Title: Introducing emotions in the appropriation of management tools: a propaedeutic

Authors: Gulliver Lux; Mathieu Lajante

Addresses: IGR Graduate School of Management, University of Rennes 1, 35000 Rennes, France; University of New Caledonia, Nouville, 98800 Nouméa, New Caledonia ' Marketing Department, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University, Canada

Abstract: Psychological coherence has been identified as essential for any change of management control tool within an organisation and more specifically as 'necessary' for the appropriation of management tools. With a view to help appropriation (or minimising rejection), the degree of psychological coherence of a management tool must be identified in order to anticipate and eventually correct its trajectory within the organisation. To determine and measure this appropriation, numerous studies have focused on the representations of individuals, taking a cognitive rather than an affective approach to understanding psychological coherence. In this paper, with its conceptual dimension, we therefore suggest revisiting the approaches for identifying and measuring appropriation, with a strong emphasis on the taking into account of affective processes.

Keywords: management tools; attitudes; processes of appropriation; affective processes; emotion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2017.10009298

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2017 Vol.8 No.3, pp.213 - 233

Received: 23 Jul 2016
Accepted: 09 Jun 2017

Published online: 22 Nov 2017 *

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