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dc.contributor.authorShallcross, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRamsay, Sherylen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Michelleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:08:32Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:08:32Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2014-01-30T22:00:41Z
dc.identifier.issn08116202en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/53052
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on malicious workplace gossip from the perspective of those targeted by this dark form of organisational communication. Findings from a large exemplarian action research project are reported that suggest malicious gossip can be an influential form of power that strongly contributes to counterproductive organisational behaviour. The discussion draws upon the emergent themes from the research to highlight the negative consequences of malicious gossip for those targeted and their organisations, and in so doing, elaborates on the phenomenon of workplace mobbing. This research highlights the importance of recognising gossip as an effective, though dark, form of power and the value of rational discourse for improving organisational communication.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Queenslanden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=201200195;res=IELAPAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom45en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto67en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Communicationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial and Organisational Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170107en_US
dc.titleThe power of malicious gossipen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2011. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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