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Female Board Representation And Corporate Acquisition Intensity, Guoli CHEN, Craig CROSSLAND, Sterling Zhenrui HUANG 2016 INSEAD

Female Board Representation And Corporate Acquisition Intensity, Guoli Chen, Craig Crossland, Sterling Zhenrui Huang

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

This study examines the impact of female board representation on firm-level strategic behavior within the domain of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We build on social identity theory to predict that greater female representation on a firm's board will be negatively associated with both the number of acquisitions the firm engages in and, conditional on doing a deal, acquisition size. Using a comprehensive, multi-year sample of U.S. public firms, we find strong support for our hypotheses. We demonstrate the robustness of our findings through the use of a difference-in-differences analysis on a sub-sample of firms that experienced exogenous ...


Employee Motivations For Workplace Learning And The Role Of Elearning In The Workplace, Jason G. Caudill 2016 King University

Employee Motivations For Workplace Learning And The Role Of Elearning In The Workplace, Jason G. Caudill

Internet Learning

Workplace learning is increasingly important in the dynamic competitive environment faced by organizations throughout the world. As the needs of a successful organization continually change there is a need for the employees of that organization, at every level, to update and expand their skills to match the needs of the organization. This places workplace learning in the position of serving employees at different levels of the organization and with different professional skills and responsibilities. In order to best ground workplace learning design as an aspect of the organization’s overall strategy it is important to recognize the common elements of ...


Wcu’S No-Charge Human Resources Consulting Service To Broaden, Abigail Griffin 2016 Mountain Xpress

Wcu’S No-Charge Human Resources Consulting Service To Broaden, Abigail Griffin

Marie-Line Germain, Ph.D.

Western Carolina University will broaden a service-learning initiative that provides human resources consultation ― free of charge ― to nonprofits, local governments and small businesses, thanks to a recent University of North Carolina General Administration grant. (Marie-Line Germain)


Digital Engagement: Personality Is The Context Of The Text, Diane C. Spencer-Scarr 2016 Curtin University of Technology

Digital Engagement: Personality Is The Context Of The Text, Diane C. Spencer-Scarr

Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy

This paper examines digital-technology as a tool and an environment with the individuals’ personality at the intersection of the two: Its impact on social memory and the unbound document. With the ubiquitous embedding of digital networked technology in society and the emergence of the unbounded document, humans increasingly obtain information by grasping snippets of decontextualized text sourced through non-human entities from globally dispersed databases that have stripped out context. Then in a Kafkian way humans’ have to build from the middle to make sense of the information snippets. The paper explores how the inherent nature of the individual can be ...


Alleviating Managerial Dilemmas In Human-Capital-Intensive Firms Through Incentives: Evidence From M&A Legal Advisors, Olivier Chatain, Philipp Meyer-Doyle 2016 HEC Paris

Alleviating Managerial Dilemmas In Human-Capital-Intensive Firms Through Incentives: Evidence From M&A Legal Advisors, Olivier Chatain, Philipp Meyer-Doyle

Olivier Chatain

We examine how human-capital-intensive firms deploy their human assets and how firm-specific human capital interacts with incentives to influence this deployment. Our empirical context is the UK M&A legal market, where micro-data enable us to observe the allocation of lawyers to M&A mandates under different incentive regimes. We find that law firms actively equalize the workload among their lawyers to seek efficiency gains while ‘stretching’ lawyers with high firm-specific capital to a greater extent. However, lawyers with high firm-specific capital also appear to influence the staffing process in their favor, leading to unbalanced allocations and less sharing of ...


Complexity Theory For A New Managerial Paradigm: A Research Framework, Gandolfo Dominici, Vasja Roblek 2016 University of Palermo

Complexity Theory For A New Managerial Paradigm: A Research Framework, Gandolfo Dominici, Vasja Roblek

Vasja Roblek

In this work, we have outlined a research framework for a new management paradigm, attempting trying to link the main concepts of complexity theory, change management, knowledge management, sustainable development and, cybernetics. We discussed the transition from the industrial era to the post industrial age. In the development process, nothing is fixed in advance; we can say that it is opportunistic, and adapts to the challenges of the environment, as well as to their effects for and within organizations and society. We saw how the processes of organizational change have occurred as a result of the move to adapt to ...


Job Allocations As Cultural Sorting In A Culturally Diverse Organizational Context, Akram Al Ariss, Chun (Grace) Guo 2016 Université de Toulouse

Job Allocations As Cultural Sorting In A Culturally Diverse Organizational Context, Akram Al Ariss, Chun (Grace) Guo

WCOB Faculty Publications

This study addresses the inadequacy of the career and diversity literatures in explaining the dynamics of job allocations in a culturally diverse organizational context. In order to better understand this topic, we conducted a qualitative study involving personal interviews with 50 Emiratis and international employees who worked in managerial positions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The purpose of the study was to explore the unique challenges associated with managing a culturally diverse workforce and explore the role of culture in allocating jobs among employees with diverse cultural backgrounds. Despite the perceived value of having a culturally diverse workforce, our ...


Hr Consulting, Marie-Line Germain, Ph.D. 2015

Hr Consulting, Marie-Line Germain, Ph.D.

Marie-Line Germain, Ph.D.

Featured in the Academy of Human Resource Development Digest, January 2016.


Succession Planning Transforms Librarians Into Leaders: A Misunderstood Resource For Radical Change, Lisandra Carmichael 2015 University of North Florida

Succession Planning Transforms Librarians Into Leaders: A Misunderstood Resource For Radical Change, Lisandra Carmichael

Lisandra R Carmichael

Academic libraries are in need of leaders who are prepared to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities facing their libraries as a result of a myriad of changes impacting the profession. Succession planning is a strategy that can be used by academic libraries to mitigate the impact that vacancies create and to ensure the tenure of librarians in key positions.


To Be Or Not To Be Satisfied: Examining Job Satisfaction Of Entry-Level Residence Life Professionals At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Evingerlean D. Blakney 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

To Be Or Not To Be Satisfied: Examining Job Satisfaction Of Entry-Level Residence Life Professionals At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Evingerlean D. Blakney

Dissertations

Research on historically Black college and universities (HBCUs) as institutions of higher education is limited. There is even less scholarship that brings forth an understanding of student affairs at these institutions. A gap in the higher education, student affairs, residence life, and job satisfaction literature suggested a need for research on residence life professionals at HBCUs. Therefore, the goal of this study was to examine job satisfaction of entry-level residence life professionals at HBCUs. For this study, the researcher looked for factors that contributed to overall job satisfaction and further examined the roles of both gender and public or private ...


Effect Of Leadership Style, Work And Spirit Motivation On The Performance Of Employees, ilham thaief ilham ilham, management, priyono iyon priyono, management, HMS. IDRUS IDRUS IDRUS, sciences manageent 2015

Effect Of Leadership Style, Work And Spirit Motivation On The Performance Of Employees, Ilham Thaief Ilham Ilham, Management, Priyono Iyon Priyono, Management, Hms. Idrus Idrus Idrus, Sciences Manageent

priyono iyon priyono management

This study aims to identify and examine whether the style of leadership, morale and work motivation partial effect on the performance of employees at the company PT . Cerebro CREATION AND INTERACTION Surabaya Branch . The method used to collect data is to distribute the questionnaire . Techniques of analysis in this study using multiple linear regression analysis model is an analytical model that is used to determine the effect of leadership style , employee morale and work motivation on employee performance at PT . Cerebro CREATION AND INTERACTION Surabaya Branch . All three are free variables also have a significant influence on the performance of ...


Using Technology To Improve The Interview As A Selection Tool, Brad A. Chambers, John D. Arnold 2015 Polaris Assessment Systems

Using Technology To Improve The Interview As A Selection Tool, Brad A. Chambers, John D. Arnold

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

Using the extant literature on best practices in the selection interview, this paper describes a technology-based selection interview system. The process includes interviewer training and certification, and the construction of standardized interview guides. Linked to a common set of human abilities and skills, answers to the questions and probes are evaluated using behaviorally anchored rating scales for each of a number of competency elements. The process described can be used to help ensure quality interviewing practices following these principles are used in organizations conducting multiple interviewers at different sites. How to use this process to address various research objectives is ...


Assessment Of Personality Through Behavioral Observations In Work Simulations, Andrew B. Speer, Neil Christiansen, Christopher Honts 2015 CEB

Assessment Of Personality Through Behavioral Observations In Work Simulations, Andrew B. Speer, Neil Christiansen, Christopher Honts

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

This study outlines the development of a rating scale designed to measure personality-related behavior in the context of work simulations. The tool, labeled the Work Simulation Personality Rating Scale (WSPRS), was validated in an assessment center by rating the personality of 123 assessment center participants. Scores from the WSPRS were correlated with corresponding traits from a self-reported personality inventory, and a Trait Activation Potential (TAP) framework was adopted to predict which traits would display best convergence based on assessment center observations. Correlations between the WSPRS dimensions and self-report trait scales ranged from .11 (Neuroticism) to .31 (Extraversion), with the rank-order ...


Identifying The Strongest Or The Weakest Link: Effects On Subsequent Ratings, William S. Weyhrauch, Satoris S. Culbertson 2015 Kansas State University

Identifying The Strongest Or The Weakest Link: Effects On Subsequent Ratings, William S. Weyhrauch, Satoris S. Culbertson

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

The current study investigated the effect of a negative designation performance rating purpose in contrast to a positive designation purpose or a deservedness purpose on a) the ability of raters to differentiate amongst ratees at a later time and b) raters' tendencies to provide subsequently more severe or lenient ratings. Results from a laboratory study involving 102 participants indicated that positive designations tend to result in subsequently lenient ratings, while negative designations result in severe ratings. However, the nature of a rater’s previous decision had no discernable effect on the ability to differentiate levels of performance. Implications of these ...


The Interactive Influence Of Ambition And Sociability On Performance In A Behavior Description Interview, Allen I. Huffcutt, Satoris S. Culbertson, Allen P. Goebl 2015 Bradley University

The Interactive Influence Of Ambition And Sociability On Performance In A Behavior Description Interview, Allen I. Huffcutt, Satoris S. Culbertson, Allen P. Goebl

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

The purpose of this study was to present and empirically test the potential influence on ratings in a behavior description interview (BDI) of the personality traits ambition and sociability, two facets of extraversion. Results suggest a relatively strong role for ambition in the administration and outcomes of BDIs in organizational selection, particularly when its interaction with sociability is taken into consideration. In a sample of 85 participants working in entry-level positions, the correlation with BDI ratings was .22 for ambition alone, which increased to .44 when sociability and its interaction with ambition were added. Adding sociability by itself to ambition ...


The Validity Of Individual Psychological Assessments For Entry-Level Police And Firefighter Positions, Ilianna H. Kwaske, Scott B. Morris 2015 Illinois Institute of Technology

The Validity Of Individual Psychological Assessments For Entry-Level Police And Firefighter Positions, Ilianna H. Kwaske, Scott B. Morris

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

Although individual psychological assessment is widely used in employee selection, the empirical research on the validity of individual assessments is sparse. A multi-stage, multi-site study examined the validity of individual assessments for police officer and firefighter positions. Results showed that assessor judgments were largely unrelated to standardized test results, and that both assessor judgments and standardized tests were only weakly related to job performance ratings. Differences in validity across assessors were also found, with some assessors providing better predictions than others.


Cloud-Based Meta-Analysis To Bridge Science And Practice: Welcome To Metabus, Frank A. Bosco, Piers Steel, Frederick L. Oswald, Krista Uggerslev, James G. Field 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University

Cloud-Based Meta-Analysis To Bridge Science And Practice: Welcome To Metabus, Frank A. Bosco, Piers Steel, Frederick L. Oswald, Krista Uggerslev, James G. Field

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

Although volumes have been written on spanning the science-practice gap in applied psychology, surprisingly few tangible components of that bridge have actually been constructed. We describe the metaBUS platform that addresses three challenges of one gap contributor: information overload. In particular, we describe challenges stemming from: (1) lack of access to research findings, (2) lack of an organizing map of topics studied, and (3) lack of interpretation guidelines for research findings. For each challenge, we show how metaBUS, which provides an advanced search and synthesis engine of currently more than 780,000 findings from 9,000 studies, can provide the ...


Editorial: Why A New Journal?, Scott Edward Highhouse 2015 Bowling Green State University

Editorial: Why A New Journal?, Scott Edward Highhouse

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

No abstract provided.


How Relevant Is The Disclosure Of A Ceo Pay Ratio?, Addison Stanfill 2015 University of Arkansas - Main Campus

How Relevant Is The Disclosure Of A Ceo Pay Ratio?, Addison Stanfill

Accounting Undergraduate Honors Theses

An aftershock of the so called “Great Recession” in 2008, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act effective July 21, 2010 aimed to increase the transparency of public companies. Section 953(b) of this act is targeting the transparency of executive and employee compensation by requiring the disclosure of a CEO to median employee pay ratio. This disclosure requirement, set to affect all filings with a fiscal year beginning after January 1, 2017, was a response to the public outcry against excessive CEO compensation. Although it does promote the transparency initiative of the Dodd-Frank Act, this disclosure may ...


An Inside Or An Outside Job? How Organizations Use The Information And Attributes Of Internal Versus External Job Candidates To Fill Specific Jobs, J.R. Keller, Matthew Bidwell 2015 Cornell University

An Inside Or An Outside Job? How Organizations Use The Information And Attributes Of Internal Versus External Job Candidates To Fill Specific Jobs, J.R. Keller, Matthew Bidwell

CAHRS ResearchLink

Key Findings

  • Firm-specific skills, or those skills acquired through working at a specific organization, are often necessary for succeeding at certain jobs; and internal employees possess higher levels of these skills than do people outside the firm. But, managers either fail to recognize the importance of firm-specific skills or discount their importance, as managers are just as likely to fill jobs requiring high levels of firm-specific skills with external hires as they are with internal candidates.
  • Organizations frequently hire “star performers” into jobs where they are unable to demonstrate their superior performance.
  • For some jobs, particularly those with many junior ...


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