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Intergroup conflict within a South African mining company

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dc.contributor.author Havenga, Werner
dc.contributor.author Visagie, Jan
dc.contributor.author Linde, Herman
dc.contributor.author Gobind, Jenni
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-02T15:55:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-02T15:55:14Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Havenga, W. et al. 2012. Intergroup conflict within a South African mining company. African Journal of Business Management, 6(31):9028-9039. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8022
dc.description.abstract The uncertainty that accompanies organizational change heightens prospects for intra-organizational conflict. Notwithstanding this, the knowledge base on the sources (or causes) of organizational conflict is underdeveloped – largely as a result of a low incidence of empirical research, and in particular in South Africa. The current study explored the perceived sources of intergroup conflict in a South African mining company. The aim of this research is to investigate intergroup conflict and to look into how intergroup conflict influences employment relations throughout all levels of the organization. From a probability population of 1000 in the twelve departments a random sample of 200 employees was chosen to participate in the research. This number represents 20% of the total population. Intergroup conflict was analysed and evaluated. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations made on the occurrence of intergroup conflict based on the findings of the literature and empirical study. Data frequencies, correlations and a correlation analysis were performed through the SPSS programme. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.rights © Academic Journals. 2012. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM. DOI: 10.5897/AJBM12.322 en_US
dc.subject Mining industry - South Africa en_US
dc.subject Intergroup dynamics en_US
dc.subject Conflict management en_US
dc.subject Industrial relations en_US
dc.title Intergroup conflict within a South African mining company en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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