Does hierarchical ranking matter to corporate innovation efficiency?

Photo by Christina Morillo on Pexels.com Abstract Purpose This study aims to investigate whether and how corporate seniority culture (a form of high-power distance or hierarchy), a typical feature of Confucian norms, affects the corporate innovation efficiency in emerging markets. Design/methodology/approach This study defines and measures seniority culture through the ranking method of independent directors … Continue reading Does hierarchical ranking matter to corporate innovation efficiency?

Creating workplace culture for constructive change

Photo by Elevate Digital on Pexels.com Speak to most BAME employees in the UK and they will have a story where they have felt excluded from their workplace because of a comment from a colleague. “Where are you actually from?" "You've got great hair; can I touch it?" "Sorry, I thought you were working in … Continue reading Creating workplace culture for constructive change

Global Management: The role of understanding, negotiations and arguments in organizations

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaks to the media during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, December 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. Earlier this week Pelosi won the House Democratic Leadership election, after a challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH). (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) A non-profit agency … Continue reading Global Management: The role of understanding, negotiations and arguments in organizations

An essay on organizations, leadership theories and employee performance

A RESEARCH ON SPORTS DIRECT How to achieve competitive advantage by improving employees' working condition 1.5     Fielder’s Contingency Model A further analysis of Sports Direct uncovered leadership incompetence as the root cause of low performance, and consequentially, the brand's negative public image in recent years. A competent managerial staff could have applied the contingency model … Continue reading An essay on organizations, leadership theories and employee performance

What is whistleblowing?

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Chapter 1: Definition of Whistleblowing 1.1.0 Introduction                           In the last two decades, jurisdictions around the world have either enacted or exhibited commitment towards implementing legislations that protect whistleblowers. Studies in the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA) and EU Member States has shown that whistleblower legislation … Continue reading What is whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing and Related Concepts

1.1.3. Factors affecting decision for whistleblowing                  There are several factors that can probably impact whistleblowers' decision to expose a misconduct in an organisation. As the whistleblower closely monitors certain wrongdoings, he/she must ascertain if the immoral or illegitimate activity conflicts with their personal values or acceptable norms of the organisation. It is important to … Continue reading Whistleblowing and Related Concepts

Management styles interview questions

It is important to know the type of management style that a potential employee will use. According to Gallup, companies fail to choose the right candidate for management jobs 82% of the time. According to the same study, managers have a massive impact on employee engagement, turnover, productivity and many other factors that lead to positive business … Continue reading Management styles interview questions

What are the benefits of organizational structures?

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com Though not all businesses use organizational structures, those that do can reap several benefits. Here are some benefits of implementing an organizational structure in your company: Faster decision-making When your company's various teams communicate more effectively, your company's overall communication will be positively impacted as well. This will then lead … Continue reading What are the benefits of organizational structures?

What are the common types of organizational structures?

Photo by Madison Inouye on Pexels.com To run more efficiently, a business may implement an organizational structure in its workplace. Depending on the size of the company and the way it operates, some structures might be more beneficial than others. Knowing how your company operates will help you perform in line with what's expected of … Continue reading What are the common types of organizational structures?

Understanding an organization’s competitiveness

man drawing schedule of business growth The first topic in this lecture is the theory of competitive advantage (also found in lecture 2). Two theories are found about the creation of competitive advantages: market-based “outside-in” models (Porter’s five forces, found in the book) and resource-based “inside-out” models. The second one is more unique, where resources are VRIN; valuable, … Continue reading Understanding an organization’s competitiveness

What are corporate antibodies?

Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com Beware of the corporate antibodies! If they are at work, you can spot them in statements such as: “We already tried that and couldn’t make it work.”“What we’re doing has worked fine for years; there is no need to change.”“We already explored that idea years ago but decided against … Continue reading What are corporate antibodies?

Firms Structure and Control

The global firm wins in terms of cost, timing, learning and arbitrage benefits. The local firm wins in terms of flexibility, proximity and quick response time à customer-orientated benefits. So, the firm is shaped by both the forces of globalization and localization. The theory of integration-responsiveness is one of understanding industries, where both the pressures for global … Continue reading Firms Structure and Control