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Seventh International Conference; Merida, Mexico; 2013

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Panel #17
Role of Leadership in Cultural Change
Monday, October 7, 2013
11:00 AM–12:20 PM
Salon Merida (Fiesta Americana)
Area: OBM/TPC; Domain: Theory
Chair: Amber Marie Candido (University of Nevada, Reno)
MARK P. ALAVOSIUS (University of Nevada, Reno)
SIGRID S. GLENN (University of North Texas)
RAMONA HOUMANFAR (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: Behavior analysis finds common ground with other sciences investigating leadership behavior and practices that influence not only organizations but also cultures. Recent trends interrelating the global economy and socially significant practices (related to health, education and sustainability, etc.) highlight the role of leadership and related behaviors (e.g., decision making) as among the key factors influencing cultural change. This panel discussion considers the challenges to finding and celebrating leadership practices that apply behavioral principles to human behavior in the context of work and produce socially valid and socially significant results. Social significance in this context not only relates to leadership and management practices that affect the wellbeing of organizational members (e.g., safety, health, financial security, etc.) but also bear positive or negative impact on consumer practices and community well-being (e.g., obesity, cancer, safe or green driving, , energy conservation, diversity based health care, etc.). The panel discussion also explores the role of leadership in relation to socially significant organizational practices that could be of particular interest to the business community and promote research ideas among our academic group.
Keyword(s): Cultural Change, Leadership, Organizational Change



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