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How to turn leader favoritism into something better

How empathy‐based favoritism can help to develop organizational social capital // The question of how to treat subordinates fairly and justly is a central ethical challenge for responsible leaders. Typically, leaders encounter challenges between differentiating their interactions with employees to build a more personal relationship and leveling their interactions with employees in an indiscriminate manner.Continue reading “How to turn leader favoritism into something better”

Informal networks in international business

The dark and bright sides of informal networks // While the coordination of business activities through interpersonal ties and networks has been researched in the management and organization studies, using informal networks for managing and organizing in an international context is a rather new research field. Informal networks, known variously as guanxi (China), old boyContinue reading “Informal networks in international business”

Collaboration yin-yang style: Six management paradigms to increase organizational performance

How the yin-yang perspective dissolves the power and trust paradox and leads to collaborative business relationships // It becomes increasingly visible that to a lesser extend single companies but international supply networks, or meta-organizations, will increasingly compete with each other in the future. The governance of these networks poses new challenges to focal firms asContinue reading “Collaboration yin-yang style: Six management paradigms to increase organizational performance”