Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict

Semiannual journal publishes theoretical and empirical works in business oriented areas of organizational communications and behavior, conflict resolution, and human resources management.

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, January

Gaining Legitimacy by Telling Stories: The Power of Narratives in Legitimizing Mergers and Acquisitions
INTRODUCTION In addition to the financial and economic aspects of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), there is also a "human side" (Buono and Bowditch, 2003; Marks, 1982) to these activities. In particular, one determinant of M&A success is...
Innovation Adoption Decisions: The Effect of Problem Solving Styles and Social Support
INTRODUCTION Organizations are constantly presented with problems and challenges that require innovative solutions. Human resource management innovations (HRMI) occur in the areas of recruiting and selection; appraisal; training and development;...
Managerial Communication: The Link between Frontline Leadership and Organizational Performance
INTRODUCTION Employees make significant contributions to the overall success of an organization, and their contributions are valuable in both public and private entities. Research shows that organizational performance markedly improves when communication...
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Are Human Resource Professionals Victims?
INTRODUCTION The right to pursue a career and economic gain in the absence of sexual harassment is a basic legal tenet in the United States. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (CRA) of 1964 guarantees Americans that race, color, sex, national origin,...
Social Responsibility as Organizational Culture in a Brazilian Mining Company: A Three-Perspectival Narrative
INTRODUCTION In this paper, I explore the multi-layered and multi-perspectival nature of the culture of corporate social responsibility (hereon 'CSR culture') of a major Brazilian mining company. To this end I borrow Martin's (2002) meta-theoretical...
The Impact of Dual-Earner Couples' Beliefs about Career Priority on the Support Exchange [Right Arrow] Well Being Relationship
INTRODUCTION The burgeoning number of dual-earner couples in the workforce (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2006) today has changed organizational and family life (Archer & Llyod, 2002; Bond, Thompson, Galinsky & Prottas, 2002) resulting in...
The Relationship between Machiavellianism and Career Development
INTRODUCTION Many researchers have studied the different personality traits of individuals, that offered a broad explanation about their effect on human behavior (Hamer and Bruch, 1997). The most accepted and studied among them is the Big Five personality...