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

Henrikki Tikkanen*

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Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

5 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

Abstrakti

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 Admiralty, led the Royal Navy through a significant but disputed technological and organizational turnaround during the pre-World War I (pre-WWI) naval arms race between Britain and Germany. Fisher saw that he would achieve his aims essentially by appointing his favorites and cronies to key positions throughout the naval organization. The aim in this study is to highlight the most important facets of the phenomenon from a strategic-leadership perspective.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut253-275
Sivumäärä23
JulkaisuMANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY
Vuosikerta11
Numero3
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 15 maaliskuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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