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Queensland University of Technology

1. Connell, Michael F. An exploratory study to understand how corporations align financial and moral-based goals to achieve effectiveness: Introducing the common good theory of organizational effectiveness.

Degree: 2016, Queensland University of Technology

In this thesis a new explanation is developed as to how corporations achieve specific effectiveness criteria through the harmonization of their financial and moral based goals. Findings are drawn from simultaneous case studies conducted over three years in two companies, one public and private. Based on the position that corporations are moral agents, a theoretical framework is developed and validated, which explains how effectiveness and goals are interrelated but separate constructs dependent on the common good of the organisation for their achievement. The thesis therefore provides a basis to understand how a corporation must not only do well but do good to be sustainable in modern society.

Subjects/Keywords: organisational effectiveness; organisational goal; business ethics; organisational paradox; organisational theory; organisational values; organisational culture; moral theory; MacIntyre

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APA (6th Edition):

Connell, M. F. (2016). An exploratory study to understand how corporations align financial and moral-based goals to achieve effectiveness: Introducing the common good theory of organizational effectiveness. (Thesis). Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://eprints.qut.edu.au/99581/

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Connell, Michael F. “An exploratory study to understand how corporations align financial and moral-based goals to achieve effectiveness: Introducing the common good theory of organizational effectiveness.” 2016. Thesis, Queensland University of Technology. Accessed September 25, 2020. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/99581/.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Connell, Michael F. “An exploratory study to understand how corporations align financial and moral-based goals to achieve effectiveness: Introducing the common good theory of organizational effectiveness.” 2016. Web. 25 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Connell MF. An exploratory study to understand how corporations align financial and moral-based goals to achieve effectiveness: Introducing the common good theory of organizational effectiveness. [Internet] [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2016. [cited 2020 Sep 25]. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/99581/.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Connell MF. An exploratory study to understand how corporations align financial and moral-based goals to achieve effectiveness: Introducing the common good theory of organizational effectiveness. [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2016. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/99581/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Brunel University

2. Harris, Lisa. Technological change and the productivity paradox : the management of new technologies in UK retail banks.

Degree: PhD, 1999, Brunel University

Successful implementation of new technologies is necessary for survival in today's increasingly competitive banking environment. The banking sector is now the UK's largest investor in new technology. As a result of de-regulation and new technological opportunities, the dominant market position of the traditional banks is under threat from new market entrants. Such organisations are harnessing the latest technology to develop their services, and are not constrained by the costs of running national branch networks and integrating a diverse historical legacy of incompatible computer systems. This thesis addresses the question of why the massive investment by UK retail banks in information technology is not being translated into significant productivity gains. The issue is referred to in the literature as the IT productivity paradox. It will be argued that the importance of the banks to the economy as a whole, and the position of the industry as the UK's largest investor in new technology, make it a particularly suitable arena in which to study this phenomenon. Six empirical case studies of recent new technology projects are analysed by the development of grounded theory. The findings indicate that dysfunctional organisational structures and cultures, together with poor management of expertise, combine to sabotage change and constrain the potential of new technology projects. Most significantly, a lack of organisational learning is contributing to the paradox. Even successful projects had limited impact because the lessons learned were not disseminated throughout the organisation. The study concludes that the full potential offered by information technology will continue to elude the banks until their apparently complacent attitude towards organisational change is addressed.

Subjects/Keywords: 658; IT productivity paradox; Competitive banking environment; Dysfunctional organisational structures and cultures; Management of expertise; Organisational learning

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APA (6th Edition):

Harris, L. (1999). Technological change and the productivity paradox : the management of new technologies in UK retail banks. (Doctoral Dissertation). Brunel University. Retrieved from http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5259 ; http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.286806

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Harris, Lisa. “Technological change and the productivity paradox : the management of new technologies in UK retail banks.” 1999. Doctoral Dissertation, Brunel University. Accessed September 25, 2020. http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5259 ; http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.286806.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Harris, Lisa. “Technological change and the productivity paradox : the management of new technologies in UK retail banks.” 1999. Web. 25 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Harris L. Technological change and the productivity paradox : the management of new technologies in UK retail banks. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Brunel University; 1999. [cited 2020 Sep 25]. Available from: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5259 ; http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.286806.

Council of Science Editors:

Harris L. Technological change and the productivity paradox : the management of new technologies in UK retail banks. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Brunel University; 1999. Available from: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5259 ; http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.286806

3. Fredin, Fredrik. Förutsättningar för det nya nationella försvaret : En fallstudie av plutonchefskapet vid den 161.strilbataljonen.

Degree: Halmstad University, 2018, Halmstad University

Omvärldsförändringar har inneburit att regeringen gett Försvarsmakten en ny inriktning med ett ökat fokus på förmågan att försvara Sverige. Syftet med denna studie är att skapa förståelse för förutsättningarna för chefskapet på plutonsnivån i det nationella försvaret och utveckla kunskap om vilka förutsättningar plutoncheferna har att möta de krav som det nya nationella försvaret ställer. Studien är genomförd med en induktiv kvalitativ fallstudiedesign med en hermeneutisk ansats. Det empiriska materialet baseras på data från 12 intervjuer med plutonchefer och data från undersökning av centrala Försvarsmaktsdokument. Resultatet visar att plutonchefensrollen karaktäriseras av en balansgång mellan rollen som chef och rollen som administratör, där administrationen väger över på bekostnad av krigföringsförmåga och ledarskap. Chefernas uppfattning om det nationella försvarets krav överensstämmer väl med de övergripande styrdokumenten men en tydlig sammanställning av kraven saknas vilket leder till osäkerhet. Plutonchefernas förutsättningar för att uppfylla det nya försvarets krav påverkas av deras möjlighet att balansera mellan uppgifter och tillgängliga resurser, vilket beror på avsaknad av administrativt stöd och brist på ledning. Studien har identifierat ett motsatsförhållande mellan två samtidigt pågående organisationsförändringar. Fenomenet som vi har valt att kalla paradoxförändring, innehåller en rollinriktad förändring mot chefen som administratör och en attitydinriktad förändring mot krigsförbandschef i det nya nationella försvaret. 

The changes in the strategical environment have resulted in the government giving the Swedish defense forces a new national alignment, towards the capability of national defense. The purpose of this study is to build understanding of the conditions for platoon level leadership in the new national defense and to develop knowledge of the conditions the platoon commanders have been given to meet the demands by the new national defense. The research has been carried out by an inductive quantitative case study design with a hermeneutic approach. The empirical data is based on twelve interviews with platoon leaders and a study of official defense force documents. The research shows that the role of the platoon leader is characterized by balancing the role as commander and the role of administrator, were the administration weighs over on the expense of the capability of warfare and leadership. The platoon commander’s perception of the demands of the national defense complies with official defense force documents, but the absence of a clear compilation of the demands leads to some uncertainty. The platoon commander’s conditions to fulfill the demands of the new national defense is determined by their ability to balance tasks and available resources. This in turn is due to absence of administrative support and command. The research has identified a contradiction between two simultaneously ongoing organizational changes. The phenomenon that we have chosen to call the paradox…

Subjects/Keywords: Administrate; HR-Transformation; leadership; management; national defence; organisational change; paradox change; Swedish Armed Forces; Swedish Air Force; administration; chefskap; HR-Transormation; ledarskap; nationellt försvar; paradoxförändring; organisationsförändring; Försvarsmakten; Flygvapnet; Business Administration; Företagsekonomi

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APA (6th Edition):

Fredin, F. (2018). Förutsättningar för det nya nationella försvaret : En fallstudie av plutonchefskapet vid den 161.strilbataljonen. (Thesis). Halmstad University. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36975

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Fredin, Fredrik. “Förutsättningar för det nya nationella försvaret : En fallstudie av plutonchefskapet vid den 161.strilbataljonen.” 2018. Thesis, Halmstad University. Accessed September 25, 2020. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36975.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Fredin, Fredrik. “Förutsättningar för det nya nationella försvaret : En fallstudie av plutonchefskapet vid den 161.strilbataljonen.” 2018. Web. 25 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Fredin F. Förutsättningar för det nya nationella försvaret : En fallstudie av plutonchefskapet vid den 161.strilbataljonen. [Internet] [Thesis]. Halmstad University; 2018. [cited 2020 Sep 25]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36975.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Fredin F. Förutsättningar för det nya nationella försvaret : En fallstudie av plutonchefskapet vid den 161.strilbataljonen. [Thesis]. Halmstad University; 2018. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-36975

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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