Operations and Systems Management

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Isaac Ntiamoah

  • Qualifications: MSc Corporate Strategy and Finance, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK MSc Business Management with HRM, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK
  • Role Title: PhD student
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: tbc
  • Email: isaac.ntiamoah@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Operations and Systems Management
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


Readiness for Organisational Change:  Employee Perspective (A Case in Ghana)

Organisations are continually confronting challenges to remain competitive and successful, which compels organisations to regularly re-evaluate their strategies, structures, policies, operations, processes and culture. Managing change effectively is however a main challenge in the change management domain because of massive human involvement. Thus, managers and change agents are eager to know how to encourage and effectively prepare employees for change situation. This study investigates the determinant of employee readiness for organisational change in public sector higher educational institutions of Ghana where various change reforms has been introduced recently.

This empirical study ensues by a systematic review of literature leading to the development of a conceptual model. A qualitative research has been employed including surveys and interviews of senior management of the public higher educational institutions in Ghana.


Previous Research

Charity Financial Controls: Challenges and Prospects (A Case in UK) – MSc Dissertation (2007).

Readiness for Organisational Change: Employees’ Perspective (A Case in NHS Lothian) – MSc Dissertation (2011).

Names of Supervisors

Prof Alessio Ishizaka, PBS, Operations and Systems Management

Dr Vijay Pereira, PBS, Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Other Interests 

Emotions and Organisational Change

Employee adaptation to Organisational Change

Organisational Change Processes

Organisational Change Management, cognition and emotion

Emotion and Organisational Change

Human Resource Development