Are We Teaching What Employers Want?

[We're pleased to welcome author Ellen McArthur of Griffith University, who recently published an article in the Journal of Marketing Education entitled, "The Employers’ View of “Work-Ready” Graduates: A Study of Advertisements for Marketing Jobs in Australia." The article is co-authored by Krzysztof Kubacki, Bo Pang, and Celeste Alcaraz, also of Griffith University. Below, McArthur discusses … Continue reading Are We Teaching What Employers Want?

Quitting the Boss? Data on how managers affect voluntary turnover

Researcher S. Bhattacharya conducted a survey of 10,000 job seekers and found that 42% left their jobs due to dissatisfaction with managers (Bhattacharya 2008). Does this sound like a reason why you left a job you've held in the past? Companies everywhere want to retain the most efficient performers, so what can "bad" managers do to motivate and … Continue reading Quitting the Boss? Data on how managers affect voluntary turnover

Undergraduate Internships: Do They Contribute to Career Success?

Internships help equip the student with skills to apply in classroom courses, as well as provide knowledge of how a business functions and if there is an interest sparked in his or her chosen field of study. The experience of internships, however, is under investigation of whether or not they help contribute to a student's … Continue reading Undergraduate Internships: Do They Contribute to Career Success?

How Superstitions May Impact Risky Behavior

Superstitions, particularly in Eastern cultures, often inform decisions, from the mundane to the life-changing. Existing research links a superstitious mindset to a higher likelihood of engaging in riskier behaviors, such as gambling. A new Social Marketing Quarterly article seeks to explore different styles of superstition and the way in which these styles may impact a tendency … Continue reading How Superstitions May Impact Risky Behavior

Do Longer Working Hours Blur Work–Family Boundaries?

In today’s dynamic world, majority of boundary-spanning professionals like sales are expected to work for longer hours, regularly interacting with clients and, in several instances, operating across various time zones which ultimately results in blurring work–family boundaries. Sales is a key boundary-spanning function, which has central accountability in the organization and that is the reason … Continue reading Do Longer Working Hours Blur Work–Family Boundaries?

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

Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

Referral-based hiring is a commonplace practice for modern organizations, which holds considerable benefits for employees hired based upon a referral, including greater chances for upward mobility within the company. A recent paper published in ILR Review entitled "Lasting Effects? Referrals and Career Mobility of Demographic Groups in Organizations," further studies the benefits of referral based hiring, and finds that the … Continue reading Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

Job Satisfaction Plays A Large Part in Employee Engagement

[We're pleased to welcome Brad Shuck of University of Louisville. Brad recently published an article in Group & Organization Management entitled "Untangling the Predictive Nomological Validity of Employee Engagement: Decomposing Variance in Employee Engagement Using Job Attitude Measures" with co-authors Kim Nimon of University of Texas at Tyler and Drea Zigarmi of The Ken Blanchard … Continue reading Job Satisfaction Plays A Large Part in Employee Engagement

Do the Changing Characteristics of Jobs Impact Job Satisfaction?

The characteristics of jobs have evolved over the last handful of decades, but has the change in the nature of work impacted employee job satisfaction? A recent article published in Journal of Management, entitled "Placing Characteristics in Context: Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of Changes in Job Characteristics Since 1975," seeks to answer this question. Authors Lauren A. … Continue reading Do the Changing Characteristics of Jobs Impact Job Satisfaction?

Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

Candace Jones, Mark Lorenzen, Jonathan Sapsed , eds.: The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 576 pp. $170.00, hardcover. Santi Furnari of City University London recently published a book review for The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries in Administrative Science Quarterly. An excerpt from the review: The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries … Continue reading Book Review: The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries