How Perceptions and Emotions Shaped Employee Silence in the Case of “Dr. Death” at Bundaberg Hospital

Emotions and Organizational Governance

ISBN: 978-1-78560-998-5, eISBN: 978-1-78560-997-8

ISSN: 1746-9791

Publication date: 7 June 2016

Abstract

Research limitations/implications

Although limited to publicly available transcripts only, our findings provide support for the idea that perceptions and emotions play important roles in shaping employees’ responses to adverse events at work, and that decisions about whether to voice concerns about wrongdoing is an ongoing process, influenced by emotions, sensemaking, and critical events.

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Edwards, M.S., Lawrence, S.A. and Ashkanasy, N.M. (2016), "How Perceptions and Emotions Shaped Employee Silence in the Case of “Dr. Death” at Bundaberg Hospital", Emotions and Organizational Governance (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 341-379. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1746-979120160000012015

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