Management INK’s Most Popular Articles of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment to highlight the top three most read posts of the year.

3. Methodological Issues in Strategy and Strategic Management Research: New ORM Virtual Feature Issue

ORM_72ppiRGB_150pixWOrganizational Research Methods has a new Virtual Issue on the topic of Methodological Issues in Strategy and Strategic Management Research… This virtual issue features 17 articles devoted to methodological issues linked to the study of Strategic Management. The articles focus on five different topics: design issues, survey data, innovative approaches to data, qualitative approaches, and construct measurement.

2. Are Academics Too Serious?

As academics, we do work that is both serious and significant. Yet, being too serious can interfere paper-emotions---ease-1158075-mwith our performance and enjoyment of the knowledge creation and dissemination work we do as researchers and educators. In this essay, I call for some reflection on the value of not being too serious. I offer some stories and simple prescriptions in the spirit of pursuing career and life balance, personal effectiveness, and, just as importantly, fun as a not-too-serious academic scholar.

1. Common Beliefs and Reality About PLS

The major shortcoming of Rönkkö and Evermann’s (2013) study is that they neglect that PLS fig1estimates a composite factor model, not a common factor model. Although the composite factor model is often a good approximation to the common factor model, there are important differences. Rönkkö and Evermann (2013) regard PLS simply as a suboptimal estimator of common factor models. But like a hammer is a suboptimal tool to fix screws, PLS is a suboptimal tool to estimate common factor models. In contrast, PLS is a useful tool for estimating composite factor models.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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