Decision making in a faith-based environment: Organizational culture versus decision content

Abstract:  The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between decision making, decision content, and organizational culture in faith-based organizations. Contrary to what other researchers have reported about decision content, this study argues that three major values influence decision makers and the way they make and execute decisions. These values are the emphasis on organizational mission, guardianship, and cohesiveness. The findings suggest that training, mentorship, and a clear separation between the management […]

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Using Petra Simulation in teaching graduate courses in human resource management: A hybrid pedagogy

Yaghi, A. (2008). Using Petra Simulation in teaching graduate courses in human resource management: A hybrid pedagogy. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 399-412. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40215825 Abstract The Petra simulation project is a hybrid pedagogy developed to teach master’slevel courses in human resources management by incorporating traditional teaching with role-playing. PSP aims to improve students’ understanding of theories and applications of human resources management in the public sector through a semester-long series of learning activities inside and outside […]

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Good governance practices by local administration in Jordan and USA

Yaghi, A. (2008). Good governance practices by local administration in Jordan and USA. International Journal of Rural Management, 4(1-2), 47-65. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/097300520900400203 Abstract Practicing good governance is a way of strengthening democracy. Good governance from citizens’ perspective means to receive quality public services by democratic means. The aim of this article is to explore how citizens evaluate the performance of local administration in providing them with basic services, and whether Jordanians and Americans perceive good governance practices differently. […]

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Leadership values influencing decision-making: an examination of nine Islamic, Hindu, and Christian nonprofit institutions in the US

Yaghi, A. (2008). Leadership values influencing decision-making: an examination of nine Islamic, Hindu, and Christian nonprofit institutions in the US. South Asian Journal of Management, 15(1), 24. http://search.proquest.com/openview/b6abcc38c2595a4ba08c3fb1b0092f26/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=46967 Abstract The purpose of the present study is to examine the relationship between decisionmaking, values, and leadership. The study argues that the values of individual leaders can shape the processes of decision-making. Participant observation, content analysis of institutional archives, and structured interview methods are utilized in nine American nonprofit […]

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Contacting the Government among College Students

Yaghi, A. (2009). Contacting the Government among College Students. Journal of Political Science Education, 5(2), 154-172. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15512160902816280   Abstract The literature on political participation indicates that initiating contacts with the government is a vital form of civic engagement. Using this criterion to define participation, some researchers claim that students in general are apathetic about government and have poor efficacy about public affairs. The present study examines this assumption by exploring 18 factors that may influence college-student-initiated contact […]

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Is organizational behavior in US Muslim nonprofit institutions religious?

Yaghi, A. (2009). Is organizational behavior in US Muslim nonprofit institutions religious?. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 20(2), 235-249. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nml.251/full Abstract Several researchers argue that religion influences organizational behavior in nonprofit institutions (Lotfy, 2004; Brinckerhoff, 1999). This article examines this claim by outlining major organizational values embraced by the leadership of twenty-eight American Muslim nonprofit institutions. Two surveys were distributed to a random sample of 224 board members and 416 constituents in the southern and southeastern United States. […]

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