1st Edition

Current Topics in Management Volume 14, Organizational Behavior, Performance, and Effectiveness

Edited By M. Afzalur Rahim Copyright 2010
    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    286 Pages
    by Routledge

    As the series editor, M. Afzalur Rahim points out with justifiable pride, for the past fourteen years Current Topics in Management has provided high quality research and theory on management concerns at the international as well as national levels, and done so through with respect for the universality, collegiality and need for broad involvement. The present volume continues and expands on that tradition, and is predicated on the need for high level interactions between human motivation and organizational performance.

    While each essay is unique and can stand alone, the volume demonstrates a linkage in four major sections: organizational behavior and performance; strategy, structure, and performance; cognition, common sense, and effectiveness; and entrepreneurship as a whole. This makes possible a unique title for the volume as a whole: Organizational Behavior, Performance, and Effectiveness.

    This volume takes on innovative dimensions in its own right: the relationship between competence, performance and longevity in issues of social support networks and organizational turnover, the issue of competence destroying technologies that are engulfed by uncertainty, firm performance and cognitive differentiation of tasks, management premises and cellular organizations - both past and present, and wider issues of cognition in the performance of tasks and the design of enterprises. This is in short,i?1/2a cutting edge volume of potential wide use and interest in a variety of public and private managerial situations.

    M. Afzalur Rahim

    1. Managing Learning and Change for Organizational Effectiveness
    M. Afzalur Rahim

    Part I: Organizational Behavior and Performance
    2. Behind the Music: Conflict, Performance, Longevity, and Turnover in Punk and New Wave Rock Bands
    Donald E. Conlon and Karen A. Jehn

    3. Social Support and Turnover: Review and Recommendations
    Jeffrey W. Lucas, Yuko Whitestone, David R. Segal, Mady W. Segal, Michael A. White, and Jacqueline A. Mottern

    Part II: Strategy, Structure, and Performance
    4. Adaptation to Competence-Destroying Change: A Real Options Perspective
    Mujtaba Ahsan

    5. Cognitive Complexity of the Top Management Team: The Impact of Team Differentiation and Integration Processes on Firm Performance
    Susan M. Houghton, Alice C. Stewart, and Pamela S. Barr

    6. Origins and Development of the Cellular Organization
    Don G. Schley

    Part III: Cognition, Common Sense, and Effectiveness
    7. Incorporating Embodied Cognition into Sensemaking Theory: A Theoretical Examination of Embodied Processes in a Leadership Context
    Alison L. O'Malley, Samantha A. Ritchie, Robert G. Lord, Jane Brodie Gregory, and Candice M. Young

    8. Distributed Cognition: A Research Agenda for Management
    Emanuele Bardone and Davide Secchi

    9. Common Sense, Practical Judgment and Decision-Making: An Application of Virtue Ethics
    Surendra Arjoon

    Part IV: Entrepreneurship
    10. A Cross-Cultural Model of Emotional Intelligence and Corporate Entrepreneurship
    M. Afzalur Rahim and Matthew R. Marvel

    11. Tell Us Your Story: The Use of Role Model Narratives in Entrepreneurship Education
    Monica L. Godsey and Terrence C. Sebora

    About the Contributors


    M. Afzalur Rahim