Theoretical Framework and Scientific Research Design Addressing the Effect of Outsourcing on the Traditional Employer-Employee Relationship

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Theoretical Framework and Scientific Research Design Addressing the Effect of Outsourcing on the Traditional Employer-Employee Relationship
Penny Grunder
American Intercontinental University

Abstract
Using the theoretical framework from Sekaran’s book, this paper will examine the relationship between outsourcing, employee attitudes toward their employers, and the standard employer-employee relationship. This paper will describe the definitions of key terms, employee attitudes and their origins and the traditional employer-employee relationship. The Scientific Research Design will also help to further understand the process of analysis that should be followed.

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The second moderating variable is the communication between employer and employee regarding the plans to outsource. It seems that if the organization was candid about the plans and reasons regarding any upcoming outsourcing some negative feelings could be mitigated (Kostopoulos & Bozionelos, 2010). The diagram below shows a schematic of the relationship that I believe exists between the variables.

Traditional Employer-Employee relationship
Attitudes of Employees Outsourcing

Independent Variable Intervening Variable Dependent Variable

Type of
Outsourcing

Moderating Variable

Communication

Moderating Variable

Scientific Research Design The purpose of completing a research design is to create a plan for obtaining the required data, analysis of the data, and arrival at a resolution in a timely and cost effective manner. A sound research design will address the means of gathering information, the skills needed by the researcher(s), a time line for completion, and the cost of completing the research (Sekaran & Bougie, 2009). Historically, the more complicated a design is, the more time, money, and resources are needed for completion. It should be noted that sometimes in management, compromises have to be made to a “true” research study in order to address time and money constraints (Sekaran, 2009). A scientific research design will be

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