Leadership and Employee Work Passion: Propositions for Future Empirical Investigations

[We’re pleased to welcome author Dr. Richard Egan of the University of Canberra, Mark Turner and Deborah Blackman of the University of New South Wales. They recently published an article in the Human Resource Development Review, entitled “Leadership and Employee Work Passion: Propositions for Future Empirical Investigations,” which is currently free to read for a … Continue reading Leadership and Employee Work Passion: Propositions for Future Empirical Investigations

An Educator’s Perspective on Reflexive Pedagogy: Identity Undoing and Issues of Power

[We’re pleased to welcome author Dr. Marian Iszatt-White of the Lancaster University Management School. Dr. Iszatt-White recently published an article in Management Learning entitled “An educator’s perspective on reflexive pedagogy: identity undoing and issues of power," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Iszatt-White reveals the inspiration for conducting this … Continue reading An Educator’s Perspective on Reflexive Pedagogy: Identity Undoing and Issues of Power

Deconstructing Privilege and Equalizing Access to Employee Engagement

[We're pleased to welcome Brad Shuck of University of Louisville. Brad recently published an article in Human Resource Development Review with co-authors Joshua C. Collins, Tonette S. Rocco, and Raquel Diaz, entitled "Deconstructing the Privilege and Power of Employee Engagement: Issues of Inequality for Management and Human Resource Development." From Brad:] We were inspired to … Continue reading Deconstructing Privilege and Equalizing Access to Employee Engagement

Read the New Virtual Special Issues from The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science!

We're pleased to announce six new virtual special issues from The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science! Compiled by The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science associate editors Jean M. Bartunek and Jean E. Neumann, these research collections include titles such as "Action Research," "Planned Change," "Paradox and Contradictions" among others. Each collection contains a generous number … Continue reading Read the New Virtual Special Issues from The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science!

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

Book Review: Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India

Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India. By Rina Agarwala. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 264 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-66308-4, $29.99 (Paperback). Looking for a good read for the long weekend? Akshay Mangla of Harvard Business School recently reviewed "Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India" in ILR Review. Informal workers, … Continue reading Book Review: Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India

Charles Pavitt on Social Influence During Group Decision Making

[Editor's Note: A special thanks to Charles Pavitt of University of Delaware, who took the time to give us some background on his article "An Interactive Input–Process–Output Model of Social Influence in Decision-Making Groups," recently published in Small Group Research.] I have been interested in social influence during group decision making since the mid 1990s. … Continue reading Charles Pavitt on Social Influence During Group Decision Making

Stewart Clegg on Relationships in Organizations

Stewart Clegg, widely acknowledged as one of the most significant contemporary theorists of power relations, recently collaborated with Miguel Pina e Cunha, Arménio Rego, and Joana Story on their article "Powers of Romance: The Liminal Challenges of Managing Organizational Intimacy" from Journal of Management Inquiry. The abstract: Problematic organizational relationships have recently been at the … Continue reading Stewart Clegg on Relationships in Organizations

Can Undocumented Immigrants Be Protected From Wage Theft?

A study done by Pew Hispanic Center found that undocumented immigrants living in the United States earned a median household income of $36,000, $14,000 less than their legal and native-born counterparts, despite the fact that many households had more working members. These workers are also more susceptible to situations where employment laws aren't followed, as … Continue reading Can Undocumented Immigrants Be Protected From Wage Theft?

How Do Gendered Behavioral Norms Influence Sri Lankan Women’s Views of Workplace Sexual Harassment?

On July 21, 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became Sri Lanka's prime minister, a role never before held by a woman in any country. However, discrimination and sexual harassment against women in the workplace still afflict the country today. But do cultural gendered behavioral norms influence the perception of sexual harassment in Sri Lanka? Author Arosha S. … Continue reading How Do Gendered Behavioral Norms Influence Sri Lankan Women’s Views of Workplace Sexual Harassment?