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Journal of Empirical Studies

June 2020, Volume 7, 1, pp 1-13

Change Management and Firm Performance of Selected Deposit Money Banks in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Ugwu, K. E.

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Osisioma, H.E

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Onwuzuligbo, L.

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Nnaji-ihedinmah, N.C.

Ugwu, K. E. 1

Osisioma, H.E 2 Onwuzuligbo, L. 2 Nnaji-ihedinmah, N.C. 4

  1. Department of Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. 1

  2. Department of Business Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. 2

  3. Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. 4

Pages: 1-13

DOI: 10.18488/journal.66.2020.71.1.13

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Article History:

Received: 08 July, 2020
Revised: 12 August, 2020
Accepted: 27 August, 2020
Published: 17 September, 2020


Abstract:

This study examined the influence of change management on firm performance of deposit money banks in Owerri, Imo State. Descriptive survey design and the questionnaire were used in data collection. The total population comprised of 124 staff of Fidelity Bank, Access Bank, Eco-Bank and United Bank for Africa Plc. Out of 124 copies of the questionnaire administered to the participants, 116 were responded and used for the analysis, while, the remaining 6 were not returned and utilized. The research hypothesis was tested and analyzed using simple regression method to generate the result. The null hypothesis was rejected at 5 % level of significance. The study found that change management variable (leadership change) exerts a significant positive influence on firm performance (competitiveness) of banks in Owerri, Nigeria. The study recommends the followings; organizational leaders are advised to train their members in form of; coaching, counselling of other psychological support to encourage members to enforce change in the workplace. Again, managers are encouraged to communicate to all stakeholders effectively during corporate restructuring or redesigning of business process to enable them to see the necessity of change.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few studies which have investigated the influence of leadership change on firm competitiveness in selected money deposit bank in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Keywords:

Change management, Leadership change, Organizational performance, Competitiveness, Reengineering.

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Funding:

This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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