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Building Organization Theory from First Principles: The Self-Enhancement Motive and Understanding Power and Influence

Jeffrey Pfeffer, Christina T. Fong
2005 Organization science (Providence, R.I.)  
constructs frequently treated as distinct in the literature and providing some hypotheses for future research.  ...  the persistence of hierarchical structures) can all be logically derived from the self-enhancement idea, the desire to see oneself and one's actions in a positive light.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors appreciate the comments of Dale Miller and Charles O'Reilly on an earlier draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1287/orsc.1050.0132 fatcat:o6v2b3ocb5dv7f2pt43b5s7aoy

Organized Illusions: A Behavioral Theory of Why Corporations Mislead Stock Market Investors (And Cause Other Social Harms)

Donald C. Langevoort
1997 University of Pennsylvania law review  
them for changes in technologies and market conditions.' 7 4 Quite separately, we should also take note of the difficulties associated with organizational learning and rational choice.  ...  If we simply view this through the investor-company relationship lens, the fake optimism may seem puzzling, at least from a rational perspective.  ...  At the risk of some repetition, the following account is a generic story of "wrongdoing" that is more a failure of rationality than an example of venality.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3312706 fatcat:ugezka2y4fgi5ecinjskffsnzm

The Practice of Scenario Planning: An Analysis of Inter- and Intra-organizational Strategizing

Gary Bowman
2015 British Journal of Management  
between workplace abuse and outcomes, organizational factors leading to abuse, and the discrepancy between beliefs and organizational practices.  ...  It adopts a life course method, an approach traditionally rooted in social psychology.  ...  We propose antecedents that predict workplace hazing, followed by the positive outcomes for work groups and individuals. We also identify moderating factors.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12098 fatcat:dtaxvno4ijffrnjiohmenbrwsy

It's Not Easy Being Green: The Role of Self-Evaluations in Explaining Support of Environmental Issues

Scott Sonenshein, Katherine A. DeCelles, Jane E. Dutton
2014 Academy of Management Journal  
At stake is the survival of our civilization as we know it and the type of world we are going to leave as a legacy for those who follow us. Gore (2012) 7  ...  of life domains (work, home, or school).  ...  This perspective suggests that self-affirmers may have more self-concordance and therefore be more motivated to pursue their goal of issue support through more action.  ... 
doi:10.5465/amj.2010.0445 fatcat:crly7kykyze3tegyo2f2qxq3mu

Ethically adrift: How others pull our moral compass from true North, and how we can fix it

Celia Moore, Francesca Gino
2013 Research in organizational behavior  
Portions of this chapter were presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management; we are grateful to symposium participants and attendees for their suggestions.  ...  Acknowledgements References Ethically Adrift Acknowledgments We thank Art Brief and Barry Staw for helpful feedback and constructive comments on earlier drafts.  ...  rationalize it becomes a less considered or even a mindless or automatic choice.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.riob.2013.08.001 fatcat:fl4m2t7hvreg7buz3nmi3bt6hq

The internet in everyday life: Computer networking from the standpoint of the domestic user

M. Bakardjieva, R. Smith
2001 New Media & Society  
The instrumental perspective finds the motive and smctunng force for developing and using technologies inside the human subject(s).  ...  Interesthgly however, these inhabitants of the margins of the computerized world seemed to find rationales for engaging with computers (and the Internet) that were deviant from the dominant programs for  ...  We will fix a day and tirne (any time convenient for both of us between 8 a.m. and 8 pm.) when 1 can corne and visit you at your home for the interview.  ... 
doi:10.1177/14614440122225994 fatcat:7okeavmjxbbwpkvvnnl5qmhlka

The Heart Is a Hand Grenade: Plastic Figurations of Bodies at War [chapter]

Sine Nørholm Just, Line Kirkegaard
2019 Materiality in Institutions  
OAP 2016 will be focused on the theoretical perspectives and ontologies that inform the (meaning of these) new modalities of institutions and institutional dynamics, and that affect how these changes matter  ...  After Paris in , London in 2013, Roma in 2014 and Sydney in 2015 it is a pleasure to now meet in Lisbon, for a new series of exciting presentations and debates on organizations, artefacts and practices  ...  For less motivated and engaged ones, testing the prototype was a way for the new technology to develop in the longer term.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97472-9_11 fatcat:lpp6ehdx3jgdponnkva57364ou

Rhetoric, Accounting and Accountability: COVID-19 and the Case of Italy

Lorenzo Gelmini, Valentina Minutiello, Patrizia Tettamanzi, Maurizio Comoli
2021 Sustainability  
The current dramatic context of COVID-19 has urged academics and practitioners to tackle the topic of the pandemic not only regarding its medical side but from the perspective of social sciences, accounting  ...  In this sense, our paper moves from the pivotal work of Higgins and Walker (2012) and Merkl-Davies and Brennan (2017) and tries to trace the use and the extent of accounting communication by companies  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge Libero Istituto Universitario C.Cattaneo (LIUC) for the financial support given to their research project.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13084100 fatcat:fc6zqkwplfbojnbc6ud7mg3fhu

Power and Resistance : Variations on "what's going on politically in and around organizations?"

David Courpasson, Damon Golsorkhi
2011 M@n@gement  
general and organizational and management theory in particular.  ...  It is to be found at the heart of all social relationships, and forms a leitmotiv for social action (Russell, 1938; Foucault, 1977; Laclau & Mouffe, 1985; Clegg, 1989; Machiavelli, 1981).  ...  My purpose was also not to be cornered or blinded by one perspective only for the rest of my scientific life.  ... 
doi:10.37725/mgmt.v14.4061 fatcat:4hwnhvlwzbhrjjin4ds5gfqhxu

Embodiment [chapter]

2017 Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory  
At its most foundational level, it argues that individuals do not buy, exchange, or even produce goods; rather, service (through the performance of deeds, processes, and performances for others) is the  ...  Acknowledgements This research arises from the project A Service-Dominant Logic for Education Over the last decade, a new, and significant, paradigm of/for business has emergeda Service-Dominant Logic  ...  For Hodgkinson drew attention to the many ethical issues that arise in administrative life, including both the setting of organizational goals and the making of choices about how to achieve them.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_100335 fatcat:jmp7imwrbbak5iwwkd4rak5gra

Education and Big Data [chapter]

Maggi Savin-Baden
2017 Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory  
At its most foundational level, it argues that individuals do not buy, exchange, or even produce goods; rather, service (through the performance of deeds, processes, and performances for others) is the  ...  Acknowledgements This research arises from the project A Service-Dominant Logic for Education Over the last decade, a new, and significant, paradigm of/for business has emergeda Service-Dominant Logic  ...  For Hodgkinson drew attention to the many ethical issues that arise in administrative life, including both the setting of organizational goals and the making of choices about how to achieve them.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_128 fatcat:mwvnoe4hazcm5amh55hse4zose

Suicidal protests: Self-immolation, hunger strikes, or suicide bombing

David Lester
2014 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America; attackers who were male, female, young, old, Islamic, and Christian; attackers who carried out the most deadly and the least deadly strikes.  ...  Lankford finds risk factors for suicide for about 40 of these cases.  ...  The cognitive simplicity in rationalizing the true motive behind Atta's action is obvious, and may even have been rewarding for him.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x13003439 pmid:25162850 fatcat:ehfdskkudzefbc7goqfe46yazq

Précis of The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers

Adam Lankford
2014 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America; attackers who were male, female, young, old, Islamic, and Christian; attackers who carried out the most deadly and the least deadly strikes.  ...  Lankford finds risk factors for suicide for about 40 of these cases.  ...  The cognitive simplicity in rationalizing the true motive behind Atta's action is obvious, and may even have been rewarding for him.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x13001581 pmid:24826814 fatcat:ytumridxhnfz3bjurklk6grx3a

Conflicts, Commitments, and Cliques in the University: Moral Seduction as a Threat to Trustee Independence

Michael N. Bastedo
2009 The American Educational Research Journal  
My work examines the organizational politics of public higher education, both in the U.S. and cross-nationally, with a particularly focus on state and institutional governance.  ...  Using my training in higher education and organizational sociology, my current research projects are trying to expand our understanding of the organizational dynamics of governing board relationships and  ...  First, based on the perspective of insiders, who are the external interests that seek to influence public university governing boards and reduce trustee independence?  ... 
doi:10.3102/0002831208329439 fatcat:pmr5r6wh3rd45l6zinb3gkxzpi

A normality bias in legal decision making

Robert A Prentice, Jonathan J Koehler
2003 Cornell law review  
The Article concludes with a discussion of the implications of a robust normality bias for American jurisprudence.  ...  They find that jurors pay much more attention to the normality of conditions than to whether those conditions arose through acts or omissions.  ...  Montgomery, Rationality and the Framing of Religious Choices, 35J. ScI.  ... 
pmid:12645584 fatcat:p6xs33qgyjcq3mvryxdaptjr5e
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