‘Favoritism is the secret of efficiency!’ Admiral Sir John Fisher as the First Sea Lord, 1904–1910

@article{Tikkanen2016FavoritismIT,
  title={‘Favoritism is the secret of efficiency!’ Admiral Sir John Fisher as the First Sea Lord, 1904–1910},
  author={H. Tikkanen},
  journal={Management & Organizational History},
  year={2016},
  volume={11},
  pages={253 - 275}
}
  • H. Tikkanen
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Management & Organizational History
  • Abstract Favoritism in the organizational context is often regarded as dysfunctional and detrimental to organizational performance. On the other hand, it could function as a tacit-knowledge-based mechanism for making sure that the right people are in right positions in an organization, especially under conditions of rapid and forceful change. This study focuses on the leadership of the controversial Admiral Sir John ‘Jacky’ Fisher (1841–1920). Fisher, as the First Sea Lord of the British… CONTINUE READING
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