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, 2010

Gaining Legitimacy by Telling Stories: The Power of Narratives in Legitimizing Mergers and Acquisitions
ABSTRACTThis paper uses narrative theory to examine the role of narratives in legitimating organizational change. Specifically, the author examines the influence of organizational narratives - narratives from an organization's management to its employees...
Innovation Adoption Decisions: The Effect of Problem Solving Styles and Social Support
ABSTRACTPrevious innovation research has focused on organizational factors that lead to the adoption of an innovation. However, there has been little research on individual and behavioral factors in the innovation adoption process. Typically, many innovations...
Managerial Communication: The Link between Frontline Leadership and Organizational Performance
ABSTRACTFrontline managers (FMs) are able to establish a positive rapport with their staff through the use of effective communication. Managerial communication (MC) is one mechanism that can assist FMs with cultivating an environment of mutual respect...
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Are Human Resource Professionals Victims?
ABSTRACTThis research utilizes Fitzgerald's, et al. 1995 Sexual Experiences Questionnaire (SEQ, Form W) to determine the extent to which human resource professionals have received unwanted sexual behavior in the five years from 2001-2006. Results show...
Social Responsibility as Organizational Culture in a Brazilian Mining Company: A Three-Perspectival Narrative
ABSTRACTBased on a qualitative study carried out in 2008, I explore in this paper the multi-layered and multi-perspectival nature of the culture of corporate social responsibility (CSR) of a major Brazilian mining company. To this end I borrow Martin's...
THE IMPACT OF DUAL-EARNER COUPLES' BELIEFS ABOUT CAREER PRIORITY ON THE SUPPORT EXCHANGE [Arrow Right] WELL BEING RELATIONSHIP
ABSTRACTOur study of 120 partners in dual-earner relationships (sixty couples with data collected from both partners) examined the impact of two independent variables - differentials in support and magnitude of support provision - on quality of life...
The Relationship between Machiavellianism and Career Development
ABSTRACTThe intention of this study is to identify the relationship between Machiavellianism and the three determinants of career development i.e. career satisfaction, career goals, and career path. 170 employees employed by three retail companies in...

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