November 2014

Sacrificing Organizational Goals for Self-Preservation: Changing Course to Stay in Power at the University of Virginia: a Coalition Theory Perspective

November 30, 2014

For several weeks in the summer of 2012 the University of Virginia became the center of national media attention in America because of the forced resignation of the university’s first female president. Teresa Sullivan, a highly reputable academic administrator, had been hired as president in 2010 with a 5 year contract by the unanimous decision […]

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From Measurement to Ownership: the Evolution and Organizational Implications of Modern Performance Management

November 14, 2014

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” – Jim Collins, Good to Great At the core of performance management and human resources more generally is the idea that people make the difference in organizations. Research has shown time and time again that effective deployment of human capital is a key differentiator in business (Pfeffer, 1994; […]

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