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Recognizing Creative Leadership: Can Creative Idea Expression Negatively Relate To Perceptions Of Leadership Potential?, Jennifer S. Mueller, Jack Goncalo, Dishan Kamdar 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Recognizing Creative Leadership: Can Creative Idea Expression Negatively Relate To Perceptions Of Leadership Potential?, Jennifer S. Mueller, Jack Goncalo, Dishan Kamdar

Articles and Chapters

Drawing on and extending prototype theories of creativity and leadership, we theorize that the expression of creative ideas may diminish judgments of leadership potential unless the charismatic leadership prototype is activated in the minds of social perceivers. Study 1shows creative idea expression is negatively related to perceptions of leadership potential in a sample of employees working in jobs that required creative problem solving. Study 2 shows that participants randomly instructed to express creative solutions during an interaction are viewed as having lower leadership potential. A third scenario study replicated this finding showing that participants attributed less leadership potential to targets ...


How Supervisors Influence Performance: A Multilevel Study Of Coaching And Group Management In Technology-Mediated Services, Xiangmin Liu, Rosemary Batt 2010 Pennsylvania State University

How Supervisors Influence Performance: A Multilevel Study Of Coaching And Group Management In Technology-Mediated Services, Xiangmin Liu, Rosemary Batt

Articles and Chapters

This multilevel study examines the role of supervisors in improving employee performance through the use of coaching and group management practices. It examines the individual and synergistic effects of these management practices. The research subjects are call center agents in highly standardized jobs, and the organizational context is one in which calls, or task assignments, are randomly distributed via automated technology, providing a quasi-experimental approach in a real-world context. Results show that the amount of coaching that an employee received each month predicted objective performance improvements over time. Moreover, workers exhibited higher performance where their supervisor emphasized group assignments and ...


Vernon Briggs: Real-World Labor Economist, William P. Curington 2010 University of Arkansas

Vernon Briggs: Real-World Labor Economist, William P. Curington

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Vernon Briggs stepped into a wastebasket and launched my career as a labor economist. In the spring of 1969, I was sleepwalking through the undergraduate economics program at the University of Texas and sitting in Dr. Briggs’s labor economics class. He was vigorously making a point when his misstep off the small classroom stage produced a roar of laughter but did not break his train of thought. He woke me up; I thought, “Man, I want to be as passionate about my life’s work as this guy.


[Review Of The Book Why The Garden Club Couldn’T Save Youngstown: The Transformation Of The Rust Belt], Alexander Colvin 2010 Cornell University

[Review Of The Book Why The Garden Club Couldn’T Save Youngstown: The Transformation Of The Rust Belt], Alexander Colvin

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] As economic crisis once again grips the land, it is valuable to ponder the lessons of attempts to recover from past downturns. For example, the economic dislocations of the 1970s and 1980s transformed the industrial heartland of America into the “Rust Belt” and forced communities to grapple with how to recover from a lost standard of living revolving around good paying jobs in industries like steel production that were unlikely ever to return. In his interesting and highly readable book, Sean Safford examines the diverging economic trajectories of two similar rust belt communities, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Youngstown, Ohio. Both ...


Ua1d Charles Forrester Personnel File, WKU Human Resources 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua1d Charles Forrester Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Personnel file of Art faculty Charles Forrester for the period 1965-2010.


Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar, Ninh N. Tran 2010 MAPP

Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar, Ninh N. Tran

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

While the language of positive psychology can be universal, there is a language that organizations gravitate towards and find both engaging and effectual. Organizations speak in terms of behavioral competence when recruiting, assessing performance, measuring results, creating development plans and administering performance appraisals. The current positive psychology canon of self-assessment surveys does not include one that relates to behavioral strengths. We suggest such an assessment, and produce evidence to establish its rightful place. Peterson and Seligman’s Character Strengths and Values (2004) can be operationalized to align with the heuristics of for-profit organizations by connecting the two. We combine positive ...


College Interns: An Entrepreneurial Response To A Cost-Conscious Economy, Jacqueline S. Scerbinski 2010 CUNY Kingsborough Community College

College Interns: An Entrepreneurial Response To A Cost-Conscious Economy, Jacqueline S. Scerbinski

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

College interns often possess information-age skills that are not familiar to workers who have been on the job for several years. Interns may be future sources for new employees. There is also the added benefit of observing and evaluating an intern for future consideration, as a full-time employee, after graduation. Giving junior employees the opportunity to supervise interns is also a way of evaluating the junior employees’ potential as a supervisor. The employment of college interns should be a mutually beneficial endeavor. As with all successful endeavors, the employment of interns requires planning and supervision.


Does Employee Ownership Increase Innovation?, Robert Garrett 2010 Oregon State University

Does Employee Ownership Increase Innovation?, Robert Garrett

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

One way that firms attempt to innovate is through investment in R&D activity. However, there is much heterogeneity in innovations among firms making comparable R&D investments. This article explores employee ownership’s moderating effect on the relationship between R&D intensity and innovative output. The basis for the moderation is that ownership increases motivation and commitment to the innovation agenda of the company, and retains employees’ entrepreneurial efforts for internal opportunities. Using hierarchical regression, the data support the hypothesis that employee stock ownership positively moderates the relationship between R&D intensity and innovative output. Implications for future research ...


Selection For Service And Sales Jobs, John P. Hausknecht, Angela M. Langevin 2010 Cornell University

Selection For Service And Sales Jobs, John P. Hausknecht, Angela M. Langevin

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] This chapter provides a review of selection research for service and sales occupations and is organized into three major sections. First, we describe the nature of service and sales work and define the competencies that underlie success in these jobs. Second, we summarize past research concerning the methods that have been used to select service and sales employees with attention to issues of validity, applicant reactions, and adverse impact. Finally, we discuss the implications of this body of work for practice and future research, highlighting several important but often overlooked issues concerning selection system design for this critical segment ...


Preventing Security Breaches In Business, Pearl Jacobs, Linda Schain 2010 Sacred Heart University

Preventing Security Breaches In Business, Pearl Jacobs, Linda Schain

CJ Faculty Publications

Technological advancements are constantly changing the world we live in. These advancements are not only changing how we work but also the security of our workplace. High level white collar crime is rapidly becoming a fact of corporate life. Businesses want to avoid becoming victims of these white collar criminals so they attempt to institute controls on all aspects of their operations. These controls are far from 100% effective. Businesses need to take a different approach to the prevention of white collar crime. Perhaps more effective prevention programs can be developed by exploring the various theories of crime causation and ...


Alcohol Abuse In The Workplace: Developing A Workable Plan Of Action, Pearl Jacobs, Linda Schain 2010 Sacred Heart University

Alcohol Abuse In The Workplace: Developing A Workable Plan Of Action, Pearl Jacobs, Linda Schain

CJ Faculty Publications

Businesses readily acknowledge that employees who use illegal drugs pose a significant risk to the company and its employees. Alcohol use on the job creates an even greater risk yet companies often do not deal with the use or abuse of alcohol in the same manner as the use of illegal drugs. The danger in the use of alcohol is not limited to those diagnosed as alcoholics. A threat is present when an employee consumes two or three beers at lunch and then returns to work. These individuals do the most to create a hazardous situation. The abuse of alcohol ...


The Yin And Yang Of Kinship And Business: Complementary Or Contradictory Forces?, Alex Stewart, Michael A. Hitt 2010 Marquette University

The Yin And Yang Of Kinship And Business: Complementary Or Contradictory Forces?, Alex Stewart, Michael A. Hitt

Management Faculty Research and Publications

Are the social domains of kinship and business on balance complementary or contradictory? Do ventures that invest heavily in both – conventionally referred to as “family firms” – bear a net gain or net loss? We are scarcely the first to raise these questions. How then will we try to contribute to an answer? We try this in five ways, all of them based on previous literature. First, we develop the dichotomy of kinship and business by taking seriously the metaphor of yin and yang, merging it with the anthropological constructs of structural domains such as “domestic” and “public.” This metaphor proves ...


Human Capital Management: Asian Studies And Generation Y’S Value Of Human Security And International Business Ethics In Their Career Development, Bernice Ly 2010 Southern Cross University

Human Capital Management: Asian Studies And Generation Y’S Value Of Human Security And International Business Ethics In Their Career Development, Bernice Ly

Theses

This Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) thesis is aimed at contributing to the body of knowledge concerning generation Y undergraduate students studying an Asian studies degree and their career expectations. The research will highlight differences and similarities of these students’ interpretation of human security and international business concepts and their ideas on the level of relevancy these concepts impact on international business operations in Asia. By understanding the ideologies of a proportion of generation Y undergraduate students who are interested in Asia and potentially a career involving Asia, international businesses can better understand the needs of potential employees and their ...


Sensitivity To Diversity In The Workplace, Kelly Robinson 2010 Governors State University

Sensitivity To Diversity In The Workplace, Kelly Robinson

All Capstone Projects

Since the early 1990s, the construct of diversity training has been diligently examined as it relates to managing a diverse workforce. Employers have been faced with the daunting task of figuring out how groups of dissimilar people can work collaboratively in the workplace without incident. Differences have to be addressed in the arena of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, and religious views without prejudice, so that we can form more cohesive work groups in the labor force. In an effort to deconstruct negative attitudes and ideals towards differences, we must explore, with employees, differences that may cause friction in the ...


Human Resource Economics And Public Policy: Essays In Honor Of Vernon M. Briggs Jr., Charles J. Whalen 2010 Utica College

Human Resource Economics And Public Policy: Essays In Honor Of Vernon M. Briggs Jr., Charles J. Whalen

Upjohn Press

This book pays tribute to Vernon Briggs and his enduring mark on the study of human resources. The chapters, by his students and colleagues, explore and extend Briggs’s work on employment, education and training, immigration, and local labor markets. His unwavering emphasis on institutional reality, public policy, and economic dynamics animates the entire collection.


An Evaluation Of The Preceptions Of Board Development Needs In Non-Profit Organizations In Louisiana, Gail A. Hollins 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

An Evaluation Of The Preceptions Of Board Development Needs In Non-Profit Organizations In Louisiana, Gail A. Hollins

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of board members of non-profit organizations in Louisiana on board development. According to the literature review, boards of directors play a pivotal role in the life of non-profit organizations. Thus, it is essential that they operate effectively. Provision of a continuous development program promotes board and organizational performance as board members augment their knowledge, skills and abilities of their roles and responsibilities, and cultivate board, staff, and stakeholder relationships. The target population for this study was board members of non-profit organizations in Louisiana. A total of 267 non-profit organizations were ...


Retention Of Students In A Diploma Nursing Program In The Southern United States, Carol Ann Tingle 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Retention Of Students In A Diploma Nursing Program In The Southern United States, Carol Ann Tingle

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Registered Nurses comprise the largest group of healthcare professionals in the United States, and forecasts predict a nursing shortage of epic proportions on the horizon. Significant factors include approaching retirement of Baby Boomer RNs, increased demand for care for aging Baby Boomers in the population, approaching retirement of nurse educators, and rejection of qualified applicants secondary to enrollment restrictions in nursing programs. Nursing student attrition further contributes to the pending shortage. Successful retention programs promote best-practice utilization of scarce resources. Understanding student characteristics serves as a basis for effective selection and retention programs. This study described characteristics of nursing students ...


Does Choosing To Live In A Discipline-Based Residential College Make A Difference In The Engagement Of University Freshmen?, Jody Allen Hammett 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Does Choosing To Live In A Discipline-Based Residential College Make A Difference In The Engagement Of University Freshmen?, Jody Allen Hammett

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of housing arrangement and selected personal and academic characteristics on the engagement of full-time university freshmen. A sample of 1,119 full-time freshmen was used in the study. A 14-item Likert-type scale, the Student Academic/Social Interaction Questionnaire, was used to measure the engagement level of the students. Housing information was also self-reported, but all ther demographic and academic information was obtained from the institution’s registrar’s office. When compared to the overall mean engagement score, there were five significant findings. Significant differences were found between living off-campus, living ...


School Gardens: Effects On Low Socioeconomic First Grade Students, Margo Lynn Castro 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

School Gardens: Effects On Low Socioeconomic First Grade Students, Margo Lynn Castro

LSU Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine if there are any effects of school gardens on low socio-economic first grade classroom located in the Southern Region of the United States. It is crucial for students to understand food sources and where it originates. Data was gathered through interviews using qualitative research methods. Analysis consisted of examining data from themes and discriminate cases. Personal interviews were done with teachers and students involved in the garden project. Permission was received to interview the students at school. All participants will remain anonymous. The results of the study found that the garden project ...


The Role Of Emotions In Crisis Responses: Inaugural Test Of The Integrated Crisis Mapping (Icm) Model, Yan JIN, A. PANG, Glen T. CAMERON 2010 Singapore Management University

The Role Of Emotions In Crisis Responses: Inaugural Test Of The Integrated Crisis Mapping (Icm) Model, Yan Jin, A. Pang, Glen T. Cameron

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to extend current theories in crisis communication, by developing a more systemic approach to understanding the role of emotions in crises and the strategies organizations can use to respond. The authors' integrated crisis mapping (ICM) model is premised on a public‐based, emotion‐driven perspective where different crises are mapped on two continua, the organization's engagement in the crisis and primary public's coping strategy.Design/methodology/approach– Content analysis was used to analyze 259 stories in US mainstream newspaper covering five different crisis cases.Findings– The initial test suggests theoretical rigor ...


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