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The One Person Who Can Tame Donald Trump. Maybe.

The One Person Who Can Tame Donald Trump. Maybe.

James O’Toole
The day after General John Kelly was appointed While House chief of staff, nearly everybody and their sister were offering gratuitous advice on how Kelly should handle his unimaginably difficult job.

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HR: Time for a Reset

Edward E. Lawler III (CEO) explains that in many cases HR ends up doing a considerable amount of HR administrative work in order to take the “burden” off line managers. It may mean that HR is no longer a BPU (business prevention unit) and that it has a seat at the table.

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The Impact of Social Capital on the Development of Transactive Memories Multilevel Group Knowledge Systems

In this paper by Yu Connie Yuan (Cornell University), Peter Monge, and Janet Fulk, a multilevel, multi-theoretical model of transactive memory theory was developed by integrating the emergence model with social capital theories.

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Disciplinary Constraints on the Advancement of Knowledge: The Case of Organizational Incentive Systems

Kenneth A. Merchant, Wim A. Van Der Stede, and Liu Zheng argue that research progress in accounting has been significantly hindered by most researchers’ excessively narrow focus on a single research discipline.

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Doing Research That is Useful to Practice: A Model and Empirical Exploration

Drawing from literature on knowledge transfer and cognition, S. Mohrman, C. Gibson, and A. Mohrman, Jr. develop a theoretical model for conducting research that is useful to practitioners. We explore the potential of this model by examining the usefulness of a research project involving ten companies.

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Motivation for School Reform

S. Mohrman and E. Lawler III state that the school reform movement seeks higher educational standards for all students, moving authority into the local school to develop new approaches and apply resources appropriately to meet the needs of all students, and new approaches to teaching and learning meet the educational needs of modern society.

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Systems are Not Solutions: Issues in Creating Information Systems that Account for the Human Organization

Edward E. Lawler III, Philip H. Mirvis
1981 (republished 1994)

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The Effects of Inquiry Paradigms on Inquirers: A Study of the Impact of Different Inquiry Methods and Topics on Two Groups of Consulting Teams

Ramkrishnan V. Tenkasi, Tojo J. Thachankary, Frank J. Barrett, and Michael R. Manning investigated the impact of two different guiding schemas about organizations and topics of inquiry, on two groups of consulting teams.

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