Workplace mobbing : expulsion, exclusion, and transformation

Shallcross, Linda, Ramsay, Sheryl, & Barker, Michelle (2008) Workplace mobbing : expulsion, exclusion, and transformation. In 22nd ANZAM Conference 2008 : Managing in the Pacific Century Conference Proceedings, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), University of Auckland, Auckland.

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Abstract

The issue of workplace bullying has received considerable attention in recent times in both the academic literature and in the print and electronic media. The stereotypical bullying scenario can be described as the “bully boss” model, where those in more senior positions tend to bully the staff they supervise. By way of contrast, this paper presents the findings of a three year exemplarian action research study into the lesser known phenomenon of workplace mobbing. Consistent with grounded theory methods, the findings are discussed in the context of emergent propositions in relation to the broader social, cultural, and organisational factors that can perpetuate workplace mobbing in the public sector.

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ID Code: 43896
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: workplace bullying, “bully boss” model, workplace mobbing
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Schools > Social Work & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management.
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Deposited On: 11 Aug 2011 02:55
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2011 19:31

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