Richard J. Badham

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Technology development projects usually benefit when knowledge and expertise are drawn from a variety of sources, including potential users. Orchestrating the involvement of people from disparate groups is a crucial task for project managers. It requires finding a balance between differentiation, when teams work in isolation, and integration, when groups(More)
Self-efficacy is a social psychological construct that is conceptualized from an agentic perspective and refers to the motivation to perceive oneself as a causal agent. A recent work place intervention within a division of a large Australian retail organization was designed to empower workers through the 4 sources of self-efficacy information: enactive(More)
In this article, we apply concepts from symbolic interactionism a well-established tradition of interpretivist sociology to investigate the social and political processes involved in a sociotechnical intervention. The intervention was designed to elicit operator involvement in an experimental trial of an advanced manufacturing system at an industrial site(More)
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a reflective and critical rhetorical framework capable of replacing traditional approaches to change management and its education. This framework conceptualises managing change as the Mindful Mobilising of Maps, Masks and Mirrors and provides a comprehensive integration of the processual, practice and critical(More)
Self-efficacy is a social psychological construct that is conceptualized from an agentic perspective. It refers to people‟s beliefs about their capabilities to perform designated tasks. Numerous studies have shown a strong positive relationship between an individual‟s self-efficacy and their performance. However, there is a paucity of studies examining the(More)
Self-efficacy is a social psychological construct that is conceptualized from an agentic perspective and refers to the motivation to perceive oneself as a causal agent. Numerous studies have shown a strong positive relationship between self-efficacy and organization performance. A recent work place intervention within a division of a large Australian retail(More)
There has been no attempt in this introduction to put forward a particular method for dealing with these challenges nor to assess the full contribution of the articles in this issue. This outline and discussion has been intended merely to stimulate interdisciplinary debate and provide some of the background to assist in making this possible. A full account(More)
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