational impact. This research investigates and models most cost factors that affect the maintenance activities of the deregulated GENCOs, and demonstrates the utilization of the developed cost models in maintenance scheduling. It also presents the data gathering process for the developed maintenance cost model. A generator maintenance scheduling model that considers direct and indirect maintenance costs, opportunity costs (i.e. loss of customer goodwill), effective maintenance strategies, failures, and interruptions is developed. A Genetic Algorithm (GA) based approach is employed to achieve maintenance schedules to various generators maintenance scenarios. An Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) approach is proposed for modelling customer goodwill. The maintenance model was redeveloped under the Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) strategy to analyze the effect of a maintenance strategy on maintenance costs. Case studies are presented to demonstrate the utilisation of the developed models.The investigation shows that the market prices, opportunity costs and maintenance strategy have an effect on the final maintenance schedule. The research demonstrates that the cost components are critical factors to achieve an effective maintenance schedule, and they must be considered and carefully modelled in order to reflect more realistic situation for maintenance scheduling of generator units in deregulation environment.

Subjects/Keywords: 338.6041; Dergulated systems; Power systems; Generator maintenance scheduling; Maintenance costs; Opportunity costs; Customer goodwill; Genetic algorithm (GA); Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP); Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM); Modelling

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APA (6th Edition):

Al-Arfaj, K. A. (2009). Generator maintenance scheduling models in power systems : integrated cost models for generator maintenance strategy under market environment. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Bradford. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10454/4316

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Al-Arfaj, Khalid Abdulaziz. “Generator maintenance scheduling models in power systems : integrated cost models for generator maintenance strategy under market environment.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Bradford. Accessed October 23, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10454/4316.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Al-Arfaj, Khalid Abdulaziz. “Generator maintenance scheduling models in power systems : integrated cost models for generator maintenance strategy under market environment.” 2009. Web. 23 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Al-Arfaj KA. Generator maintenance scheduling models in power systems : integrated cost models for generator maintenance strategy under market environment. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Bradford; 2009. [cited 2020 Oct 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10454/4316.

Council of Science Editors:

Al-Arfaj KA. Generator maintenance scheduling models in power systems : integrated cost models for generator maintenance strategy under market environment. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Bradford; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10454/4316

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