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. 13, No. 1, 2009

An Empirical Study of the Relationships between Leader, Member, and Innovative Operation in the High Tech Industry
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to provide the high tech industry with a concise review of the following: Big-Five personality traits, transformational leadership style, transactional leadership style, and the relationship of each of the above to...
Liar! Liar! Your Pants Are on Fire: Deceptive Communication in the Workplace
ABSTRACTWe live with lies in the workplace every day. From everyday paperclips to the billions in corporate accounts and from the hollow commitments made to new recruits to the increasingly wistful search for the relationship between performance and...
Moderating Effect of Supervisory Role Definitions and Employee Impression Management on the Relationship between Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Individual Outcomes: A Conceptual Framework
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYRecently there has been a dramatic increase in research on Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) or discretionary behavior that is not directly or explicitly recognized by the organization, but in the aggregate contributes to organizational...
Negotiation Recognition and the Process of Decision Making
ABSTRACTBecause of the complex pressures facing businesses, organizations must ensure that employees have the skills necessary to negotiate conflicts. A crucial question is how negotiation is defined, whether an individual knows they are involved in...
The Imperative for Teaching Business Writing in the Digital Age
ABSTRACTWill a discipline-specific writing test alert students to common conventional writing errors and motivate improvement? Two professors administered such a test comprised of 7 categories of writing errors to 96 students. There was a statistically...
The Influence of Training, Safety Audits, and Disciplinary Action on Safety Management
ABSTRACTThis study examined crucial factors affecting industrial safety indicators. A survey was conducted to explore factors affecting total recordable incident rates and lost time incident rates. The number of safety audits and the natural log of safety...
To Speak or Not to Speak: Predictors of Voice Propensity
ABSTRACTThis paper investigated both individual and organizational predictors of voice propensity for a sample of 225 employees across a range of organizations. The individual variables included one personality variable, general self-efficacy, and one...
When Power Has Leaders: Some Indicators of Power-Addiction among Organizational Leaders
ABSTRACTThis paper examines some potentially addictive properties of power and the outcomes of power-addiction on leaders' behaviors. The concept of power-addiction has been discussed in popular media for centuries but its acknowledgement among organizational...
Will You Still Love Me When I'm 64? the Boomers at Work
ABSTRACTBoomers are about to redefine retirement. Instead of surfing and mountain-biking, Boomers will spend at least part of retirement not in leisure at all, but working, sometimes for pay, out of necessity, and sometimes for free, just because it...