Learning Effective Business Communication Through LeBron James’s Career

[We're pleased to welcome author Alperen Manisaligil of Case Western Reserve University, who recently published an article in the Journal of Management Education entitled "Taking Your Talents to Business Communications: Analyzing Effective Communication Through LeBron James's Career Moves," co-authored by Diana Bilimoria. Below Manisaligil explains the inspiration for the research, and surprising conclusions. From Manisaligil:] I came to … Continue reading Learning Effective Business Communication Through LeBron James’s Career

War, Exploration, and Interference: The Rise of Amateur Broadcasters

[The following post is re-blogged from Organizational Musings. Click here to view the original article. It is a commentary based on a recently published article in Administrative Science Quarterly entitled “Labor of Love: Amateurs and Lay-expertise Legitimation in the Early U.S. Radio Field,” co-authored by Grégoire Croidieu and Phillip H. Kim.  From Henrich Greve via … Continue reading War, Exploration, and Interference: The Rise of Amateur Broadcasters

Why some Boomers are Feeling Forced to Retire

[We’re pleased to welcome Matthew S. Rutledge, a Research Economist at the Center for Retirement Research, Boston College. Rutledge recently published an article in the ILR Review entitled “How do Financial Resources Affect the Timing of Retirement after a Job Separation?" From Rutledge:] This paper came out of an effort to grasp the plight of older workers in the … Continue reading Why some Boomers are Feeling Forced to Retire

Do the Changing Characteristics of Jobs Impact Job Satisfaction?

The characteristics of jobs have evolved over the last handful of decades, but has the change in the nature of work impacted employee job satisfaction? A recent article published in Journal of Management, entitled "Placing Characteristics in Context: Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of Changes in Job Characteristics Since 1975," seeks to answer this question. Authors Lauren A. … Continue reading Do the Changing Characteristics of Jobs Impact Job Satisfaction?

Indian Entrepreneurship and Its Varied Manifestations: A Historical Perspective

Stories have always captured the imagination of man. Be it timeless epics, like the Mahabharata and Ramayana, or more recent books, like JK Rowling's Harry Potter series and Steve Jobs' biography, well-told stories have the ability to capture their audience's imagination. And while fictional stories engage readers' imaginations, true stories can inspire readers to act. As a … Continue reading Indian Entrepreneurship and Its Varied Manifestations: A Historical Perspective

The Trajectory of Success in Hollywood: The Roller Coaster Careers of Film Directors

[We're pleased to welcome Babis Mainemelis of The American College of Greece. Dr. Mainemelis recently published an article in Journal of Management Inquiry, entitled "Surviving a Boundaryless Creative Career: The Case of Oscar-Nominated Film Directors, 1967-2014" with co-authors Sevasti-Melissa Nolas of University of Sussex and Stavroula Tsirogianni of Canterbury Christ Church University.] For the general … Continue reading The Trajectory of Success in Hollywood: The Roller Coaster Careers of Film Directors

Pushing the Boundaries: Studying the Boundaryless Creative Careers of Film Directors

Creative careers can differ quite a bit from the average 9-to-5 desk job, but only some go so far as to defy boundaries in the way that boundaryless careers do. Individuals in boundaryless careers enjoy organizational mobility, geographical mobility, occupational mobility, the ability to work outside of organizational boundaries based on preference, and the ability to reject career opportunities … Continue reading Pushing the Boundaries: Studying the Boundaryless Creative Careers of Film Directors

New Podcast: Jean Twenge on Generational Attitudes on Women in the Workplace

Recently featured on CBS's Sunday Morning, Jean Twenge is the author of the best-selling book Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before. In the latest podcast from Psychology of Women Quarterly, journal editor Mary Brabeck interviews Jean Twenge about her article on time period and generational … Continue reading New Podcast: Jean Twenge on Generational Attitudes on Women in the Workplace

What Really Determines an Individual’s Intent for Entrepreneurship?

Setting up a business is the outcome of a long series of intricate choices. It is the process rather than the result of a distinct choice, and the entrepreneurial elements are not necessarily equal across the process's different engagement levels. A recent article in the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies discusses the … Continue reading What Really Determines an Individual’s Intent for Entrepreneurship?

Congratulations to Academy of Management Award Winner, Larry Williams!

We're pleased to congratulate Dr. Larry Williams of the University of of North Dakota! Dr. Williams was recently awarded the Distinguished Educator Award by the Academy of Management. The Academy of Management's Achievement Award recognizes long-term excellence in one or more of the following areas: developing doctoral students, effective teaching in the classroom and/or other … Continue reading Congratulations to Academy of Management Award Winner, Larry Williams!