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Publication date: 1 April 2006

Helen Ashton

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Reference Reviews, vol. 20 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 19 January 2010

Eric Jukes

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Reference Reviews, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 4 April 2008

Dorthe Døjbak Haakonsson, Richard M. Burton, Børge Obel and Jørgen Lauridsen

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how misalignments between the organizational climate (measured as information‐processing demand) and the leadership style…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how misalignments between the organizational climate (measured as information‐processing demand) and the leadership style (measured as information‐processing capability) may result in negative performance consequences.

Design/methodology/approach

The empirical part of the paper is based on questionnaire data. Key informant is the CEO and thus there is a focus on the CEO's perception of climate and leadership style. Data are subjected to regression analysis.

Findings

The results indicate that misalignments between climate and leadership style are problematic for organizational performance. This is supported by the empirical findings that show partial support for three out of four hypotheses and full support for the fourth hypothesis.

Research limitations/implications

Data cover information on Danish small‐ and medium‐sized firms. These cross‐sectional data and cannot study the effects of misalignments over time.

Practical implications

Because the findings show that misalignments between climate and leadership style are problematic to organizational level of performance, this implies that in case of misfits either the climate or the leadership style must be changed.

Originality/value

The main contribution of the paper is that the framework allows an explicit understanding of which managerial actions are needed to manage particular types of climate. Further, the framework enables an understanding of how misalignments may result in poor performance.

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Management Decision, vol. 46 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 7 January 2014

Sally Riad

In the last few years, signs of material excess by organizational and political leaders have often evoked public outcry. The paper aims to argue that there is insight to…

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Purpose

In the last few years, signs of material excess by organizational and political leaders have often evoked public outcry. The paper aims to argue that there is insight to be gleaned from drawing together strands from the leadership literature with the literatures on moral economy and conspicuous consumption. The premise is that views of leader conspicuous consumption are shaped by their moral economy, the interplay between moral attitudes and economic activities. The paper seeks to juxtapose tales of Cleopatra and Antony's display of wealth with current media accounts to contribute to the leadership literature on ethics, specifically its intersection with power and narrative representation.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper adopts an analytic approach, with an international orientation and an interdisciplinary perspective. It acknowledges the role of narrative representation in shaping leadership and the psychological ambivalence with which societies approach their leaders' practices, focus here on desire-disdain and discipline-decadence. Cleopatra and Antony's conspicuous consumption generated a legacy of condemnation for millennia. Drawing from the retellings of their story, four moralizing representations – by Plutarch, Shakespeare, Sarah Fielding and Hollywood – are analyzed and juxtaposed with current media accounts. Altogether, the paper combines the interest in leadership across history with moralizing perspectives on the display of wealth by leaders.

Findings

The intersection of the literatures on leadership, moral economy and conspicuous consumption draws together several dynamics of relevance to leadership. First, evaluations of the display of wealth on the part of a leader are contextual: they change across time and place. Second, interpretations of conspicuous consumption involve aesthetic judgment and so sit at the nexus of morality and taste. Third, following tragedies, tales of leader conspicuous consumption offer critics another knife to dig into the fallen tragic hero. Fourth, views of conspicuous consumption are gendered. Last, conspicuous consumption by leaders attracts condemnation through support for social responsibility and sustainability.

Originality/value

The paper establishes a novel articulation between the literatures on leadership, moral economy and conspicuous consumption.

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Journal of Management History, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-1348

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Publication date: 1 February 1995

John Arfield, Jeff Brown, Jim Burton and Richard Wallis

The development of networked access to academic library catalogue records has been conspicuously slow compared with that of campus‐wide information systems in general. In…

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The development of networked access to academic library catalogue records has been conspicuously slow compared with that of campus‐wide information systems in general. In cooperation with its systems suppliers BLCMP, the Pilkington Library in Loughborough is seeking to remedy this situation by developing an interface that allows users to access its OPAC via the Web. The benefits of such a facility are reflected in BLCMP's decision to incorporate a revised version in the forthcoming release of the commercial Talis system; but problems relating to the ‘statelessness’ of HTTP and to the inadequacy of traditional catalogue records as access points for electronic information resources are still cause for consideration.

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VINE, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 10 December 2018

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Organization Design
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-329-2

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Publication date: 30 August 2019

Ellis Cashmore

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Kardashian Kulture
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-706-7

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Publication date: 1 February 1989

James G. March, Richard M. Burton, Peter Frost, Barry Staw, Anne Huff, David M. Boje, Larry E. Pate, Michael Moch, Steven Kerr, Ray Zammuto, David Whetten and Dawn (Pondy) Mulligan

Some of Lou Pondy′s closest colleagues were invited to submitletters and articles, as a starting point for this special issue. Manyletters were received from leading…

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Some of Lou Pondy′s closest colleagues were invited to submit letters and articles, as a starting point for this special issue. Many letters were received from leading scholars at some of the most respected institutions in the world, capturing Lou′s human qualities and his unique analytic style. A selection of these letters are included here.

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Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0953-4814

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Publication date: 1 July 1940

THIS issue opens the new volume of THE LIBRARY WORLD and it is natural that we should pause to glance at the long road we have travelled. For over forty years our pages…

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THIS issue opens the new volume of THE LIBRARY WORLD and it is natural that we should pause to glance at the long road we have travelled. For over forty years our pages have been open to the most progressive and practical facts, theories and methods of librarianship; our contributors have included almost every librarian who has held an important office; and we have always welcomed the work of younger, untried men who seemed to have promise— many of whom have indeed fulfilled it. In the strain and stress of the First World War we maintained interest and forwarded the revisions in library methods which adapted them to the after‐war order. Today we have similar, even severer, problems before us, and we hope to repeat the service we were then able to give. In this we trust that librarians, who have always regarded THE LIBRARY WORLD with affection, will continue to support us and be not tempted because of temporary stringency, to make a victim of a journal which has given so long and so independent a service.

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New Library World, vol. 43 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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