American Slaughterhouses: The Meatpacking and Methamphetamine Relationship

[We’re pleased to welcome author Josh A. Hendrix  of RTI International, Research Triangle Park. Hendrix recently published an article in the Organization & Environment entitled “American Slaughterhouses and the Need for Speed: An Examination of the Meatpacking-Methamphetamine Hypothesis," co-authored by Cindy Brooks Dollar of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. From Hendrix:] What inspired … Continue reading American Slaughterhouses: The Meatpacking and Methamphetamine Relationship

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

Breaking Bad Habits: How Marketing Incentives Can Lead to Healthy Food Choices

The rise of processed foods in the past century has brought with it a rising tide of health concerns. Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes have all been linked to diets high in fat, sodium, and sugar, leading many to seek out healthier alternatives. But making the switch from cookies and potato chips to broccoli and apples is … Continue reading Breaking Bad Habits: How Marketing Incentives Can Lead to Healthy Food Choices

Bringing Foundational Research in from the Cold

[This post features an interview originally featured on the Social Science Space blog. You can find the original blog post here.] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJfdmT1UtBY Like a favorite quote that turns out not to have passed the lips of Churchill or Twain, foundational research often is honored as its interpreters see it and not as the original author presented it. … Continue reading Bringing Foundational Research in from the Cold

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?

Grappa: A Radical Success Story

There was a time not too long ago when grappa, the popular Italian grape-based brandy, was considered a poor man's drink. During the 1970s, grappa's status was a sharp contrast to comparable foreign spirits, like cognac and whisky, both of which were considered higher quality alcohols. And yet, toward the end of the 1970s, perceptions of grappa … Continue reading Grappa: A Radical Success Story

Meetings and Team Management: Are traditional meetings still relevant in today’s tech-driven world?

Not for nothing are so many “Dilbert” comic strips set in meetings. Notorious for wasting  time, dulling motivation and draining creativity, meetings are widely seen as a necessary evil—one poll found that 46 percent of Americans prefer almost any “unpleasant activity” over a meeting. Not surprisingly, managers are trying to reinvent meetings to make them more … Continue reading Meetings and Team Management: Are traditional meetings still relevant in today’s tech-driven world?

How Leaders Succeed and Fail at Communicating Change to Subordinates

[We're pleased to welcome Timothy Hartge of University of Michigan-Dearborn, who co-authored an article published in International Journal of Business Communication, entitled "Leaders' Behaviors During Radical Change Processes: Subordinates' Perceptions of How Well Leader Behaviors Communicate Change" with co-authors Thomas Callahan of University of Michigan-Dearborn and Cynthia King of Naval Post Graduate School.] What inspired … Continue reading How Leaders Succeed and Fail at Communicating Change to Subordinates

Watch Business & Management Videos on SAGE Video with a Free 30 Day Trial!

In honor of the recent release of the new Business & Management video collection, SAGE Video is offering a free 30 day trial for SAGE Video. The collection of business and management videos includes 184 videos and 60.8 hours of content on a variety of topics, including Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resource … Continue reading Watch Business & Management Videos on SAGE Video with a Free 30 Day Trial!

Book Review: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns

D. Christopher Kayes: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 171 pp. $59.95, hardcover. Karl E. Weick of Ross School of Business recently reviewed the book in Administrative Science Quarterly. From the review: Kayes has been a long-time, articulate student of experiential learning (e.g., 2002) … Continue reading Book Review: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns