Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)


Bisk College of Business

First Advisor

Darrel Norman Burrell

Second Advisor

Kenneth Hanko

Third Advisor

Penny Vassar

Fourth Advisor

Zhiqing Zhou


The purpose of this qualitative study is to ascertain proven methods to adopt within the workplace to mediate workplace bullying in organizations in a specific region of north Alabama, with emphasis given to organizations whose workforce is mixed, consisting of federal government employees as well as contracted staffers. At the theoretical level, this study aims to consolidate knowledge from Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in the field of workplace bullying and outline concrete steps and implementable plans for area corporate leadership to implement within their organization. At the practical level this study aims to bring attention to the issue of workplace bullying within the service area and highlight the need for positive change in the local workforce culture. The hope is also to use the collected data to aid local leadership in dealing effectively with, and potentially eradicating, the issue of workplace bullying in federal government contracting facilities.


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