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A “Full Engagement” Approach to Intervention

Charles Heckscher, Michael Maccoby, Rafael Ramirez and Pierre-Eric Tixier.

in Agents of Change

March 2003; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 10108 words.

This is the first of three chapters on intervention methods. It gives an overview of the ‘full engagement’ approach that operates simultaneously at the strategic, operational, and...

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“A Pause in the Impatience of Things”

Paul du Gay.

in The Sociology of Speed

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 7058 words.

This chapter argues that “speed,” or lack thereof, lies at the heart of much that has been written about bureaucracy generally, and about Max Weber’s theory of bureaucracy in particular. On...

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Abduction

Philippe Lorino.

in Pragmatism and Organization Studies

February 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 14544 words.

Abduction was introduced by Peirce, first as an abstract logical concept, and secondly as an epistemological model, the first step of inquiry: hypothesizing. In response to doubt, abduction...

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Absenteeism or Presenteeism? Attendance Dynamics and Employee Well‐Being

Gary Johns.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being

November 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Human Resource Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 10716 words.

The purpose of this article is to examine the relationships between absenteeism and presenteeism and employee well-being. Absenteeism is the failure to report for work as scheduled....

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Abusive Supervision

Ann Peng, Rebecca Mitchell and John M. Schaubroeck.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 9976 words.

In recent years scholars of abusive supervision have expanded the scope of outcomes examined and have advanced new psychological and social processes to account for these and other...

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The Academic Arms Race

Jürgen Enders.

in The Institutional Development of Business Schools

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 9041 words.

This chapter draws on institutional field theories in discussing the institutional work done by international rankings in the global competition for world-class universities. Rankings...

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Accelerating to the Future

John Urry.

in The Sociology of Speed

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 4057 words.

This chapter takes up the subject of the ecological crisis by first exploring some links between time regimes and multiple futures. Future orientations are everywhere and are largely...

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Accidental Wrongdoing

Donald Palmer.

in Normal Organizational Wrongdoing

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 14370 words.

This chapter presents the accident explanation of organizational wrongdoing. This explanation is the fourth of five alternative accounts of wrongdoing considered in the book. It is rooted...

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Accidents and Safety in the Workplace

Sharon Clarke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being

November 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Human Resource Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 8961 words.

Ensuring high levels of occupational health and safety remains a significant issue. Detailed accident analyses have highlighted the role played by front-line employees as well as the...

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Account of the Past: Mechanisms of Quality Construction in the Market for Antiques

Bogdanova Elena.

in Constructing Quality

June 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 9041 words.

This chapter discusses storytelling as a mechanism for reducing quality uncertainty in the market for antiques and as a complement to technical expertise and historical authentication....

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Accountability in the Regulatory State

Martin Lodge and Lindsay Stirton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Regulation

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Public and Nonprofit Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 8962 words.

Accountability in regulation will never reach a state of ‘perfection’ and stability, but will remain, given competing values and shifting priorities, in a state of continued tension and...

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Accounting and the Plasticity of Valuation

Andrea Mennicken Michael Power.

in Moments of Valuation

January 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Innovation. 8914 words.

This chapter explores exemplary moments of dissonance and innovation in accounting valuation. Examining the cases of value-added accounting, brand accounting, fair value accounting and...

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Accounting for Human Capital and Organizational Effectiveness

Robin Kramar, Vijaya Murthy and James Guthrie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Business Strategy. 6628 words.

This article discusses how the shift to a knowledge-based economy has propelled firms' human capital (HC) and associated intellectual resources to center stage. It notes that while...

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Accounting for Meaningful Work

Matthew Hall.

in The Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 7426 words.

Although the concept of meaningful work has not been addressed in accounting research, accounting scholars and practitioners have long grappled with how to reflect the value of employees...

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Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions

Edited by Christopher S. Chapman, David J. Cooper and Peter Miller.

August 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 464 pages.

Accounting has an ever-increasing significance in contemporary society. Indeed, some argue that its practices are fundamental to the development and functioning of modern capitalist...

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Accounts of Science

Theodore M. Porter.

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions

August 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 3773 words.

The standing of accounting among the academic disciplines has never been very high, in part because the work of accounting is not regarded as suitably creative. Yet when we think of...

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Achieving Sales Organization Effectiveness

David W. Cravens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Strategic Sales and Sales Management

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Marketing. 8470 words.

The organization's effectiveness can be measured based on sales, market position, customer satisfaction, and profits, relative to competition and internal objectives. Effectiveness is a...

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Achieving Successful Implementation

Graham M. Winch.

in Managing Production

November 1994; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 11554 words.

This chapter reviews the implementation process in the case survey firms. It first discusses the process of evaluation of CAD/CAM in the fifteen firms, and then identifies the importance of...

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Acknowledgments

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 460 words.

Acknowledgments

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

November 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law; Organizational Theory and Behaviour; Economics; Industry Studies. 469 words.