Perceptions of work group support and the use of flexible working: an explanation using the theory of planned behaviour

Although this research was undertaken in an acknowledged leading UK exponent of flexible working it still found that many employees did not make use of the practices available to them.

Updated: 02/11/2011
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The cross-cultural geography of nations: using the spatial autocorrelation coefficient to test Tobler’s first law

This paper uses spatial statistics to test whether Tobler's First Law applies to national culture.

Updated: 28/12/2014
Comments: 21
Views: 8,649

Managing the pain of knowledge-based mergers

Mergers and acquisitions are supposed to create value. For professional service firms (PSFs), which are knowledge-based organizations, this value is created through gaining access to and making effective use of new sources of knowledge. It can be the technical knowledge needed to deliver a professional service or the client knowledge required to tailor that service to a client's needs - and ideally it should be both.

Updated: 21/10/2011
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The stories firms tell

We all tell stories about ourselves - sometimes to others to make us look successful, charming, clever etc., sometimes to ourselves to help us explain or excuse our behavior.

Updated: 02/11/2011
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Partnership under pressure

As recently as twenty years ago, partnership was the pre-eminent form of governance in most major professional sectors. But in the 1980s the incidence of partnership began to decline in areas such as accounting, management consulting, actuarial consulting, and investment banking, to the extent that most major consulting firms and almost all investment banks are now organised as privately-held or publicly-quoted corporations.

Updated: 02/11/2011
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Becoming misrepresentations: a taxonomy of strategy schools

The paper argues that scholars have created the literature described by Whittington's Schools by exaggerating some, and suppressing other, deparaoxising strategies. This representation also removes the temporal dimension of strategic issues by seeking to bring the future into the present.

Updated: 02/11/2011
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Let’s get natural: the discourse of community and the problem of transferring practices in knowledge management

In this paper, we argue that the influence of Japanese management practices has led organisations towards a 'naturalized' view aiming to resolve the ontological dilemmas that exist between communalism and individualism.

Updated: 02/11/2011
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The practice and process of delivering integration through strategic planning

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Julia Balogun

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This paper explains how strategic planning is able to deliver strategic integration within organisations. While communication and participation within planning processes are perceived to have an integrative effect, we argue that these effects are unlikely to arise simply from bringing people together.

Updated: 02/11/2011
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Comparing perspectives on high involvement management and organisational performance across the British economy

The authors, Lilian M. de Menezes of Cass Business School, and Stephen Wood of the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, set out to examine the link between various work practices and organisational and worker performance. In doing so, they use the term "high involvement management" to avoid a preconception of a link with performance, and because a common element of high performance work practices appears to be providing employees with increased opportunities for involvement in decision-making and innovation.

Updated: 22/12/2014
Comments: 27
Views: 13,687