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"I'm Gonna Do What I Wanna Do." Organizational Change as a Legitimized Vehicle for Bullies

Hutchinson, Marie; Vickers, Margaret H.; Jackson, Debra; Wilkes, Lesley

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Abstract: In-depth interviews with nurses who have been bullied depict bullies masking their bullying behavior behind the cloak of legitimate organizational processes, resulting in extensive harm to targets.

Marie Hutchinson, is a PhD Candidate, School of Management, College of Law and Business, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South, DC, Australia. E-mail: mariehutch@bigpond.com.au.

Margaret H. Vickers, is Associate Professor, School of Management, College of Law and Business, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Debra Jackson, is Professor, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Lesley Wilkes, is Professor, School of Nursing, Family and Community Health, College of Social and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.