Eric Dent

Florida Gulf Coast University

Uncommon Friends Endowed Chair in Ethics

10485 FGCU Blvd S

Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565

United States

Florida Gulf Coast University - Lutgert College of Business

10485 FGCU Blvd S

Fort Myers, FL

United States

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Scholarly Papers (50)

1.

Challenging 'Resistance to Change'

Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 35 (1), 25-41.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Eric Dent and Susan Goldberg
Florida Gulf Coast University and George Washington University
Downloads 1,988 (8,158)
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The Role of Mindfulness in Leading Organizational Transformation: A Systematic Review

Aviles, P. R. & Dent, E. B. (August, 2015). The role of mindfulness in leading organizational transformation. A systematic review. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. 20(3). 31-55
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Aug 2015
Peter R Aviles and Eric Dent
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 1,302 (16,006)

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mindfulness. leading, organizational, transformation, review, psychological perspective, change

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Job Satisfaction and Organizational Culture

The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Oct 2013
Lloyd Stebbins and Eric Dent
Warner University and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 598 (48,270)

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Job, Satisfaction, Organizational, Culture

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The Senior Leader as Both a Strategist and Technical Specialist

Journal of Business Leadership, 114-139
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 503 (60,059)

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Senior, Leader, Strategist, Technical, Specialist

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Employees Actually Embrace Change: The Chimera of Resistance

Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2002
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2016
Eric Dent and Edward Powley
Florida Gulf Coast University and Case Western Reserve University
Downloads 462 (66,749)
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Employees, Actually, Embrace, Change, Chimera, Resistance

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Spirituality and Leadership: An Empirical Review of Definitions, Distinctions, and Embedded Assumptions

The Leadership Quarterly, 16 (2005) 625-653
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Florida Gulf Coast University, Frostburg State University and University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
Downloads 364 (88,459)
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Spirituality, Leadership, Organizations, Definition, Religion, Assumptions

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Seinfeld, Professor of Organizational Behavior: The Psychological Contract and Systems Thinking

Journal of Management Education, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 648-659, Dec. 2001
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Sep 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 353 (91,659)

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The Complexity Science Organizational Development Practitioner

Organization Development Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 2003
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 16 Sep 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 256 (129,751)

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Can Conflict Be Healthy?

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Conflict, Healthy, Thomas-Kilmann, Christian

10.

The Observation, Inquiry, and Measurement Challenges Surfaced by Complexity Theory

Managing the Complex: Philosophy, Theory and Practice. 253-283, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 210 (157,198)

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Complexity Theory, Observation, Inquiry, Measurement, Challenges

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Discovering the Foundational Philosophies, Practices, and Influences of Modern Management Theory

Journal of Management History Vol. 20 No. 2, 2014 pp. 145-163
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Jul 2014
Eric Dent and Pamela Bozeman
Florida Gulf Coast University and Northern Arizona University
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Religion, Science, Management history, Christianity, Scientific management,

12.

Complexity Science: A Worldview Shift

Emergence, 1(4), 5-19, 1999
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2015
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 172 (188,480)
Citation 1

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Complexity, Science, World, Shift, Worldview

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The Messy History of OB&D: How Three Strands Came to Be Seen as One Rope

Management Decision, 40 (3), 266-280
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 158 (202,584)

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organizational, behavior, Mesy, History, Ob&D, Strands, progress

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Philosophy, Ethics, and Capitalism: An Interview with BB&T Chairman John Allison

Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2009, Vol. 8, No. 4
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
John A. Parnell and Eric Dent
University of North Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 154 (206,967)

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Philosophy, Ethics, Capitalism, BB&T, Chairman, John Allison, CEO

15.

Researching Leadership from a Systems Perspective: Observations and Challenges

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Sep 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Researching, Leadership, Systems, Perspective, Observations, Challenges

16.

The Top Ten Reasons Why Online Learning Can Beat Classroom Learning

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Online Learning, Classroom Learning, Communications, Leadership, Team Building

17.

The Design, Development, and Evaluation of Measures to Survey Worldview in Organizations

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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The Design, Development, Evaluation, Measures, Survey, Worldview, Organizations,TWV, EWV

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Worldview Assumptions: Paradigm Shift in Progress?

Journal for Behavioral and Applied Management, Vol. 5, No. 3, Spring 2004
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Oct 2013
Eric Dent and Edward Powley
Florida Gulf Coast University and Case Western Reserve University
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Objectivism and Christianity

The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, No. 2 (Issue 22, December 2011)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 79 (331,554)

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Objectivism, Christianity, Ayn Rand, Philosophy

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Reconciling Complexity Theory in Organizations and Christian Spirituality

Emergence: A Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations and Management. 5 (4), 124-140, 2003
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2017
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 73 (347,021)

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Reconciling, Complexity, Theory, Organizations, Christian, Spirituality

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Can We Agree on the Force, and Call it God?: Multidisciplined Evidence and Organizational Implications

Academy of Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 72 (349,697)

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God, organizations, management, evidence, proof, materialism

22.

The Origins and Purposes of Several Conceptions of Systems Theory and Cybernetics

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 06 May 2018
Stuart A. Umpleby and Eric Dent
George Washington University - School of Business and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 66 (366,432)
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Origins, Purposes, Several Conceptions, Systems Theory, Cybernetics

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A Conceptual Model of Systems Thinking Leadership in Community Colleges

Davis, A. P., Dent, E. B., & Wharf, D. M. (2015). A conceptual model of systems thinking leadership in community colleges. Systemic Practice and Action Research. 28(4), 333-353.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Feb 2016
Anne Davis, Eric Dent and Deborah Wharff
Stevenson University, Florida Gulf Coast University and University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
Downloads 64 (372,220)

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Reconciling Economics and Ethics in Business Ethics Education: The Case of Objectivism

Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, 2015
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Feb 2016
Eric Dent and John A. Parnell
Florida Gulf Coast University and University of North Alabama
Downloads 63 (375,254)

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A Work Behaviour Analysis of Executive Coaches

International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, Vol. 9, No. 2, August 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Glenn Newsom and Eric Dent
Independent and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 63 (375,254)
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Executive, Coaching, Coaches, Work-behaviours, Counseling

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The Role of Luck in the Strategy-Performance Relationship

Management Decision. 47(6), 1000-1021
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
John A. Parnell and Eric Dent
University of North Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 62 (378,302)
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The Emerging Bright Side: Positive Business Ethics Education

Hillard, J., & Dent, E. B. (2017). A positive approach answering business ethics educational ineffectiveness. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. 22(2), 39-66.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2019
Jeff Hillard and Eric Dent
Stevenson University and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 56 (397,554)

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Positive business ethics, Business ethics, AACSB Ethical, Decision Making, Ethics education,

28.

Developing Scholarly Practitioners: Doctoral Management Education in the 21st Century

Book chapter in Rethinking Management Education edited by Robert DeFillippi, and Charles Wankel, Revised, May 2001
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 55 (400,985)

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Developing, Scholarly, Practitioners, Doctoral, Management, Education, Century

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The Interactional Model: An Alternative to the Direct Cause and Effect Construct for Mutually Causal Organizational Phenomena

Foundations of Science. 8(3), 295-314
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 54 (404,352)
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System Science Traditions: Differing Philosophical Assumptions

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 50 (418,257)
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31.

Spirituality Plus Religion

Dent, E. B. (2014). Is it enough to be spiritual? MSR 2.0. Leadership and Organizational Management Journal. 2014(3), 139-154.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2019
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 46 (433,163)
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management, spirituality, religion, atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism

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The Individualized Interaction Between Professor and Student in an Online Course

Maryland Association for Higher Education Journal. 25, 12-19.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2014
Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
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Individualized, Interaction, Professor, Student, Online, Course

33.

Entrepreneurial Leadership: Finding Spirituality in the Motivations and Sustainable Business Strategies of American Indian Entrepreneurs

Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 2016), pp. 65-96
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Aug 2017
Cammie Hunt, Eric Dent and Marin Rachev
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Pembroke - School of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University and Fayetteville State University - School of Business and Economics
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American Indians, Spirituality, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Ventures

34.

Propensity for Participative Decision Making (PPDM) In Turkey and the USA

International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2012
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
University of North Alabama, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University and Florida Gulf Coast University
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participation, participative decision making, PDM, PPDM

35.

Conceptualizing Ethnicity, Justice, and Resistance During Organizational Change

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Sep 2013
Ahmad Glover and Eric Dent
TUI University and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 33 (488,621)
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Meaning or Money? Non-Profit Employee Satisfaction

Weisberg, M., & Dent, E. B. (2016). Meaning or money?: Nonprofit employee satisfaction. Voluntary Sector Review, (7)3, 293-313.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 Jul 2017
Melinda Weisberg and Eric Dent
Marist College and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 25 (531,268)

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employee motivation, Herzberg two-factor theory, job satisfaction, non-profit management

37.

Modeling U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

Dent, Eric B. and Hughes, Robert, Modeling U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness (2006). Journal of Business and Public Administration. 3(1), 67-78.
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2014
Eric Dent and Robert Hughes
Florida Gulf Coast University and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Pembroke - School of Business
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Managing Performance in a Volatile Environment: Contrasting Perspectives on Luck and Causality

British Journal of Management, Vol. 23, S104-S118 (2012)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Oct 2013
University of North Alabama, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of the West of England (UWE) and University of the West of England (UWE)
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Contrasting, Perspectives, Luck, Causality, Managing, Performance, Volatile

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Technology Clients and Psychology: The Case of Smart Cards.

OD Practioner. (1999). 31 (1), pps. 20-26.
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Technology, Clients, Psychology, Smart, Cards

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A Chaos Theory Analysis of a Government Service Agency - 1993 Employee Opinion Survey Data

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Chaos, Theory, Analysis, Government, Service, Agency, 1993, Employee, Opinion, Survey, Data, Network, Conference

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CAS in War, Bureaucratic Machine in Peace: The US Air Force Example

Emergence, 3(3), 90-107, 2001
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2014
Eric Dent and Cameron Holt
Florida Gulf Coast University and Independent
Downloads 15 (594,000)
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US Air Force, Example, Machine, Peace, Machine, Peace

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Commentary: Communicating Science The Difficulty Introduced by the Historical Politics of the English Language

Science Communication, Vol. 22, No. 1, September 2000, 73-87
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Oct 2013
John Buck, Eric Dent and Stuart A. Umpleby
The Sociocracy Consulting Group, LLC., Florida Gulf Coast University and George Washington University - School of Business
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Commentary, Communicating, Science, Difficulty, Historical Politics, English Language

43.

The Leader-Follower Relationship and Follower Performance

Walthall, M., & Dent, E. B. (2016). The leader-follower relationship and follower performance. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. 21(4), 5-30.
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Margaret Walthall and Eric Dent
Grant Thornton LLP and Florida Gulf Coast University
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Leader–follower relationship, Dyadic relationship, LMX, Worker performance, Task performance, Contextual performance, OCB, In-role behavior, Extra-role behavior

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Profit and Social Value: An Analysis of Strategies and Sustainability at the Base of the Pyramid

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Feb 2019
Florida Gulf Coast University, Independent and Independent
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Bottom/Base of the Pyramid (BoP), Emerging Markets, Social Entrepreneurship, Poverty, Business Model Innovation, Inclusive Markets

45.

The Unique Governance Challenges of Graduate Contract-Cohort Programs

Journal of Management Education, Vol. 24 No. 1, February 2000 55-72
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Governance, Challenges, Graduate Contract, Cohort Programs

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Honest Day's Work

(2018, September-October). Honest day’s work. Automotive Recycling, 36-43.
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Feb 2019
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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ethical challenges, workplace ethics, ethics

47.

Attaining Data-Driven Decision-Making through Social Discourse

The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 21(2), pp. 26-44, 2016
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 May 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2019
Stephen Penn and Eric Dent
Hood College and Florida Gulf Coast University
Downloads 7 (648,867)

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Decision-Making, Organizational Cognition, Business Intelligence, Social Discourse

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A Tribute to the Work of Jerry Harvey, An MSR Pioneer

Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 2017 Vol. 14, No. 2, 103–104
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 08 Mar 2019
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Ethical, Moral, Spiritual, Issues. Management

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Jerry Harvey: The Quintessential Life of Sense and Nonsense

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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Religion, Spirituality, Workplace Spirituality, Ethics

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Administrative Sciences Quarterly: Canary of Worldview Shift?

Dent, E. B., & Powley, E. (1999). “Administrative Sciences Quarterly: Canary of worldview shift?” in Synergy matters: Working with systems in the 21st century, Castell, et al. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017
Eric Dent and Edward Powley
Florida Gulf Coast University and Case Western Reserve University

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worldview, paradigm, philosophical assumptions, narrative analysis, holism, causality, cooperation, constructivism

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 2
1.

America, A Proselytizing Society

Number of pages: 1 Posted: 15 Apr 2019
Eric Dent
Florida Gulf Coast University
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proselytizing, society, faith, religion