Examining the Effect of Perception on Employees’ Support for the Impending Privatization of Government Owned Companies: A Case of Ethio Telecom, South Addis Ababa Zone

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The main purpose of this study was examining the effect of perception on employees’ support for the implementation of successful privatization. Since employees are the main stakeholders, understanding their perceptions’ towards the change are a key to implement successful privatization program. The researcher conducted the study based on perception based view model (PBV) to identify and measure variables. A structured close ended questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 215 employees in Ethio telecom (South Addis Ababa zone). The SPSS version 22 was used to conduct the statistical analysis of all data in this study. Pearson Correlation and multiple regression analyses were conducted to examine the suggested hypothesis and test the direct relationships among variables. The overall findings indicated that the proposed variables such as perceived employment conditions have positive influence to support privatization and the perceived participation in decision making was indifferent. On the other hand, employees’ demographic characteristics has an influence on their perceptions for e.g., regardless of other factors masters and degree holders are positive attitude for privatization than diploma and below holders, employees who are working in technical and commercial work domains have positive attitude for privatization than those who are working in support domain and male employees have positive attitude than female employees. For future research, finding of this study will create knowledge and information for academicians and other researchers.



Government owned enterprise, Privatization, Perception