Are Awards a Double-Edged Sword?

The Oscars have been awarded! But just how does winning an award affect the prizewinner? Not the way you would think according to Balázs Kovács and Amanda J. Sharkey's article "The Paradox of Publicity: How Awards Can Negatively Affect the Evaluation of Quality" published in the March issue of Administrative Science Quarterly. The abstract: Although … Continue reading Are Awards a Double-Edged Sword?

Behind the Scenes: Management Research on Film

Talk about films is in the air today as the Oscars/Academy Awards are telecast to a worldwide audience. This means it's that time of the year again when those of us at Management INK not only pause to enjoy films as entertainment, but also to explore what top research has to say about the creative arts. It … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Management Research on Film

Increasing Creativity in the Business Classroom

We’re all familiar with the old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But what if this tired phrase could be applied in a new direction? In Journal of Management Education, contributors Laura T. Madden and Anne D. Smith discuss the benefits of incorporating photography into business and management classes in their article, “Using Photographs … Continue reading Increasing Creativity in the Business Classroom

The Oscars: Shining a Light on the Best in Film

Today the Oscars, or Academy Awards, program for excellence in cinematic achievement will be telecast worldwide. What does academic research have to say about global films and the industries surrounding them? Plenty, it appears. We’ve pulled together a collection of articles spanning film and television and covering such issues as: using films to teach organizational … Continue reading The Oscars: Shining a Light on the Best in Film

The Role of the Arts in Organizational Settings

What if an artist ran your company? In an effort to determine what benefit organizations and practitioners can gain from the arts, this article examines song lyrics, drama scripts, and poems in the context of organizational development, with some useful implications for those seeking innovative approaches to business strategy. Oranuch Pruetipibultham of the University of … Continue reading The Role of the Arts in Organizational Settings

Poetry Recitation for Business Students

Are your business students' presentations lifeless? Then you might want to take a look at "Poetry Recitation for Business Students" by Beth Hoger of Western Michigan University, published on July 16, 2012 in Business Communication Quarterly: After another round of lifeless student presentations, I was brainstorming the difficulty students face during this activity (presenting) that … Continue reading Poetry Recitation for Business Students

Examining Business through Films

Today the Academy Awards will be telecast worldwide. In the academic research, films and the industry surrounding them have played a role and have offered interesting insights into the business world. For today’s post, we’ve pulled together an interesting assortment of articles on movie awards; movies and marketing; power and masculinities in popular films and … Continue reading Examining Business through Films