Rethinking How We Measure Corporate Social Responsibility

[We're pleased to welcome Gunther Capelle-Blancard. Gunther recently published an article in Business & Society with co-author Aurélien Petit entitled "The Weighting of CSR Dimensions: One Size Does Not Fit All."] Companies could develop eco-friendly products or support social programs, and meanwhile damage the environment or experiment governance failures. Corporate Social Responsibility is multidimensional. Often, … Continue reading Rethinking How We Measure Corporate Social Responsibility

Why Would You Choose to Revisit a Dissatisfying Restaurant?

We're pleased to welcome Dr. Gabriele Pizzi of the University of Bologna. Dr. Pizzi recently collaborated with Gian Luca Marzocchi, Chiara Orsingher and Alessandra Zammit on their paper published in the Journal of Service Research entitled "The Temporal Construal of Customer Satisfaction." A dirty plate at the restaurant where we were having a research meeting … Continue reading Why Would You Choose to Revisit a Dissatisfying Restaurant?

When Designing Multiple Channels, Mirror Attributes Matter

[We’re pleased to welcome Maik Hammerschmidt of the University of Göttingen in Germany. Dr. Hammerschmidt recently published an article in the OnlineFirst section of Journal of Service Research with Tomas Falk of Aalto University School of Business in Finland and Bert Weijters of Ghent University in Belgium entitled "Channels in the Mirror: An Alignable Model for Assessing … Continue reading When Designing Multiple Channels, Mirror Attributes Matter

Marcia Simmering on the Detection of Common Method Variance

[We’re pleased to welcome Marcia Simmering of Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Simmering recently published an article in Organizational Research Methods with Christie M. Fuller, Hettie A. Richardson, Yasemin Ocal, and Guclu M. Atinc entitled "Marker Variable Choice, Reporting, and Interpretation in the Detection of Common Method Variance: A Review and Demonstration."] What inspired you to … Continue reading Marcia Simmering on the Detection of Common Method Variance

Will Airline Customers Buy Carbon Offsets?

In an effort to help combat climate change, a number of corporations have turned to using carbon offsets to help rectify any damage done by their business to the environment. Companies such as United Airlines have even begun offering their customers the chance to purchase carbon offsets to counteract their flight. But how likely is … Continue reading Will Airline Customers Buy Carbon Offsets?

The Search for Cross-level Interaction Effects: Fruitful or Futile?

[We’re pleased to welcome Herman Aguinis of Indiana University and Steven Andrew Culpepper of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Drs. Aguinis and Culpepper recently collaborated on their article from Organizational Research Methods entitled "An Expanded Decision-Making Procedure for Examining Cross-Level Interaction Effects With Multilevel Modeling."] Researchers in organizational behavior, human resource management, entrepreneurship, strategy, … Continue reading The Search for Cross-level Interaction Effects: Fruitful or Futile?

Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Best Paper Award from Family Business Review!

We're pleased to congratulate Nava Michael-Tsabari, Rania Labaki, and Ramona Kay Zachary, winners of 2014 Best Paper Award from Family Business Review! Their award-winning article entitled "Toward the Cluster Model: The Family Firm’s Entrepreneurial Behavior Over Generations" appeared in the June 2014 issue of Family Business Review. The abstract: Building on a longitudinal case study, … Continue reading Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Best Paper Award from Family Business Review!

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

Should Restaurants Offer “Early-Bird” or “Night-Owl” Specials?

Diners who avoid the dinner rush at restaurants can't seem to catch a break. In the 90's, Jerry Seinfield made fun of senior citizens who took advantage of early-bird specials while Jack in the Box's current late-night meal promotion, "the munchie box," lampoons college-aged males. But are early-bird and night-owl specials even effective for increasing a … Continue reading Should Restaurants Offer “Early-Bird” or “Night-Owl” Specials?

Does Consumer Innovativeness Influence Adoption of a New Product?

Diffusion and adoption of innovation are major issues in the discipline of consumer behavior. The emergence of new technologies and developments as well as continuous changes in preferences by consumers not only shortens the life cycle of products but creates a need for innovation in order to gain a competitive edge and gratify customers’ demands. … Continue reading Does Consumer Innovativeness Influence Adoption of a New Product?