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AMJ paper on knowledge hiding published February 27, 2014

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Here we go, our eagerly expected Academy of Management Journal paper on knowledge hiding and creativity has been just released in print in the February 2014 issue. Welcome to read and comment!

CEEMAN Champion Research Award Interview December 19, 2013

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In CEEMAN News 70, an interview with myself and doc.dr. Matej Cerne is published. It is within the context of the CEEMAN Champion Research Award we got for our research in the field of managing knowledge, creativity, and innovation. Welcome to read and comment …

Congruence in authentic leadership expectations and job satisfaction November 20, 2013

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AJM

The following article is now available online.

Cerne, M., Maric, M., Dimovski, V., Penger, S., & Skerlavaj, M. (forthcoming): Congruence of leader self-perceptions and follower perceptions of authentic leadership: Understanding what authentic leadership is and how it enhances employees’ job satisfaction, Australian Journal of Management.

We propose and empirically test a multilevel model of cross-level interactions between leader self-perceptions (team level) and follower perceptions of authentic leadership on job satisfaction. Data from 24 supervisors and 171 team members were used. Applying hierarchical linear modelling, we found that follower perceptions of authentic leadership predict employee job satisfaction. We also found support for the interaction effect of leader self-perceptions and follower perceptions of authentic leadership in predicting job satisfaction, integrating the leader- and follower-centric perspectives of authentic leadership. Polynomial regression analysis further supported the fact that the congruence between leader self-perceptions and follower perceptions of authentic leadership is beneficial and that both need to be present at high levels to produce the most beneficial results in terms of followers’ job satisfaction.

Punished for witholding knowledge @ BI Leadership magazine November 15, 2013

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In the BI Leadership Magazine 2013/14, Matej Cerne, Christina Nerstad, Anders Dysvik and myself published a practitioner-oriented paper on the forthcoming February 2014 Academy of Management Journal article on knowledge hiding, motivational climate and creativity called Punished for withholding knowledge.

Friday seminar on job crafting November 13, 2013

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This Friday, 12.30 – 13.30, Sut I Wong Humborstad and myself will give a research seminar at the BI Norwegian Business School, Nydalsveien 37, Oslo, Norway. Exact location is Department of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour, A3 – 109. Title: Building Coalitions for Job Crafting: Leader-subordinate Autonomy Expectation (In)Congruence and Subordinate Perceived Competence Mobilization. Looking forward to a fruitful discussion. Welcome all of you interested in and curious about proactive behaviours at work and the ways to stimulate them!

Prosocial motivation – Video @ BI Leadership Toolbox November 6, 2013

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Research shows that giving- and helping-orientation in social interaction leads to better performance. Prosocial motivation can be a powerful and inexpensive source of performance boosting and this lecture aims to show some of the tools.

In the lecture series “Leaders Toolbox” is Miha Škerlavaj lecturing about “Prosocial motivation: How can internal and external beneficiaries inspire our work?(From BI Business Review, 2013)

BI Leadership toolbox on prosocial motivation October 6, 2013

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BIOn Friday, October 25th (8:00 – 9:30 AM), my-humble-self, Anders Dysvik and Arne Carlsen will talk to Norwegian executives at the BI Leadership Toolbox seminar series. The hot and emerging topic of prosocial motivation is highly relevant to anybody curious about what truly drives people at work to achieve extraordinary results.

Title:  Prosocial motivation – How can internal and external beneficiaries inspire our work?

Short description: There is increasing evidence that the primary job motivation is relational and other-focused. Prosocial motivation, the desire to protect and promote the well-being of others is an innovative approach to lead people at work. It builds upon the premise that beneficiaries (e.g. customers and coworkers) are best source of inspiration (as opposed to inspiring leaders prevalent in the current literature). Most recent research shows that giving- and helping-orientation in social interaction leads to better performance (creativity and innovation, knowledge sharing, work engagement, sales, accuracy, etc.). Hence, prosocial motivation can be a powerful and inexpensive source of performance boosting and this lecture aims to show some of the tools leaders can use to facilitate prosocial behaviors at work.

Welcome to join at BI Norwegian Business School, Nydalsveien 27, Oslo, Norway and register.

CEEMAN Research Award September 2, 2013

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Cited from FELU webpages:CEEMAN Champions Research Award

The researchers from The Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana and COBIK, Associate Professor Miha Škerlavaj, PhD and Assistant Professor Matej Černe, PhD have been selected as winners of the 2013 CEEMAN Champions’ Award in the Research category. Launched in 2010, the annual CEEMAN Champion Awards recognize and promote outstanding achievements of faculty, management, and staff from CEEMAN member institutions in the categories of teaching, research, institutional management, and responsible management education. The researchers have been awarded for their work focused on the study of knowledge and innovation management at the level of an individual, team, company, and economy. Such a holistic treatment of factors aimed at examining the context of knowledge, creativity and innovation management was designed to ultimately help organizations understand the conditions to achieve superior business performance and consequently the prosperity of society. Together, they have already published 24 SSCI-ranked papers in esteemed SCI/SSCI indexed journals, including one accepted for publication in The Academy of Management Journal, one of the highest ranked academic outlets in the field of management with a 2012 impact factor of 5.91. They will receive the award personally at the 21th CEEMAN Annual Conference Gala Dinner on September 27, 2013.

Kinda cool, I reckon. :-)

Zavzetost zaposlenih: Oblikovanje delovnih mest in povezav med zaposlenimi June 29, 2013

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Zavzetost zaposlenih je izjemno zanimiv organizacijski pojav, saj je močno povezana z boljšimi rezultati poslovanja in kot takšna v osrčju delovanja managerjev. Z Leo Pfajfar sva pripravila strokovni prispevek, ki kaže kako je mogoče s kombinacijo dveh managerskih orodij vplivati na večjo zavzetost zaposlenih. Celotna objava je na razpolago v HRM reviji: PFAJFAR, Lea, ŠKERLAVAJ, Miha. Zavzetost zaposlenih za delo: spodbudimo jo z ustreznim oblikovanjem delovnih mest in povezav med zaposlenimi. HRM (Ljubl.), jun. 2013, letn. 11, št. 53, str. 28-33, povzetek pa spodaj:

Ni dovolj, da v podjetjih zagotavljamo prijetno organizacijsko klimo in skrbimo zgolj za zadovoljstvo zaposlenih. Zadovoljstvo zaposlenih je namreč potreben, ne pa tudi zadosten pogoj za uspešnost organizacij saj je lahko povezano tudi z dejavniki, ki niso koristni z vidika organizacije. V času krize zmagujejo podjetja, ki svojo konkurenčno prednost povečujejo s pomočjo za delo zavzetih zaposlenih. Podjetja z bolj zavzetimi zaposleni imajo lahko kar do 50% večjo produktivnost, zato pa tudi večjo rast prihodkov in dobičkonosnosti (Harter et al., 2002; Towers, 2003). Žal pa raziskave kažejo tudi to, da je več kot 50% zaposlenih nezavzetih za delo (Blacksmith & Harter, 2011). Raziskava, ki smo jo opravili v slovenskem IT podjetju z nekaj več kot 200 zaposlenimi, je pokazala, da zavzetost zaposlenega za delo lahko spodbudimo s pravilno oblikovanim delovnim mestom in s spodbujanjem deljenja nasvetov med zaposlenimi (Pfajfar, 2012).

Publication on management innovation in EMR June 29, 2013

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EMRAgain, I am proud of our little team who made it to another prominent research publication venue, that is European Management Review. We have published a paper on a most promissing topic of management innovation: ČERNE, Matej, JAKLIČ, Marko, ŠKERLAVAJ, Miha. Management innovation in focus : the role of knowledge exchange, organizational size, and IT system development and utilization. European management review, 2013.

Below is the abstract.

This study aims to design and test a model examining the antecedents of management innovation at the organizational level. We propose internal knowledge exchange as a crucial predictor of management innovation and examine the mediating effect of IT system development, as well as the moderating effect of organizational size in the examined relationship. We test the model using structural equation modeling and hierarchical moderated regression analysis on data gathered from 604 firms in three countries: Slovenia, Spain, and South Korea. The results indicate a crucial role of knowledge exchange for management innovation, as this link is positive, very strong and significant in all three countries. In addition, our study provided evidence that knowledge exchange results in management innovation through developed IT systems that enable the information and knowledge to flow within an organization, as well as that the relationship between knowledge exchange and management innovation is hindered by firms’ size.

Interested? Have a read of the full paper.

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