Nicholai Popov

Associate student
Nicholai Popov

Nicholai is a candidate for the Doctor of Business Administration with the University of Wollongong and his areas of interest include organisational performance, leadership and leadership development. His research is focused on utilizing leadership development as an instrument to promoting Organisational Citizenship Behaviour and cultivating Social Capital, which have been associated with reductions in intentions to quit and improved engagement among organisational members. Nicholai is part of a collaborative team in the University of Wollongong, which is working to deliver a leadership development program to the State Emergency Service of NSW aimed at reducing turnover intention and increasing job satisfaction among volunteers.

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This research examines the impact of leadership development on organisational citizenship behaviour and social capital. It involves a training intervention using Self-Determination Theory. By training leaders how to satisfy the three basic psychological needs among their direct reports, the study is attempting to offer organisations a new way to cultivating organisational citizenship behaviour and social capital among organisational members.
Supervisory panel:
Redesigning leadership by addressing basic volunteer needs
18 Aug 2015
Volunteer retention is a prevailing challenge to emergency response organisations. Volunteers in...

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HazardNoteEdition 10 Jul 2015 Ensuring volunteering is sustainable PDF icon Save (150.91 KB) non-traditional recruitment, resilience, volunteering

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