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SAGE @ AOM 2014!

August 1, 2014

philadelphia-cityscape-806459-mGreetings from the city of brotherly love! The Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting is officially in full swing! This year’s theme is “The Power of Words,” reminding us that in an age of high speed communication, the might as well as the consequences of how we use words is ever increasing. A full program of events can be accessed by clicking here.

Come on over and say hello to us at our booth in the Exhibit Hall where we’ll have the latest scholarly research from Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management, and other top-tier SAGE journals as well as plenty of friendly faces willing to talk to you about all your publishing needs. Our booth (#315, 317, 319, and 321) will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Whether or not you were able to make it to the Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, please feel free to peruse all the latest from these SAGE business and management journals represented at AoM:

ASQ_v59n3_Sept2014_cover.inddAdministrative Science Quarterly This top-tier journal regularly publishes the best theoretical and empirical papers based on dissertations and on the evolving and new work of more established scholars, as well as interdisciplinary work in organizational theory, and informative book reviews.

BAS_v50_72ppiRGB_powerpointBusiness & Society In this fast-growing, ever-changing, and always challenging field of study, BAS is the only peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted entirely to research, discussion, and analysis on the relationship between business and society.

FBR_C1_revised authors color.inddFamily Business Review FBR provides a scholarly platform devoted exclusively to exploration of the dynamics of family-controlled enterprise, including firms ranging in size from the very large to the relatively small. FBR is focused not only the entrepreneurial founding generation, but also on family enterprises in the 2nd and 3rd generation and beyond, including some of the world’s oldest companies.

06GOM10_Covers.inddGroup and Organization Management GOM publishes a broad range of articles, including data-based research articles, research review reports, evaluation studies, action research reports, and critiques of research. In addition, GOM brings you articles examining a wide range of topics in organizations from an international and cross-cultural perspective.

JABS_v50_72ppiRGB_powerpointThe Journal of Applied Behavioral Science JABS is continually breaking ground in its exploration of group dynamics, organization development, and social change, providing scholars the best in research, theory, and methodology, while also informing professionals and their clients.

JLOS_72ppiRGB_powerpointJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies JLOS produces high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles on leadership and organizational studies, focusing in particular on the intersection of these two areas of study.

jom coverJournal of Management JOM is committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact on the management field as a whole and cover such field as business strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and research methods.

JME_72ppiRGB_powerpointJournal of Management Education JME is dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in the management and organizational disciplines. JME’s published articles reflect changes and developments in the conceptualization, organization, and practice of management education.

JMI_72ppiRGB_powerpointJournal of Management Inquiry JMI explores ideas and builds knowledge in management theory and practice, with a focus on creative, nontraditional research, as well as, key controversies in the field.

07ORM13_Covers.inddOrganizational Research Methods  ORM brings relevant methodological developments to a wide range of researchers in organizational and management studies and promotes a more effective understanding of current and new methodologies and their application in organizational settings.


Don’t Miss SAGE at AOM!

July 31, 2014

teamwork-2-1237611-mThe 2014 Annual Academy of Management Meeting kicks off tomorrow in Philadelphia and SAGE will be there in full force! Make sure to stop by booths (#315, 317, 319, and 321) and say hi! We’ll be able to answer any and all of your publishing inquiries as well as have the latest research on display from top-tier journals just as Journal of Management, Administrative Science Quarterly and more!

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Eager for more information on this year’s conference? Click here to view the 2014 program. Have a favorite Academy of Management Annual Meeting moment from this or previous years? Click on the comment button and let us know!


How Do Gendered Behavioral Norms Influence Sri Lankan Women’s Views of Workplace Sexual Harassment?

July 30, 2014

On July 21, 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became Sri Lanka’s prime minister, a role never before held by a woman in any country. However, discrimination and sexual harassment against women in the workplace still afflict the country today. But do cultural gendered behavioral norms influence the perception of sexual harassment in Sri Lanka? Author Arosha S. Adikaram explored this concept in his article entitled “‘Good Women’ and ‘Bad Women': How Socialization of Gendered Behavioral Norms Influences Sri Lankan Working Women’s Interpretation of Sexual Harassment at Workplaces” from South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management.

The abstract:

Cultural influence on perception and judgement of sexual harassment is widely discussed in sexual harassment research. Yet, very few studies F1.mediumhave delved deeper into the various norms and values of a culture, to understand how perception and interpretation of sexual harassment at the workplace is influenced by culture. This article attempts to fill this gap, by exploring how gendered behavioural norms instilled by Sri Lankan culture, shape perceptions about every day socio-sexual behaviours that occur in workplaces, influencing the interpretation and perception about workplace sexual harassment. Employing qualitative research methodology, in-depth interviews were used to gather information. The findings of the study unearthed how Sri Lankan women have developed notions of “good women” and “bad women”, rooted on various gendered behavioural norms internalized in them through rigorous primary and secondary socialization processes. Constant advices on proper behaviours, sanctions on dress codes and advices on the nature and type of relationships that women should maintain with the opposite gender, appear to influence women’s notions of this “good women” and “bad women” images, which in turn influence their perceptions about what is acceptable and unacceptable socio-sexual behaviours at workplace, and consequently, how they perceive, interpret and respond to instances of sexual harassment at workplace.

“‘Good Women’ and ‘Bad Women': How Socialization of Gendered Behavioral Norms Influences Sri Lankan Working Women’s Interpretation of Sexual Harassment at Workplaces” from South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management can be read for free by clicking here. Want to read all the latest from South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management? Click here to sign up for e-alerts!

Special Issue on New Perspectives on Virtual Human Resource Development From Advances in Developing Human Resources

July 29, 2014

computer-4-571234-mWhat role does Virtual HRD play in a 24/7 work environment? Can VHRD help virtual teams overcome swift trust development barriers? How does an intranet provide opportunities for learning organizational culture? The answers to these questions and more can be found in Advances in Developing Human Resources new Special Issue on New Perspectives on Virtual Human Resource Development.

Elisabeth E. Bennett of Northeastern University prefaced the issue with her article, “Introducing New Perspectives on Virtual Human Resource Development.”

New perspectives on VHRD have been advanced by this article, and the articles following this introduction offer their own insights into VHRD. One theme that crosses several of the articles is the need to balance the social and the technical in VHRD. Thomas (2014) and Bennett (2014) draw on theories of organizational culture for understanding organizational values for learning and performance, as well expectations for access through corporate information systems. Fagan (2014) recommends viewing technology as a combination of the social and material, which is a more holistic approach similar to the gestalt of VHRD described in this article.
ADHR_72ppiRGB_powerpointNovel applications of VHRD are also addressed in this issue. McWhorter and Lynham (2014) present an initial conceptualization of how constructs in VHRD and the scenario planning process inform VSP. VSP is one way to build present and future learning capacity, helping to prepare leaders for potential future realities. Germain and McGuire (2014) model barriers and identify enablers of swift trust in virtual teams, including the role of prior cognition in developing trust when no close relationship exists among team members. Ausburn and Ausburn (2014) review theories and capabilities of screen-based virtual reality environments, which are 3D applications in which users control actions. Their article highlights the need for fidelity in virtual technologies to foster motivation to engage and experience VHRD. Fidelity, or similarity to the real world, helps people suspend disbelief in simulated and virtual settings (Bennett, 2011) and it is designed into technology during development. Each contribution in this issue addressed technology development in some form or fashion, and themes across the articles are analyzed by McWhorter (2014) in the culminating article. McWhorter (2014) found that each of the articles in this issue of Advances gave further support for VHRD and emerging themes therein suggested Technology Development is a valuable contribution to the field of HRD.
Click here to view the table of contents for Advances in Developing Human Resources‘ new Special Issue on New Perspectives on Virtual Human Resource Development and read the articles for free for the next 30 days! Want to know about all the latest research from Advances in Developing Human Resources? Click here to sign up for e-alerts!

It’s Not Too Late to Submit Your Case Study to SAGE Business Cases!

July 28, 2014


Did you miss your chance in March? Good news! SAGE is still looking to commission original business case studies. Please get in touch if you would like to write or submit a case!

  • Can you write, or have you written a business case study?
  • Would you like to produce a video case study?
  • Can you write an academic article on your latest research on a topical business issue?
  • Have you developed innovative datasets that need disseminating more widely?
  • Have you produced video content such as interviews, presentations and business processes in action?
  • Would you like to discuss your research on camera or take part in round table discussions?

If the answer to these is YES then SAGE is interested in hearing from you!

SAGE Business Cases is an exciting new collection containing specially repurposed and previously unpublished business cases. The collection will be hosted on the premier eBook platform SAGE Knowledge. The goal of SAGE Business Cases is to build a world-class case collection that is fully accessible to staff and students through their academic libraries. The cases will aid the teaching and understanding of business studies and come complete with full teaching notes.

What are the benefits of submitting a case?

The benefits to you as an author are significant. SAGE is pleased to offer our case authors:

  • Discoverability of your existing work on our global SAGE Knowledge platform.
  • The opportunity to have your case peer-reviewed.
  • Access to SAGE Research Methods, the award-winning platform for academic research.
  • Payment if we publish your case!

What is SAGE looking for?

We are looking for lively, interesting cases that bring business concepts and problems to life. They should engage the student with the scenario, be rich in context and detail; pose intriguing and unique business challenges for discussion and debate. We are looking for cases that discuss a range of organizations, large or small.

You may already have cases that you are using in your own teaching that, with only minor amendment, may make a wonderful addition to the SAGE Business Cases collection!

How can I get involved?

It is easy to get involved in SAGE Business Cases! If you are willing to contribute or provide guidance, then please arrange to meet with David Harrison who is looking to develop digital collections of leading global academic business commentary, reference and support. Simply email!

Are Consumers More Likely to Buy Green Products?

July 25, 2014

environment-1445492-mRecently, concern about the environment has become a crucial public issue. Increasing governmental regulations, intensifying consumer environmentalism and growing pressure from stakeholders have made firms decide to go green (Leonidou et al., 2011; Menon and Menon, 1997). There has been a rise in eco-friendly (EF) product preferences among consumers and firms are desperate to trap this new market opportunity. In turn, green marketing is becoming more important for firms (Chen et al., 2006). An article recently published in Global Business Review entitled “Linking Environmental Awareness and Perceived Brand Eco-friendliness to Brand Trust and Purchase Intention” analyzes the relationship among perceived brand ecofriendliness (PBE), Environmental Awareness (EA) and brand trust and the effect of brand trust on EF brand purchase intention.

The abstract:

The research examines the link among environmental awareness (EA), perceived brandhome_cover ecofriendliness (PBE) and brand trust and the subsequent effect on eco-friendly (EF) brand purchase intention. The article adopted structural equation modeling approach to test the hypotheses. Data were collected from 223 Indian consumers. The results show that there is a positive relationship between EA and PBE. Consumer’s EA and perception that a brand is eco-friendly, lead to trust in the brand. Findings support that higher brand trust leads to increasing purchase intention towards the EF brand. The article adds to the existing literature by dealing with consumer perception about brand ecofriendliness and its subsequent effect on purchase intention. Contribution of this study to the academic and practice is discussed.

Click here to read “Linking Environmental Awareness and Perceived Brand Eco-friendliness to Brand Trust and Purchase Intention” for free from Global Business Review! Make sure to sign up for e-alerts and be notified of all the latest research from Global Business Review!

How Do Employers Handle Termination Documentation?

July 24, 2014

woman-writing-in-the-agenda-1182878-mOne only has to do a quick internet search on job termination practices to find pages upon pages of advice ranging from legal tips to breaking the bad news. But is there a set procedure that employers follow when it comes to the documentation of a termination? That’s what authors Mike Duncan and Jillian Hill set out to explore in their article “Termination Documentation” from Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

The abstract:

In this study, we examined 11 workplaces to determine how they handleBPCQ.indd termination documentation, an empirically unexplored area in technical communication and rhetoric. We found that the use of termination documentation is context dependent while following a basic pattern of infraction, investigation, intervention, and termination. Furthermore, the primary audience of the documentation is typically legal and regulatory bodies, not the employee. We also make observations about genre, collaboration, and authorship in these documents.

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Read Journal of Marketing Education’s Special Issue on Sales Education and Training for Free!

July 23, 2014

class-room-990536-mWhat factors influence undergraduate business students’ decision to pursue sales education? What’s the role of self-efficacy in sales education? Can an interactive computer simulation teach students sales ethics? Journal of Marketing Education‘s Special Issue on Sales Education and Training explores these topics and more!

James W. Peltier of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Andrea L. Dixon of Baylor University collaborated on the issue’s Editor Corner:

Welcome to this Journal of Marketing Education (JME) Special Issue on Sales Education and Training. We proposed this Special Issue as demand for college graduates with a sales degree/major/minor/emphasis/interest continues to escalate. In addition to being the most common career entry point for marketing students, a 2010 Georgetown University study found that sales is a top-ranked career for a number of disciplines outside of marketing. Interestingly, sales JME(D)_72ppiRGB_powerpointranked second for students majoring in general business, economics, international business, and management. Sales ranked third for students majoring in finance, operations management, HR, and management information systems. Across campus, sales ranked second/third for students in the social, natural, and physical sciences and in liberal arts and communications.
While the demand for graduates to work in sales grows, there is a shortage of scholarly articles dealing specifically with sales curricula and sales pedagogy. In fact, the marketing education literature has been relatively slow in responding to changes in sales education and training. Of the over 800 articles published in JME’s history, only 27 papers deal with sales education (see Gray et al., 2012).
The absence of research in sales education is not due to a lack of activity or paucity of scholars in this area. According to DePaul’s Universities and Colleges Sales Education Landscape Survey, sales curricula grew from 44 U.S. programs in 2007 to 101 programs in 2011. As demand for sales-ready graduates grows, universities are trying to meet this demand by expanding curricular offerings, opening sales centers, and hiring sales faculty. We initiated this Special Issue with a goal of engaging scholars in this area and sparking additional research.
Journal of Marketing Education‘s Special Issue on Sales Education and Training includes sections focusing on recruiting and developing the student mindset, self efficacy and sales, and the classroom and teaching tools. Click here to access the table of contents and read the articles for free for the next 30 days! Make sure to click here to sign up for e-alerts and be notified about all the latest research from Journal of Marketing Education!

Using Gaming to Help Stroke Recovery

July 22, 2014

tablet-pc-299974-mAccording to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 795,000 people in the United States experience a stroke every year. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states that there are about 4 million people living in the United States living with the effects of a stroke, which can include problems such as weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, trouble using language both verbally and written, and memory issues among other complications. Recovery takes a great amount of skill, time and support. In a recent study published in Simulation and Gaming entitled “Stroke Patient Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study of an Android-Based Game,” researchers designed and tested a tablet game aimed at helping recent stroke patients recover damaged motor skills.

The abstract:

Background Cerebral vascular accidents (strokes) are the primary cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death both in the Philippines and internationally. In recent years, a number of computer-based applications have been developed to assist in the stroke recovery process.

S&G_2014_C1 template.inddAim This article discusses an Android-based tablet game, FINDEX, that aids in the rehabilitation process of stroke survivors with impaired fine motor skills.

Method FINDEX was designed and developed in the Philippines. The game contains assessment and monitoring support for tracking the patient’s progress in terms of fine finger dexterity, for example, finger control, isolation and coordination, and range of motions. The baselines for data comparison and analysis were gathered through an initial test with subjects with normal hand function. Three stroke survivors then participated in a pilot study, using the game for a total of nine testing sessions.

Results Objective measures showed that patients’ dexterity did in fact improve, although it is not possible to draw strong conclusions because of the small sample size. In subsequent interviews, patients indicated that they believed that the games helped in their recovery and said that they preferred playing with the game over performing the standard therapeutic activities.

Conclusion The development of this game and the preliminary findings from the pilot study suggest that games may indeed be effective instruments for therapy.

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Did You Hear? When Rumors Are Used As Revenge At Work

July 21, 2014

scandal-1113908-mAccording to a 2008 study done by the publishers of the Myers-Briggs Assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, 85% of employees at all levels are involved in workplace conflict to some degree. In the United States alone, time spent dealing with this conflict equates to an average of 2.8 hours weekly, or approximately $359 billion in paid hours. This conflict can take many forms, including that of workplace bullying and revenge. A recent study published in Group and Organization Management entitled “Rumor as Revenge in the Workplace” looks at rumors as retaliatory tool in an organizational setting.

The abstract:

Two studies that examined the role of revenge in rumor transmission and involved working adults as participants are reported. Study 1 used hypothetical 06GOM10_Covers.inddscenarios to manipulate organizational treatment of an employee and the believability of a rumor. Participants had higher intention to transmit a harmful rumor when the organization broke job-related promises (i.e., breached the psychological contract) and revenge motivation mediated this relationship. Believability of the rumor had no effect. Study 2 used a field survey methodology and, controlling for social desirability, replicated the results for self- and peer-reported rumor transmission behavior. Study 2 also showed that participants’ belief in negative reciprocity norm strengthened the relationship between breach and revenge motivation.

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