- Stephan Kaiser added an answer:3Does a scale for paradoxical thinking or paradoxical frames exist apart from the scale of Ingram et al. 2014?
I am searching for a scale that measure paradoxical thinking or paradoxical frames, favourably a German scale.
Dear Rafael Wilms,
you may connect to Arjan Kozica (ESB Reutlingen), he is doing research on paradox theory and might support you.
Best wishes Stephan KaiserFollowing
- Ra'ed (Moh'd Taisir) Masa'deh added an answer:81Motivational leadership involves presenting a clear organizational vision and inspiring employees to work towards this vision. What do you think?
Transformational leadership can be defined as “a motivational leadership style which involves presenting a clear organizational vision and inspiring employees to work towards this vision through establishing connections with employees, understanding employees’ needs, and helping employees reach their potential, contributes to good outcomes for an organisation” (Fitzgerald and Schutte, 2010, p.495).
My question is how to inspire others? any solid techniques?
Thank you so much.
Dear Sir Ljubomir Jacić,
Thank you so much for your kind contribution.
- Martin Parker added an answer:10Workplace democracy was a concept of the 1970's (Carol Pateman, etc.). Does anyone know about new models and concepts of workplace democracy?Workplace Democracy seems to be discussed in the US more than in Europe, maybe due to Europe's stronger trade unions' traditions. In democratic theory, a renaissance of these discussions from the 1970s is not yet visible in Europe, it seems. I am wondering if you know more about this.
There is a lot of material on 'alternative organizing', which of course includes workplace democracy, within the general field of 'critical management studies'. Have a look, for example, at an edited collection I recently did - Martin Parker et al (eds) (2014) The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organizations.Following
- David Giauque added an answer:6Do you have good references regarding "sociology of public administration"?Currently it is easy to find very good books or articles dedicated to "sociology of organization". Astonishingly, it is more complicated to find publications (books or articles) with respect to "sociology of public administration". It seems that these two scientific fields are separated. It seems strange to me.
Dear Ronald. Thank you very much for your advise and for the complete answer to my question. I will for sure have a look to these articles and books. And, as I live in a multicultural country I will be able to read also in German.Following
- Sivakumar Suppremaniam added an answer:22Are culture and leadership two sides of the same coin?
Edgar Schein claims that: "Culture and leadership are two sides of the same coin. When organizations start or when groups start there is always a leader who has a preferred way of doing things, and those preferences by definition are going to be imposed on the group members. If you don’t like the way I run this group, I’ll replace you. The leader’s values and preferences are the first ways that a group or organization does things and if that works it becomes eventually the culture of that group. So in a very real sense, founders and leaders create culture.”
Can the same be true for an organization within business ecosystem?
Research paper on success of Six Sigma where leadership is one of the critical success factor concluded through statistical data that success of an initiative is influenced by leadership but not cultural impact.Following
- Mohammed Alkhawlani added an answer:15Challenge question about one of the hottest issues in research methodology?
Please guys I need your help
In an organizational research, Assume there are two independent variables named X and Y; and the research aims to study the effect of X and Y on the dependent Variable named Z.
Till now, doing such study has no problem; but the question is:
Can I combine X and Y (items) and study the effect of both of them together at the same time on Z.
IF yes, which theory can cover such this methodology?
IF no, please Justify why
Dear Michael T. Roether
Thank you for your replay
SEM or PLS Statistically it’s just a tool whatever you input it gives you a result.
The problem is the theoretical background
By the way, I have made third order CFA and the result was perfect and I made it with PLS it give me a perfect result
But with the social science methodology is it acceptable?
If yes; which theory can cover that statistical method?
- Mita Brahma added an answer:14Can Dimensions of Entrepreneurial Orientation be considered as Indvidual Behavior in Organizational Context?
I am working on technology adoption and looking for individual behaviors of the employees in an organization to measure the adoption of the technology. Can th dimensions of Entrepreneurial Orientation (Innovation, Proactiveness, Risk Taking) be taken as individual behavior (Innovative Behavior, Proactive Behavior and Risk Taking Behavior)? If yes, can someone please tell me some material which can correlate these behaviors with the organizational theory?
The following paper describes the entrepreneurial behaviour of managers, its antecedents & consequences. While this is not exactly what you want, I do think it is an important paper in your area:
Kuratko, D. F., Ireland, R. D. Covin, J. G. & Hornsby, J. S. (2005). A model of middle-level managers' entrepreneurial behaviour. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. November Issue. 699-716.Following
- Muhammad Rafique added an answer:8Is it feasible to address impact of individual level variables (IVs) on organizational level variables ( DVs)?
individual level measure ( organizational commitment): I am loyal to my job etc
organization level measure ( organization data acquisition capability ) : My organization uses group discussions for data acquisition etc
Generally the literature says NO to this but I have come across certain studies which have been carried out like this.
Your comments on this aspect please!
Thanks in advance
I am quite satisfied with your answer as it has solved even next question which I was going to post on RG.
Once again thank you!
- Dibya Jyoti Kalita added an answer:14Is there any knowledge of the performance of cooperative firms?
Cooperative firms are owned and run by their employees, who receive a fair share of the profit. I'm looking at any existing literature on the performance of such firms. Any suggestions? Thank you.
cooperative farming is quite common in India. you can also find literature on the success of cooperative firm in India. the brand 'AMUL' is good example of success of cooperative firm.Following
- Shian-Loong Bernard Lew added an answer:11How to measure the complexity of organizations?Are there measures for complexity of organizational structures, processes, networks or supply chains? And does it even make sense?
Look at the nature of its feedback loops (as conceived by Jay Forrester, and in the present John Sterman).However not all types of feedback produces complexity. Garreth Morgan's book, Images of Organization offers a good read on complexity and chaos in an organizational context. Also Pascal's Surfing the edge of chaos. Jeffrey Pfeffer & Charles Perrow were early theorists of complexity approaches in organization theory. A 1999 survey and review attached. Another focal point for organizational complexity are its goals.Following
- Rich Mcdonnell added an answer:8Which fashion luxury firm's business model is the most innovative? Why? What role does its network contribute to its market power?
I am interested in gaining a better understanding of how fashion and luxury firms leverage their extended network (e.g., strategic alliance partners) to build and sustain a competitive advantage in the market.
Mark - for some reason your comment didn't completely post.
Please retry - I am looking forward to reading your comment.
- John Carnegie added an answer:5Which are the positive impacts of organizational structure in Managed Services?
Can anyone provide recommendations or articles relating to organizational structure w.r.t managed services / outsourcing within the telecommunication sector.
I really appreciate any assistance offered.
If we view an organization as a named repository for work, resources, services, and other organizations, then the organizational structure should include the work and resources necessary for successful service delivery. If portions of that service delivery are dependent on outsourced services, then the organizational structure should include the work necessary to ensure that the service provider
- delivers quality discrete services in a timely manner and
- assures the quality and availability of continuous services to the needs of the contracting organization.
Hence, the positive impact of the organizational structure is that it embeds the awareness of its dependencies and internal responsibilities necessary to deliver according to its service catalog.Following
- Vikas Rai Bhatnagar added an answer:4I am looking for an instrument that measures directive, transactional, transformational and empowering styles of leadership. Any suggestions please?
I am exploring the impact of leadership styles on employee performance, with happiness as mediators. Am investigating directive, transactional, transformational and empowering leadership styles. Has anyone used an instrument or is aware of one that measures these four leadership styles?
Thanks Perikles, Bharat and Daryn for your valuable inputs. I am finally thinking of developing the scale by using the items given in paper titled "Transactors, transformers and beyond-A multi-method development of a theoretical typology of leadership" authored by Craig L. Pierce et al and published in the Journal of Management Development in 2003.Following
- Umema Hani added an answer:12What is the impact of project management in the software engineering business?Project management
I think you should collect organizational data to explore your questionFollowing
- Daryn Dyer added an answer:4How Activity Theory can be applied to help understand and identify the training and development needs in the contemporary organizations?
it is about Human Resource Development
I have looked more closely at activity theory and how it might be applied to organizational training:
Subject: independent variable, objective: dependent variable
Mediating/moderating variables: tools, rules, community, division of labour
The moderating variable need to be synchronized with the training environment. For example, tools: online tutorials, tests, work samples
rules: company policies, org-cultural precedents-norms, ethics, budget constraints
Community: peer support, managerial support or lack of , expectations, societal expectations/support,
Division of Labour: trainer, trainee, respective motives, co-workers, team-mates
Bear in mind that: Activity theory is focused on all of the actors both physical and non-physical that play a role in the outcome of a given input.Following
- Luis Fonseca added an answer:5Can anyone please help me find any peer reviewed articles that show negative relationship between TQM and organizational performance?
If possible, any recent empirical study.
I suggest the articles below. Most articles report a positive relationship between TQM and Organizational Performance , however there are some that have achieved mixed or even negative relationships:
- Manal Yunis Joo Jung Shouming Chen, (2013),"TQM, strategy, and performance: a firm-level analysis", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 30 Iss 6 pp. 690 - 714,
Permanent link to this document http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02656711311325638
- Vinod Kumar, Franck Choisne, Danuta de Grosbois, Uma Kumar, (2009),"Impact of TQM on company's performance", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 26 Iss 1 pp. 23-37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02656710910924152
- Christos V. Fotopoulos, Evangelos L. Psomas, (2010),"The structural relationships between TQM factors and organizational performance", The TQM Journal, Vol. 22 Iss 5 pp. 539-552 ,http:// dx.doi.org/10.1108/17542731011072874.
- Ali Mohammad Mosadeghrad, (2014),"Why TQM programmes fail? A pathology approach", The TQM Journal, Vol. 26 Iss 2 pp. 160-187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TQM-12-2010-0041
I wish you a great research.
- Ron Koller added an answer:14Why is the role of an external change management agent important during the change management process?
I am looking for the latest insights about the role of the external change management agent. The findings should be based on researches.
as you are probably finding out, not too much empirical research exists about external roles. I'm sure you can find plenty of industry research done by consulting firms justifying why clients need to hire external consultants.
In my recent experience as a doctoral student, I found the following book that addressed the difference between "change agents" versus "change recipients." 95% of research has been from the change agent perspective. Only recently have researchers begun to look at the change recipient point of view.
Page 20 starts a section called "Organizational Change Roles." While this is not explicitly an answer to your question, they have plenty of references that you could track down. Also, you could contact the authors too.
Cawsey, T. F., Deszca, G., & Ingols, C. (2011). Organizational change: An action-oriented toolkit. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Mubarak Hussain Haider added an answer:7What is the impact of transformational leadership on organizational performance?
How does transformational leadership affect organisational performance?
TFL is Style of leadership in which the leader identifies the needed change, creates a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executes the change with the commitment of the members of the group. He has the ability of creating a euphoric situation and every subordinate ignites in a way to achieve more goals among others. Under TFL the healthy competition and ownership prevail that steers the organization to perform better. Good LuckFollowing
- Krishnan Umachandran added an answer:44Who creates value in the fashion luxury sector?
Customers find value in rational, emotional or symbolic aspects of luxury items, but when asked very often refer to superior quality, outstanding materials and craftsmanship (which is a rational type of value). Do luxury fashion brands still reflect these values or are they just efficiently communicated?
Who, in a luxury fashion value chain is responsible for value adding? Where does it lie? In production or in a communication sphere? Is it designed maybe for effective distribution?
LVMH is the only luxury goods player with two strong category "legs": a very
strong position in Leather Goods with Louis Vuitton, and an equally strong position
in premium Wines & Spirits, with a vast portfolio of major brands, including Dom
Pérignon, Moët et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy. These two divisions
provide around 80% of group operating profit and about 95% of net cashFollowing
- Gazi Islam added an answer:19Is there a difference between being "critical" and being "reflexive"?In the context of social theory generally, and critical theory more specifically. If so, how to best describe this difference?
Thank you for your comment - very useful! I myself had been thinking of "critical" from the critical theory tradition, which does focus on issues of self-understanding, both in the sense of understanding the composition and limits of one's own thought (i.e. the Kantian tradition), and also the self-understandings of a society vis-a-vis its ideological and material composition. Perhaps, from this point of view, I find it hard to see how it is possible to be critical without being reflexive, since "critique" in this sense tends to stress "internal" critique.
I see, though, that if one takes critique to mean 'criticism', than this does not at all imply reflexivity, just opposition.
Perhaps a deeper question would be whether non-reflexive 'critique' (not criticism) is possible. I suppose this would be the case of someone critiquing an system that is not one's own, so self-reflexivity would not be required to launch critique. Yet even here, critique would imply being able to both understand the 'internal' point of view and see its limits, which would seem to require the critic to take up a reflexive position.
At any rate, I think the two concepts should probably be seen as analytically distinct, but bound up with each other in a way that is quite intimate but not totally clear.
- Sneha Dohare added an answer:8Can anyone suggest research papers on strategies managing of workforce diversity?see above
I am highly obliged from all your response ,
thank you very muchFollowing
- Subhash C. Kundu added an answer:3What benefits accrue to firms when they choose to finance specific aspects of training rather than general ones?
At least five answers will do.
Training of specific aspects means specialized training. This is conducted for developing specialists for specific skilled jobs. Both specific and general training are beneficial as both specialists and generalists are needed by the organizations.Following
- David Brunnen added an answer:9Smart Cities: Are you an expert who is willing to participate in a delphi enquiry about 'smart people' required by 'smart cities'?
While many aspects of the Smart City idea are being developed at great speed, there is not clarity about the smart people required in this endeavour. We are keen to interact with thinkers and practitioners who work on Smart Cities to participate in an exploratory delphi enquiry.
Happy to participate. Intelligent Communities (aka 'Smart Cities) are developed and sustained by far more than the application of technologies. For many examples, I'd suggest reading Brain Gain - a book distilling years of experiences from studying local economic & societal development.
Over and above the essential enabler of digital infrastructure, much depends on local governmental policy freedoms to respond to local needs. For a UK audience this local theme is expanded in 'Unleashing Municipal Enterprise' - a paper written for the recent NextGen 14 conference 'Fast Track to the Future'.Following
- Han Ping Fung added an answer:6What is difference between theory and previous studies?For building hypotheses, do previous studies mean theory?
Previous studies can refer to many materials inclusive articles, conference proceedings, theses, monographs, books etc being published in the similar domain you are studying right now. These materials likely to contain research problem, research objectives, literature review on previous theoretical frameworks, hypotheses (if quantitative research), findings, discussions, conclusions etc.
Theory refers to the theoretical frameworks, empirical tested models etc. that your current study is trying to underpin on. Without them,the study is at risk and might not survive or staying afloat upon challenging / questioning by authority / scholars in the related domain.
Hypotheses building are derived from your current conceptual framework / research model and not from previous studies nor theoretical frameworks etc. However, your current conceptual framework or research model is adapted / derived / based on / underpinned on the previous theoretical frameworks etc.Following
- Arup Barman added an answer:10Can an ecosystem impact on resources of organization(HR)?, if yes then how can one link it with the resources(HR)?
according to resource based view, resources is the source of creating competitive advantage then what about ecosystem(environmental changes).
This is a vital aspect of question in regard to organisation and external element. Relationship between Eco-system and HRM/HRD is very clear. Physical Ecosystem, Non Physical living eco-systems (environment) no doubt has a great impact on, structures, policy, incubation and adoptation, innovation, competions, compalcency, complesity, compliemtarities, cohesion and conflicts, and finally on character of organisational members.Following
- Jodeph Weissbrod added an answer:6Does anyone have ideas on how to sort articles on boundary spanners theory?
My work is about sorting articles. The subject of all the articles must be "Boundary Spanners".
Any ideas for sorting them?
Thanks Thomas for your answerFollowing
- Domingo Alarcón Ortiz added an answer:1How does one approach a misinterpreted labeling of operations without disrupting the synergy of the department?
Through an operational leadership perspective, how does one approach a misinterpreted labeling of operations without disrupting the synergy of the department? Is there any supporting evidence of shifting operational labeling without hindering morale?
The synergy of a Department will not be interrupted if the misunderstandings between staff of the Department are discussed and face in an atmosphere of maturity and responsibility.Following
- Wendy Bodwell added an answer:1Can anyone suggest studies that presents clear operational indicators of variables in balance of threat theory as well as organizational theory?
I´m looking for a viable theoretical framework to explain alliances between terrorist groups.
There is a book that covers this that I would recommend. It talks about different organizational forms, and discusses terrorist cells and discusses it as a new type of organizational form.
The book is "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations. Authors: Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom, published by the Penguin Group in 2006.
It is really an excellent source.
Wendy Bodwell PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, FACHE
Assistant Professor, Business and Healthcare Administration
University of Saint Francis
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46808, USAFollowing
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