Coping With Change And Globalisation: A Study Of Managerial Perceptions In Mauritius
This paper draws in part on the findings from a study of managerial perceptions of Globalisation-related business issues in the island of Mauritius. The objectives of the research were to determine the degree of awareness of Mauritian senior executives regarding the Globalisation issue, and to investigate the difficulties and constraints faced by these managers as they seek to deal with the changes brought about by the reality of Globalisation. Results of the study include a mismatch between the level of awareness as claimed by responding managers and the level of awareness as tested by the survey instrument. It also emerged that managers appeared to be effectively coping with the changes brought about by Globalisation, even in the face of numerous constraints. Internal and external coping difficulties were identified, and it was found that the major obstacles to the effective management of Globalisation-related change were in fact internal to organisations.
Keywords : globalisation; change; managers; Mauritius