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An Investigation Of The Effects Of Information System Literacy And Business Process Management On Organizational Performance, Ozel Sebetci 2020 Adnan Menderes University

An Investigation Of The Effects Of Information System Literacy And Business Process Management On Organizational Performance, Ozel Sebetci

Journal of Global Business Insights

Information systems bring about many innovation opportunities for organizations. However, there are also several factors affecting these opportunities that need to be investigated. Therefore, taking this necessity as a starting point, the present study was conducted to provide an insight into the associations between Information Systems Literacy (ISL), and the analytical approach, as well as Business Process Management (BPM) usage and organization performance. To this end, a structural model has been developed to define the link between design, methodology and approach structures and study the mediating effect on the relationship between ISL, analytical approach, BPM, and organization performance. A questionnaire ...


What Has Changed? The Impact Of Covid Pandemic On The Technology And Innovation Management Research Agenda, Gerard GEORGE, Karim R. LAKHANI, Phanish PURANAM 2020 Singapore Management University

What Has Changed? The Impact Of Covid Pandemic On The Technology And Innovation Management Research Agenda, Gerard George, Karim R. Lakhani, Phanish Puranam

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Whereas the pandemic has tested the agility and resilience of organizations, it forces a deeper look at the assumptions underlying theoretical frameworks that guide managerial decisions and organizational practices. In this commentary, we explore the impact of the Covid‐19 pandemic on technology and innovation management research. We identify key assumptions, and then discuss how new areas of investigation emerge based on the changed reality.


Restore Your Sense Of Control — Despite The Pandemic, Eric M. ANICICH, Trevor A. FOULK, Merrick R. OSBORNE, Jake GALE, Michael SCHAERER 2020 Singapore Management University

Restore Your Sense Of Control — Despite The Pandemic, Eric M. Anicich, Trevor A. Foulk, Merrick R. Osborne, Jake Gale, Michael Schaerer

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The coronavirus pandemic has wrought unprecedented levels of personal and professional upheaval upon many employees. It may irrevocably transform how we work, communicate, eat, shop, date, and travel. Clearly, these are not “normal” times. And yet, society continues to move forward.


Employee Personality Traits And Reactions To Psychological Contract Breach In The Lebanese Context, Suzan Salim AL Kadi, Nasser Fathi Easa 2020 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Business Administration, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Employee Personality Traits And Reactions To Psychological Contract Breach In The Lebanese Context, Suzan Salim Al Kadi, Nasser Fathi Easa

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

The aim of this paper is to examine the influence of employee personality traits on the response to a psychological contract breach within the Lebanese context. It specifically examines the influence of various typologies on job satisfaction, trust, loyalty, organizational commitment, and delves deeper into the result of having the psychological contract breached. A total of 30 comprehensive interviews were conducted in order to examine employee reactions to breach of the psychological contract, along with a qualitative analysis of their personality according to the Big Five personality trait model. The findings demonstrate that the concept of a “psychological contract” is ...


Workgroup Diversity And Employees Work Performance: Insights Into Lebanon, Ghassan Raad, Nasser Fathi Easa 2020 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Business Administration, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Workgroup Diversity And Employees Work Performance: Insights Into Lebanon, Ghassan Raad, Nasser Fathi Easa

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

Purpose - The aim of the current study is to examine the relationship between workgroup diversity and employee work performance in Lebanon.

Design-Methodology-Approach – The study used a sample of 187 employees from 18 service organizations in Lebanon that employ diverse workgroups, and a convenience sampling technique was employed as well. Nevertheless, the respondents were requested to designate their level of agreement or disagreement with a number of statements using 5 points Likert scale, which was divided into two sections, comprised of 57 questions.

Findings - The results have shown that there was a significant and positive relationship between workgroup diversity and employees ...


Is Responsible Leadership Possible? Exploring The Experiences Of Business Leaders, Educators, And Scholars, Kanina Blanchard 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Is Responsible Leadership Possible? Exploring The Experiences Of Business Leaders, Educators, And Scholars, Kanina Blanchard

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study addresses a simple yet complex question: How can leaders come to make more responsible decisions within today’s highly economized context? Using narrative inquiry, I explore the stories which leaders in academia, business, and education tell about their experiences at what I call the point of impingement—the point where, as leaders, they must make decisions while facing conflicting and opposing norms and values. Underpinning the inquiry is Kempster and Carroll’s (2016) conceptualization of responsibility in leadership, and their argument that transformation toward a future in which responsible leaders address societal, ecological, and humanitarian challenges requires exploration ...


Global To Local: Creating 'Glocal' Links For Diplomacy, Rhonda S. Binda 2020 CUNY Medgar Evers College

Global To Local: Creating 'Glocal' Links For Diplomacy, Rhonda S. Binda

Open Educational Resources

Over the past few years, “smart cities” have led in leveraging technology to modernize their services and infrastructure— and have emerged on the global stage on key issues of international concern. In 2017, Hidalgo and Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor of Buenos Aires, spearheaded the Urban 20 (U20), a platform for major cities in G20 countries to bring their “urban perspective” to the G20 member states in tackling common problems, showcasing their innovative approaches leveraging emerging technologies at the local level to tackle global issues. In April 2018, mayors from 20 cities signed the U20’s first Joint Declaration; six months ...


The Ten Principles Of Highly Meaningful Work: A Qualitative Study Of Leading Organizations, Wesley Adams, Tamara Myles 2020 University of Pennsylvania

The Ten Principles Of Highly Meaningful Work: A Qualitative Study Of Leading Organizations, Wesley Adams, Tamara Myles

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

In addition to being the primary source of income for most adults, work is also one of the main forums in which individuals pursue achievement and meaning in life. Despite increasing appreciation for meaningful work and the desire to cultivate it, a widely accepted framework for fostering meaningful work in organizations has yet to emerge. In an attempt to lay the foundation for such an effort, we conducted a qualitative study with representatives of exemplar companies to explore common practices that organizations follow to foster meaningful work for their employees. The ten principles that emerged from this study are presented ...


What's On Job Seekers' Social Media Sites? A Content Analysis And Effects Of Structure On Recruiter Judgments And Predictive Validity, Liwen ZHANG, Chad H. VAN IDDEKINGE, John D. ARNOLD, Philip L. ROTH, Filip LIEVENS, Stephen E. LANIVICH, Samantha L. JORDAN 2020 University of Missouri

What's On Job Seekers' Social Media Sites? A Content Analysis And Effects Of Structure On Recruiter Judgments And Predictive Validity, Liwen Zhang, Chad H. Van Iddekinge, John D. Arnold, Philip L. Roth, Filip Lievens, Stephen E. Lanivich, Samantha L. Jordan

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Many organizational representatives review social media (SM) information (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) when recruiting and assessing job applicants. Despite this, very little empirical data exist concerning the SM information available to organizations or whether assessments of such information are a valid predictor of work outcomes. This multi-study investigation examines several critical issues in this emerging area. In Study 1, we conducted a content analysis of job seekers’ Facebook sites (n = 266) and found that these sites often provide demographic variables that U.S. employment laws typically prohibit organizations from using when making personnel decisions (e.g., age, ethnicity, religion), as ...


Trust Issues: A Case Study Of The Relationship Between Trust And Reform Implementation, Courtney R. Wilson 2020 Old Dominion University

Trust Issues: A Case Study Of The Relationship Between Trust And Reform Implementation, Courtney R. Wilson

Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations

Reform creation and implementation tends to focus on the mechanics needed to ensure intended outcomes are achieved. School relationships are affected by the tension caused by reform implementation. Research suggests trust among teachers and between teachers and their administrator affects the way teachers make sense of, implement, and use new reform efforts. Given the demands reforms place on schools, trust has the potential to impact and encourage the implementation of reform and the maintenance of relationships. A qualitative case study method was used to decipher the impact trust plays in the implementation of reform. The concept of trust is used ...


Local Workforce Development, Federally Legislated Purposes, And A Systemigram: A Mixed-Methods Study, Tracey A. Regenold 2020 Old Dominion University

Local Workforce Development, Federally Legislated Purposes, And A Systemigram: A Mixed-Methods Study, Tracey A. Regenold

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

The public system of workforce development has existed for over 45 years, yet there are still issues with adequate skill-building, training, and employment for the vulnerable populations the system is mandated to serve. This study first used a modified Delphi method to survey a sample of executive directors and board members of local workforce development areas regarding the proper systems design needed to fulfill the purposes of current federal legislation. Subsequently using a visual representation of an “ideal” local workforce development area, participants were then interviewed and asked about the utility of such a model for strategic planning and systems ...


Aesthetic Reflections On Organizational Identity: A Study Of Universities In Istanbul, Fikret Korhan Turan, Saadet Cetinkaya 2020 Altinbas University

Aesthetic Reflections On Organizational Identity: A Study Of Universities In Istanbul, Fikret Korhan Turan, Saadet Cetinkaya

Organizational Aesthetics

Aesthetics can be the core of organizational identity as an inviting style can motivate individuals to work together and satisfy their needs for belonging and identity. Universities are special organizations as they bring thousands of individuals together across a broad time span, provide space for individuals to blend their ideas, and spread graduates to the world with further individual influences. Conceptualizing universities as organizational actors on the higher education stage, we interview university managers to explore the relationship between aesthetics and representations of organizational identity. We ask managers to point out the symbols and metaphors that are aesthetic demonstrations of ...


Achieving The Dream Through A Screen: Exploring Employee Engagement And Commitment In Virtual Environments, Lacinda Benjamin 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Achieving The Dream Through A Screen: Exploring Employee Engagement And Commitment In Virtual Environments, Lacinda Benjamin

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

The aim of this capstone is to explore factors that heighten the level of engagement and commitment of individuals who work virtually, or away from their organization's central office, at least four days a week. Drawing on a survey of 120 participants who work virtually in various industries, this project analyzes what factors can heighten or diminishes levels of engagement and organizational commitment in virtual workers. The survey uses factors that have been shown to enhance employee engagement and commitment in traditional work environments, such as clear communication and interpersonal relationships, to indicate how important these factors are for ...


Threat Of Technological Unemployment, Use Intentions, And The Promotion Of Structured Interviews In Personnel Selection, Kevin P. Nolan, Dev K. Dalal, Nathan Carter 2020 Hofstra University

Threat Of Technological Unemployment, Use Intentions, And The Promotion Of Structured Interviews In Personnel Selection, Kevin P. Nolan, Dev K. Dalal, Nathan Carter

Personnel Assessment and Decisions

Meehl (1986) proposed that an important factor underlying professional decision makers’ resistance to standardized decision aids is threat of technological unemployment – fear that using the practices would reduce the perceived value of their employment. Nolan, Carter, and Dalal (2016) provided initial support for threat of technological unemployment being a factor that contributes to practitioners’ reluctance to adopt scientifically meritorious standardized hiring practices. This study serves to further develop the theory of threat of technological unemployment in personnel selection by (a) replicating the findings of our earlier research using a within-subjects methodology that is more generalizable to the cognitive processes typically ...


Work In The 21st Century: A Study In Organizational Adaptation To Alternative Work Arrangements, Andrew Saraceni 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Work In The 21st Century: A Study In Organizational Adaptation To Alternative Work Arrangements, Andrew Saraceni

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

The concept of alternative work arrangements (AWAs) represents a growing trend within many organizations to shift once-common models of working to newer paradigms. Among many options, this includes models where employees may work from somewhere other than a primary physical office space (remote work), or no longer possess a personal desk at their office (desk sharing). Both remote work and desk sharing often require employees to adapt to a mode of “working” far different than they are accustomed to, yielding a range of conflicting opinions, pros and cons, and unique experiences along the way. The research question becomes: How do ...


Leader Influence: A Research Review Of French & Raven’S (1959) Power Dynamics, Mary Kovach 2020 Miami University

Leader Influence: A Research Review Of French & Raven’S (1959) Power Dynamics, Mary Kovach

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership

After reviewing nearly 70 years of research, this manuscript seeks to compile study results to better understand leader influence by employing French and Raven’s (1959) power dynamics. Divided into two categories (i.e. formal and informal), these five power dynamics include referent, expert, legitimate, coercive, and reward power. Each power dynamic is categorized accordingly and dissected between scholarly research and applicable workplace settings between supervisors (i.e. leaders) and employees. Behavioral outcomes from a subordinate standpoint are discussed, and this manuscript concludes that the power dynamic that characterizes different workplace relationships between supervisors and employees has significant effects on ...


Organizational Intentions Versus Leadership Impact: The Flexible Work Experience, Susan R. Vroman 2020 Bentley University

Organizational Intentions Versus Leadership Impact: The Flexible Work Experience, Susan R. Vroman

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership

Working mothers with dependent aged children currently represent a significant portion of the workforce. In order to attract and retain this valuable demographic, employers are introducing and maintaining flexible work arrangements (FWA) to enable employees to manage their work and life commitments. However, having an FWA program and effectively supporting it are not synonymous, and this bears impact on employees. This article highlights opportunities and implications for FWA management based on findings from a recent New England healthcare organization case study which illustrates how working mothers experience enacted flexible work arrangement policies. This article identifies methods for organizations and managers ...


People Analytics And Disruptive Technologies Are Transforming Human Resources Roles, Madhu Bala Sahoo 2020 Texas Southern University

People Analytics And Disruptive Technologies Are Transforming Human Resources Roles, Madhu Bala Sahoo

Southwestern Business Administration Journal

Human Resources Information Systems that collect, store, and analyze people data are beginning to view the role of people analytics and other related technologies favorably as they provide new, timely and objective insights which aid in bringing about a transformational change in the roles of HR. People analytics is thus an excellent platform for HR to achieve its long awaited ‘Strategic Partner’ role. Organizations of all sizes and types are adopting and adapting to people analytics. Several well-known companies have recently demonstrated the benefits of using people analytics for HR functions. However, people analytics is not without roadblocks of unethical ...


An Evaluation Of Three Online Chatbots, Mahesh Vanjani, Jamison Posey, Milam Aiken 2020 Texas Southern University

An Evaluation Of Three Online Chatbots, Mahesh Vanjani, Jamison Posey, Milam Aiken

Southwestern Business Administration Journal

Chatbots enable machines to emulate human conversation. While research has been done to examine how human-like communication with chatbots can be, heretofore comparisons of the systems with humans have not accounted for abnormal behavior from the users. For example, the people using the chatbot might be lying or trying to, in turn, imitate a computer’s response. Results of a study comparing transcripts from three chatbots and two humans show that student evaluators were able to correctly identify two computer transcripts, but failed on one. Further, they incorrectly guessed that one of the humans was a chatbot. The study also ...


Re-Visioning Personal Myths In Executive Coaching, Atif Iqbal 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Re-Visioning Personal Myths In Executive Coaching, Atif Iqbal

Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Theses

The purpose of this capstone is to study how executive coaches use stories to help their clients author a more empowering personal myth, in support of the client’s long- term vision that accounts for diverse personal and professional stakeholders. Through a multidisciplinary review of literature, the study enunciates how people create personal myths to make sense of their lives and why those invisible myths need to be continuously updated to account for life changes. The review of organizational research emphasizes the importance of choosing an archetype that supports a desired social identity at work. Following interviews with experienced coach ...


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