The use of employee share ownership plans as a facilitator through organisational change - A case study of Eircom

McCarthy, Caoimhe (2004) The use of employee share ownership plans as a facilitator through organisational change - A case study of Eircom. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The telecommunications industry of today, by its nature, is one of constant change and where global players must continue to strive to find a competitive advantage to
succeed within an environment of increasingly fierce competition. Eircom, who at one time was the national monopolist provider of such services, has therefore gone through a process of development and change and in doing so implemented an employee share ownership plan as part of their strategy to ensure their future success.

Employees Share Ownership Plans are increasingly important for realising change within organisations. As part of a partnership model, in theory, everybody can be a winner all the time, as all you have to do is align the interest of the management and the staff.

Using Eircom, as an example, this dissertation sets out to explore in the first instance using primary research how effective employees share ownership plans are in bringing
about organisational change. Key management were interviewed in order to establish the reasons management decided to implement the plan in the first instance and also to see what the results have been from management's point of view.

It was found that from a management's perspective, the employee share ownership plans have facilitated the change among employees. From these findings this author formulated a hypothesis that the more integrated the employee share ownership plan is amongst employees, the more it helps to facilitate organisational change. Taking this further, the hypothesis was tested to see if the technical staff thought similarly or otherwise. The results were that broadly speaking the employee share ownership plan has been effective in facilitating change but not, however, in all respects. The conclusion was that whilst it did help facilitate change, a-more dedicated workforce could have resulted if certain top-level people were not manipulating and using Eircom to their own gain.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Share Ownership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Telecommunications Industry
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2010 10:30
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015 12:53

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