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    What Beer’s theory of viability can offer to the field of workforce emotions

    Chaudhry, I. and Espinosa, A. and Vidgen, Richard (2017) What Beer’s theory of viability can offer to the field of workforce emotions. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion 8 (3), pp. 169-183. ISSN 1740-8938.

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    The study of emotions is the most densely populated field of organisational behaviour academic research. However, the application of systemic approaches to the field of workforce emotions is marginal. The current theoretical study intends to reveal the suitability of a systemic approach – the theory of viability (i.e., viable system model – VSM) for comprehending, diagnosing and managing employees’ emotions. The study illustrates how the realm of emotions management research can be enriched by the using VSM criteria and principles for managing complexity, to guide and organise existing research on emotions management. This conceptual review of existing theories is useful then for inspiring a more structured survey into investigating emotional management at the workplace. In this paper, we present the conceptual framework developed to conduct a recent PhD project based on this approach, as well as the design of the related survey and analysis


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Depositing User: Richard Vidgen
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2017 09:03
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 16:21


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