Dynamics of Power, Obedience, and Resistance in a Classroom Restructure

[We’re pleased to welcome author Todd Bridgman of Victoria University of Wellington. Dr. Bridgman recently published an article in the Management Teaching Review entitled "Overcoming Compliance to Change: Dynamics of Power, Obedience, and Resistance in a Classroom Restructure," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Bridgman discusses the genesis of this research.] The … Continue reading Dynamics of Power, Obedience, and Resistance in a Classroom Restructure

The Emergence of “Solidarity Recycling” in Brazil

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Silvio Eduardo Alvarez Candido, Fernanda Veríssimo Soulé, and Mário Sacomano Neto of the Federal University of Sao Carlos. They recently published an article in Organization & Environment entitled “The Emergence of “Solidarity Recycling” in Brazil: Structural Convergences and Strategic Actions in Interconnected Fields," which is currently free to read for a limited … Continue reading The Emergence of “Solidarity Recycling” in Brazil

Leadership and Employee Work Passion: Propositions for Future Empirical Investigations

[We’re pleased to welcome author Dr. Richard Egan of the University of Canberra, Mark Turner and Deborah Blackman of the University of New South Wales. They recently published an article in the Human Resource Development Review, entitled “Leadership and Employee Work Passion: Propositions for Future Empirical Investigations,” which is currently free to read for a … Continue reading Leadership and Employee Work Passion: Propositions for Future Empirical Investigations

Deconstructing Privilege and Equalizing Access to Employee Engagement

[We're pleased to welcome Brad Shuck of University of Louisville. Brad recently published an article in Human Resource Development Review with co-authors Joshua C. Collins, Tonette S. Rocco, and Raquel Diaz, entitled "Deconstructing the Privilege and Power of Employee Engagement: Issues of Inequality for Management and Human Resource Development." From Brad:] We were inspired to … Continue reading Deconstructing Privilege and Equalizing Access to Employee Engagement

Why Are Some Leaders Selfish?

Abraham Lincoln once said that if you wanted to test a man's character, give him power. While one would hope that a person would use their power to benefit people as a whole, it can become a solely self-serving practice. But just why would a leader act selfishly? That's the question that Melissa J. Williams … Continue reading Why Are Some Leaders Selfish?

Miners’ Tales: Storytelling in Times of Change

Patrick Dawson of the University of Aberdeen and Peter McLean of the University of Wollongong published "Miners’ Tales: Stories and the Storying Process for Understanding the Collective Sensemaking of Employees During Contested Change" this month in Group Organization Management's OnlineFirst section. Professor Dawson kindly provided the following brief reflection on the study: Interest: This work … Continue reading Miners’ Tales: Storytelling in Times of Change

Power and Risk: Lessons From the Jungle

Editor's Note: We're pleased to welcome guest contributor Jennifer Jordan, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Economics & Business at University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Dr. Jordan, together with Niro Sivanathan of London Business School and Adam D. Galinsky of Northwestern University, published "Something to Lose and Nothing to Gain: The Role of Stress in the Interactive Effect of Power … Continue reading Power and Risk: Lessons From the Jungle

New JME Podcast: Women and Power

We see them everywhere: signs that the old stereotypes about men, women and power remain ingrained in our culture. Where does this leave women today in terms of having and wielding power? Mary Shapiro, Cynthia Ingols, and Stacy Blake-Beard, all of the Simmons School of Management, ask this question in their article, “Using Power to … Continue reading New JME Podcast: Women and Power

What Is It Like To Have Power?

The latest issue of Administrative Science Quarterly, Social Psychological Perspectives on Power and Hierarchy, takes the study of power in management and organizational behavior to a new level. Click here to access all articles in this special issue. Exploring the psychological experience of power in the workplace, these articles follow the path of the power-seeker … Continue reading What Is It Like To Have Power?

Power in Leader–Follower Work Relationships

Arthur D. Martinez of Illinois State University; Rachel E. Kane and Gerald R. Ferris, both of Florida State University;  and C. Darren Brooks of the Florida Department of Children and Families published “Power in Leader–Follower Work Relationships” on April 4, 2012 in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please … Continue reading Power in Leader–Follower Work Relationships