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Publication date: 6 March 2017

Dagny Johannessen, Daniel Joh. Adriaenssen and Jon-Arild Johannessen

This paper aims to help managers gain greater insight into issues relating to employees’ sense of mastery to contribute to improved employee performance.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to help managers gain greater insight into issues relating to employees’ sense of mastery to contribute to improved employee performance.

Design/methodology/approach

Conceptual generalization was applied in this paper.

Findings

An analytical model consisting of seven elements that can be applied as a management tool for promoting a sense of mastery among employees was developed.

Research limitations/implications

Managers have little insight into issues relating to employees’ sense of mastery, which can inhibit productivity.

Practical implications

Effective managers focus on the personal strengths of their employees. Managers select and surround themselves with the right people. Successful managers see and understand employees’ need to work on things that they are passionate about.

Originality/value

This paper used cybernetics and systemic thinking to solve mastery issues.

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Kybernetes, vol. 46 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Article
Publication date: 6 February 2017

Dagny Johannessen, Daniel Joh. Adriaenssen, Kjell-Ove Ernes and Jon-Arild Johannessen

This paper aims to develop a methodology for teaching moral courage.

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Purpose

This paper aims to develop a methodology for teaching moral courage.

Design/methodology/approach

Conceptual generalization.

Findings

This study uses a five-step method for teaching moral courage, together with a seven-level sliding scale for developing attitudes related to moral courage.

Research limitations/implications

This paper is an aspect of systemic education for pupils and students.

Practical implications

This study builds aspects of a methodology for education of active bystanders in moral conflict situations.

Social implications

This study builds aspects of a systemic methodology for education of moral issues.

Originality/value

Beers viable model (Figure 1) has been used to visualize a model for teaching moral courage.

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Kybernetes, vol. 46 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 1999

Jon‐Arild Johannessen, Johan Olaisen, Jon‐Arild Johannessen and Bjørn Olsen

In the knowledge economy, where the business environment is characterised by turbulence and complexity, knowledge is the main source of creating both innovation and sustainable…

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In the knowledge economy, where the business environment is characterised by turbulence and complexity, knowledge is the main source of creating both innovation and sustainable competitive advantage. This paper describes a conceptual model and an associated set of managerial and organising implications for the innovation‐led company. The question we are trying to answer is: which management and organising characteristics are necessary to manage innovation in the knowledge economy? The paper is based on in‐depth interviews of 32 CEOs and top executives in leading European organisations, 40 people known internationally for their ability to achieve and maintain a position among the top performers in their fields, and a “best practice study” of five leading international companies.

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European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 2016

Daniel Joh. Adriaenssen, Dagny Johannessen and Jon-Arild Johannessen

The purpose of this paper is to improve the theoretical understanding of the communicative processes in social systems.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to improve the theoretical understanding of the communicative processes in social systems.

Design/methodology/approach

Conceptual generalisation.

Findings

Aspects of a communications theory with three assumptions and ten propositions.

Originality/value

The method used and the findings.

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Kybernetes, vol. 45 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

Jon‐Arild Johannessen, Bjørn Olsen and G.T. Lumpkin

Innovation implies newness. To define and measure innovation better, we investigated three dimensions of newness: what is new, how new, and new to whom? Drawing on prior research…

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Innovation implies newness. To define and measure innovation better, we investigated three dimensions of newness: what is new, how new, and new to whom? Drawing on prior research by Schumpeter and Kirzner, we developed a scale that addresses six areas of innovative activity: new products, new services, new methods of production, opening new markets, new sources of supply, and new ways of organizing. Using factor analysis on data from two separate field studies – 684 firms from eight industries and 200 information technology firms – we found that innovation as newness represents a unidimensional construct, distinguished only by the degree of radicalness.

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European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

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Article
Publication date: 2 September 2013

Jon-Arild Johannessen

– The primary aim of the article is to create a systemic innovation theory.

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Purpose

The primary aim of the article is to create a systemic innovation theory.

Design/methodology/approach

In discussing the above, the article will draw on institutional theory, Miller's theory of living systems and systemic thinking. North's “action theory” and Asplund's “motivation theory” are also used to explain aspects of institutional innovations.

Findings

A systemic innovation theory, based on 14 propositions.

Research limitations/implications

Further research should investigate the connection between innovation and economic crises.

Practical implications

Organizations, countries or regions, such as the EU, must make institutional changes that promote economic changes.

Originality/value

First, the article provides a new understanding of processes which foster innovation. Second, it attempts to provide a brief elaboration of Williamson's transaction cost theory. Third, it provides a new classification of service innovation, making it possible to make an analytical distinction between tangible and intangible service innovations. This distinction makes it possible to integrate service innovation as a natural element in all organizations. Fourth, the article provides a conceptual framework (“coin the frame”) around what the author has termed Asplund's “motivation theory” and North's “action theory”.

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Knowledge Management for Leadership and Communication
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-045-8

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Leadership and Organization in the Innovation Economy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-857-5

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The Emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-994-7

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Evidence-Based Innovation Leadership
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-635-8

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