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Learning from the Future: Essays on Uncertainty, Foresight, and the Long Term
How to formulate strategy given the uncertainty of the future is the central question that managers face. The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate one possible answer: the use of strategic foresight, defined not ...
Zero-Sum Games & Zero-Sum Frames: Employee Cognitive Consequences of Financial Firm Performance
This dissertation examines the psychological consequences of firms’ financial and prosocial strategies and practices pertaining to how firms define value and performance. Firms typically measure value and performance ...
Dynamic Problem Solving for Breakthrough Innovation: The Case of a Social Robot
This dissertation consists of four chapters that propose a novel theoretical framework for understanding organizational creativity and innovation that I call dynamic problem solving. Previous scholars have proposed extensive ...
Self-Managing Organizations: Exploring the Dynamics and Consequences of Radically Decentralizing Authority
This dissertation examines the dynamics and consequences of organizations that eschew the conventional managerial hierarchy and instead radically decentralize authority throughout the organization. While fascination with ...
The Ties That Drive Us: The Motivational Potential of Close Relationships at Work
Organizations are inherently social contexts. As such, they provide opportunities for individuals within those organizations to forge close peer relationships. Though some scholarly research explores the ways in which ...
Collective Job Crafting: How Groups Shape Their Identity and Work Over Time
The rising levels of ambiguity, uncertainty, and dynamism organizations face today prompt groups and their members to step outside of the boundaries of their formal job descriptions in order to fulfill the shifting demands ...