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am·bi·gu·i·ty

(am'bi-gyū'ĭ-tē),
Condition of being ambiguous; uncertainty.

am·bi·gu·i·ty

(am'bi-gyū'i-tē)
Condition of being ambiguous; uncertainty.
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Pareek (1993) has pioneered work on role stress by identifying as many as ten different types of organisational role stresses namely: Inter Role Distance (IRD), Role Stagnation (RS), Role Expectation Conflict (REC), Role Erosion (RE), Role Overload (RO), Role Isolation (RI), Personal Inadequacy (PI), Self-role Distance (SRD), Role Ambiguity (RA), and Resource Inadequacy (RIN).
1964) studied personality variables as determinants of role ambiguity and role conflict in organizations.
In a new theory, they claim that ambiguity makes language more efficient.
These papers indicate that the degree of ambiguity present in signals about investment returns affects portfolio weights, the so-called Ellsberg Paradox.
Cultural ambiguity likewise goes through phases when it is stigmatized and when it receives approval.
Ambiguity can occur when there exists vagueness of words, as well as uncertainty and incompleteness of information and structure, where circumstances can have multiple interpretations, sometimes contradictory (Norton, 1975; Visser, 2003).
As elusive as the definition of ambiguity is, at least certain lures can and must be avoided.
According to Kahn, Wolfe, Quinn, Snoek, and Rosenthal (1964), role ambiguity can be defined as a lack of clear, consistent information regarding the expectations associated with one's position.
Figure I presents the model to be examined in this research, and as can be seen, it focuses on linkages between hierarchical level as an organizational characteristic, job ambiguity as a job characteristic, accountability, and influence tactics.
For six decades, American policy toward China has been shaped by a theme called "strategic ambiguity.
Therefore, it is appropriate to define mortality/longevity risk in a more general term of ambiguity in the sense of Knight (1921).
This phenomenon is called ambiguity aversion (Ellsberg 1961).