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Virtual Organizations and The Contingent Workforce in Singapore. Can A Successful Business Be Built on a Contingent Workforce? (2019)

Virtual Organizations – Establishing a virtual organization primarily using a contingent workforce is increasingly a norm in this digital age. Despite the advancement in technology, there is still limited information regarding the establishment of virtual companies using the contingent workforce. The aim of this qualitative phenomenological research is addressing the research problem by examining the experiences of contingent workers and virtual workers.

The sampling technique and social media platforms were utilized in obtaining 108 participants among a target population of both contingent workforce and virtual workers. Through the distribution of online questionnaires, the data was collected and analyzed by open coding techniques.

Common themes emerged during the analysis of data. The themes regarding the establishment of virtual companies using contingent workers included flexibility of labor, technological support, and training, deep collaborations and recruitment, the efficiency of resources and market agility. Findings illustrated that establishing virtual organizations might vary depending on innovation, the individuals’ virtual competencies, technological advancement. The results might contribute to positive societal change.

This can be attained through education to contingent workers on the merits and demerits of a virtual company. Entrepreneurs might reference the outcomes of the study in their decision of establishing a virtual organization by hiring contingent employees, enhancing technological support and training. Also, the entrepreneurs can conduct an assessment of the market agility to determine the virtual business model and skills aligning with their goals.

The aim of the dissertation is is to establish how a virtual company in Singapore can be built primarily on contingent workforce. The dissertation attempts to answer the research objectives, which are as follows:

  • To determine how freelancers use different modes of employment and the management of these modes by entrepreneurs
  • To determine how content writing, web design and translating as business models can be incorporated into a virtual company
  • To determine how employers can improve the working conditions of contingent workers
  • To determine the factors that make contingent workers establish a virtual organization

  • 20,000 words – 54 pages in length
  • Excellent use of literature
  • Excellent analysis of subject area
  • Well written throughout
  • Includes questionnaire
  • Ideal for international management students

1 – Introduction
Background of the Study
Research Purpose
Statement of the Problem
Research Questions
Research Objectives
Delimitations and Scope
Structure of the Dissertation

2 – Literature Review
Flexible Working and New Organisational Designs
Contingent Workforce in Business Organisations and Entrepreneurial Ventures
Freelancers as Contingent Workers
Contingent Workforce and Social Exchange Theory
Contingent Workers in Singapore
Managerial Challenges Associated With Contingent Workforce

3 – Research Methods
Rationale and research design
Methodology
The process of Data Collection, Participation, and Recruitment
Data analysis plan
Ethical consideration
Limitations

4 – Data Description
Research setting
Demographics
Data collection

5 – Data Analysis
Results of the Study

6 – Conclusions and Recommendations
Findings on Research Questions
Research Approach
Theoretical and Conceptual Ideas Applied in the Study
Practical Implications of the Research Findings
Study Limitations
Recommendations
Theoretical Recommendations
Practical Recommendations

References

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Virtual Organizations Dissertation
Virtual Organizations Dissertation

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