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HR in the Era of Big Data 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Brion, Sebastien Document type: Opinion As companies embrace digitalization, big data is becoming a more central part of decision-making processes in organizations. This is especially happening in the HR context, with data increasingly being used to drive strategic HR decisions. But if HR managers hope to make genuine organizational change using data, they need to learn how to avoid the ... More information  

A Sacred Spirits Dilemma (B) 

Date: 04/04/2017 Author(s): Delonca, Elodie; Brion, Sebastien Document type: Case Employed by an African subsidiary of a French mining company, Anne was appointed project manager of a new mining project in Central Africa. While potentially representing a 5% increase of the country¿s GDP and presenting promising benefits, it turned out that some of the production areas were worshipping places where local communities conducted sacred ... More information  

A Sacred Spirits Dilemma (A) 

Date: 04/04/2017 Author(s): Delonca, Elodie; Brion, Sebastien Document type: Case Employed by an African subsidiary of a French mining company, Anne Ormière was appointed project manager of a new mining project in the republic of French Equatorial Africa. While the project represented a potential 5% increase in the country's GDP and the benefits looked promising, it turned out that some of the proposed production areas were places ... More information  

Knowing If You Are Trusted: Does Meta-Accuracy Promote Trust Development? 

Date: 09/2015 Author(s): Brion, Sebastien; Lount, R.; Doyle, S. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In this study we examine how accurately assessing how much one is trusted by others (i.e., meta-accuracy) affects trust development. We disentangle meta-accuracy, overestimation, and underestimation and investigate to what extent accurate, overly positive, or overly negative perceptions of trust contribute to trust development. Using longitudinal data ... More information   Read related article

Self-Assessment, Self-Enhancement, and the Choice of Comparison Organizations for Evaluating Organizational Performance 

Date: 20/05/2015 Author(s): Brion, Sebastien; Audia, Pino G.; Greve, Henrich Document type: Chapter We examine the influence of the self-assessment and self-enhancement motives on the choice of comparison organizations in two experimental studies. Study 1 shows that: (1) self-assessment generally prevailed over self-enhancement, guiding decision makers to choose organizations that were more similar and had better performance; (2) self-enhancement ... More information   Read related article

How Helping Others Can Get You To The Top 

Date: 03/12/2014 Author(s): Brion, Sebastien Document type: Non-refereed article Though talk of power can make some people uncomfortable, it is vitally important in rganizational contexts: you need power to be able to influence others, perform your job to the maximum and attain all your goals. But this doesn't mean nice guys finish last, in fact one of the key omponents to successfully maintaining power is using it for a greater ... More information  

Perspectives on Power in Organizations 

Date: 03/2014 Author(s): Anderson, Cameron P.; Brion, Sebastien Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Power is a critical resource for organizational actors. Given the profound importance of power to individual functioning, it is essential to understand how some individuals acquire power when others do not, why some individuals retain their power once they have attained it, and why others fall from their lofty positions in spite of the political advantages ... More information   Read related article

Think You Have Power? Check Your Perceptions  Premium

Date: 16/12/2013 Author(s): Brion, Sebastien Document type: Non-refereed article Though talk of power makes some people uncomfortable, there's no doubt that it is vitally important in organizational contexts to influence others, perform your job and attain goals. Drawing upon extensive research from the field of organizational behavior and psychology, the author identifies six steps to gain power -- meaning control over some valued ... More information   Read related article

Media Tablets for Mobile Learning 

Date: 01/11/2013 Author(s): Káganer, Evgeny; Giordano, Gabriel; Brion, Sebastien; Tortoriello, Marco Editor(s): CIMS - Center for Innovation Marketing and Strategy Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This research, based on a three-month field experiment with 124 Executive MBA students at a leading international business school, aims to give technology and learning experts a more nuanced understanding of how media tablets might influence key dimensions of learning and collaboration by working professionals. Our key findings suggest that: (1) Learners ... More information   Read related article

The Loss of Power 

Date: 05/2013 Author(s): Brion, Sebastien; Anderson, Cameron P. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Though people in positions of power have many advantages that sustain their power, stories abound of individuals who fall from their lofty perch. How does this happen? The current research examined the role of illusions of alliance, which we define as overestimating the strength of one?s alliances with others. We tested whether powerholders ... More information  
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