In recent weeks, SAGE journals have cropped up in news outlets including The New York Times and the Toronto Star, offering fresh insights on management topics ranging from employee burnout and worker mobility to sports economics.
In today’s post, we bring you those media highlights and take a closer look at the studies that inspired them. We hope you find this selection interesting and useful.
Matthew Bidwell of the University of Pennsylvania published “Paying More to Get Less: The Effects of External Hiring versus Internal Mobility” in the September 2011 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ). The article was discussed in The New York Times’ Job Market section’s “The Pros and Cons of Hiring Outsiders” piece, which commented on its assertion that external hires out-earn and under-perform internal workers who are promoted:
The findings may well stir indignation among internal employees passed over for jobs in favor of outsiders. The implications are worth considering as the economy improves, loosening hiring budgets and letting more employees seek greener pastures. They come amid a long-term trend of job mobility, with the idea of working for one employer for life seeming downright antiquated.
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John J. Binder of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Murray Findlay of Soccer Success Inc. published “The Effects of the Bosman Ruling on National and Club Teams in Europe” in the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Sports Economics (JSE). New York Times blogger Jack Bell called the article “food for thought” in that it sheds new light on the 1995 Bosman ruling, which gave free agency status to out-of-contract soccer players:
While the authors discuss — and generally debunk — Bosman myths having to do with the dominance of a few clubs in their domestic leagues and the effects on national teams, they assert that the ruling’s biggest effect has been on the Champions League — and that the effect has been nothing but positive.
Wrote Bell: “Take a look at the complete report. It is an eye-opener. Academics and soccer … perfect together!”
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Émilie Lapointe of the University of Montreal, Christian Vandenberghe of HEC Montreal, and Alexandra Panaccio of Concordia University published “Organizational commitment, organization-based self-esteem, emotional exhaustion and turnover: A conservation of resources perspective” in the December 2011 issue of Human Relations. The article, widely released this month in various Web outlets, appeared in a Toronto Star piece on employee burnout, which quoted Professor Panaccio:
“We found two forms of commitment had a negative impact and made people more likely to experience emotional exhaustion or burn out — a chronic state of physical and mental depletion resulting from continuous stress and excessive work demands,” Panaccio told the Toronto Star in an interview.
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