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Crew member: Marko Orel

Previous Next Marko Orel is an organisational sociologist who works as an assistant professor and a head of the Centre for Workplace Research (CWER) at Prague University of Economics and Business. He specialises in exploring the changing nature of the workplace and the transformation of work and work-related processes. In addition to that, Marko is […]

Crew member: Simona Šarotar Žižek

Previous Next Simona Šarotar Žižek, Associate Professor holds PhD in Economic and Business Sciences. She has completed up her theoretical knowledge permanently by the practical work. After 9 years in Mura, she joined University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business in 2007, as lecturer in Management, specialized for Human Resource Management. She is head […]

Anticipatory psychological contracts of young labour market entrants: a multi-country study with a Confucian work ethic ‘twist’

We explore generational and cultural effects within anticipatory psychological contracts (APCs) of young labour market entrants in Confucian East Asia (China, South Korea) and Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovenia). We identify prevailing APC types and compare the two regions, paying special attention to Confucian Work Ethic (CWE). Using matched samples of 953 undergraduate business […]

Workplace inclusion–exclusion and knowledge-hiding behaviour of minority members

The increased mobility of people has resulted in an increasingly culturally diverse workforce. Organisations aim to ensure that all employees – regardless of race, ethnicity and religion – receive equal treatment. However, these ideas are often disconnected from reality. This paper attempts to bridge the knowledge management and diversity literature to examine knowledge hiding by […]

Leadership-promoted diversity climate and group identification

Purpose Besides diversity’s positive effects, groups of “we” against “them” may form in accordance with social categorization theory, showing diversity’s negative consequences. The authors aim to reconcile these results and examine their boundary conditions. Design/methodology/approach The authors studied 584 working professionals from five contexts (transnational companies dealing with multicultural interactions) and analyzed data using moderated-mediation […]

Why do organizations leverage social media to create business value?

Why do organizations develop and execute social media initiatives to create business value? This study addresses this prominent and critical research question for IS research on the business value of social media. Drawing on the institutional theory, we argue that mimetic, coercive, and normative pressure persuade organizations to use social media to improve marketing performance. […]

How do personality and work climate influence knowledge hiding?

Understanding employee knowledge hiding behavior can serve organizations in better implementing knowledge management practices. The purpose of this study is to investigate how personality and work climate influence knowledge hiding, by examining the respective roles of openness to experience and relational (specifically, communal sharing and market pricing) climates. Multilevel modeling was used with two distinct samples, […]

Does digital literacy contribute to individuals’ innovative work behavior?

Digital transformation has put tremendous pressure on employees to innovate with the use of information technology (IT). This paper explores the extent to which digital literacy and personal innovativeness contribute to individual’s innovative work behavior (IWB). To test our hypotheses, we apply double bootstrapping chained mediation analyses paired with relative importance analysis on a dataset […]