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Professional Self-Care Practices, Emotional Work And Burnout In Australian Psychology Academics, Claudia Yael Hoenig Jan 2020

Professional Self-Care Practices, Emotional Work And Burnout In Australian Psychology Academics, Claudia Yael Hoenig

Theses : Honours

This study examined whether professional self-care practices (PSCP) had a moderating effect on the relationship between emotional work (EW) performed and burnout symptoms experienced among Australian academics teaching psychology. Seventy-seven Australian psychology academics ranging from 27 to 64 years, with an average of 13.34 years of academic experience, and representing the full range of academic levels from Associate Lecturer to Professor, and predominantly females, participated in the study. Participants completed an online survey comprising three questionnaires: the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Intensive Emotion Work Inventory (IEW) and Professional Self-Care Scale (PSCS), addressing levels of PSCP, EW performed and frequency ...


Investigating The Drivers In Selecting Third Party Logistics (3pl) Provider: A Case Study From Indonesian Manufacturing Industry, Ilyas Masudin, Suci Dewi Ayurarasati, Ferry Jie, Dian Palupi Restuputri Jan 2020

Investigating The Drivers In Selecting Third Party Logistics (3pl) Provider: A Case Study From Indonesian Manufacturing Industry, Ilyas Masudin, Suci Dewi Ayurarasati, Ferry Jie, Dian Palupi Restuputri

ECU Publications Post 2013

Logistics activities have become much concerned by many companies in term of an effective and efficient selection of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider. The use of 3PL providers and its effects to the customer satisfaction is mostly discussed in the case of manufacturing industry considering information technology variable, but the inclusion of trust as moderating variable between customer loyalty and customer satisfaction is limited. In addition, the involvement of these variables will also be a reference for 3PL providers to improve their services. This article aims to identify the factors considered by Indonesian companies in selecting 3PL. Respondents of this research ...


A Third Dimension In The Mirror? How Senior Managers Design Products And Organizations, Norbert Bach, Peter Galvin Jan 2020

A Third Dimension In The Mirror? How Senior Managers Design Products And Organizations, Norbert Bach, Peter Galvin

ECU Publications Post 2013

Individual CEO characteristics may affect architectural choices through the application of managerial discretion. Systems such as organizations and their products are not purely driven toward modularity because of external forces. Individual CEO characteristics may constitute an additional dimension to established mirroring considerations that impacts both the choice of architecture and the correspondence between product and organization architectures.


A Comprehensive Stability Indicator For Banks, Robert J. Powell, Duc H. Vo Jan 2020

A Comprehensive Stability Indicator For Banks, Robert J. Powell, Duc H. Vo

ECU Publications Post 2013

Stability indicators are essential to banks in order to identify instability caused by adverse economic circumstances or increasing risks such as customer defaults. This paper develops a novel comprehensive stability indicator (CSI) that can readily be used by individual banks, or by regulators to benchmark financial health across banks. The CSI incorporates the three key risk factors of Creditworthiness, Conditions and Capital (3Cs), using a traffic light system (green, orange and red) to classify bank risk. The CSI achieves similar outcomes in ranking the risk of 20 US banks to the much more complex US Federal Reserve Dodd–Frank stress ...


How Special Is Special Interest Tourism – And How Special Are Special Interest Tourists? A Perspective Article In A Chinese Context, Jun Wen, Mao-Ying Wu Jan 2020

How Special Is Special Interest Tourism – And How Special Are Special Interest Tourists? A Perspective Article In A Chinese Context, Jun Wen, Mao-Ying Wu

ECU Publications Post 2013

Special interest tourism has emerged as a valuable niche market for tourism destinations in the past decade. However, tourism scholars have generally struggled to answer McKercher and Chan’s [2005. How special is special interest tourism? Journal of Travel Research, 44(1), 21–31] question, ‘How special is special interest tourism?’ Such ambiguity extends to the related enquiry, ‘How special are special interest tourists?’, in attempting to define special interest tourists. This perspective research letter discusses these questions in terms of Chinese outbound tourism. Based upon the reflection of previous research, the authors’ thoughts and ongoing research in this area ...


Do We Need Stochastic Volatility And Generalised Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity? Comparing Squared End-Of-Day Returns On Ftse, David E. Allen, Michael Mcaleer Jan 2020

Do We Need Stochastic Volatility And Generalised Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity? Comparing Squared End-Of-Day Returns On Ftse, David E. Allen, Michael Mcaleer

ECU Publications Post 2013

The paper examines the relative performance of Stochastic Volatility (SV) and Generalised Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity (GARCH) (1,1) models fitted to ten years of daily data for FTSE. As a benchmark, we used the realized volatility (RV) of FTSE sampled at 5 min intervals taken from the Oxford Man Realised Library. Both models demonstrated comparable performance and were correlated to a similar extent with RV estimates when measured by ordinary least squares (OLS). However, a crude variant of Corsi’s (2009) Heterogeneous Autoregressive (HAR) model, applied to squared demeaned daily returns on FTSE, appeared to predict the daily RV of ...


‘I’M My Own Boss…’: Active Intermediation And ‘Entrepreneurial’ Worker Agency In The Australian Gig-Economy, Tom Barratt, Caleb Goods, Alex Veen Jan 2020

‘I’M My Own Boss…’: Active Intermediation And ‘Entrepreneurial’ Worker Agency In The Australian Gig-Economy, Tom Barratt, Caleb Goods, Alex Veen

ECU Publications Post 2013

Platform firm in the gig-economy are disrupting work as a social practice, production systems and recasting capital-labour relations. This qualitative study examines worker agency in the Australian food-delivery sector; a segment where platforms actively intermediate both product and labour markets. Within this sector, worker agency poses a potential challenge to platform-organisations; however this study reveals how these platforms’ work organisation and market regulation constrain agency potential. Shaped by the work’s spatio-temporal features, organisational fixes and institutional context, it is shown how food-delivery workers, transiently attached to the labour market, predominantly engage in ‘entrepreneurial agency’ – a low-level agency expression aimed ...


The Use Of Twitter For Innovation In Business Markets, Helen Cripps, Abhay Singh, Thomas Mejtoft, Jari Salo Jan 2020

The Use Of Twitter For Innovation In Business Markets, Helen Cripps, Abhay Singh, Thomas Mejtoft, Jari Salo

ECU Publications Post 2013

Purpose

The purpose of this research is to investigate the use of Twitter in business as a medium for knowledge sharing and to crowdsource information to support innovation and enhance business relationships in the context of business-to-business (B2B) marketing.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses a combination of methodologies for gathering data in 52 face-to-face interviews across five countries and the downloaded posts from each of the interviewees' Twitter accounts. The tweets were analysed using structural topic modelling (STM), and then compared to the interview data. This method enabled triangulation between stated use of Twitter and respondent's actual tweets ...


How Organizational Boundary Choices Impact Capability Development, Peter Galvin, Stephane Tywoniak Apr 2019

How Organizational Boundary Choices Impact Capability Development, Peter Galvin, Stephane Tywoniak

ECU Publications Post 2013

As construction-oriented public sector agencies have outsourced more and more of their construction-related activities, they have often suffered from an inability to provide appropriate oversight due to degraded capabilities. This had led to calls for these agencies to rebuild capabilities across different technical areas. A firm’s boundary choices—make, buy, ally and dual modes (make and buy simultaneously)—may impact the ability of a firm to maintain and even build new capabilities, and in this article, we seek to investigate the impact that boundary choices have upon rebuilding capabilities and the extent to which organizations may make sub-optimal choices ...


Volatility Timing In Cpf Investment Funds In Singapore: Do They Outperform Non-Cpf Funds?, Xiaoyi Shen, Albert K. Tsui, Zhaoyong Zhang Jan 2019

Volatility Timing In Cpf Investment Funds In Singapore: Do They Outperform Non-Cpf Funds?, Xiaoyi Shen, Albert K. Tsui, Zhaoyong Zhang

ECU Publications Post 2013

The purpose of this study is to examine the volatility-timing performance of Singapore-based funds under the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Investment Scheme and non-CPF linked funds by taking into account the currency risk effect on internationally managed funds. In particular, we empirically assess whether the funds under the CPF Investment Scheme outperform non-CPF funds by examining the volatility-timing performance associated with these funds. The volatility-timing ability of CPF funds will provide the CPF board with a new method for risk classification. We employ the GARCH models and modified factor models to capture the response of funds to market abnormal conditional ...


Tackling Social Media Data Analysis: Comparing And Contrasting Qsr Nvivo And Leximancer, Violetta Wilk, Geoffrey N. Soutar, Paul Harrigan Jan 2019

Tackling Social Media Data Analysis: Comparing And Contrasting Qsr Nvivo And Leximancer, Violetta Wilk, Geoffrey N. Soutar, Paul Harrigan

ECU Publications Post 2013

Purpose

This paper aims to offer insights into the ways two computer-aided qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) applications (QSR NVivo and Leximancer) can be used to analyze big, text-based, online data taken from consumer-to-consumer (C2C) social media communication.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used QSR NVivo and Leximancer, to explore 200 discussion threads containing 1,796 posts from forums on an online open community and an online brand community that involved online brand advocacy (OBA). The functionality, in particular, the strengths and weaknesses of both programs are discussed. Examples of the types of analyses each program can undertake and the ...


Backpacker Identity: Scale Development And Validation, Ganghua Chen, Lijun Zhao, Songshan (Sam) Huang Jan 2019

Backpacker Identity: Scale Development And Validation, Ganghua Chen, Lijun Zhao, Songshan (Sam) Huang

ECU Publications Post 2013

Backpacker identity has attracted growing attention in backpacker tourism research. However, there still lacks a valid scale to measure backpacker identity. Guided by Social Identity Theory (SIT), this study aims to develop and validate a scale to measure backpacker identity in the Chinese context. The study used two Chinese backpacker samples in two stages (Study 1, n=190; Study 2, n=323) to establish the psychometric properties of a backpacker identity scale (BIS). Following the process of scale development, a three-dimension (i.e., self-categorization, group self-value, and group self-evaluation) backpacker identity measurement model was identified. The refined scale with 16 ...


Is Cannabis Tourism Deviant? A Theoretical Perspective, Tianyu Ying, Jun Wen, Hairong Shan Jan 2019

Is Cannabis Tourism Deviant? A Theoretical Perspective, Tianyu Ying, Jun Wen, Hairong Shan

ECU Publications Post 2013

With the growth of cannabis tourism, destinations such as the Netherlands have begun to offer cannabis- related products and services to visitors, including tourists from countries where all drugs are strictly prohibited. Yet limited research has sought to understand cannabis-oriented tourists' efforts to neutralize deviant connotations, namely by justifying or rationalizing misbehavior, when deciding to participate in cannabis tourism. This research note proposes a framework of deviant consumption behavior (DCB) constructed of geographic shifting, self-identity shifting, and moral identity shifting from the perspective of cannabis-oriented tourists to delineate tourists' decision-making process around engaging in deviant behaviors. The proposed framework suggests ...


Heat Exposure And Adaptation Strategies Of Outdoor Informal Sector Workers In Urban Bulawayo - Zimbabwe, Bigboy Ngwenya Jan 2019

Heat Exposure And Adaptation Strategies Of Outdoor Informal Sector Workers In Urban Bulawayo - Zimbabwe, Bigboy Ngwenya

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Ambient temperatures have risen over the past few decades and are expected to increase even further due to climate change impacts. Extreme temperatures, accompanied by high humidity levels, will exacerbate occupational heat stress, heat related illnesses and mortality amongst vulnerable groups, particularly among outdoor workers in developing countries in the tropics. In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, a large portion of the population work outdoors in the informal sector as street vendors (hawkers) due to a lack of employment opportunities. These hawkers spend long hours in the sun or under makeshift sheds with poorly developed adaptation strategies, and no access to cooling systems ...


Exchange Rate Volatility And Disaggregated Manufacturing Exports: Evidence From An Emerging Country, Duc Hong Vo, Anh The Vo, Zhaoyong Zhang Jan 2019

Exchange Rate Volatility And Disaggregated Manufacturing Exports: Evidence From An Emerging Country, Duc Hong Vo, Anh The Vo, Zhaoyong Zhang

ECU Publications Post 2013

The link between export performance and exchange rate policy has been attracting attention from policymakers, academics, and practitioners for some time, particularly for emerging countries. It has been recently claimed that implementing a policy that devalues the currency in Vietnam is an important factor for enhancing its export performance. However, it is also argued that such a policy could result in the harmful consequence of exchange rate volatility. This study analyzes the link between exchange rate devaluation, volatility, and export performance. The analysis focuses on the manufacturing sector and 10 of its subsectors that were engaged in the export of ...


The Effect Of Company Financial Performance And Company Characteristics On Greenhouse Gas (Ghg) Emission Disclosure, Indah Fajarini Sri Wahyuningrum, Hadrian Djajadikerta, Ema Suprapti Jan 2019

The Effect Of Company Financial Performance And Company Characteristics On Greenhouse Gas (Ghg) Emission Disclosure, Indah Fajarini Sri Wahyuningrum, Hadrian Djajadikerta, Ema Suprapti

ECU Publications Post 2013

This study aims to examine the effect of company financial performance (profitability), company characteristics (PROPER rating, firm size, and institutional ownership) on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission disclosure using all listed companies in Indonesia Stock Exchange in from 2015 to 2017. The GHG emission disclosure variable is measured using the disclosure index approach. The result indicates that on average, the total number of companies disclose their GHG emission disclosure is increased from 30% in 2015 to 32% in 2017, even though the disclosure of GHG emissions is still relatively low. On average, in this study, companies as a sample are in ...


The Moderation Of Gender And Generation In The Effects Of Perceived Destination Image On Tourist Attitude And Visit Intention: A Study Of Potential Chinese Visitors To Australia, Songshan (Sam) Huang, Robert Van Der Veen Jan 2019

The Moderation Of Gender And Generation In The Effects Of Perceived Destination Image On Tourist Attitude And Visit Intention: A Study Of Potential Chinese Visitors To Australia, Songshan (Sam) Huang, Robert Van Der Veen

ECU Publications Post 2013

The overall purpose of this study is to examine the moderating roles of gender and generation in the effects of perceived destination image on tourist attitude and visit intention among Chinese potential tourists to Australia. Australia is one of the preferred destinations to Chinese tourists, and the China market emerges to be increasingly important to destination marketing organizations in Australia. Echoing the call for more gender studies in the tourism literature and also based on the generation theory, this study employed a cross-sectional questionnaire survey design and used structural equation modelling in its analysis. Survey data were collected through convenience ...


Training And Development In Small Professional Services Firms, Pattanee Susomrith, Alan Coetzer, Emmanuel Ampofo Jan 2019

Training And Development In Small Professional Services Firms, Pattanee Susomrith, Alan Coetzer, Emmanuel Ampofo

ECU Publications Post 2013

Purpose

This paper aims to examine whether participation in training and development (T&D) events is associated with employees’ affective commitment and propensity to enact innovative behaviours in small professional services firms. The study also investigates associations between both attitudes towards T&D and policy and practice supportive of T&D and levels of participation in T&D events.

Design/methodology/approach

Data from 203 employees in small professional services firms employing 50 or fewer staff were analysed using regression analysis and PROCESS macro.

Findings

Only policy and practice supportive of T&D was associated with participation levels. Participation in ...


Contextualising Social Capital In Online Brand Communities, Stephanie Meek, Madeleine Ogilvie, Claire Lambert, Maria M. Ryan Jan 2019

Contextualising Social Capital In Online Brand Communities, Stephanie Meek, Madeleine Ogilvie, Claire Lambert, Maria M. Ryan

ECU Publications Post 2013

Online brand communities (OBC) are growing in number and becoming an increasingly important interface where marketers can effectively facilitate the relationship between their brand and consumers. A qualitative study using a four-month netnography over three OBCs followed by focus groups with OBC members explored the dynamics of social capital in these communities. Findings indicate that social capital is an important driver in the success of OBCs, and all the elements of social capital including a shared language, shared vision, social trust and reciprocity are evident. Moreover, results from this study indicate that these elements are crucial in developing the network ...


Effect Of Key User Empowerment, Purchasing Strategy, Process Integration,Production System To Operational Performance, Zeplin Jiwa Husada Tarigan, Hotlan Siagian, Sautma Ronni Basana, Ferry Jie Jan 2019

Effect Of Key User Empowerment, Purchasing Strategy, Process Integration,Production System To Operational Performance, Zeplin Jiwa Husada Tarigan, Hotlan Siagian, Sautma Ronni Basana, Ferry Jie

ECU Publications Post 2013

This study examines the influence of key user empowerment on the operational performance through the mediating role of process integration, purchasing strategy and production system. The questionnaires were distributed to 120 manufacturing companies domiciled in East Java Region. Of the 120, 70 questionnaires are valid for further analysis. Data analysis used Partial Least Square (PLS) version 3.0. The finding are as follows: Key user empowerment affects the process integration. Key user empowerment influence the purchasing strategy. Process integration affects the purchasing. Process integration also influence the production system. Purchasing strategy provide support in the company's production system. Process ...


Knowledge Management Overview Of Feature Selection Problem In High-Dimensional Financial Data: Cooperative Co-Evolution And Map Reduce Perspectives, A. N. M. Bazlur Rashid, Tonmoy Choudhury Jan 2019

Knowledge Management Overview Of Feature Selection Problem In High-Dimensional Financial Data: Cooperative Co-Evolution And Map Reduce Perspectives, A. N. M. Bazlur Rashid, Tonmoy Choudhury

ECU Publications Post 2013

The term "big data" characterizes the massive amounts of data generation by the advanced technologies in different domains using 4Vs volume, velocity, variety, and veracity-to indicate the amount of data that can only be processed via computationally intensive analysis, the speed of their creation, the different types of data, and their accuracy. High-dimensional financial data, such as time-series and space-Time data, contain a large number of features (variables) while having a small number of samples, which are used to measure various real-Time business situations for financial organizations. Such datasets are normally noisy, and complex correlations may exist between their features ...


Does Job Embeddedness Predict Turnover Intentions In Smes?, Alan Coetzer, Chutarat Inma, Paul Poisat, Janice Redmond, Craig Standing Jan 2019

Does Job Embeddedness Predict Turnover Intentions In Smes?, Alan Coetzer, Chutarat Inma, Paul Poisat, Janice Redmond, Craig Standing

ECU Publications Post 2013

Purpose: There is an absence of research examining job embeddedness in SMEs. Results of job embeddedness studies may not apply to SMEs, because the process of managing a SME differs from that of the large firm. The purpose of this paper is to examine relationships between on-the-job embeddedness, as well as each of its sub-dimensions, and turnover intentions; and group cohesion, on-the-job embeddedness and turnover intentions. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected from 147 employees in SMEs located in Perth, Western Australia and 350 employees from SMEs operating in four business centres in South Africa. After invariance testing, data from ...


Encouraging Students To Draw On Work Experiences When Articulating Achievements And Capabilities To Enhance Employability, Denise A. Jackson, Susan Edgar Jan 2019

Encouraging Students To Draw On Work Experiences When Articulating Achievements And Capabilities To Enhance Employability, Denise A. Jackson, Susan Edgar

ECU Publications Post 2013

Employability drives higher education policy yet despite the investment in developing ‘rounded’ graduates, students experience difficulties in articulating their achievements and capabilities during graduate recruitment. The purpose of this research was to trial and evaluate a career development intervention aimed at drawing on work experiences when applying for graduate roles. Students (N = 136) from two contrasting disciplines, Business and Physiotherapy, and two institutions participated in a two-staged intervention. A focus group was also conducted with career advisors (N = 9) to examine student engagement with career development learning. Findings indicated that students were confident in their ability to draw on relevant ...


Offline Versus Online Travel Experience Sharing: The National Profile Of China, Songshan (Sam) Huang, Xiang Wei Jan 2019

Offline Versus Online Travel Experience Sharing: The National Profile Of China, Songshan (Sam) Huang, Xiang Wei

ECU Publications Post 2013

Purpose: This study aims to examine the demographic differences of Chinese nationals’ travel experience sharing through different offline and online platforms.

Design/methodology/approach: Cross-tabulation analysis was applied on a national sample of 6081 respondents in China.

Findings: The study found that Chinese women tend to share travel experience more often than Chinese men; old people in China tend to use the face-to-face approach more than online or social media to share their travel experience. About 66.5 per cent of the survey sample used WeChat Moments to share their travel experience, highlighting WeChat as the dominating social media platform ...


Political Connections And Strategic Choices Of Emerging Market Firms: Case Study Of Russia’S Pharmaceutical Industry, Anton Klarin, Pradeep Kanta Ray Jan 2019

Political Connections And Strategic Choices Of Emerging Market Firms: Case Study Of Russia’S Pharmaceutical Industry, Anton Klarin, Pradeep Kanta Ray

ECU Publications Post 2013

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the importance of political connections in the emerging market context.

Design/methodology/approach – A case study analysis of three Russian pharmaceutical firms is conducted to uncover how they performed through the Russian transition – the institutional upheaval of the 1990s – and the ongoing state-led industrialization.

Findings – In the early years of transition, firms heavily rely on political networking to gain legitimacy and fill institutional voids. As institutions strengthen, the need for political networking is being substituted by arm’s length networking. Strengthening of institutions also results in a more stable business environment ...


Halal Accreditation And Certification In A Non-Muslim Country Setting: Insights From Australia Halal Meat Supply Chain, Mohd Hafiz Zulfakar, Caroline Chan, Ferry Jie, Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram Jan 2019

Halal Accreditation And Certification In A Non-Muslim Country Setting: Insights From Australia Halal Meat Supply Chain, Mohd Hafiz Zulfakar, Caroline Chan, Ferry Jie, Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram

ECU Publications Post 2013

It is a known fact that most halal food products, especially meat are now sourced from various part of the world and the majority of halal food exporters/producers come from non-Muslim countries. This has led to growing concerns from the halal consumers, especially the Muslim communities with regards to whether the halal status of these food products can really be guaranteed throughout the supply chain in these countries and whether the halal foods claimed are authentic. This study aims to better understand the current halal meat certification in Australia, a predominantly non-Muslim country. By adopting a case study approach ...


The Prospect Of 'Chindia' As A World Power, Jonathan D. James Jan 2019

The Prospect Of 'Chindia' As A World Power, Jonathan D. James

ECU Publications Post 2013

A significant global development in the first decade of the 21st Century has been the rise of several nationshitherto not considered key players in the international scene. The following up and coming nations have recentlybeen grouped respectively as BRIC and BASIC: Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC); and Brazil, South Africa,India, and China (BASIC) (Wilson & Purushothaman, 2003). Noticeably, the two nations featured in both thesegroupings are China and India. China’s and India’s meteoric rise to the global arena, and the sheer magnitude oftheir populations, has led some scholars to assert that there is an ‘irresistible’ shift of global power toward Asia,dubbing this as the ‘Asian Century’ (Mahbubani, 2008, p. 43). And some scholars have gone so far as to coin theportmanteau ‘Chindia’ to signify the ascendency of these two Asian giants (Ramesh, 2005; Sheth, 2008). In thisarticle, I begin by examining Ramesh’s (2005) and Sheth’s (2008) definitions of the term Chindia. I then proceedto situate Chindia according to classical international relations theory of how global peace and prosperity havebeen historically attributed to a few strong ...


Fake News And Propaganda: Trump’S Democratic America And Hitler’S National Socialist (Nazi) Germany, David E. Allen, Michael Mcaleer Jan 2019

Fake News And Propaganda: Trump’S Democratic America And Hitler’S National Socialist (Nazi) Germany, David E. Allen, Michael Mcaleer

ECU Publications Post 2013

This paper features an analysis of President Trump’s two State of the Union addresses, which are analysed by means of various data mining techniques, including sentiment analysis. The intention is to explore the contents and sentiments of the messages contained, the degree to which they differ, and their potential implications for the national mood and state of the economy. We also apply Zipf and Mandelbrot’s power law to assess the degree to which they differ from common language patterns. To provide a contrast and some parallel context, analyses are also undertaken of President Obama’s last State of ...


Reframing Commitment In Authentic Leadership: Untangling Relationship–Outcome Processes, Andrei A. Lux, Steven L. Grover, Stephen T. T. Teo Jan 2019

Reframing Commitment In Authentic Leadership: Untangling Relationship–Outcome Processes, Andrei A. Lux, Steven L. Grover, Stephen T. T. Teo

ECU Publications Post 2013

Affective organizational commitment is theorized and empirically tested as a key mediator between authentic leadership and desirable employee outcomes. The results of a two-wave survey of 830 business people in Australia support a serial mediation model of authentic leadership efficacy. Followers' perceptions of authentic leadership behavior influence their personal identification and affect-based trust in the leader, which in turn are mediated by affective organizational commitment to positively influence their work engagement and job satisfaction. These findings reinforce previous work that positions personal identification and affect-based trust as the two primary mediating mechanisms of authentic leadership. This paper extends prior research ...


Beyond ‘Know-What’ And ‘Know-How’ To ‘Know-Who’: Enhancing Human Capital With Social Capital In An Australian Start-Up Accelerator, Pi-Shen Seet, Janice T. Jones, Lloyd Oppelaar, Graciela Corral De Zubielqui Feb 2018

Beyond ‘Know-What’ And ‘Know-How’ To ‘Know-Who’: Enhancing Human Capital With Social Capital In An Australian Start-Up Accelerator, Pi-Shen Seet, Janice T. Jones, Lloyd Oppelaar, Graciela Corral De Zubielqui

ECU Publications Post 2013

This study investigates the enhancement of human capital with social capital in a start-up accelerator and how this integration affects the entrepreneurial learning experience. In particular, it examines the relative importance of the three components ‘know-what’, ‘know-how’ and ‘know-who’. The study involved thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with participants in an Australian start-up accelerator that is delivered using ideas such as Design Thinking, the Business Model Canvas and Lean Start-up methodology. We find that although the programme emphasised ‘know-what’ and ‘know-how’, ‘know-who’ was most significant for participant learning. The results indicate that mentors and experts were especially helpful in shaping ...