Which Factors Impact An Article’s Level of Citations?

[We're pleased to welcome Anne-Wil Harzing, Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, UK. She has published nearly 100 refereed journals articles and books/book chapters and has been listed on Thomson Reuter's Essential Science Indicators top 1% most cited academics in Economics & Business worldwide since 2007. Below, Harzing comments on a study published in the … Continue reading Which Factors Impact An Article’s Level of Citations?

Albert Dunlap Style Likability: Those Who Seek Flattery Get Enemies

[The following post is re-blogged from Organizational Musings. Click here to view the original article. It is a commentary based on a recently published article in Administrative Science Quarterly entitled "Those Closest Wield the Sharpest Knife: How Ingratiation Leads to Resentment and Social Undermining of the CEO," co-authored by Gareth D. Keeves, James D. Westphal, and … Continue reading Albert Dunlap Style Likability: Those Who Seek Flattery Get Enemies

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?

Trust and Distrust in the Pursuit of Career Advancement

[We're pleased to welcome Joshua Marineau of North Dakota State University. Joshua recently published an article in Group & Organization Management entitled "Trust and Distrust Network Accuracy and Career Advancement in an Organization."] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? The key interest I had with this study was wondering if it was … Continue reading Trust and Distrust in the Pursuit of Career Advancement

The Role of Collaboration in Tourism Research

[We're pleased to welcome Gang Li of Deakin University. Gang recently published an article in Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research entitled "Temporal Analysis of Tourism Research Collaboration Network" with co-authors Wei Fan of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Rob Law of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.] Network analysis is an effective tool for the study of … Continue reading The Role of Collaboration in Tourism Research

Connecting with the Community: Stephen Pinfield on Institutional Open Access Funds

[We're pleased to feature an interview, originally posted on the SAGE Connection blog, with Bailey Baumann and Stephen Pinfield. Stephen Pinfield recently published a paper with co-author Christine Middleton about the adoption of institutional central funds for open access publishing in his paper entitled, "Researchers' Adoption of an Institutional Central Fund for Open-Access Article-Processing Charges: A Case … Continue reading Connecting with the Community: Stephen Pinfield on Institutional Open Access Funds

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 your boss find you proactive…or pushy?

[We're pleased to welcome Gerhard Blickle and Andreas Wihler, both of the University of Bonn. Drs. Blickle and Wihler, collaborated with B. Parker Ellen III, Wayne A. Hochwarter, and Gerald R. Ferris - all of Florida State University - on their article recently published in Journal of Management entitled "Personal Initiative and Job Performance Evaluations: … Continue reading Does your boss find you proactive…or pushy?

Are Corporations Really as Green as They Say They Are?

More and more, consumers are demanding "green" products. In response, many corporations are developing and marketing merchandise billed as environmentally friendly. But are these corporations choosing to ignore any negative ramifications these products may actually have? Organization and Environment Guest Editor Frances Bowen and Editor J. Alberto Aragon-Correa discuss in their editorial "Greenwashing in Corporate … Continue reading Are Corporations Really as Green as They Say They Are?

Does Peer Influence in Teens Affect Their Parents’ Purchase Decisions?

According to an article featured in the Wall Street Journal, peer influence in teens tends to peak around age fifteen as adolescents acquire an interest in seeking a new environment. The impact of a teenager's peers can sway their opinions on everything from actions to social decisions and even what products to buy. A new … Continue reading Does Peer Influence in Teens Affect Their Parents’ Purchase Decisions?