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do employees of different cultures interpret work-related measures in an equivalent manner?

A central question in cross-cultural research: do employees of different cultures interpret work-related measures in an equivalent manner? Christine M. Riordan 1. The way my supervisor listens when I have something important to say. 2. The way my supervisor sets clear work goals. 3. The way my supervisor treats me when I make a mistake. […]

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Configuration research in strategic management: key issues and suggestions

Configuration research in strategic management: key issues and suggestions Gregory G. Dess The multidimensionality of constructs used to describe strategy phenomena has always posed a challenge for researchers. These challenges include not only developing meaningful constructs and relationships but also measuring them with a high degree of validity and reliability. Valid and reliable measurement is […]

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The multidimensional view of commitment and the theory of reasoned action: a comparative evaluation

The multidimensional view of commitment and the theory of reasoned action: a comparative evaluation – includes appendix Thomas E. Becker This study examined the relative ability of the multidimensional view of commitment and the theory of reasoned action to explain employee intentions and predict work behavior. Variables within the theory of reasoned action were superior […]

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implications for human resource management

The knowledge, skill, and ability requirements for teamwork: implications for human resource management Michael J. Stevens Deutsch, M. (1973). The resolution of conflict: Constructive and destructive processes. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Diehl, M. & Stroebe, W. (1991). Productivity loss in brainstorming groups: Tracking down the blocking effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, […]

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a longitudinal study of victims

Coping with a layoff: a longitudinal study of victims Nathan Bennett Over the last decade, there has been an increasing number of job layoffs. From the Fortune 500 companies of Wall Street (e.g., GTE, Gilette, ARCO, DuPont, General Motors) to the small companies of “main street,” the issue of layoffs is becoming an economic and […]

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Strategic decision making

Strategic decision making – Special Issue: Yearly Review of Management Charles R. Schwenk This article deals with research on strategic decision making and the factors that affect it. Much of this research is a subset of strategic process research which was the subject of an earlier review in this journal (Huff & Reger, 1987). Most […]

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a review and integration of matrix organization and project management

Cross-functional structures: a review and integration of matrix organization and project management Robert C. Ford In this article, we review and summarize the literature on cross-functional organization forms that has been published since 1976. We focus on the commonalities of the literatures that deal with matrix organization and project management. With a definition of cross-functional […]

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a longitudinal study of pre- and post-entry influences

Development of organizational commitment during the first year of employment: a longitudinal study of pre- and post-entry influences John P. Meyer To test hypotheses concerning the influence of prospective and retrospective rationality in the development of organizational commitment, we measured both the affective and continuance commitment of recent university graduates on three occasions during their […]

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Another ceiling? Can males compete for traditionally female jobs?

Another ceiling? Can males compete for traditionally female jobs? – includes appendix Leanne E. Atwater One of the dramatic changes in the work force has been the increasing proportion of women working in what were once thought to be traditionally male jobs. Historically, management positions have been included among the traditionally male jobs, though the […]

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Configurations of manufacturing strategy, business strategy, environment and structure

Configurations of manufacturing strategy, business strategy, environment and structure Peter T. Ward Over the last two decades, the language and concepts of business-level competitive strategy have grown in both sophistication and acceptance by practitioners, as evidenced by the pervasive influence of schemes such as generic strategy (Porter, 1980) and core competence (Prahalad & Hamel, 1990). […]