SYNERGYZING THE INTEGRATION PRACTICES FOR ACHIEVING INTERNAL INTEGRATION”

Nadeem Talib, Muhammad Aftab Alam, Gulfam Khan Khalid

Abstract


This study examinesthe antecedents of internal integration in the Petroleum industry, particularly it focuses six precursors i.e. job rotation, interdepartmental trainings, intraorganizational knowledge sharing, management commitment, supportive information technologies and strategic consensus. A stratified sample comprising 234 managers from the petroleum firmsoperating in Pakistan participated in the study.Results indicated that, while individually, these factors have statistically significant effects on internal integration; collectively they exhibit trivial effects when they are notaligned. The studyproposes asynergized model for achievingthe internal integration, validates it through covariance technique, and discourses its methodologicaland theoretical extensions. 


Keywords


integration,job rotation,interdepartmental,knowledge sharing,strategic consensus

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