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Knee-deep in the Big Muddy: A study of escalating commitment to a chosen course of action.
- B. Staw
- 1 June 1976
It is commonly expected that individuals will reverse decisions or change behaviors which result in negative consequences. Yet, within investment decision contexts, negative consequences may actually… Expand
Threat-rigidity effects in organizational behavior: A multilevel analysis.
The authors wish to thank Jeanne Brett, Larry Cummings, Joanne Martin, J. P. Miller, and the anonymousASQ reviewers for their insightful comments on an earlier version of this paper. This paper… Expand
The Escalation of Commitment To a Course of Action
- B. Staw
- 1 October 1981
There are many instances in which individuals can become locked into a costly course of action. Because it is often possible for persons who have suffered a setback to recoup their losses through an… Expand
What Theory is Not
We are grateful to Steve Barley, Max Bazerman, Daniel Brass, Gary Alan Fine, Linda Pike, Robert Kahn, James March, Marshall Meyer, Keith Murnighan, Christine Oliver, and David Owens for their… Expand
Affect and Creativity at Work
This study explored how affect relates to creativity at work. Using both quantitative and qualitative longitudinal data from the daily diaries of 222 employees in seven companies, we examined the… Expand
The consequences of turnover
- B. Staw
SUMMARY The purpose of this paper is to reorient the study of turnover from an examination of the antecedents of leaving an organization to its consequences. Towards this end, a number of positive as… Expand
Individualism-collectivism and group creativity.
Current research in organizational behavior suggests that organizations should adopt collectivistic values because they promote cooperation and productivity, while individualistic values should be… Expand
Behavior in escalation situations: Antecedents, prototypes, and solutions.
What Bandwagons Bring: Effects of Popular Management Techniques on Corporate Performance, Reputation, and CEO Pay
This paper examines some of the important organizational consequences of popular management techniques. Using informational reports on quality, empowerment, and teams, as well as a measure of the… Expand