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Dr. Eric Dent

Dr. Eric B. Dent is presently a Professor of Management at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke. He is committed to an interdisciplinary research agenda that has resulted in publications in behavioral science, complexity theory, systems science, education, consulting, history, communications, spirituality, organization development, and philosophy journals. Dr. Dent is a consultant to Fortune 500, government and non-profit organizations as well as an invited speaker to national audiences. He has received various awards for his scholarship, teaching, and service. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Dent worked as a computer scientist with IBM. There he worked on state-of-the-art satellite communication technology.

There are 7 included publications by Dr. Eric Dent :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
America, A Proselytizing Society 2005 204 Americans have a history of sharing and being generous. If we find something good in life, we want to tell others about it so that they can share in the goodness. We are constantly bombarded with advice and recruiting by our family, friends, business...
Conceptualizing ethnicity, justice, and resistance during organizational change 2005 1348 This paper builds on work demonstrating that resistance to change is better conceptualized as resistance to loss and that change or loss has too many different manifestations to be addressed as a single phenomenon (Dent & Goldberg, 1999a; 1999b). Con...
Modeling U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness 2006 210 Few issues are discussed as frequently by American politicians as jobs, and particularly the loss of jobs, ostensibly to cheaper labor markets. The underlying reasons why some firms depart American soil and others do not, however, are not completely ...
The Observation, Inquiry, and Measurement Challenges Surfaced by Complexity Theory 2005 396 The purpose of this chapter is twofold. (1) to gather in one place, the measurement and inquiry challenges surfaced by complexity theory. Most of these have been addressed, separately, elsewhere. (2) to offer insights into how complexity theory ca...
Reconciling Complexity Theory in Organizations and Christian Spirituality 2003 993 The lenses of complexity theory have been trained on a variety of subjects in organizations, ranging from assembly lines to strategic planning. While this work has been going on, another group of researchers has been actively pursuing the study of wo...
The Senior Leader as Both a Strategist and Technical Specialist 2010 445 In the past, it was not uncommon for a major league baseball manager to also be one of the players of the team. Today, these positions are so specialized that this practice no longer occurs. However, modern organizations are increasingly moving in t...
Spirituality and Leadership: An Empirical Review of Definitions, Distinctions, and Embedded Assumptions 2005 150 Spirituality and its relationship to workplace leadership is a compelling issue for management practitioners and researchers. The field of study is still in its infancy and as such is marked by differences in definitions and other basic characteristi...