Organizational socialization process of MBA graduates

Siti Khadijah Mohd Ghanie, Khairul Akmaliah Adham, Rosmah Mat Isa

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Extant literature on organizational socialization has not focused on the relation of education and learning with adjusting to work. As a result, little is known about the contribution of an MBA learning experience towards the process of organizational socialization. The purpose of this study is to understand the organizational socialization process of MBA graduates in their first six months of work. This qualitative study involved interviews with MBA graduates who had been employed within a period of one to six months. This study found that MBA graduates utilized their communication and analytical skills that were enhanced during the MBA education in support of their socialization tactics of relationship building, information gathering and learning. Graduates' skills and prior experiences were mobilized through the facilitation of immediate superiors and/or supported by mentorship and help by senior co-workers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJurnal Pengurusan
Volume52
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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Organizational socialization
MBA education
Education
Information gathering
Socialization tactics
Relationship building
Communication
Qualitative study
Workers
Facilitation

Keywords

  • Experience
  • MBA learning
  • Organizational socialization
  • Socialization process
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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Organizational socialization process of MBA graduates. / Mohd Ghanie, Siti Khadijah; Adham, Khairul Akmaliah; Mat Isa, Rosmah.

In: Jurnal Pengurusan, Vol. 52, 01.06.2018.

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Mohd Ghanie, Siti Khadijah ; Adham, Khairul Akmaliah ; Mat Isa, Rosmah. / Organizational socialization process of MBA graduates. In: Jurnal Pengurusan. 2018 ; Vol. 52.
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