Enhancing Student PsyCap in an Online Learning Environment

[We’re pleased to welcome Joshua J. Daspit of Mississippi State University. Dr. Daspit recently published an article in Journal of Management Education with T. C. Mims of Texas Woman’s University and Staci M. Zavattaro of Mississippi State University entitled "The Role of Positive Psychological States in Online Learning: Integrating Psychological Capital Into the Community of … Continue reading Enhancing Student PsyCap in an Online Learning Environment

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?

Finding the Balance Between Greed and Altruism

Are greedy managers or altruistic managers more successful? The answer may not be so black and white. According to Katalin Takacs Haynes, Matthew Josefy, and Michael A. Hitt, authors of "Tipping Point: Managers’ Self-Interest, Greed, and Altruism" from Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, harmony between the two characteristics is actually the most beneficial to … Continue reading Finding the Balance Between Greed and Altruism

The June Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

The June issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now available and can be read online for free for the next 30 days. This issue offers a range of engaging articles on organizational studies as well as insightful book reviews. Administrative Science Quarterly Editor-in-Chief Gerald F. Davis opens the issue with his editorial essay entitled "What … Continue reading The June Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

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

Albert Bandura Responds to Commentaries: “On the Functional Properties of Perceived Self-Efficacy Revisited”

In his paper entitled "On the Functional Properties of Perceived Self-Efficacy Revisited," Albert Bandura discussed the functional properties of perceived self-efficacy. He concluded with an invitation to readers to submit commentaries on his article. Since the paper made its appearance in the January 2012 issue of Journal of Management, this call was answered by Jeffrey … Continue reading Albert Bandura Responds to Commentaries: “On the Functional Properties of Perceived Self-Efficacy Revisited”

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?

Book Review: Wall Street Research: Past, Present, and Future

Boris Groysberg, Paul M. Healy : Wall Street Research: Past, Present, and Future. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013. 181 pp. $39.95, cloth. Mary Benner of the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota recently reviewed "Wall Street Research: Past, Present, and Future" in the OnlineFirst section of Administrative Science Quarterly. From the Review: … Continue reading Book Review: Wall Street Research: Past, Present, and Future

Does Organizational Citizenship Behavior Increase Organizational Performance?

If an employee feels disempowered at work, they'll soon find themselves struggling to stay motivated and productive. This disengagement is a lose-lose situation for everyone, causing unhappiness for employees and profit loss for companies. In the 1980's, Edward E. Lawler III presented a possible solution to this problem by initiating a model which increased employee … Continue reading Does Organizational Citizenship Behavior Increase Organizational Performance?