3 results for Addison, Ramzi

  • Does follower subjectivity matter in defining authentic leadership? A call for qualitative research

    Owusu Bempah, J.; Addison, Ramzi; Fairweather, John R.

    Journal article
    Lincoln University

    Authentic leadership (AL) has been proposed as the new leadership paradigm that can meet the demands of today‟s organisations. The AL literature suggests that there are three critical aspects before AL will be bestowed: first the espoused values and actions of authentic leaders must be congruent, second, the expectation of the leaders and the followers must be congruent, and third, the leaders must behave with high moral integrity for the good of their subordinates, the organisation and the community. Since these features of AL involve subjective interpretation before authentic leadership is bestowed, it is likely that evaluations of it vary in different settings. This paper argues that to understand AL is to understand follower subjectivity. On that basis, this paper is calling for more research to explore the meaning of the AL construct from the perspectives of leaders and followers in different contexts. The paper suggests Q method as the preferred approach since it is argued as being robust in the measurement of human subjectivity.

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  • Public sector reform in the Asia-Pacific

    Williams, Lesley E.; Addison, Ramzi

    Working or discussion paper
    Lincoln University

    The world recessionary period of the 1980's forced many governments to re-evaluate their economic management strategies. Today, existing strategies are being supplanted by a belief that economic growth is best achieved by less government intervention in the economy. This paper examines public sector reforms in Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand, three Asia-Pacific trading partners. While descriptive in nature, the researchers believe that the contribution of this research is its socio-cultural and historical accounts of these changes, as well as its Asia/Pacific focus.

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  • Creating the contexts of change

    Addison, Ramzi (1997)

    Doctoral thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    This is a study of the management of technological change in the meat industry in New Zealand. The purpose of the study is to examine the way in which change is managed effectively. Major perspectives in organisation theory - contingency theory, population ecology, institutional theory, resource dependence - mainly explain why or how organisations adapt or fail to adapt to their environments. They do not specify the mechanisms or processes of adaptation. Organisational change models - Organisation Development (OD), Total Quality Management (TQM), work place reform etc - mainly deal with internal processes but generally do not specify the conditions under which change is most likely to succeed. In this introduction I will start with an outline of the current understanding of change management - how research in this area is now regarded by leading writers as being inadequate both to explain what actually happens and as a guide to practitioners. Secondly I will outline the importance of the meat industry to New Zealand's economy and the transformations it has undergone in the last fifteen years. This will be followed with an account of the research design and plan. Lastly I will give an overview and outline of the thesis.

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