Steven Appelbaum

Steven Appelbaum
Concordia University Montreal · John Molson School of Business

Ph.D. Oganizational Behaviour

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June 1979 - February 2014
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Position
  • Professor
June 1979 - present
Concordia University Montreal
Position
  • Professor of Organizational Behaviour

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Publications (162)
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This literature review helps explain the impact gender has on negotiations. The discussion encompassed in this review will include the impact of gender stereotypes on negotiation, continuing to how these stereotypes and other gender-related issues impact salary negotiations. It will also analyze how men and women approach negotiation with the same...
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Leadership research has demonstrated that it has impact on creativity. Considering each leadership style has unique qualities and approaches, the variables that mediate the relationship between leadership and creativity can differ quite a bit. This review of the literature systematically examined various leadership styles and their effects on creat...
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An ongoing challenge that women face in the business world is their place as leaders. Despite the progress that has been made in this regard, there still remains a substantial gender gap when it comes to obtaining high level executive roles. The purpose of this literature review is to examine the relationship between leadership and gender in the we...
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The purpose of this article is to investigate the mediating role of human resource management to enhance organizational performance. A thorough review of scholarly articles and empirical evidence was conducted in order to bring to light the current and mediating role of human resource management in enhancing organizational performance. Even though...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of organizational change, more specifically business model change, on corporate employees’ motivation and, consequently, performance. Design/methodology/approach The main approaches and managerial frameworks on organization change implementation, as well as the assessment methods on wh...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors that impact the success of an organizational change within an organization under study. Design/methodology/approach Five hypotheses were developed to investigate independent variables as possible factors affecting employees’ commitment to change. The research is based on a three-step...
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Purpose Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are inherent to firms evolving in today’s business world, whether they be corporate giants, SMEs or start-ups. While the ultimate objective of an M&A is to improve the newly constructed firm’s performance, financial and technical impacts are but some of the considerations the organization will need to face. I...
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Purpose Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are inherent to firms evolving in today’s business world, whether they be corporate giants, SMEs or start-ups. While the ultimate objective of an M&A is to improve the newly constructed firm’s performance, financial and technical impacts are but some of the considerations the organization will need to face. I...
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Purpose Planned episodic change programs, rigid processes and traditional structures, optimized for efficiency rather than agility, are no longer appropriate in a context where competitive advantage is fueled by high-speed innovation, supported by a more entrepreneurial mindset. The purpose of this paper is to offer a review of relevant research to...
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Purpose Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are inherent to firms evolving in today’s business world, whether they be corporate giants, SMEs or start-ups. While the ultimate objective of an M&A is to improve the newly constructed firm’s performance, financial and technical impacts are but some of the considerations the organization will need to face. In...
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Purpose Planned episodic change programs, rigid processes and traditional structures, optimized for efficiency rather than agility, are no longer appropriate in a context where competitive advantage is fueled by high-speed innovation, supported by a more entrepreneurial mindset. The purpose of this two part paper is to offer a review of relevant re...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine common stereotypes regarding old-age workers and the effect of these stereotypes on organizational productivity, as well as to suggest practical solutions for accommodating old-age workers and increasing productivity in all employees. Design/methodology/approach – This three part paper will present...
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Introduction: Stratification for subsequent coronary events among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is of considerable interest because of the potential to guide secondary preventive therapies. Recently, we identified eight microRNAs (miRNAs), which facilitated acute coronary syndrome (ACS) diagnosis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine common stereotypes regarding old-age workers and the effect of these stereotypes on organizational productivity, as well as to suggest practical solutions for accommodating old-age workers and increasing productivity in all employees. Design/methodology/approach – This three part paper will present...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine common stereotypes regarding old-age workers and the effect of these stereotypes on organizational productivity, as well as to suggest practical solutions for accommodating old-age workers and increasing productivity in all employees. Design/methodology/approach – This three part paper will present...
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Purpose – In the present kaleidoscopic business landscape the concepts of corporate sustainability are increasingly affecting corporations’ relationships with society and shaping how business leaders interpret changes to their organizations. The path to sustainability is best viewed as an organizational change initiative for which the “how” and “wh...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between multiculturalism and performance, and attempt to reconcile some of the varying points of views, in order to suggest practical implications for managers in the workplace. Design/methodology/approach – A review of the literature regarding both diversity and performance was pe...
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Purpose – Increasingly, it is recognized that (larger) organizations have many employees who present with corporate psychopathy (i.e. a milder version of anti-social personality disorder). Importantly, such a disorder contributes to the presence of deviant workplace behavior. Organizations must therefore adapt its practices to both identify and man...
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Purpose – Increasingly, it is recognized that (larger) organizations have many employees who present with corporate psychopathy (i.e. a milder version of antisocial personality disorder (APD)). Importantly, such a disorder contributes to the presence of deviant workplace behaviour. Organizations must therefore adapt its practices to both identify a...
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Purpose – Organizations must react rapidly to evolving environments by engaging in change, ranging from minor adjustments to radical transformation. Many obstacles are encountered on the path towards achieving positive organizational outcomes, among which resistance to change prevents the level of mobilization critical to achieve a successful trans...
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Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to uncover and synthesise the main factors that affects and determines the success or failure of empowerment initiatives from a macro and micro perspective. Design/methodology/approach – A thorough review of scholarly articles and empirical evidence was conducted on the topic of empowerment in order to bring t...
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Purpose – Global corporate strategies are revealing the boundaries of organizational capabilities and the limits of the natural resource capacity that is needed to sustain business operations. Sustainability has emerged as a strategic response adopted by many corporations to reduce resource dependency and consumption costs. The purpose of this pape...
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Purpose – Further investigation of the thoughts and attitudes contributing to the voluntary pursuit of an MBA degree and career change is necessary to better understand career motivations and to satisfy career goals. This two-part article attempts to achieve this objective. Design/methodology/approach – Factors contributing to the cognitive decisi...
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Purpose ‐ When employees believe in and trust their management it motivates and encourages employees' participation in decision making which improves employees' efforts, benefits their job satisfaction and commitment to work. All of these factors, in turn, contribute to a trustworthy manager-employee relationship. While the literature supports this...
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Abstract The purpose of this article was to examine the following three questions: Are women’s leadership styles truly different from men’s? Are these styles less likely to be effective? Is the determination of women’s effectiveness as a leaders fact-based or a perception that has become a reality? Conclusions revealed: Question one: Yes, women’s l...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this two-part article is to discover why gender plays a significant role in attaining leadership positions. More specifically this article provides a thorough review of the different gender leadership styles, next it outlines the findings regarding whether one gender is more effective than the other on certain dimensions. T...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this two part article is to discover why gender plays a significant role in attaining leadership positions. More specifically this article provides a thorough review of the different gender leadership styles, next it outlines the findings regarding whether one gender is more effective than the other on certain dimensions. T...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of organizational crisis and organizational change management and to provide a guide to crisis prevention, management and recovery by highlighting critical actions to be taken during each stage of an organizational crisis. A second aim is to compare the crisis management of tw...
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Purpose: Aligning social identity and career identity has become increasingly complex due to growth in the pursuit of meaningful careers that offer very long-term personal satisfaction and stability. This paper aims to explore the complex cognitive and affective thought process involved in the conscious planning of voluntary career change. Design/m...
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Purpose – This paper's aim is to examine workplace bullying – what it is and its causes, consequences – and to offer managers control systems on how to counter, reduce or eliminate it. The scale of bullying in the workplace is quite alarming – it is estimated that 1.7 million Americans and 11 percent of British workers have experienced bullying at...
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Novel Regulators and Inhibitors of Aortic Valve Calcification –ESC-Congress 2012 ,Munich ,Germany
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gather current (2011) arguments and counterarguments in support of the classic change management model proposed by John P. Kotter in his 1996 book Leading Change. His work was based on his personal business and research experience, and did not reference any outside sources that has questioned its value. A cu...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study and provide a large national publicly traded company with realistic solutions for succession planning. The name of the actual company where all data were collected has remained anonymous and been replaced with Millennium Dynamics, Inc. As a large number of their workforce consists of “Baby Boomers”, 5...
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Purpose – The purpose of this research is to qualitatively investigate, through a literature review of past studies and an in-field case study, three different hypotheses regarding women working in the IT sector and their career and promotional aspirations. Design/methodology/approach – An online survey was used for data collection from female empl...
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The objective of this article is to study the effectiveness of the company-partner relationship when outsourcing business processes in a large aerospace company. The intent is to supplement existing anecdotal evidence with data collected through a structured methodology in an effort to highlight process inefficiencies that may lead to hidden costs....
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Purpose - To provide the management team at BTSA Ltd with a practical guideline in managing organizational change through a designated lead change agent.Design/Methodology/approach - This guideline was developed by analyzing various organizational behaviour variables which included organizational structure, leadership and organizational culture. Th...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to provide a more complete perspective regarding the “best practices” for performance appraisals of “distant” employees in global organizations. Design/methodology/approach – A range of published works (1998-2009) on multinational corporations and performance appraisals was reviewed. The literature was used...
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p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0.5in 0pt;"> The primary intent of this study then, is to examine recent projects involving external management consultants at MQ TeleCommuniques, from the employees’ point of view, to measure the extent to which the aforementioned “critical success factors” were perceived as being evident...
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Purpose – The purpose of this case study is to identify areas of weakness in the patient-centric organizational culture of Baylis Medical Company in Montreal, and to propose specific actions to address these deficiencies. Design/methodology/approach – Following initial interviews with company management and observations of corporate environment, va...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate causes of high staff turnover among production workers at a large-scale retail case meat processor. The paper aims to cover the field research that was subsequently conducted to determine if the relationship outlined in the hypotheses in part 1 of the paper could be confirmed and provide insight...
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Purpose – The primary goal of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of meso ethics from a corporate governance perspective, and the strategic process of integration between corporate and individual ethics for the creation of an ethical culture. A secondary aim is to identify the organizational behavior variables that are affected by the e...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to examine and ultimately suggest the most effective method with which to evaluate employees operating within a matrix organization. The authors will demonstrate the tools, corporate participation and acceptance levels required in order to ensure employee and manager “buy in” and implementation. Design/metho...
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Purpose The purpose of this article is to describe multi‐tasking behaviour in the workplace; to link its cause to the increasing prevalence of low‐cost information and communications technologies and to the changing organizational structures that have evolved to meet the demands and opportunities of these technologies. Design/methodology/approach...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to examine and ultimately suggest the most effective method with which to evaluate employees operating within a matrix organization. Part Two aims to describe a real-time case study and examine performance evaluations in depth as they relate to this case analysis. Design/methodology/approach – This article c...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine and ultimately suggest the most effective method with which to evaluate employees operating within a matrix organization. The paper aims to demonstrate the tools, corporate participation and acceptance levels required in order to ensure employee and manager “buy in” and implementation. Design/method...
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The purpose of this theory paper is to extend our understanding of CEO compensation by looking into the CEO pay-setting process. Particularly, a process model is proposed to specify the interaction between situational indicators, process variables, contextual factors and CEO pay.With regard to methodology, a modest review the major theories that ar...
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Purpose -To provide the management team at BTSA Ltd with a practical guideline in managing organizational change through a designated lead change agent. Design/Methodology/approach -This guideline was developed by analyzing various organizational behaviour variables which included organizational structure, leadership and organizational culture. The...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact on organizations of both negative deviant workplace behaviors – those that violate organizational norms, policies or internal rules – and positive deviant workplace behaviors – those that honorably violate them. The reasons why people engage in such behaviors are explored, along with some...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to establish what managers need in terms of being acculturated and trained to manage the implications of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) on their organizations considering the variables: change, communications, leadership, culture and stress. Design/methodology/approach – The paper compiles strategies gleaned from...
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Purpose – To establish what managers need in terms of being acculturated and trained to manage the implications of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) on their organizations considering the variables: change, communications, leadership, culture and stress. Design/methodology/approach – The article compiles strategies gleaned from academic research lite...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to define toxins such as toxic leader, toxic manager, toxic culture, and toxic organization and explore how they affect the organization's performance and its employees. Design/methodology/approach – This article is basically twofold. It is a literature review utilizing a selective bibliography providing adv...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to perform a literature review of the existing body of empirically‐based studies relating to the causes and implications of how the ethical climate of a company ultimately affects the incidence of workplace deviance. Design/methodology/approach – The article examines the issue of ethical contexts and climat...
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Since 9/11, the world has been on alert and it is just a matter of time before a sports facility is targeted. No empirical studies have examined the stress levels of employees in sports facilities. Tangential studies will show, stress symptoms, changes in behavior and life style continued long after 9/11 to the point that it became a habit and no l...
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Despite significant investment in capital improvements and training, a rod mill suffered from chronically low productivity. The authors conducted a survey to measure employee satisfaction and to determine the correlation between employee satisfaction and productivity. The study found a correlation between average job satisfaction, low motivation an...
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While research on outcome-based control systems (and rewards) have been shown to lead to unethical behaviour, the same cannot be said when the research focuses on specific outcome-based control systems. Both the positive and negative research focused on the effects of moderators on the outcome-based control system and unethical behaviour link. The...
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Purpose – The primary intent of this study is to examine recent projects involving external management consultants at a North American telecommunications firm, from the employees’ point of view, to measure the extent to which the aforementioned “critical success factors” were perceived as being evident. A secondary purpose was to examine which, if...
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A case study was conducted to identify and to dispel the current stereotypes in the workplace regarding Generation X and Baby Boomers. For the purpose of the study Generation X consisted of those born between 1961 and 1981, while Baby Boomers consisted of those born between 1943 and 1960. The purpose of this article was to use a custom designed sur...
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An extensive literature search was conducted to better understand and to dispel the current stereotypes in the workplace regarding Generation X and Baby Boomers. For the purpose of the article Generation X consisted of those born between 1961 and 1981, while Baby Boomers consisted of those born between 1943 and 1960. The purpose of this article was...