Introduction to the Special Issue on “Social Movements and Private Environmental Governance”

[We’re pleased to welcome author Thomas P. Lyon of the University of Michigan. He recently published an article in Organization & Environment entitled “Introduction to the Special Issue on 'Social Movements and Private Environmental Governance',” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Lyons reflects on the research published in this issue:] What … Continue reading Introduction to the Special Issue on “Social Movements and Private Environmental Governance”

Evaluating Social Marketing Campaigns

[We’re pleased to welcome author Diogo Veríssimo of Johns Hopkins University. He recently published an article in Social Marketing Quarterly entitled “Does It Work for Biodiversity? Experiences and Challenges in the Evaluation of Social Marketing Campaigns,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Veríssimo provides insight on impact evaluation and behaviour change:] … Continue reading Evaluating Social Marketing Campaigns

The Warm Glow of Restaurant Checkout Charity: Do You Participate?

It's often seen and experienced that retail stores, restaurants, and supermarkets ask for a donation to the cause of the season when you checkout. How often do you donate and agree to that $1-$5 on the pin pad? If you do donate, do you feel like an avid supporter of both the store you're shopping … Continue reading The Warm Glow of Restaurant Checkout Charity: Do You Participate?

Call for Papers: The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science is currently receiving manuscripts through this manuscript submission portal. With diverse audiences in mind, The Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences publishes a variety of material designed to help individuals and organizations promote positive, successful change. The specific goals of the journal are to: Present a range of conceptual frameworks that … Continue reading Call for Papers: The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

Customer misbehaviour in the collaborative economy: Is it contagious or not?

Co-authors Tobias Schaefers, Kristina Wittkowski, Sabine Benoit, and Rosellina Ferraro recently published an article in the Journal of Service Research entitled "Contagious Effects of Customer Misbehavior in Access-Based Services." Below is their informational video as a supplement to their article, which helps analyze how connections to a person's community can influence behavior in the given shared space. … Continue reading Customer misbehaviour in the collaborative economy: Is it contagious or not?

Albert Dunlap Style Likability: Those Who Seek Flattery Get Enemies

[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 "Those Closest Wield the Sharpest Knife: How Ingratiation Leads to Resentment and Social Undermining of the CEO," co-authored by Gareth D. Keeves, James D. Westphal, and … Continue reading Albert Dunlap Style Likability: Those Who Seek Flattery Get Enemies

Book Review: The Globalization of Inequality

The Globalization of Inequality. By François Bourguignon . Translated by Thomas Scott-Railton . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. 224 pp. ISBN 978-0691160528, $27.95 (Cloth). Gary Fields of Cornell University recently wrote a book review in ILR Review for The Globalization of Inequality. An excerpt from the book review: In this book, he [François Bourguignon] … Continue reading Book Review: The Globalization of Inequality

How Do Small Businesses in Developing Countries Participate in Social Irresponsibility?

[We're pleased to welcome Vivek Soundararajan of Birmingham Business School. Vivek recently published an article in Business & Society entitled "Small Business and Social Irresponsibility in Developing Countries: Working Conditions and 'Evasion' Institutional Work" with co-authors Laura J. Spence and Chris Rees of University of London.] This article is an outcome of my ongoing research … Continue reading How Do Small Businesses in Developing Countries Participate in Social Irresponsibility?

How Coca-Cola Uses Social Media to Promote Corporate Social Initiatives

What is the most effective way for companies to implement corporate social marketing (CSM)? In the Social Marketing Quarterly article "Examining Public Response to Corporate Social Initiative Types: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Coca-Cola's Social Media," authors Lucinda L. Austin and Barbara Miller Gaither suggest that the effectiveness depends upon the the corporate social initiative (CSI) type and … Continue reading How Coca-Cola Uses Social Media to Promote Corporate Social Initiatives

Is It Possible to Reduce Poverty and CO2 Emissions Simultaneously?

[We're pleased to welcome Denis Collins. Denis recently published an article in Organization & Environment entitled "Managing the Poverty-CO2 Reductions Paradox: The Case of China and EU" with co-author Chunfang Zheng.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? We are greatly concerned about both the unhealthy amount of CO2 in the atmosphere contributing … Continue reading Is It Possible to Reduce Poverty and CO2 Emissions Simultaneously?