Ronald J Burke

Ronald J Burke
York University · Schulich School of Business

Ph D. University of Micigan Department of Organizational Psychology

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Employee engagement in work outcomes is becoming a critical phase in organizational life, as more and more businesses are recovering from the menace of the recent global recession caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This chapter investigated the relationships between HRM/TQM practices and their effects on organizational outcomes such as employ...
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Purpose This paper aims to examine the relationship of perceived supervisor empowerment behaviors and feelings of personal empowerment with important work and well-being outcomes in a sample of Egyptian women managers and professionals. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from 155 managerial and professional women using anonymously com...
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Objective: This research examined the relationship of perceived supervisor empowerment behaviors with important work and well-being outcomes in a sample of Egyptian managers and professionals. Relatively little research has been undertaken on human resource management in Egyptian organizations and even less during and following the Arab spring. Met...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine a moderated mediation model that investigated the moderating role of psychological detachment in the relationship between work intensity and life satisfaction via emotional exhaustion. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from 149 hospital-based nurses who completed a questionnaire about...
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This exploratory research examined the relationship of a personal and an organizational resource, optimism and levels of hospital support respectively, on a variety of work and well-being outcomes in a sample of nurses in Turkey. Data were collected from 212 nurses using anonymously completed questionnaires. Feelings of psychological empowerment wa...
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This research examined potential sex differences in work experiences and work outcomes in a sample of Egyptian managers and professionals. Relatively little research has been undertaken on potential sex differences in human resource management in Egyptian organizations and even less during and following the Arab spring. Data were collected from 121...
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The healthcare system underwent considerable restructuring and downsizing in the early to mid-1990s as governments cut costs to reduce their budget deficits. Studies of the effects of these efforts on nursing staff and hospital functioning generally reported negative impacts. Healthcare restructuring and hospital downsizing was again being implemen...
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Purpose – A growing body of research suggests that psychological experiences related to recovery after work may reduce employee fatigue and exhaustion and improve well-being. The purpose of this paper is to extend this literature by examining several correlates and consequences of four recovery experiences: psychological detachment, relaxation, mas...
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This commentary provides a partial review of the consequences of violence bullying and incivility for nursing staff. These factors are widespread and increasing. Each of these factors has been shown to have negative effects on nurse job satisfaction, job performance, quit intentions and psychological and physical health. Most victims are uncertain...
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This study explored the relationship among measures of Career Priority and Family Priority with a number of other variables including personal demographics, work situation characteristics, work motivations, work investments, work outcomes and indicators of psychological well-being. Data were collected for 94 men and 48 women in managerial and profe...
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The health care system, and hospitals, underwent considerable restructuring and downsizing in the early to mid-1900s in several countries as governments cut costs to reduce their budget deficits. Studies of the effects of these efforts on nursing staff and hospital functioning in various countries generally reported negative impacts with threats to...
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This research investigated the relationship of perceived workplace learning culture, workplace learning potential, perceived employability, feelings of psychological empowerment, important work outcomes, and self-reported assessments of service quality among supervisors and managers in five star hotels in Turkey. Data were collected from 205 manage...
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This study examined gender differences in work experiences and work outcomes among 215 male and 46 female employees working in the textile and furniture sectors in Turkey. Data were collected from 261 employees, a 65 percent response rate, using anonymously completed questionnaires. Respondents were mostly male, worked full-time, had relatively sho...
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This research, building on previous work of others, examines the association of four work experiences with work and extra-work satisfactions and psychological wellbeing of a sample of managerial and professional women in Turkey. The four work experiences: Use of male standards, Career barriers, Negative perceptions of family responsibilities, and W...
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The healthcare system underwent considerable restructuring and downsizing in the early to mid-1990s in several countries as governments cut costs to reduce their budget deficits. Studies of the effects of these efforts on nursing staff and hospital functioning in various countries generally reported negative impacts. Healthcare restructuring and ho...
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This paper presents the results of three investigations of attempts to increase university student participation in the determination of their final course grades. Increased participation took the form of 1) self-evaluations and 2) peer-ratings. The data from two experiments indicated that students were unable to assign their own grades realistical...
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The cross-cultural study with employee‒supervisor dyads in Russia and China examines links between harmonious and obsessive work passion and a variety of job-, organization-, and career-focused outcomes. Our results indicate that harmonious passion is associated with more favorable work outcomes while obsessive passion is related to less favorable...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the reasons given by nurses for working part-time; compare the work experiences, satisfactions, and psychological well-being of nursing staff working full-time vs part-time; and identify possible antecedents and sources of leverage to encourage part-time nurses to work full-time. Design/methodology...
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Purpose – The aim of this article is to examine the relationship of service employees perceptions of servant leadership provided by their supervisors/managers and employee’s reports of service quality provided to clients by their hotels. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 221 frontline employees, a 37 per cent response rate, wo...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of time affluence (TA) and material affluence (MA) in work and extra-work experiences of a sample of professional women working in Russia. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected form 168 women using anonymously completed questionnaires. Measures included personal demographic and...
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Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are significant contributors to economic performance in every county. Ironically, relatively little research has been undertaken in SMEs compared to large organizations. We know significantly more about factors contributing to the success of large organizations, particularly the role of employees and human...
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Purpose This cross-cultural study with employee–supervisor dyads in Russia and China examines links between harmonious and obsessive work passion and four job- and organization-focused outcomes (job satisfaction, intentions to quit, job performance, and organizational citizenship behaviors) and two career-focused outcomes (career satisfaction and o...
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Women are faced with integrated multiple roles of wife, mother and employee, it is likely the patterns and dynamics of family relationships will be impacted. Women have entered a new paradigm that necessitates the mastery and successful coordination of additional and unfamiliar roles. The present article shows cases of the mentioned antecedents nam...
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Purpose – This study explored the relationship of measures of career priority and family priority with a number of other variables including personal demographics, work situation characteristics, work motivations, work outcomes and indicators of extra-work outcomes such as affluence and psychological well-being. The paper aims to discuss these issu...
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Purpose – Although qualified women are still underrepresented at ranks of senior management in all countries, considerable progress has been made in identifying work experiences associated with career success and advancement. The studies of mentor relationships in North America have shown that women receiving more functions from their mentors repor...
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Considerable research evidence has emerged demonstrating a link between aspects of organizational culture and employee behaviour. The present investigation examined the association of levels of service rewards perceived by service employees working in four- and five-star Turkish hotels to be provided by their organizations, and employees engaging i...
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How work and family lives can be effectively managed has been a hot topic of public debate in recent years. This Handbook integrates current thinking and research evidence regarding how professionals navigate multiple life roles to achieve satisfaction and fulfillment.
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Diversifying the workforce is becoming increasingly important, with gender equality being a central feature of overall equality. Men seem to be part of the problem and a necessary part of the solution. This collection ties these themes together in the context of talent management and organizational effectiveness. © Ronald J. Burke and Debra A. Majo...
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In the past ten years, many have criticized psychology for its single-minded focus on problems and mental illness rather than mental health and wellbeing. The focus on positive emotions is a result of a shift in psychological research toward positive psychology. Emotional issues in organizations have been largely neglected in management literature,...
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This paper explores antecedents and consequences of employee voice behaviour among front-line employees working in the hospitality industry in Turkey. Data were collected from 594 front-line service employees working in 15 top-quality hotels using anonymously completed questionnaires, a 59% response rate. Respondents indicated a generally moderate...
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Frontline service employees in the hospitality and tourism sector have a key role in creating high-quality customer service. This research considers potential antecedents and consequences of work engagement in a sample of 549 frontline service employees working in 15 top quality hotels in Turkey, a 59% response rate. Respondents completed anonymous...
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Two studies considered possible gender differences in work experiences and service quality behaviors of front-line service employees working in hotels in Turkey.. The first study examined perceptions of servant leadership provided by their supervisors/managers and worker’s reports of service quality provided to clients by their hotels of male and f...
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This insightful book presents current thinking and research evidence on the role of human resource management policies and practices in increasing service quality, efficiency and organizational effectiveness in the public sector. © Ronald J. Burke, Andrew J. Noblet and Cary L. Cooper 2013. All rights reserved.
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Background: Nurses typically retire in their late 50s and since nursing shortages exist in most countries understanding nursing staff decisions to retire might open up possibilities of encouraging and supporting them to remain in the workforce longer. Objective: This study examines potential predictors of retirement intentions amongst nurses workin...
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Nursing has been described as a stressful occupation with nursing staff reporting high levels of job dissatisfaction in many countries. For various reasons an interesting paradox exists; on the one hand there is a global shortage of nurses which has potential adverse effects on nursing staff job satisfaction and the quality of patient care. On the...
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Aging has emerged as a major and urgent issue for individuals, organisations and governments of our time. In this well-timed and comprehensive handbook, key international contributors to the field of study come together to create a definitive map of the subject. Framed by an authoritative introductory chapter, the SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and S...
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'An impressive collection of authoritative treatments of major current and ongoing topics in public sector human resource management, provided by both well-established experts and up-and-coming scholars who are becoming leaders in the field. A valuable resource for courses on the topic and an important reference for scholars and those seeking to ma...
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Background: Nursing has been described as a stressful occupation, with nursing staff reporting high levels of job dissatisfaction, job burnout and poor well-being in many countries. This research examined the relationship of job demands (work-family interference, emotional demands and work overload) and three sources of social support (supervisor....
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The precise relationship between the positive psychological state of work (i.e. engagement) and the negative psychological state (i.e. burnout) has been receiving an increased attention. Some view these as opposite states on the same or similar continuum, while others take the position that they represent different biobehavioral spheres. Both state...
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The concept of career self-management gained currency in the early 1980s. It proposed that individuals could use career strategies to influence their career progress. Empirical support for this proposition has been low or mixed. The present study examines the relationship of use of career strategies and work and well-being outcomes in a sample of 1...
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Purpose – Although women continue to enter managerial and professional jobs in increasing numbers, they continue to be underrepresented at more senior levels of management. Several factors have been found to account for this, an important one being women's responsibilities for home and family functioning, often resulting in work-family conflict (WF...
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Cantor Fitzgerald: A Case Study Following the Events of 9/11Organizational Trauma: A DefinitionWhy Do Catastrophic Events Occur in Organizations?Organizational Responses to TraumaOrganizational Responsibility and LiabilityFinancial Costs of Organizational Disasters and TraumaPsychological and Physical Health Costs of Organizational Disaster and Tra...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore gender differences in the work and career experiences and psychological health of women and men in managerial and professional jobs in Turkey. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected for 94 men and 48 women in managerial and professional jobs in Turkey. Comparisons of women and men using o...
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This research examined potential antecedents and consequences of work engagement in a sample of nurses employed in hospitals in Turkey. .Data were collected from 224 respondents, a 37% percent response rate, using anonymously completed questionnaires. Engagement was assessed by three scales developed by Schaufeli, Salanova,Gonzalez-Roma, and Bakker...
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'This volume addresses several important topics that influence HRM in the nonprofit sector. By providing rich context and linking research to practice, it creates a foundation for those interested in advancing the art and science of human resources in voluntary organizations.' - Gary R. Kirk, Virginia Tech, US © Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper 2...
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Health systems in the western world face increasingly intense pressure to contain or reduce costs, while countries such as China and India move towards systems of universal coverage. The contributors illustrate that radical gains in efficiency and innovative practice are required internationally in health care systems. They argue that the high prop...
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This Special Issue of Review of Management presents several human resources management (HRM) research projects being conducted in Egypt by Egyptian academics, in some cases with the participation of other collaborators. Although Egypt is a large country in terms of population with a huge number of organizations –both large and small – relatively li...
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This study examined the relationship between self-reports of hospital culture and indicators of work satisfaction and engagement, perceptions of hospital functioning and quality of nursing care, and psychological well-being of nursing staff in Turkish hospitals. It represents the first study of its kind. Data were collected from 224 staff nurses us...
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The healthcare system underwent considerable restructuring and downsizing in the early to mid-1990s in several countries as governments cut costs to reduce their budget deficits. Studies of the effects of these efforts on nursing staff and hospital functioning in various countries generally reported negative impacts. Healthcare restructuring and ho...
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Purpose – This paper aims to investigate gender similarities and differences among managers and professionals working in a variety of organizations and industries in Egypt. It seeks to replicate and extend previous work by employing a different sample working in a large Muslim country. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 242 resp...
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The health care system, and hospitals, underwent considerable restructuring and downsizing in the early to mid-1900s in several countries as governments cut costs to reduce their budget deficits. Studies of the effects of these efforts on nursing staff and hospital functioning in various countries generally reported negative impacts. Health care re...
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Work-family issues have received increasing attention by both organizations interested in effective human resource management and by researchers (cf. Brough and Kalliath, 2009). Work-family concerns were initially included in the occupational stress field but have now emerged as an important research focus on its own. Work-family issues, whether...
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'Cooper and Burke have provided us with fifteen excellent chapters that help fill our knowledge gap regarding the role of human resource management policies and practices in small-and medium-sized enterprises. Cooper and Burke provide an excellent overview chapter that describes the need, importance and scope of the topic and this is followed by fo...
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This study examined individual difference characteristics as predictors of business students’ attitudes toward sustainable business practices. Three types of predictors were considered: personal values, individualism–collectivism, and leadership styles. Data were collected from 248 business students attending a mid-sized university in western Unite...
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This paper reports the results of four studies on the relationship between virtues and indicators of work engagement, satisfaction and psychological wellbeing among four groups of respondents (Canadian and Turkish nurses, physicians, and female managers) in two countries (Canada and Turkey). A virtue is any psychological process that enables a pers...
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We investigated the impact of employment equity legislation, compliance regulations, and the absence of these requirements on the diversity practices of Canadian firms. A field survey involving CEOs and Human Resource Executives of 286 firms covered under the Legislated Employment Equity Program (LEEP), Federal Contractors Program (FCP), and Financ...
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Purpose – The work-family interface has received considerable attention during the past two decades but inconsistent findings have been reported. Reasons for this include the use of different work-family conflict (WFC) measures, samples, outcomes, and countries and cultures. Carlson et al. developed and provided an initial validation of a new compr...
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Purpose – The purpose of this exploratory research is to examine the relationship of a measure of work intensity with potential antecedents and consequences. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire was developed and pre-tested. It included a new 15-item measure of work intensity. Data were collected from 106 respondents enrolled in three univ...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine potential antecedents and consequences of work engagement in a sample of male and female managers and professionals employed in various organizations and industries in Egypt. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 242 respondents, a 48 percent response rate, using anonymously complet...
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Purpose -This research examined the relationship of workaholism components identified by Spence and Robbins (1992) and perceptions of risk at work, occupational health and safety values and practices, accidents and “near miss” accidents at work. Three workaholism components were considered: work involvement, feeling driven to work because of inner...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship of managerial and professional men's perception of organizational values supporting work-personal life balance in their workplace and their work experiences, indicators of work and life satisfaction and psychological wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach – Data are collected from 2...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a reflection on the author's earlier paper published in Gender in Management: An International Journal (formerly Women in Management Review) in 2000 titled “Do managerial men benefit from organizational values supporting work-personal life balance? Design/methodology/approach – The paper is examined...