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Organisational Psychology

Includes all aspects of Organisational Psychology, and related subjects such as group relations.

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The dynamics of change: Tavistock approaches to improving social systems

In this article, Dr Mannie Sher, Director, Group Relations Programme, and Principal Researcher-Consultant at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London outlines some of the main theories and methods used by the Tavistock Institute and the Tavistock Clinic, and uses case studies ranging from banks to health organisations to show how these concepts and techniques are used in change management and to improve board effectiveness.

The dynamics of change: Tavistock approaches to improving social systems

In this article, Dr Mannie Sher, Director, Group Relations Programme, and Principal Researcher-Consultant at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London outlines some of the main theories and methods used by the Tavistock Institute and the Tavistock Clinic, and uses case studies ranging from banks to health organisations to show how these concepts and techniques are used in change management and to improve board effectiveness.

New perspectives from the behavioural sciences for government policy making: note of roundtable event on 13 June 2012

A summary of a meeting between government figures and behavioural scientists is provided, covering lessons from biological science for government policy making.

The role of reputation in reputation

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Aggregated reputation scores and rankings have been rightly criticized for lacking a theoretical basis by which to weight the individual perceptions that form them.

Introduction to systems thinking

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A report is presented introducing the concept of "systems thinking", an approach to problems based around understanding different perspectives, viewing systems on multiple layers, understanding interactions between systems, and understanding processes.

Fiduciary responsibility, star cultures and reputation

We analyze the tension between individual and institutional reputation building.

Blood and money: kin altruism and the governance of the family firm

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This paper develops a theory of family-firm governance based on inclusive fitness maximisation (Hamilton, 1964).

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