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To Your Heart’s Content: A Model of Affective Diversity in Top Management Teams

To Your Heart’s Content: A Model of Affective Diversity in Top Management Teams – Statistical Data Included Sigal G. Barsade In this study we develop a model of how diversity in positive affect (PA) among group members influences individual attitudes, group processes, and group performance. We test the model on a sample of 62 U.S. […]

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toward a sociology of work time

The time famine: toward a sociology of work time Leslie A. Perlow Corporate lawyers, investment bankers, computer programmers, and many other types of workers routinely work seventy- or eighty-hour weeks, putting in extra effort during particularly hectic times (Kidder, 1981; Schor, 1991). These men and women, married and single, are stressed, exhausted, and even dying […]

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Architectural innovation: the reconfiguration of existing product technologies and the failure of established firms

Architectural innovation: the reconfiguration of existing product technologies and the failure of established firms – Technology, Organizations, and Innovation Rebecca M. Henderson Architectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and the Failure of Established Firms This paper demonstrates that the traditional categorization of innovation as either incremental or radical is incomplete and potentially misleading […]

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Perspectives on Organizational Communication: Finding Common Ground. . – Other Reviews

Perspectives on Organizational Communication: Finding Common Ground. . – Other Reviews – book review Nick Trujillo Steven R. Corman and Marshall Scott Poole, eds. New York: Guilford, 2000. 265 pp. $25.00, paper. This edited book is the product of a panel discussion from the 1997 National Communication Association convention. As Corman, the first editor of […]

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Risk Taking: A Managerial Perspective. – Review

Risk Taking: A Managerial Perspective. – Review – book reviews Zur Shapira Zur Shapira. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1995. 160 pp. $24.95. This is a scholarly masterpiece – combining the best of classic and current research and theory on risk taking and applying it to real problems in the complex world of the modern […]

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A Field Study of Diversity, Conflict, and Performance in Workgroups

Why Differences Make a Difference: A Field Study of Diversity, Conflict, and Performance in Workgroups Karen A. Jehn A multimethod field study of 92 workgroups explored the influence of three types of workgroup diversity (social category diversity, value diversity, and informational diversity) and two moderators (task type and task interdependence) on workgroup outcomes. Informational diversity […]

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How Organizations Act Together: Interorganizational Coordination in Theory and Practice.

How Organizations Act Together: Interorganizational Coordination in Theory and Practice. – book reviews Stephen Ackroyd From being seen, as in classical conceptions, as a type of socio-economic structure firmly subordinated to the influences of society, or, more recently, as an entity that is highly adapted to a distinct external environment, the organization tends now to […]

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Managing organizational legitimacy in the California cattle industry: the construction and effectiveness of verbal accounts

Managing organizational legitimacy in the California cattle industry: the construction and effectiveness of verbal accounts – includes appendices Kimberly D. Elsbach these findings refine the relationship between institutional and impression management theories that has been suggested in earlier work (Elsbach and Sutton, 1992). In addition to linking these two theories, the findings presented here enrich […]

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a qualitative and quantitative study across twenty cases

Measuring organizational cultures: a qualitative and quantitative study across twenty cases Geert Hofstede Measuring Organizational Cultures: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study across Twenty Cases This paper presents the results of a study on organizational cultures in twenty units from ten different organizations in Denmark and the Netherlands. Data came from in-depth interviews of selected informants […]

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Beyond garbage cans: an AI model of organizational choice

Beyond garbage cans: an AI model of organizational choice – artificial intelligence Michael Masuch Beyond Garbage Cans: An AI Model of Organizational Choice This study builds on the simulation methodology on which the metaphor of garbage can decision making was originally based, presenting a new model of organizational decision making that complements the original garbage […]