On SAGE Insight: Outsourcing Services to Improve Financial Performance: Is There a Limit?

[The following post is re-blogged from SAGE Connection. Click here to view the original article.] The outsourcing of both manufactured goods and services has been identified as a key factor in improving companies’ financial performance. This has contributed to the practice spreading considerably in recent years and becoming the norm. In general terms, when a … Continue reading On SAGE Insight: Outsourcing Services to Improve Financial Performance: Is There a Limit?

How People Think About Prices

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Lane T. Wakefield of Mercer University and Kirk L. Wakefield of Baylor University. They recently published an article in the Journal of Service Research entitled “An Examination of Construal Effects on Price Perceptions in the Advance Selling of Experience Services," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, … Continue reading How People Think About Prices

The Impact of FSMA on Restaurants

[We’re pleased to welcome author Mark Johnson of Michigan State University. He recently published an article in Cornell Hospitality Quarterly entitled “An End User Perspective: The Impact of FSMA on Restaurants," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Johnson talks about the background of this research:] On January 4, 2011, President Obama … Continue reading The Impact of FSMA on Restaurants

Discover the Hidden or Not-So-Hidden Implications of ‘Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Knowledge Management’ That Facilitate Management of ‘Organizational Change’

Change is constant in a business environment. Survival of the fittest is all about adaptability to a changing environment and adjusting to new competitive realities, in short ‘agility’. We live in volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity world, which is an era of risk and instability. Globalization, new technologies, greater transparency and social responsibility have combined … Continue reading Discover the Hidden or Not-So-Hidden Implications of ‘Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Knowledge Management’ That Facilitate Management of ‘Organizational Change’

Income Inequality and Subjective Well-Being: Assessing the Relationship

[We’re pleased to welcome author Ivana Katic of the Yale School of Management.  Katic recently published an article in Business & Society entitled, “Income Inequality and Subjective Well-Being: Toward an Understanding of the Relationship and Its Mechanisms," co-authored by Paul Ingram of Columbia Business School. Below, Katic details the inspiration for the study:] What inspired you to be … Continue reading Income Inequality and Subjective Well-Being: Assessing the Relationship

The Tragedy of Modern Economic Growth

H. Thomas Johnson, a long standing accounting historian, reflects on how current business practices, which predominantly utilise accounting as their language, are hastening the planet’s decline. His latest article, "The tragedy of modern economic growth: A call to business to radically change its purpose and practices," is recently published in Accounting History, and is currently free … Continue reading The Tragedy of Modern Economic Growth

Call for Papers: Financial Markets and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

                                                          Call for Papers Organization & Environment- Special Issue Financial Markets and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy Submissions Due: April 28, 2017 Guest Editors Céline Louche, … Continue reading Call for Papers: Financial Markets and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

How to turn a Cinderella product into a market queen

[The following post is re-blogged from the London School of Economics and Political Science Business Review. Click here to view the article from LSE. It is based on a paper recently published in Administrative Science Quarterly titled "How Cinderella Became a Queen: Theorizing Radical Status Change."From LSE:] The case of Italian grappa shows that more … Continue reading How to turn a Cinderella product into a market queen

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

Announcing the Winner of Public Finance Review’s Outstanding Paper Award of 2015

We’re pleased to congratulate Timothy F. Page and Karen Smith Conway, winners of the Outstanding Paper Award of 2015 from Public Finance Review! Their award-winning article entitled "The Labor Supply Effects of Taxing Social Security Benefits" appeared in the May 2015 issue of Public Finance Review. The abstract: In 1983, federal and state governments began … Continue reading Announcing the Winner of Public Finance Review’s Outstanding Paper Award of 2015