This paper by S. Cohen, G. Spreitzer, and G. Ledford, Jr. draws upon the authors’ research on the use of self-managed work teams (SMWTs) in two service organizations: a telecommunications company and an insurance operation.
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This research by Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Morgan W. McCall, Jr., and Joan D. Mahoney extends the traditional approach to the early identification of executives by introducing the notion of ability to learn from experience.
Nandini Rajagopalan and Gretchen M. Spreitzer provide a comprehensive review of the strategic change literature from three theoretical lenses: the rational, learning, and cognitive lenses.
Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Suzanne C. DeJanasz, and Robert E. Quinn examine the relationship between managerial cognitions of empowerment and transformational leadership.
In this paper, Gretchen Spreitzer and Robert E. Quinn describe a field study of a large scale management development program for a Fortune 100 organization’s population of middle managers designed to stimulate change.
This paper by Susan Cohen, Gerry Ledford, Jr., and Gretchen Spreitzer tests a theoretically-driven model of self-managing work team effectiveness.
This paper by Gretchen M. Spreitzer addresses the workunit design characteristics associated with individual feelings of empowerment in the workplace.
Gretchen M. Spreitzer argues that the literature on empowerment lacks the integrated conceptual underpinning necessary for cumulative theory development and empirical research.