Employees Resistance Within a Knowledge Intensive Firm
Lamproulis, D. (2016). Employees Resistance Within a Knowledge Intensive Firm. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 21 (2), 5-11. Retrieved from http://ejbo.jyu.fi/pdf/ejbo_vol21_no2_pages_5-11.pdf
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The purpose of this article is to provide an empirical basis for understanding the issue of resistance within knowledge intensive firms. The paper initially provides a theoretical investigation identifying the research gap within the literature. The research gap further is explored through an empirical research. Research findings derive from the analysis of 11 in-depth interviews taken from a new media consultancy in UK. Moreover, the findings distinctively support that, staff resistance is beyond previously (traditional) assumed polar distinctions. In that way, the investigation illustrates that, staff resistance combines opposing meanings of their actions. Thus, it is revealed new aspects of employees resistance within the case organization, a knowledge intensive firm (KIF).
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