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The Availability Of Personal And External Coping Resources: Their Impact On Job Stress And Employee Attitudes During Organizational Restructuring. [2nd Rev. Ed.], James B. Shaw, Mitchell W. Fields, James W. Thacker, Cynthia D. Fisher 2010 Bond University

The Availability Of Personal And External Coping Resources: Their Impact On Job Stress And Employee Attitudes During Organizational Restructuring. [2nd Rev. Ed.], James B. Shaw, Mitchell W. Fields, James W. Thacker, Cynthia D. Fisher

James B Shaw

This study examined the relationships among personal coping resources, social support, external coping resources, job stressors and job strains in a sample of 110 American Telephone & Telegraph employees undergoing a major organizational restructuring. The study expanded on a model suggested by Ashford (1988) by defining another category of coping resources that employees may draw upon to deal with the stressors and strains which occur during major organizational changes. External coping resources were defined as those which provided employees with a sense of "vicarious control" in stressful situations. Results indicated that personal coping resources, social support, and external coping resources had ...


Human Resource Practices In Hong Kong And Singapore: A Comparative Analysis, James B. Shaw, Paul S. Kirkbride, Cynthia D. Fisher, Sara F. Y. Tang 2010 Bond University

Human Resource Practices In Hong Kong And Singapore: A Comparative Analysis, James B. Shaw, Paul S. Kirkbride, Cynthia D. Fisher, Sara F. Y. Tang

James B Shaw

Extract:Due to the explosive growth of the Asian economies over the past two decades, considerable attention has been focused on the human resource management (HRM) practices of Asian businesses. In the 1980's, numerous authors described Japanese HRM practices and debated their applicability and transferability to firms in other Asian and Western nations. Although interest in Japanese HRM practices continues, increasing attention is being drawn to management practices of firms in the "little dragons" of East Asia --- Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. These "little dragons" have had phenomenal economic success in the last 20 years, with many ...


Organisational And Environmental Factors Related To Hrm Practices In Hong Kong: A Cross-Cultural Expanded Replication, James B. Shaw, Paul S. Kirkbride, Sara F. Y. Tang, Cynthia D. Fisher 2010 Bond University

Organisational And Environmental Factors Related To Hrm Practices In Hong Kong: A Cross-Cultural Expanded Replication, James B. Shaw, Paul S. Kirkbride, Sara F. Y. Tang, Cynthia D. Fisher

James B Shaw

Data were collected from 151 Hong Kong organisations to determine the effect of culture, firm size, level ofunionsation and several indices related to the presence of an HRM department within the firm on Human Resource Management (HR) practices. Culture was a relatively weak predictor of HR practices. Existence of an HRM department and level of unionisation were moderate predictors while firm size and the existence of specialised training departments within the HRM department were the strongest preditors of HR practices.


Teaching Hrm And Managerial Skills With The 'Living Case' Exercise: An Evaluation, Cynthia D. Fisher, Carol A. Dickenson, James B. Shaw, Gregory N. Southey 2010 Bond University

Teaching Hrm And Managerial Skills With The 'Living Case' Exercise: An Evaluation, Cynthia D. Fisher, Carol A. Dickenson, James B. Shaw, Gregory N. Southey

James B Shaw

Extract:The purpose of this paper is to describe and evaluate an innovative approach to teaching human resource management. The approach involves students working in small groups on a semester-long project in the form of an on-going case study (here after called the 'living case'). After setting up a simulated organisation complete with identification of strategies, structure and culture, students are required to make and defend a series of HR decisions in which they apply theory and classroom learning about HRM to their "real" organisation. The approach emphasises the context of HRM decisions and helps to develop a range of ...


Ua3/9 2010 Spring Semester Midpoint Report, WKU President's Office, Gary Ransdell 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua3/9 2010 Spring Semester Midpoint Report, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Memo from President Gary Ransdell to the faculty and staff regarding events and announcements for the spring semester 2010.


How We Diversified, Armando Bengochea, Roger Brooks 2010 Connecticut College

How We Diversified, Armando Bengochea, Roger Brooks

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Effectiveness Of Performance Management Practices, Ross T. Johnston 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

Understanding The Effectiveness Of Performance Management Practices, Ross T. Johnston

Theses and Dissertations

Effective employee management is an essential element for achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage. Through a variety of performance management practices organizations can translate competitive strategies into individual performance expectations and transform employee potential into desired organizational outcomes. Despite the promise of robust performance management practices, a significant research gap exists between the scientific research in Organizational Behavior (OB) and the performance management practices espoused by the “practitioners.” The purpose of this thesis research is to explore a set of performance management practices as an initial step toward providing direct, empirical support for the linkages between performance management practices, the ...


A Linear Programming Approach For Determining Travel Cost Minimizing Ecss Training Locations, Jason S. Boerboom 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

A Linear Programming Approach For Determining Travel Cost Minimizing Ecss Training Locations, Jason S. Boerboom

Theses and Dissertations

The Department of Defense is currently operating in a fiscally constrained environment, and Air Force leaders are pressured to minimize spending while pursuing mission critical objectives. Personnel travel usurps a significant portion of the Air Force’s annual operations and maintenance (O&M) budget each year, but receives little attention with respect to cost saving strategies. During the Air Force’s implementation of the Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS), in which over 250,000 end-users will require training, it is vital that the Department determine the training locations that minimize costs incurred through personnel travel. This thesis seeks to determine ...


A Study Of Formal And Informal Mentoring In The United States Air Force, Russell H. Gheesling 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

A Study Of Formal And Informal Mentoring In The United States Air Force, Russell H. Gheesling

Theses and Dissertations

Mentoring has been identified as a significant contributor to employee performance and development. Debate has come about as result of implementation of formal mentoring programs where mentors are assigned to protégés as opposed to informal relationship formed out of mutual respect and liking. Secondary data, including measures of leader member exchange, similarity, contact time, and others, were used from a 1998 survey of company grade officers (protégés) and their formal and informal mentors. Analysis of Variance compared mean values between formally and informally mentored protégés. Additionally, a logistic regression was used to understand the impact that different measures had on ...


Downside Risk Optimization Of The Thrift Savings Plan Lifecycle Fund Portfolios, Matthew C. Beck 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

Downside Risk Optimization Of The Thrift Savings Plan Lifecycle Fund Portfolios, Matthew C. Beck

Theses and Dissertations

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the defined benefit contribution plan for the US Government, introduced the asset allocation Lifecycle (L) Funds in August 2005. These funds seek to minimize risk and maximize expected portfolio return via mean-variance optimization (MVO). The purpose of this thesis is to investigate and examine the efficiency of the TSP L Funds and create alternative L Fund portfolios via downside risk optimization (DRO). Whereas MVO minimizes the portfolio variance (standard deviation), DRO seeks to minimize the risk below an investor’s minimal acceptable return in the market, defined as the Co-Lower Partial Moment (CLPM). The research ...


Steward Training In The Construction Industry: The United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America Faces The Challenge, Jeffrey Grabelsky 2010 Cornell University

Steward Training In The Construction Industry: The United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America Faces The Challenge, Jeffrey Grabelsky

Jeffrey Grabelsky

[Excerpt] This article examines the development and delivery of the Carpenters union national construction steward training program. It describes the collaboration of the union and Cornell University in the design of the curriculum and the use of a train-the-trainer model in the delivery of the steward program in construction locals throughout the United States and Canada. Finally, it evaluates the effectiveness of the program in relation to the transfer of knowledge to participating stewards.


Motivations For Camp Staff To Work At Camp, Jessica M. Cresci 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Motivations For Camp Staff To Work At Camp, Jessica M. Cresci

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Camp staff are the heart of summer camps and can affect how the summer runs. The purpose of this study was to identify the motivations for staff to work at residential summer camps with special regard to any differences in motivations between staff who attended camp as a camper and staff who never attended camp as well as between international and national staff. This study used cluster sampling measuring 21 possible motivations. A link to an online survey was sent to eight camps as identified on the American Camp Association website. The top six motivations for staff to work at ...


Executive Pay And Firm Performance: Methodological Considerations And Future Directions, Beth Florin, Kevin F. Hallock, Douglas Webber 2010 Pearl Meyer & Partners

Executive Pay And Firm Performance: Methodological Considerations And Future Directions, Beth Florin, Kevin F. Hallock, Douglas Webber

Compensation Research Initiative

This paper is an investigation of the pay-for-performance link in executive compensation. In particular we document main issues in the pay-performance debate and explain practical issues in setting pay as well as data issues including how pay is disclosed and how that has changed over time. We also provide a summary of the state of CEO pay levels and pay mix in 2009 using a sample of over 2,000 companies and describe main data sources for researchers. We also investigate what we believe to be at the root of fundamental confusion in the literature across disciplines – methodological issues. In ...


Utilizing New Staff Training Initiatives To Develop And Implement Reference Competencies At The Unlv Libraries, Sidney D. Lowe, Vicki Nozero 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

Utilizing New Staff Training Initiatives To Develop And Implement Reference Competencies At The Unlv Libraries, Sidney D. Lowe, Vicki Nozero

Library Faculty Publications

Building on an orientation program established by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries' Human Resources unit for all new employees, the Research and Information Department developed a training and orientation program for new employees who participate in the reference desk service pool. A task force composed of service pool members created a checklist of expectations that led to a new mission statement and core values for the department as well as a time line for training new employees. The use of a staff wiki to provide access to the expectations, time line, and other resources is explored. Assessment ...


Derecho De La Seguridad Social En México, Bruno L. Costantini García 2010 ITESM Campus Puebla

Derecho De La Seguridad Social En México, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

Breve presentación del Derecho de la Segurida Social en México.

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With The Financial Crisis Over, Banks Are Hiring Again – But With A Different Job Description, Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

With The Financial Crisis Over, Banks Are Hiring Again – But With A Different Job Description, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

The massive blood-letting that was supposed to happen with the recent financial crisis went by, without much of hoopla – at least in this part of the world – and many financial institutions are hiring again. However, with new market reforms, human resource managers are mulling over job descriptions. The mindset to maximise profits may be important, but according to the experts, professionals in the industry will be expected to bring more onto the table – to be accountable to a wider circle of stakeholders and to demonstrate a different set of values.


Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot? The Reverse Transfer Of Knowledge Through Mobility Ties, Rafael A. Corredoira, Lori Rosenkopf 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot? The Reverse Transfer Of Knowledge Through Mobility Ties, Rafael A. Corredoira, Lori Rosenkopf

Management Papers

While mobility's effect on knowledge transfer to firms that hire mobile employees is well demonstrated, we choose to explore mobility's effect on knowledge transfer to firms that lose these employees. Focusing on this ‘outbound mobility’ allows us to isolate effects of social mechanisms associated with mobility. We find that semiconductor firms losing employees are more likely to subsequently cite patents of firms hiring these employees, suggesting that mobility‐driven knowledge flows are bidirectional. In addition, the outbound mobility effect is pronounced when mobility occurs between geographically distant firms, but attenuates for geographically proximate firms since other redundant knowledge ...


Future Directions Of Crisis Communication Research: Emotions In Crisis – The Next Frontier, JIN, A. PANG 2010 Singapore Management University

Future Directions Of Crisis Communication Research: Emotions In Crisis – The Next Frontier, Jin, A. Pang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

No abstract provided.


Standing At A Crossroads: The Building Trades In The Twenty-First Century, Mark Erlich, Jeffrey Grabelsky 2010 New England Regional Council of Carpenters

Standing At A Crossroads: The Building Trades In The Twenty-First Century, Mark Erlich, Jeffrey Grabelsky

Jeffrey Grabelsky

American building trades unions have historically played a critical and stabilizing role in the nation’s construction industry, establishing uniform standards and leveling the competitive playing field. Union members have enjoyed better than average wages and benefits, excellent training opportunities, and decent jobsite conditions. But in the last thirty years the industry has undergone a dramatic transformation. This article describes the decline in union density, the drop in construction wages, the growth of anti-union forces, the changes in labor force demographics, the shift toward construction management, and the emergence of an underground economy. It also analyzes how building trades unions ...


The Value Of Higher Education For Women In Utah, Susan R. Madsen, Cheryl Hanewicz, Susan Thackeray 2010 Utah Valley University

The Value Of Higher Education For Women In Utah, Susan R. Madsen, Cheryl Hanewicz, Susan Thackeray

Susan R. Madsen

This Research and Policy Brief has been written to assist Utahns in looking more broadly at the benefits of higher education for the overall development of women in the state. Whether or not a woman chooses to work outside the home, it is important that she is aware of the growth opportunities that college can provide that will assist her to reach her potential and significantly contribute in her home, community, and workplace. This report outlines various aspects of the broad value of higher education (e.g., health and wellbeing, civic and community engagement, parenting, self-development, intellectual and cognitive development ...


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