Business and Management INK

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‘Optopia’ and the Politics of Hope

Having read Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Ministry for the Future” and reflected on it in the context of the managerial literature around the climate crisis, we set out to imagine a middle ground between utopia and dystopia; an optimum scenario which can still leave us with a livable future.

3 months ago
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Partnering for Impact: Collaborative Design and Co-Creation

The motivation to pursue the research reported in this article is part of my longstanding commitment as a scholar to advance ideas that make a difference by changing the conversation, inviting us to cast a reflexive gaze towards ourselves, our actions and the purpose and meaning of what who we are and what we do.

3 months ago

Disjunctions in Management Learning

Bruno Américo and Stewart Clegg discuss organizational methodology research and answer questions about their paper, “Disjunctions in the Context of management learning: An Exemplary Publication of Narrative Fiction,” published in Management Learning.

4 months ago
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Would You Step on Board an IT Project Named Titanic?

This anecdote illustrates the joy of doing this research. It shows that IT project names sometimes exhibit an unexpected twist and can have a completely different effect than anticipated. One project name even surprised us as researchers on this topic.

4 months ago

A Broader View of Discrimination Toward Muslims in the Workplace

Jaya Addin Linando discusses discrimination against Muslims and answers questions about his new paper, “A relational perspective comparison of workplace discrimination toward Muslims in Muslim-minority and Muslim-majority countries,” published in International Journal of Cross Cultural Management.

4 months ago
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Welcome Boomerang Employees Back — Effectively

A recent Paychex survey asked individuals who quit their jobs if they were satisfied with their original decision and whether they had any regrets. About 80 percent of the more than 800 employees surveyed said that they did have regrets about quitting. In addition, 78 percent of individuals who left their jobs said that they would like to have their old job back, and 68 percent had tried to do so. Paychex dubbed this the “great regret.” However, these results give employers valuable information about the potential to work with those who have been called “boomerang employees” in previous generations.

4 months ago