Considering Corruption Involved in Postpublication Oversight

[We're pleased to welcome author Richard Arend of the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled, "Conflicts of Interest as Corrupting the Checks and Balances in the Postpublication Oversight of Academic Business Journals." Below, Dr. Arend shares highlights of his research and how it will … Continue reading Considering Corruption Involved in Postpublication Oversight

Leading through Crisis Management

Preparation for crisis management is often overlooked.  While it is always important to prepare for the unknown, it is essential in recent times when uncertainty is especially prevalent. According to a study by the ODM Group, 79 percent of decision makers believe that they are about a year away from a potential crisis—however, only 54 … Continue reading Leading through Crisis Management

Who’s Afraid Of Responsibility? The Aftermath Of The Financial Bank Crisis

[We’re pleased to welcome Rolf Brühl, Chair of Management Control at ECSP Europe School of Business. Brühl co-authored an article with Max Kury in the International Journal of Business Communication entitled "Rhetorical Tactics to Influence Responsibility Judgments: Account Giving in Banks Presidents' Letters During the Financial Market Crisis." Notes from Brühl:] Reading the following quote from a … Continue reading Who’s Afraid Of Responsibility? The Aftermath Of The Financial Bank Crisis

The Normalization of Corruption and Wells Fargo’s 2 Million False Accounts

[We’re pleased to welcome J.S. Nelson, Senior Fellow at the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at Wharton, and an Advisor in the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nelson recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "The Normalization of Corruption." From Nelson:] My paper in the … Continue reading The Normalization of Corruption and Wells Fargo’s 2 Million False Accounts

How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Crises are common in the modern world and the value system of leaders plays a crucial role in effectively managing a crisis. The article “Role of Self-managing Leadership in Crisis Management: An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Rajayoga” explores the role of self-managing leadership in crisis management. The topic is particularly pertinent because many … Continue reading How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Using Social Marketing in China to Reduce the Spread of Cysticerosis

[We’re pleased to welcome Mary Dickey of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Dickey recently published "Program Evaluation of a Sanitation Marketing Campaign Among the Bai in China: A Strategy for Cysticercosis Reduction" with Robert John, Helene Carabin, and Xiao-Nong Zhou in Social Marketing Quarterly.] I saw first-hand the problems with sanitation through … Continue reading Using Social Marketing in China to Reduce the Spread of Cysticerosis

Are Young Mothers in India Deprived of Maternal Health Care Services?

Young women are at a higher risk of poor birth outcomes. Studies have found increased risk of preterm delivery, intrauterine growth retardation and low birth weight among adolescents (Amini et al. 1996; Fraser et al. 1995; Satin et al. 1994). Additionally, the risk of maternal death is higher among teenagers compared to older women (Gupta … Continue reading Are Young Mothers in India Deprived of Maternal Health Care Services?

Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

[We're pleased to welcome Paul Brook, one of the editors of Work, employment, society. All 10 articles in the On the Front Line (OTFL) collection are being made permanently free as part of Work, employment and society’s wider commitment to public sociology.] These powerful testimonies of employees’ accounts of their working lives form a series … Continue reading Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

Do Marine Animals Make Effective Mascots?

If you grew up in the United States, there's a good chance that you were educated about preventing forest fires by Smokey the Bear. Smokey the Bear first debuted in 1944, following on the heels of Disney's "Bambi" which had been successful in garnering attention for the dangers of wildfires. Over the years, Smokey's story … Continue reading Do Marine Animals Make Effective Mascots?

Top Five: Social Marketing

The 4th World Social Marketing Conference takes place in Sydney, Australia starting this Sunday. According to the conference website, the mission of the World Social Marketing Conference is to act as a vehicle to help build a global movement dedicated to capturing, spreading and nurturing good practice in Social Marketing, as well as increase the … Continue reading Top Five: Social Marketing