Stalker, Jade (2024) Resistance. In: Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Psychology. Edward Elgar. ISBN 978 1 80392 175 4

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When we think of resistance, we also think of elimination due to the overwhelming amount of research and practical examples of why resistance is negative however, this entry discusses resistance from a different perspective. Resistance creates energy and that very energy can be channelled to benefit higher objectives whilst creating opportunities for employees to engage in. This entry firstly explains the root causes of the negative assumptions of resistance before moving on to the idea of ‘positive resistance’. Secondly, the entry explores theoretical concepts related to positive resistance before detailing practical examples and avenues for future research.

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Additional Information: This is a draft chapter/article. The final version will be available in Elgar Encyclopedia of Organizational Psychology edited by P. Matthijs Bal, forthcoming June 2024, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2024 16:26
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