Businesses & Human ressources

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Photo : Do CEO overconfidence and narcissism affect corporate social responsibility in the UK listed companies?

Do CEO overconfidence and narcissism affect corporate social responsibility in the UK listed companies?

Purpose This paper aims to examine the effect of two CEO characteristics, namely, narcissism and overconfidence on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the moderating effect of corporate governance (CG) mechanisms in the UK. Design/methodology/approach Using a sample of 2,360 UK firms listed on the FTSE 400 index for the years 2010–2017, the feasible generalized least […]

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Photo : Cultural identity and its impact on today’s multicultural organizations

Cultural identity and its impact on today’s multicultural organizations

Within the context of the internationalization of organizations and, in particular, growing numbers of staff members from different cultures, the number of studies on the management of cultural differences has increased considerably. However, as several authors have observed, studies on cultural differences and the concept of cultural identity remain limited, in large part due to […]

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Photo : Impact of self-leadership and shared leadership on the performance of virtual R&D teams

Impact of self-leadership and shared leadership on the performance of virtual R&D teams

Managing geographically dispersed R&D teams remains a complex task. Contemporary leadership styles in global virtual teams is a pertinent—yet, unexplored—research topic, which can help achieve greater workplace effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of self and shared leadership on the performance of virtual R&D teams. Trust, potency, and commitment mediate […]

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Photo : Landing a first job: Evidence that grateful business school students fare better on job search preparation

Landing a first job: Evidence that grateful business school students fare better on job search preparation

Landing one’s first job is documented as a stressful life event. A competitive job market coupled with a pandemic is enough to make students feel a drain on their resources and discouraged about their future. Preparing for one’s job search (i.e., updating one’s CV, identifying and discussing job leads, etc.) becomes crucial for subsequent job search […]

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Photo : The role of international R&D activities on SMEs’ performance

The role of international R&D activities on SMEs’ performance

One of the main challenges for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is how to leverage their R&D activities in the international markets but current literature offers mixed evidence and inconclusive models in this regard.  The relationships among SMEs’ international R&D activities, dynamic capabilities and performance are still not well understood, despite their importance for the managerial practices in […]

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Photo : Auditors and the Principal-Principal Agency Conflict in Family Controlled Firms

Auditors and the Principal-Principal Agency Conflict in Family Controlled Firms

Family firms are widespread among public companies in France. In a recent paper, Ben Ali, Boubaker & Magnan, provide evidence that the presence of multiple large shareholders (MLS) beyond the largest controlling shareholder (LCS) mitigates the agency conflicts between large and minority shareholders, hence reducing the level of audit fees paid by family-controlled firms. Using […]

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Photo : Cultural identity and its impact on today’s multicultural organizations

Cultural identity and its impact on today’s multicultural organizations

Within the context of the internationalization of organizations and, in particular, growing numbers of staff members from different cultures, the number of studies on the management of cultural differences has increased considerably. However, as several authors have observed, studies on cultural differences and the concept of cultural identity remain limited, in large part due to […]

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Photo : Is it all about location? It is when it comes to increasing work engagement

Is it all about location? It is when it comes to increasing work engagement

When it comes to work engagement (one’s vigor, dedication, and absorption directed to work tasks), some job resources are more important for some, but not for others – and it is largely dependent on your office location. Halinski and Harrison (2020) recently published an article in the International Journal of Public Sector Management, exploring this hypothesis with public service employees in […]

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