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. 16, No. 2, 2012

Creating a Culture and Climate of Civility in a Sea of Intolerance
ABSTRACTPromoting tolerance could be seen as a key weapon in battling prejudice but it seems that the definition of tolerance appears to be changing. The classical definitions of tolerance defined that others can be entitled to their opinions and have...
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Does Emotional Intelligence Predict Impression Management?
ABSTRACTThis study examined the predictive ability of emotional intelligence (EI) to predict impression management. It is assumed that EI, as an intrapersonal and interpersonal ability of recognizing and managing emotions in one's self and in others...
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Holding the Helm: Exploring the Influence of Transformational Leadership on Group Creativity, and the Moderating Role of Organizational Learning Culture
ABSTRACTThis review will explore the moderating effects of organizational learning culture (OLC) on the relationship between transformational leadership (TFL) and group creativity (GC). Research has indicated some effect of TFL on creativity. However,...
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Lawsuits Walk in on Two Feet: The Bully in the Workplace
ABSTRACTBullying in the workplace is alive and well in these tough economic times. Bullies are predators; they are controlling, and they are dangerous. Bullies come in every race, age, religion and gender. Even though there isn't a workplace bullying...
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National Differences in Effects of Perceived Workplace Discrimination on the Mentoring Relationships of Gay and Lesbian Protégés
ABSTRACTThe objective of this paper was to the mentoring relationships of gay and lesbian protégés and the effects workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (hereafter perceived workplace discrimination) may have on the relationships....
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Predicting Implementation Failure in Organization Change
ABSTRACTFailure to successfully implement change initiatives in organizations has long been recognized as widespread, commonplace, and costly. Though estimates of implementation failure rates vary, recent studies find that failure rates may be as high...
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Relationships among Individual Green Orientation, Employee Perceptions of Organizational Commitment to the Green Movement, and Organizational Culture: A Comparative Study of Jamaica and the United States
ABSTRACTIn this research, we find support for a proposed set of linkages among employee perceptions of individual and organizational green orientation, organizational culture, and outcomes, in terms of positive impacts of the green movement and organizational...
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Social Skill in Workplace Mentoring Relationships
ABSTRACTThe goal of this theoretical paper is to examine the role of social skill in the mentoring process from a career perspective. Drawing on empirical and theoretical evidence, we build on Kram's suggestions to understand the role of social skill...
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Surname Discrimination: Implications for Korean University Professors
ABSTRACTSurname discrimination is typically linked to racial discrimination, cultural preferences and issues belonging to surname order or the alphabetical-ordering effects associated with academic paper authorship. Based on data collected from four...
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What Are the Effects of Psychopathic Traits in a Supervisor on Employees' Psychological Distress?
ABSTRACTPsychopathy, a construct with roots in forensic psychology, has recently been applied to the corporate context (Babiak, & Hare, 2006; Babiak, 2007). The goal of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship between supervisor's...
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When Does Breach of the Organizational-Consumer Psychological Contract Affect the Employee's Desire to Stay?
ABSTRACTThis study examines the relative influence of direct versus indirect breach of psychological contract on employee commitment to the organization and employee job satisfaction. Data were obtained from 332 employees of a national hotel chain based...
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