Us and Them: Understanding Upwards Bullying through the lens of Social Identity Theory.

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Title Us and Them: Understanding Upwards Bullying through the lens of Social Identity Theory.
Author Branch, Sara Elizabeth Ellen; Ramsay, Sheryl Gai; Sheehan, Michael James; Barker, Michelle Carmel
Publication Title 18th Annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, ANZAM 2004
Editor Graham Elkin
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Dunedin
Publisher ANZAM 2004 (Published online)
Abstract As the nature of managerial work is changing and becoming ever more demanding it is argued that managers are increasingly vulnerable to becoming the recipients of workplace bullying from their staff. The possibility of a manager being bullied by their staff has been under explored within the bullying literature. This phenomenon is referred to as 'upwards bullying'. It is argued that due to the essential role managers play in organisations, and the significant costs workplace bullying has been found to have on individuals and organisations, it is essential that we begin to investigate the real possibility of staff bullying managers. This paper applies social identity theory to allow a further understanding of the phenomenon.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI
ISBN 0476011310 (CD)
Conference name ANZAM 2004, People First - Serving Our Stakeholders
Location Dunedin
Date From 2004-12-08
Date To 2004-12-11
Date Accessioned 2005-01-07
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing; Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Human Resources Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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