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

Up-and-Coming: How Urbanization Sparks Entrepreneurship in Cities

[We're pleased to welcome Boyd Derek Cohen and Pablo Muñoz. Dr. Derek and Dr. Muñoz recently published an article in Organization & Environment, entitled "Towards a Theory of Purpose-Driven Urban Entrepreneurship." ] We have been studying the evolution of cities around the globe, the growth of smart cities and the changing face of entrepreneurship in urban … Continue reading Up-and-Coming: How Urbanization Sparks Entrepreneurship in Cities

Listen to the Latest Podcast from Family Business Review!

In the latest podcast from Family Business Review, assistant editor Karen Vinton and author Robert Smith discuss his article on the usefulness of the qualitative method of visual ethnography in producing new insights into family business research. The article, entitled "Seeing the Light: Using Visual Ethnography in Family Business Settings," appeared in the March 2015 … Continue reading Listen to the Latest Podcast from Family Business Review!

Read Group and Organization Management’s Special Conceptual Issue for Free!

What are the causes and consequences of workplace boredom? Can the schema theory offer fresh insights into how psychological contracts are formed? What is the value of considering variance in the type of creativity found in creative ideas? You can find the answers to these questions and more in Group and Organization Management's 2015 Conceptual … Continue reading Read Group and Organization Management’s Special Conceptual Issue for Free!

Lise van Oortmerssen on Creative Processes and Their Valuable Surprises

[We're pleased to welcome Lise van Oortmerssen of the University of Amsterdam. Dr. van Oortmerssen recently collaborated with Cees M. J. van Woerkum of Wageningen University and Noelle Aarts of both Wageningen University and the University of Amsterdam on their paper "When Interaction Flows: An Exploration of Collective Creative Processes on a Collaborative Governance Board," recently … Continue reading Lise van Oortmerssen on Creative Processes and Their Valuable Surprises

Michael Pratt on Best Practices for Hiring Colleagues

RateMyProfessor.com is an invaluable tool used by many college students when registering for classes. In just a few clicks, one can receive information on the helpfulness, clarity, easiness and even "hotness" of a professor. Unfortunately for academics looking to hire a colleague, things aren't quite as easy. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, this … Continue reading Michael Pratt on Best Practices for Hiring Colleagues

Preview SAGE’s Newest Business Offering: SAGE Business Researcher

This month SAGE launched a new online library product for business students and practitioners: SAGE Business Researcher. More thorough than a newspaper article and more timely than a scholarly journal, SAGE Business Researcher publishes bi-weekly reports written by experienced journalists on the most pressing issues in business and management. The following is excerpted from the issue … Continue reading Preview SAGE’s Newest Business Offering: SAGE Business Researcher

John Paul Stephens on Aesthetics in Design Thinking

[We're pleased to welcome John Paul Stephens of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Stephens recently collaborated with Brodie J. Boland, also of Case Western Reserve University, on their paper entitled "The Aesthetic Knowledge Problem of Problem-Solving With Design Thinking" from Journal of Management Inquiry.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? In attending … Continue reading John Paul Stephens on Aesthetics in Design Thinking

No texting, plz! :)

It can be discouraging for instructors who, after taking the time to prepare a lesson plan, find their students texting rather than taking notes in class. Educators across all disciplines and state lines are faced with the dilemma of how to respond. Is it a sign of disrespect or simply the burgeoning of a new … Continue reading No texting, plz! 🙂