Milorad M. Novicevic's research while affiliated with University of Mississippi and other places

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Purpose This study aims to analyze the exemplary historic case of Ms Viola Turner – an African-American insurance executive in the early 1900s to gain insights into how individuals negotiate the tension between intersecting identities and moral foundational values over time. Design/methodology/approach This study uses a mixed research design and a...
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Purpose This paper aims to examine the role of James March and his actor-network in the development of a functionalist paradigm of organization theory (OT). Recognizing the important contribution of March to the development of the field of OT, the authors set out to understand the role that he played in establishing the oft-quoted development of fo...
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Purpose This paper aims to find common ground between the supposed incompatible meta-historical positioning of positivism and post-positivism through a turn to mnemohistory in management and organizational history. Design/methodology/approach Drawing on the idea of creative synthesis and positioning theory, the authors interject concepts from cult...
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Purpose Uhl-Bien and Arena (2018) presented a persuasive argument for recognizing the concept of enabling leadership as a critical form of leadership for adaptive organizations. This study aims to narratively explore the concept of enabling leadership in the context of social complexity. Design/methodology/approach To explore how leaders enable ad...
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Scholars have begun calling for broader conceptualisations of moral disengagement processes that reflect the interaction of dispositional and situational antecedents to a predilection to morally disengage. The authors argue that collective leadership may be one such contingent antecedent. While researching leaders from the Gilded Age of American bu...
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In the extant literature, transition economies are sporadically addressed under the moniker of emerging economies and often only through calls for more contextualized research. Moreover, not all transition economies are emerging, as attempts at rapid transformation have resulted in economic deterioration as well. Yet, we lack models that approach t...
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Maggie Lena Walker arose from humble beginnings as the daughter of an ex-slave to become a prominent banker, entrepreneur, and community leader in the American state of Virginia in the early 1900s. She was the first African American woman in the United States to establish and lead a bank. In addition, Walker played a principal leadership role in a...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to proffer a reconstructed theoretic model of entrepreneurial generatively that accounts for personal and social identities in the narrative construction of entrepreneurial identity.. Design/methodology/approach The authors followed general analytically structured history processes using the life of Andrew Ca...
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Our critical examination of James Meredith’s leadership during the racial integration of higher education in the early 1960s reveals an important, missing companion to social endorsement in the leadership construction process: social contestation. Through the lens of moral conviction theory and using a combined ANTi-History/Microhistorical method,...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop a 5As framework for entrepreneurial nudge public leadership for health and wellness promotion based on two exemplary cases in Mississippi. Design/methodology/approach The authors use a “case within a case” study design to develop the 5As public influence framework for entrepreneurial public leaders...
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In this chapter we examine various human resource management (HRM) implications involved in the leadership of fluid teams. Leadership of fluid teams, which are distinguished by their dynamic composition, requires consideration of issues that may not be as pertinent for stable teams. In particular, we focus on the concept of familiarity. Composing a...
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Drawing from positive organizational behavior, psychological capital has been shown to be a beneficial resource allowing leaders to remain positive and future-oriented. While having hope, optimism, confidence, and resilience are particularly effective in periods of great risk and uncertainty, extreme environments likely affect leaders’ psychologica...
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Purpose We examine the case of Nashoba, a Tennessee-based social enterprise founded in 1824 by Scottish immigrant Frances Wright. The Nashoba venture intended to diminish the institution of slavery in the US through entrepreneurial activity over its five years of operation. Design/methodology/approach Our study methodology entailed mining primar...
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In this article, we refine and extend the conceptualization of collective leadership by examining how institutional work can play a central role in the emergence of collective leadership success or failure through conflict. Specifically, based on historical traces collected from the first African American town in Mississippi, Mound Bayou, which was...
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In this article, we develop an integrated moral conviction theory of student cheating by integrating moral conviction with (a) the dual-process model of Hunt–Vitell’s theory that gives primacy to individual ethical philosophies when moral judgments are made and (b) the social cognitive conceptualization that gives primacy to moral identity. We foun...
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In this article, we develop an integrated moral conviction theory of student cheating by integrating moral conviction with 1) the dual-process model of Hunt-Vitell’s theory that gives primacy to individual ethical philosophies when moral judgments are made; and 2) the social cognitive conceptualization that gives primacy to moral identity. We found...
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Purpose This paper aims to trace and/or historicise modernisation as a conceptual framework from the antecedents to present times. It also highlights the recent and past attention provided to modernisation by business and economic history scholars to recognise their contribution. Design/methodology/approach This paper is a literature review whic...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to narratively explore the influence of leader narcissism on leader/follower social exchange. Moreover, while researchers acknowledge that narcissistic personality is a dimensional construct, the preponderance of extant literature approaches the concept of narcissistic leadership categorically by focusing on the...
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Calls for an historic turn in management and organizational studies (MOS) have opened the door for the use of unique and innovative historical methods. While significant progress has been made, we propose the genealogical pragmatic method of analysis provides a path for continued theoretical development and methodological rigor in MOS. Relying on a...
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The rugged and individualistic reputation of Samuel Colt and the Colt Company is the stuff of legend in the American psyche. Largely constructed from themes aligned with American exceptionalism and the taming of the Western frontier, this firearm maker built a powerful and pervasive image. In this study, we examine how the Colt Company used rhetori...
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We conducted two studies to examine whether realistic job previews (RJPs) act as a protective antecedent of work interference with family (WIF). In the first study of public school district employees (n = 183), we found support for the relationship between RJP and WIF with met expectations partially mediating the relationship. Furthermore, work–fam...
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There is a certain discrepancy that can be labeled a fundamental paradox of Hersey and Blanchard's Situational Leadership Theory (SLT). On the one hand this model is intuitively appealing and popular among practitioners. On the other hand there is a consensus in the literature of a dearth of solid empirical evidence supporting the model. This study...
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Human capital theory is the dominant theoretical framework used to explain objective intra-organizational career success. However, the economic assumption that human capital development results in greater pay due to enhanced performance is challenged in non-Western contexts. Therefore, this study examines how the components of human capital influen...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine an historical account of an effective leader who was able to draw from multiple styles of leadership, and choose a dominant style based upon contextual constraints and demands context, and subordinate behaviors associated with leadership styles not suited to the context. Design/methodology/approach...
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In this article, we refine and extend the conceptualization of collective leadership by examining how institutional work can play a central role in the emergence of collective leadership success or failure through conflict. Specifically, based on historical traces collected from the first African American town in Mississippi, Mound Bayou, which was...
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The rugged and individualistic reputation of Samuel Colt and the Colt Company is the stuff of legend in the American psyche. Largely constructed from themes aligned with American exceptionalism and the taming of the Western frontier, this firearm maker built a powerful and pervasive image. In this study, we examine how the Colt Company used rhetori...
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Despite evidence linking narcissism to leadership, the influence of leader narcissism on leader/follower social exchange remains unclear. Moreover, while researchers acknowledge that narcissistic personality is a dimensional construct, the preponderance of extant literature approaches the concept of narcissistic leadership categorically by focusing...
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We use decentered theory to organize the beliefs, practices, and meanings underlying Daniel Wren’s book “History of Management Thought.” We focus our theoretical frame on this exemplary text because it can be appropriately labeled as the received canon of the history of management thought. Over its six editions published during the 1979-2009 time p...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to extend the body of knowledge of authentic leadership in extreme contexts by developing a framework grounded in the Sartrean existentialist perspective on authenticity and illustrating this framework using the works of Xenophon. Design/methodology/approach – The authors use Sartre’s existential view of auth...
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Extant theory suggests that paternalistic leadership is not a unified construct and that benevolent paternalistic and exploitative paternalistic leader styles are independent. However, this representation ignores the emerging concept of libertarian paternalism. In order to explore this prospective style of leader paternalism, we performed a histori...
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On many occasions, organizational science research has been referred to as fragmented and disjointed, resulting in a literature that is, in the opinion of many, difficult to navigate and comprehend. One potential explanation is that scholars have failed to comprehend that organizations are complex and intricate systems. In order to move us past thi...
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Research suggests that follower accountability can be influenced by both internal and external mechanisms. This chapter examines how followers' commitment to their own moral principles (internal) may be congruent, or in conflict, with a servant leader's principles (external), and thus have a positive or negative interactive effect on the followers'...
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DeRue and Ashford (2010) proposed a social process of leadership identity construction, asserting that leadership identity is co-constructed by way of claims and grants of leader and follower identities. In addition, these authors suggested that the collective endorsement of the broader social context might serve as a catalyst to initiate the leade...
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We introduce the concept of social justice entrepreneurship based on the complementary natures of social justice and social entrepreneurship. First, we explain how social justice activities and entrepreneurial activities both utilize resource convergences to mobilize constituents and foster amendments to inequitable practices and policies. Then we...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this article is to broaden our understanding of the relationship between footholds and feints, particularly within a context of judo strategy, and propose a framework whereby organizational decision makers might differentiate foothold attacks from strategic feints as competitive moves. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The pape...
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Purpose ‐ Although communal forms of leadership are being called for to provide contemporary organizations with more responsive leadership platforms, the paper can find no compelling description as to how such leadership might develop in a world of hierarchy. The purpose of this paper is to fill this void. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Attempting t...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to derive practical recommendations from Follett's conceptualization of the student-teacher relations. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper employs a narrative historical interpretation of Follett's speech, which was originally given at the Boston University in the late Fall of 1928, but for the first time...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this article is to develop a moral identity perspective on Barnard's conceptualization of executive responsibility. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper uses a prospective study design, as an alternative to a transitional grounded approach, to develop a theory-based framework to compare textual patterns in Barnard's writ...
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Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the development of the social responsibility (SR) of business concept and related management philosophies through the history-of-management-thought perspective. Design/methodology/approach: The history-of-management-thought approach to social responsibility (SR) is grounded in the paradigm of continuing...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to propose an action-interaction-process framework to extend research on institutional entrepreneurship. The framework examines an actor's characteristics, interactions in an institutional context, and the process by which entrepreneurial action is accomplished. Design/methodology/approach – Via a sociohistorical...
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Accession Number: 84387214; Harvey, Michael 1; Buckley, M. Ronald 2; Richey, Glenn 3; Moeller, Miriam 4; Novicevic, Milorad 4; Affiliations: 1: University of Mississippi Bond University; 2: University of Oklahoma; 3: University of Alabama; 4: University of Mississippi; Issue Info: Dec2012, Vol. 42 Issue 12, p3026; Thesaurus Term: FOREIGN workers; T...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to examine how one of Dale Carnegie's historically best selling self-help books, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, resonates with the contemporary conceptualization of psychological capital (PsyCap). Design/methodology/approach ‐ The authors use a narrative historical interpretation to analyze Dale Carneg...
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Using an experimental design, we examined the interactive effect of situational (explicit presentations of an honor code reminder and of a realistic course warning) and individual (self-perceived cognitive ability) factors on business student cheating. Explicit presentations of both the honor code reminder and the realistic course warning led to si...
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This article examines the post-tenure review (PTR) policies in American institutions of higher education as a means of identifying and documenting faculty performance deficiencies from a legalistic perspective. In addressing this issue, a brief review of PTR policies and their history, as well as some of the misconceptions of the protection provide...
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Purpose – This paper aims to trace the historical roots of African American management by examining managerial practices and experiences described in the letters of Benjamin Thornton Montgomery, a former slave who eventually became manager and, ultimately, owner of the Hurricane plantation. Design/methodology/approach – The method used is the histo...
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The Red Tops, an African-American dance orchestra that performed in southern states during the period spanning two decades before and after the U.S. civil rights movement, might seem a rather unexpected source for the study of effective leadership. Nonetheless, Walter Osborne's management of the group provides an exceedingly appropriate case for ju...
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Purpose – Research vitality addresses the perseverance that faculty members in the organization sciences experience in maintaining their research quantity and quality over an extended period of time. The purpose of this paper is to offer a theoretical model of research vitality. Design/methodology/approach – The authors propose a model consisting o...
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Political skill is a relatively newly articulated construct. Despite its novelty, it has been investigated in a variety of contexts, showing promise not only as a descriptor of several organizational phenomena, but also as a predictor of job performance. Given this status, it seems appropriate to review the empirical literature to this point for po...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine Chester Barnard's decisional model utilizing the lens of image theory. The main claim is that the individual decision-making model proposed by Barnard in his Notes on the Significance of Decisive Behavior can be evaluated within the framework of image theory. Design/methodology/approach – The paper...
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Researchers have recently asserted that popular measures of response distortion (i.e., socially desirable responding scales) lack construct validity (i.e., measure traits rather than test faking) and that applicant faking on personality tests remains a serious concern ([Griffith and Peterson, 2008] and [Holden, 2008]). Thus, although researchers an...
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The purpose of this paper is to integrate research from the fields of economics, management and consumer satisfaction in an attempt to better understand the nature of expectations and the process of their formation in realistic job previews (RJP) and expectations lowering procedures (ELP) methods of influencing the development of realistic expectat...
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The current literature is replete with calls for greater discernment of more positive forms of leadership. In particular, leader authenticity has been proposed as a significant predictor of follower satisfaction and performance and proponents have suggested researchers attempt to theoretically integrate the construct of authentic leadership with ot...
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The purpose of this article is to develop a theoretical framework for governing an organization's relationships with customers engaged as contributors to the organization's business processes (i.e. customers as quasi-employees). Based on our suggested framework, we explain how appropriate customer-centric HRM practices can support more cost-effecti...
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Although the emerging construct of authentic leadership has received considerable attention recently, there are still diverse and competing theoretical perspectives. Common with nascent theory, many have suggested that researchers attempt to craft expanded and more nuanced conceptions of current and potential components, antecedents, and outcomes a...
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The purpose of this paper is to develop an analytical framework to assess students’ general business competencies, acquired in core and capstone courses, as learning outcomes. First, the rationale for the use of students’ general business competencies as outcomes assessment is provided. Second, the methodology for measuring these competencies is pr...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to juxtapose the contemporary views of industrial relations (IR) and human resource management (HRM) with the ideas expressed by Chester Barnard. Design/methodology/approach – The paper analyzes Chester Barnard's views along the four premises that underlie contemporary perspectives on the fields of IR and HRM....