[Editor's Note: We're delighted to welcome Simon Pek, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In this post, he reflects on his recently published article: Drawing Out Democracy: The Role of Sortition in Preventing and Overcoming Organizational Degeneration in Worker-Owned Firms, in the Journal of Management Inquiry.] What motivated you to pursue this research? We are … Continue reading Journey Towards Greater Worker Ownership
Do young professionals want robot vacuum cleaners more than they want waffle makers? Catering to young professionals who have little time to cook meals or clean their homes, The Young Professional Dream Company, Inc. sells an array of electronic appliances. As a start-up e-commerce company with a limited budget, it must be careful to stock … Continue reading Case in Point: Managing Inventory to Maximize Profit
[We’re pleased to welcome author Benoit Dostie of HEC Montréal. Benoit recently published an article in the ILR Review entitled The Impact of Training on Innovation. Below, Benoit discusses the inspiration for this research, along with the applied methodology:] The positive impact of firm-sponsored training on workers’ wages and productivity is well documented. At the same … Continue reading The Impact of Training on Innovation
The November 2016 issue of Journal of Management is now available online, and can be accessed for the next 30 days! The November issue covers a variety of topics, including articles on organizational transparency, shared leadership-team performance relations, and the effects of autonomy on team performance. Authors Anthony J. Nyberg, Jenna R. Pieper, and Charlie … Continue reading Read the November 2016 Issue of Journal of Management!
[We're pleased to welcome David Vernon of Cantebury Christ Church University. David recently published an article in Human Resource Development Review entitled "An Evidence-Based Review of Creative Problem Solving Tools: A Practitioner's Resource" with co-authors Ian Hocking and Tresoi C. Tyler.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? My colleague, Dr Ian Hocking, … Continue reading Creative Problem Solving Training: What Works?
The August 2016 issue of Journal of Management Education is now available online and can be accessed free for the next 30 days. The August issue features a provocative article from authors J. Michael Cavanaugh, Catherine C. Giapponi, and Timothy D. Golden, entitled "Digital Technology and Student Cognitive Development: The Neuroscience of the University Classroom," … Continue reading Read the August 2016 Issue of Journal of Management Education!
The June 2016 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now available online and can be accessed free for the next 30 days. The June issue includes articles covering a range of topics, including an article that explores why cultural omnivores get creative jobs, and an article on task segregation as a mechanism for within-job gender … Continue reading Read the New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly!
[We're pleased to welcome Francesco Daveri and Maria Laura Parisi. Francesco and Maria recently published an article in ILR Review entitled "Experience, Innovation, and Productivity: Empirical Evidence from Italy's Slowdown."] Italy has been on a declining growth path well before the current crisis. We see this as the unfortunate combination of policy and managerial habits. On the policy side, a string … Continue reading The Impact of Employee Experience on Productivity and Firm Innovation: A Study of Italy’s Slowdown
How much impact does a CEO's behavior have on employees' perceptions of the meaningfulness of their work? A recent article published in Group & Organization Management suggests that CEO behavior, specifically intellectually stimulating behavior, can have a big impact on work meaningfulness, depending upon the organizational context. In "CEO Intellectual Stimulation and Employee Work Meaningfulness: The … Continue reading CEOs Can Make Work Feel More Meaningful by Encouraging Innovation
Group & Organization has added two new article collections to the Editor's Choice Collections. The new Job Satisfaction collection offers a selection of interesting articles that explore topics like career plateauing, internal job transitions, and the effect of leader humor on job satisfaction. The new Work Climate collection delves into workplace research, including papers on … Continue reading Job Satisfaction and Work Climate: New Collections from GOM!