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Publication date: 7 June 2010

Peter W. Hom, Frederick T.L. Leong and Juliya Golubovich

This chapter applies three of the most prominent theories in vocational and career psychology to further illuminate the turnover process. Prevailing theories about attrition have…

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This chapter applies three of the most prominent theories in vocational and career psychology to further illuminate the turnover process. Prevailing theories about attrition have rarely integrated explanatory constructs from vocational research, though career (and job) choices clearly have implications for employee affect and loyalty to a chosen job in a career field. Despite remarkable inroads by new perspectives for explaining turnover, career, and vocational formulations can nonetheless enrich these – and conventional – formulations about why incumbents stay or leave their jobs. To illustrate, vocational theories can help clarify why certain shocks (critical events precipitating thoughts of leaving) drive attrition and what embeds incumbents. In particular, this chapter reviews Super's life-span career theory, Holland's career model, and social cognitive career theory and describes how they can fill in theoretical gaps in the understanding of organizational withdrawal.

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Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-85724-126-9

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Publication date: 16 October 2009

Lilith C. Waterman and Jasper J. van der Kemp

The purpose of this paper is to assess the possibilities of formulating risk behavior characteristics to determine a guest's risk category on money laundering in casinos.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the possibilities of formulating risk behavior characteristics to determine a guest's risk category on money laundering in casinos.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 148 guests (27 women and 121 men) and their registered events (1,184 events) are analyzed by using a form of canonical correlation analysis: OVERALS. Out of the 148, 37 guests have been excluded from financial services on suspicion of criminal behavior; this group appears to show an unacceptable risk. Another 37 guests are supposed to cause a low risk and 74 guests a medium/high risk.

Findings

The results suggest that the three groups are very distinct in gambling and behavioral characteristics. It seems remarkable that the variables resembling “keeping an eye on the guests” are mainly in the risk category medium/high.

Research limitations/implications

A large part of the research group was deliberately composed of those who brought a high risk to Holland Casino. For that reason, the research group is not representative for the population of the visitors to Holland Casino.

Practical implications

On the basis of this paper, casinos are able to validate and improve their safety policy concerning money laundering. Also other financial institutions can analogically apply the used research method.

Originality/value

This topic has hardly ever been researched, although the need is apparent. Casinos are obliged to their guests and society as a whole to provide a safe environment. Besides that, it is illegal to facilitate money laundering.

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Journal of Money Laundering Control, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1368-5201

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Publication date: 1 March 1987

Gerald M. Hampton and Gerard Bomers

This paper reports the results of a cross‐national study designed to determine the attitudes that exist in the minds of American and Dutch citizens when they consider the…

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This paper reports the results of a cross‐national study designed to determine the attitudes that exist in the minds of American and Dutch citizens when they consider the possibility of investments being made in their country from a selected group of nations. The findings show U.S. respondents have a more positive attitude toward domestic and foreign investments than do the Dutch. Overall, however, there were few significant differences between American and Dutch attitudes toward foreign investment.

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International Marketing Review, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-1335

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The Emerald Handbook of Work, Workplaces and Disruptive Issues in HRM
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80071-780-0

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Documents on and from the History of Economic Thought and Methodology
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84663-909-8

Article
Publication date: 2 October 2009

John Holland

This paper aims to use a grounded theory approach to reveal that corporate private disclosure content has structure and this is critical in making “invisible” intangibles in…

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Purpose

This paper aims to use a grounded theory approach to reveal that corporate private disclosure content has structure and this is critical in making “invisible” intangibles in corporate value creation visible to capital market participants.

Design/methodology/approach

A grounded theory approach is used to develop novel empirical patterns concerning the nature of corporate disclosure content in the form of narrative. This is further developed using literature of value creation and of narrative.

Findings

Structure to content is based on common underlying value creation and narrative structures, and the use of similar categories of corporate intangibles in corporate disclosure cases. It is also based on common change or response qualities of the value creation story as well as persistence in telling the core value creation story. The disclosure is a source of information per se and also creates an informed context for capital market participants to interpret the meaning of new events in a more informed way.

Research limitations/implications

These insights into the structure of private disclosure content are different to the views of relevant information content implied in public disclosure means such as in financial reports or in the demands of stock exchanges for “material” or price sensitive information. They are also different to conventional academic concepts of (capital market) value relevance.

Practical implications

This analysis further develops the grounded theory insights into disclosure content and could help improve new disclosure guidance by regulators.

Originality/value

The insights create many new opportunities for developing theory and enhancing public disclosure content. The paper illustrates this potential by exploring new ways of measuring the value relevance of this novel form of contextual information and associated benchmarks. This connects value creation narrative to a conventional value relevance view and could stimulate new types of market event studies.

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Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-4179

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The Emerald Handbook of Work, Workplaces and Disruptive Issues in HRM
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80071-780-0

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Publication date: 30 November 2016

Robert L. Axtell

Certain elements of Hayek’s work are prominent precursors to the modern field of complex adaptive systems, including his ideas on spontaneous order, his focus on market processes…

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Certain elements of Hayek’s work are prominent precursors to the modern field of complex adaptive systems, including his ideas on spontaneous order, his focus on market processes, his contrast between designing and gardening, and his own framing of complex systems. Conceptually, he was well ahead of his time, prescient in his formulation of novel ways to think about economies and societies. Technically, the fact that he did not mathematically formalize most of the notions he developed makes his insights hard to incorporate unambiguously into models. However, because so much of his work is divorced from the simplistic models proffered by early mathematical economics, it stands as fertile ground for complex systems researchers today. I suggest that Austrian economists can create a progressive research program by building models of these Hayekian ideas, and thereby gain traction within the economics profession. Instead of mathematical models the suite of techniques and tools known as agent-based computing seems particularly well-suited to addressing traditional Austrian topics like money, business cycles, coordination, market processes, and so on, while staying faithful to the methodological individualism and bottom-up perspective that underpin the entire school of thought.

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Revisiting Hayek’s Political Economy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-988-6

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Contemporary HRM Issues in the 21st Century
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-457-7

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Publication date: 8 February 2008

David M. Kaplan

The purpose of this article is to investigate how political skill relates to career decisions and occupational fit.

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Purpose

The purpose of this article is to investigate how political skill relates to career decisions and occupational fit.

Design/methodology/approach

The study utilizes undergraduate business majors to determine how their level of political skill influences their choice of career/major in a Holland‐type framework. Hypotheses are tested using logistic regression.

Findings

The paper finds that there is general support for the proposition that political skill influences the pursuit of social and enterprising majors/careers.

Research limitations/implications

While choice of major is a strong indicator of occupational choice, it is not a direct measure of individual careers. However, the results provide insight regarding how organizational politics relates to individual careers and suggests the need for further study.

Practical implications

The paper provides a valuable additional factor for assessing career fit.

Originality/value

This paper is the first to critically examine organizational politics with reference to career choices rather than career outcomes and provides insight into how these affect satisfaction and success.

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Career Development International, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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