Is Business Ethics Too Important to be Left in the Hands of Business: A Democratic Alternative?

[We’re pleased to welcome author Carl Rhodes of the University of Technology, Sydney. Rhodes recently published an article in Organization Studies entitled “Democratic Business Ethics: Volkswagen’s Emissions Scandal and the Disruption of Corporate Sovereignty,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Rhodes reflects on the inspiration for conducting this research:] When people think … Continue reading Is Business Ethics Too Important to be Left in the Hands of Business: A Democratic Alternative?

Organization OR Environment?

[We're pleased to welcome Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Assistant Professor at Babson College in Organizational Behavior. Tosti-Kharas recently published an article in Organization & Environment entitled "Organization OR Environment? Disentangling Employees Rationales Behind Organizational Citizenship Behavior for the Environment." From Tosti-Kharas:] The origin of this paper came from bridging two different research projects. My co-authors, Tom Thomas and Eric Lamm of … Continue reading Organization OR Environment?

Time for Some Course Corrections in Organizations

  [We’re pleased to welcome Blake Ashforth of Arizona State University, Tempe. Blake recently published an article entitled “Exploring Identity and Identification in Organizations: Time for Some Course Corrections,” published in Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies. From Blake:] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? When individuals identify with their occupations and … Continue reading Time for Some Course Corrections in Organizations

Employees and the Environment: Promoting Eco-Friendly Behavior in the Workplace

[We're pleased to welcome Jennifer Tosti-Kharas of Babson College. Jennifer recently published an article in Organization & Environment with co-authors Eric Lamm and Tom E. Thomas entitled "Organization OR Environment? Disentangling Employees' Rationales Behind Organizational Citizenship Behavior Toward the Environment." From Jennifer:] The origin of this paper came from bridging two different research projects. My … Continue reading Employees and the Environment: Promoting Eco-Friendly Behavior in the Workplace

Book Review: Secrecy at Work: The Hidden Architecture of Organizational Life

Jana Costas, Christopher Grey : Secrecy at Work: The Hidden Architecture of Organizational Life. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2016. 202 pp. $27.95, paper. Blake E. Ashforth of Arizona State University Tempe recently contributed a book review in Administrative Science Quarterly. An excerpt from the book review: In their provocative new book, Jana Costas and Christopher Grey … Continue reading Book Review: Secrecy at Work: The Hidden Architecture of Organizational Life

Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

[We're pleased to welcome Paul Brook, one of the editors of Work, employment, society. All 10 articles in the On the Front Line (OTFL) collection are being made permanently free as part of Work, employment and society’s wider commitment to public sociology.] These powerful testimonies of employees’ accounts of their working lives form a series … Continue reading Unlimited Free Access to Unscripted Voices of 21st Century Workers “On the Front Line”

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?

Call for Papers on Organizations, Cosmopolitanism, and Sustainable Cities

Organization and Environment is currently accepting papers for a special issue on Organizations, Cosmopolitanism, and Sustainable Cities. This issue will be dedicated to exploring the organizational drivers of sustainable (and smart) cities in emerging cosmopolitan contexts. The issue will be guested edited by Boyd Cohen of Universidad del Desarrollo, Jose M. Alcaraz-Barriga of Murdoch University, … Continue reading Call for Papers on Organizations, Cosmopolitanism, and Sustainable Cities

How Do Employees’ Perceptions of Workplace Fairness Affect Organizational Commitment?

[We're pleased to welcome M. Ángeles López-Cabarcos of Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She collaborated with Ana Isabel Machado-Lopes-Sampaio-de Pinho and Paula Vázquez-Rodríguez on their article "The Influence of Organizational Justice and Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment in Portugal’s Hotel Industry," which was recently published in Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.] What inspired you to be … Continue reading How Do Employees’ Perceptions of Workplace Fairness Affect Organizational Commitment?

Summer Reading: Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of Accusation

Looking for some summer reading for those hazy, lazy days of July? Donald Palmer's review of Robert R. Faulker's book "Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of Accusation" appeared in the June issue of Administrative Science Quarterly. Robert R. Faulker: Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of Accusation. New York: Anthem Press, 2011. 192 pp. $32.95, paper. … Continue reading Summer Reading: Corporate Wrongdoing and the Art of Accusation