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MobbingCauses, Consequences, and Solutions$
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Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195380019

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.001.0001

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Organizational Development and Risk Factors

Organizational Development and Risk Factors

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(p.108) 7 Organizational Development and Risk Factors
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Mobbing
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Maureen Duffy

Len Sperry

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.003.0007

In this chapter, mobbing-proneness within organizations is examined through the perspective of the organizational life cycle. Examining the organizational life cycle is offered as an additional means of understanding the organizational context and the emergence of risk factors for mobbing. Organizational life cycle analysis affords a longitudinal rather than cross-sectional view of the organization. Combined, cross-sectional and longitudinal organizational analyses are proposed as empirically derived means for gaining retrospective understandings of the organizational context in mobbing cases that have already occurred and for prospective mapping of organizational risk factors that may potentially give rise to mobbing cases in the future. Organizational development, change, and responsiveness to risk factors for mobbing are also discussed in relation to open systems organizational models. It is argued that the organization plays a central role in the development of mobbing—a point that continues to be overlooked in the mischaracterization of so many cases of mobbing as bullying.

Keywords:   organizational life cycle, risk factors, mobbing, longitudinal view, cross-sectional view, open systems

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