What It Takes to Lead in Life-Threatening Situations

[We’re pleased to welcome author Deirdre Dixon of the University of Tampa, Florida. Dixon recently published an article in the Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies entitled “Making Sense When It Matters Most: An Exploratory Study of Leadership In Extremis,” co-authored by Michael Weeks, Richard Boland, and Sheri Perelli. Below, Dixon explains the inspiration for conducting … Continue reading What It Takes to Lead in Life-Threatening Situations

Relative and Absolute Change in Discontinuous Growth Models

[We're pleased to welcome Paul Bliese of University of South Carolina. Paul recently published an article in Organizational Research Methods entitled "Understanding Relative and Absolute Change in Discontinuous Growth Models: Coding Alternatives and Implications for Hypothesis Testing" with co-author Jonas W.B. Lang.] Jonas and I became interested in the topic because we kept encountering "transition events" … Continue reading Relative and Absolute Change in Discontinuous Growth Models

A Review of Adventure Tourism Literature

[We are pleased to welcome Mingming Cheng of UTS Business School. Mingming recently published an article in Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research entitled "A Tri-Method Approach to a Review of Adventure Tourism Literature: Bibliometric Analysis and a Quantitative Systematic Literature Review" with co-authors Deborah Edwards, Simon Darcy, and Kylie Redfern.] What inspired you to … Continue reading A Review of Adventure Tourism Literature

Extreme-Team Research: An Approach to Overcoming Research Obstacles

Researching the performance and management of extreme teams, which work in unconventional environments on high-risk tasks, presents a number of unique challenges to researchers, including limitations on data collection and sample sizes. In a new article published in Journal of Management, entitled "An Approach for Conducting Actionable Research with Extreme Teams," authors Suzanne T. Bell, David M. … Continue reading Extreme-Team Research: An Approach to Overcoming Research Obstacles

Moderation and Mediation in Strategic Management Research

[We're pleased to welcome Herman Aguinis of George Washington University School of Business. Herman recently published an article in Organizational Research Methods entitled, "Improving Our Understanding of Moderation and Meditation in Strategic Management Research" with co-authors Jeffrey R. Edwards and Kyle J. Bradley.] Organizational strategy and structure are important variables in understanding firm outcomes, but … Continue reading Moderation and Mediation in Strategic Management Research

Top Five Articles from Organizational Research Methods

Summer is just around the corner, bringing with it longer days and warmer weather. To celebrate the season, we present a list of most read articles from Organizational Research Methods to add to your summer reading list. "Seeking Qualitative Rigor in Inductive Research: Notes on the Gioia Methodology" by Dennis A. Gioia, Kevin G. Corley, and Aimee … Continue reading Top Five Articles from Organizational Research Methods

Seeking Serendipitous Scholarly Discoveries: SAGE Recommends

Research is a fickle process--at times, carefully planned searches and methodical approaches yield a bounty of relevant information, and other times, it seems there is no information to be found. Many times, when research plateaus, the best thing to revive research is a serendipitous discovery. But how exactly can serendipity be applied to research when … Continue reading Seeking Serendipitous Scholarly Discoveries: SAGE Recommends

Reviewing Family Firm Succession Literature with a Social Exchange Perspective

[We're pleased to welcome Joshua Daspit of Mississippi State University. Dr. Daspit recently published an article in Family Business Review with co-authors James J. Chrisman, Daniel T. Holt, and Rebbeca G. Long of Mississippi State University, entitled "Examining Family Firm Succession from a Social Exchange Perspective: A Multi-Phase, Multi-Stakeholder Review."] What inspired you to be … Continue reading Reviewing Family Firm Succession Literature with a Social Exchange Perspective

What Effect Does Status Endowment Have on Customer Loyalty Programs?

[We're pleased to welcome Lena Steinhoff of the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Steinhoff recently collaborated with Andreas Eggert of University of Paderborn and Ina Garnefeld of the University of Wuppertal on their paper from Journal of Service Research entitled "Managing the Bright and Dark Sides of Status Endowment in Hierarchical Loyalty Programs."] When … Continue reading What Effect Does Status Endowment Have on Customer Loyalty Programs?

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?