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Priharsari, D, Abedin, B & Mastio, E 2020, 'Value co-creation in firm sponsored online communities', Internet Research, vol. ahead-of-print, no. ahead-of-print.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Mastio, E & Dovey, K 2019, 'Power dynamics in organizational change: an Australian case', International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 39, no. 9-10, pp. 796-811.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
© 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of the role of abstract forms of power in organizational change by exploring the role of such forms of power in the recent structural transformation of an iconic Australian Intellectual Property law firm. The research literature reflects relatively few studies on the increasing complexity of power dynamics in organizational and institutional arrangements. Design/methodology/approach: The complexity of the investigated phenomena led to the adoption of three qualitative methods in order to access the specific forms of data that were perceived to be relevant to answering the research question (“How did abstract power dynamics influence the nature and outcomes of the firm’s structural transformation?”). Ethnography was used in the attempt to discern, through participation and observation, the assumptions that manifested in action and/or inaction; phenomenology in the exploration through unstructured interviews with 41 staff members and 4 clients of the firm, of their interpretation and “sense-making” of their “lived experience” of “what was going on” in the firm; and narrative enquiry in establishing a narrative of critical events, and their impact on “what was going on” in the firm, including those that had occurred over the years prior to this research initiative. Findings: The research shows the effects of contradicting forms of abstract power (namely, hegemonic (ideological) power, dominant institutional logic and structural power) as the firm struggled to address challenges to its existence. The impact of these forms of power upon the partners’ apprehension and interpretation of the emerging challenges to the firm’s business performance remained inconspicuous throughout the period of transformation. However, these contradictory forms of abstract power insidiously created tensions within the organization which were poorly addressed, resulting in organizati...
Mastio, E, Chew, E & Dovey, KA 2019, 'The learning organization as a context for value co-creation', The Learning Organization, vol. ahead-of-print, no. ahead-of-print.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
This paper aims to explore the relationship between the concept of the learning organization and that of the co-creation of value.
The paper is conceptual in nature and draws on data from a case study of a small highly innovative Australian company.
The authors show that, from a value co-creation perspective, the learning organization can be viewed as an open, collaborative, social/economic actor engaged in social/economic activities with other interdependent actors (organizations or stakeholders) in a network or ecosystem of actors to serve its mission/purpose and the well-being of the ecosystem.
As a conceptual paper, the authors rely primarily on previous research as the basis for the argument. The implications of the findings are that, as value co-creation practices are founded upon the generation and leveraging of specific intangible capital resources, more research located in alternative research paradigms is required.
There are important implications for organizational leadership in that the practices that underpin value co-creation require the leadership to be able to work constructively with multiple forms of systemic and agentic power.
In increasingly turbulent and hyper-competitive global operational contexts, sustainable value creation is becoming recognized as a ...
Koutsogeorgis, DC, Mastio, EA, Cranton, WM & Thomas, CB 2001, 'Pulsed KrF laser annealing of ZnS : Mn laterally emitting thin film electroluminescent displays', THIN SOLID FILMS, vol. 383, no. 1-2, pp. 31-33.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Mastio, EA, Cranton, WM & Thomas, CB 2001, 'Lattice misfit versus performance of thin film electroluminescent structures', JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 89, no. 3, pp. 1605-1611.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Cranton, WM, Mastio, EA, Thomas, CB, Tsakonas, C & Stevens, R 2000, 'Laser processing for enhanced performance thin film electroluminescent devices', ELECTRONICS LETTERS, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 754-756.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Mastio, EA, Cranton, WM & Thomas, CB 2000, 'Pulsed laser annealing for high-efficiency thin film electroluminescent devices', JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 1606-1611.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Mastio, EA, Fogarassy, E, Cranton, WM & Thomas, CB 2000, 'Ablation study on pulsed KrF laser annealed electroluminescent ZnS : Mn/Y2O3 multilayers deposited on Si', APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol. 154, pp. 35-39.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Mastio, EA, Thomas, CB, Cranton, WM & Fogarassy, E 2000, 'The effects of multiple KrF laser irradiations on the electroluminescence and photoluminescence of rf-sputtered ZnS : Mn-based electroluminescent thin film devices', APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol. 157, no. 1-2, pp. 74-80.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Mastio, EA, Cranton, WM, Thomas, CB, Fogarassy, E & de Unamuno, S 1999, 'Pulsed KrF laser annealing of RF sputtered ZnS : Mn thin films', APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, vol. 138, pp. 35-39.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Mastio, EA, Craven, MR, Cranton, WM, Thomas, CB, Robino, M & Fogarassy, E 1999, 'The effects of KrF pulsed laser and thermal annealing on the crystallinity and surface morphology of radiofrequency magnetron sputtered ZnS : Mn thin films deposited on Si', JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 86, no. 5, pp. 2562-2570.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Too often, entrepreneurs only focus on value when raising funds, planning an initial public offering or considering a trade sale. However, in the course of ‘business as usual’, there can be a tendency to ignore the rigours of value analysis.
An understanding of what drives value in a business is a powerful tool for an entrepreneur. It can act as a framework for developing the business and testing strategic options. It also provides a platform to explore underlying factors that drive and sustain competitive advantage, and to develop effective protection, investment and acquisition, and licensing strategies for the business, including intellectual property (IP) protection.
Bickett, D, Schweitzer, J & Mastio, E 2019, 'Curiosity in leadership: A strategic paradox', 2019 European Group for Organizational Studies Conference, 35th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium, Edinburgh, UK.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
In this conceptual paper, we use a paradoxical lens to explore the strategic contradictions of leaders who are required to make balanced paradoxical choices, for example, when decision-making requires the identification of novel and creative solutions to difficult problems. We develop our perspective based on two recent large scale studies that delve into how curiosity is viewed and applied in contemporary firms. The results from these studies suggest a limited level of leader support for curious and enquiring minds; instead, they posit a position of top down decision-making as a means of managing risk. We also review the impact of cognitive bias when leaders consider their choice of decision-making approaches, either to provide exploratory support for curious enquiring minds or to maintain an exploitation position conducive to risk mitigation. We then move on to discuss the importance and relevance of contextual questioning in support of “playfulness,” as a means of enhancing curiosity and encouraging exploration. With curiosity and exploration being essential to the identification of novel solutions, we suggest that contextual questions are integral to paradoxical frames associated with curiosity and risk. Our aim is to contribute to paradox theory by expanding theoretical insights supportive of an integrative approach to contextual questioning enhanced by serious play. In this way, enriching outcomes that are associated with curiosity; most notably when there are paradoxical tensions between curiosity and risk. Finally, we provide three questions as stimuli for further empirical research.
Mastio, E & Mothe, C 2019, 'Identity aspirations and legitimacy in a complex environment', https://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ANZ5696-ANZAM-Conferen…, 33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Cairns, pp. 665-682.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
As the process of concretizing an aspirational identity in complex environments remains largely
unknown, we explore the role of legitimacy in such a process. This research is based on a case study of
a hundred-year-old Australian intellectual property firm that aspires to become a strategic service
provider for its clients. Our results show that the construction of a new organizational identity forces
the organization to engage in targeted and nuanced legitimizing activities towards its stakeholders.
They provide a better understanding of how organizations should manage aspirational identity in a
context of institutional complexity to gain legitimacy in their new activities.
Priharsari, D, Abedin, B & Mastio, E 2019, 'Orchestrating Firm Sponsored Communities of Interest: A Critical Realist Case Study', Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Xi'an China.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Wilson, SL, Cranton, WM, Ranson, R, Koutsogeorgis, DC, Mosley, A, Thomas, CB, Boutaud, G, Wagland, S, Mastio, EA, Lipiec, S, Spiller, A, Scott, J & Stoute, S 2005, 'Optimization of the electrical and optical properties of ink-jet-printed SnO(2):Sb using thermal annealing and excimer-laser processing', Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium, pp. 530-533.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Sb doped SnO2 has been formulated and inkjet printed onto borosilicate glass substrates. The resultant films have been post processed using traditional thermal annealing up to 440°C and laser processing with a KrF excimer laser (λ = 248nm). Sheet resistance values of 700Ω/□ have been achieved with thermal annealing, whilst transparency remains >85% in the visible region. As a result of laser processing significant decreases in sheet resistance of the inkjet printed layers have been demonstrated indicating the viability of inkjet printing onto flexible substrates. The optical transmittance of the laser processed films has been shown to remain >85%. Initial measurements indicate that thermal and laser post processes reduce surface roughness. © 2005 SID.