A One of a Kind Scholar and a Macromarketer

Image result for Robert F luschWhat is the Market? Is it a physical space where people come to buy and sell goods and services? Is it an economic force that pushes businesses to compete? Or is it a social space where our mental models of society interact with strangers?

Macromarketer Robert F. Lusch worked from this third perspective, analyzing the market from a holistic approach and included various analyses from other social sciences. He was a prolific author with a long list of publications, who received various awards and honorary appointments. While his colleagues mourn his passing, they  reflect on his humble and confident personality, and his unique approach of combining Marketing and Ethics.

Mark Peterson recently published an article in the Journal of Macromarketing entitled “Robert F. Lusch –One of a Kind Scholar and a Macromarketer,” which is free to read for a limited time. The abstract for this article is below:

Robert FLusch spoke in a plenary session at the 2015 Macromarketing Conference in Chicago and shared four ideas he felt will have importance to macromarketing scholars in the future. His essay “The Long Macro View” follows. In it, he highlights humans’ innate propensity for 1) engaging in exchange, 2) creating technology, 3) encountering choices with unseen costs, and 4) developing institutions to coordinate interactions with each other. Four macromarketers offer their own comments on this essay: 1) Gene R. Laczniak (who also organized the set of commentaries on “The Long Macro View”), 2) Olga Kravets, 3) Clifford J. Shultz, II, and 4) Roger A. Layton. These commentaries were authored and edited shortly before Bob Lusch passed away.

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Photo of Robert F. Lusch attributed to the University of Arizona.

Call for Papers: The American Economist

Do you have a manuscript surrounding economic thought? Submit to The American Economist today! AEX is currently seeking manuscript submissions;
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All manuscripts must be submitted through this portal: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aex 


Did you know? Over 25 articles from Economic Nobel Laureates have been published in The American Economist. Click here to view the full collection.

As an official publication of Omicron Delta Epsilon, The International Honor Society in Economics, The American Economist is a peer reviewed academic journal that publishes original research from all fields and schools of economic thought. The American Economist specifically encourages submissions from young scholars and those who are teaching the next generation of economists, and will continue to publish papers from experienced and prominent economists whose influence has shaped the discipline.

Ready, Set, Scholarship! How Athletes Weigh Their College Decisions

3013194880_4d3049b313_z.jpgIt’s no secret that high-performing high school athletes are offered college scholarships as a recruiting tactic, from sports varying from football, to swimming, to volleyball. With most every college student applying for and in need of financial aid, sometimes the scholarship stipend could secure a student’s acceptance, even if the school isn’t his or her top choice.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is now allocating even more financial aid to athletes since 2015, that covers more than just tuition, room, and board–it can now cover the cost of transportation and other university fees. A recent study in the Journal of Sports Economics  outlines these costs, and how athletes are positively swayed to accept the biggest scholarship offered. The article, “Full Cost-of-Attendance Scholarships and College Choice: Evidence From NCAA Football,” co-authored by John C. Bradbury and Joshua Pitts, is free to read for a limited time.

The abstract for their article is below:

In 2015, the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I schools were permitted to cover the “full cost of attendance” as a part of athletic scholarships for the first time, which allowed schools to provide modest living stipends to its athletes. Differences in cost-of-attendance allotments across schools have the potential to affect the allocation of talent, with higher stipends attracting better student-athletes. Using recently published cost-of-attendance data, we estimate the impact of cost-of-attendance allowances on college football recruiting. Estimates reveal that cost-of-attendance scholarship allowances were positively associated with football recruiting quality immediately following their implementation, indicating that the modest differences in stipends swayed student-athletes’ college choice.

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Football photo attributed to Jamie Williams (CC). 

Organization and Environment Seeks New Editor

study-4-993326-mOrganization & Environment invites applications for the position of Editor. The term of office is three years beginning January 1, 2017 with the March 2017 issue and ending December 31, 2019. The incoming editor will begin processing new manuscripts six months prior to the full transition date.

Published since 1987, Organization & Environment is an SSCI listed refereed journal recognized as a leading international journal unique in its emphasis on the connection between the management of organizations and the multiple dimensions of the general environment.

Desired qualifications for the Editor include:

  • A strong record of scholarly contributions, including contributions to sustainability research, reflected in publication in scholarly journals and presentations at professional conferences
  • oae coverEvidence of a strong network of scholars in other sub-disciplines of business
  • The ability to articulate and operationalize a vision for the journal that sustains and builds upon its visibility, legitimacy and scholarliness
  • The ability to inspire creativity and enthusiasm in an editorial team, editorial board and authors
  • Service on editorial review boards, preferably at the Associate Editor level and experience with editing Special Issues
  • Familiarity with and an understanding of Organization & Environment’s mission and audience
  • Superb organizational and project management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team as a team leader
  • A level of computer literacy sufficient to manage a web-based manuscript submission and tracking system
  • Full professor rank at an accredited institution
  • Written evidence of institutional support and commitment from the applicant’s institution to support the applicant via release time and administrative support

Applications should include four items:

  1. A letter of application that addresses how the applicant meets each of the selection criteria
  2. A current curriculum vita
  3. A one-page vision statement for the journal
  4. A letter of institutional support from the applicant’s dean and/or provost reporting evidence of institutional support and commitment via release time and administrative support

Upon appointment, the editor will participate in a comprehensive virtual editorial orientation conducted by the publisher. A stipend is provided. Please note that it is the policy of the journal that the editor does not publish in Organization & Environment during his/her tenure.

The successful applicant will have an advanced degree in management/organizational studies and a working familiarity with sustainability research. Demonstrated experience with the editorial process (as editor, associate editor, or editorial board member) is preferred.

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The American Economist is Now Accepting Submissions!

AEX_72ppiRGB_powerpointYou can now submit electronically to The American Economist through SAGE Track!

As an official publication of Omicron Delta Epsilon, The International Honor Society in Economics, The American Economist strives to contribute to the ongoing dialog and academic debates within the economics discipline by publishing original research and review articles from all fields and schools of economic thought. Published twice a year in the Spring and the Fall, the journal has honored academic achievement in economics for more than fifty years.

The American Economist specifically encourages submissions from young scholars and those who are teaching the next generation of economists, and will continue to publish papers from experienced and prominent economists whose influence has shaped the discipline.

Manuscript Guidelines

The paper should include five keywords and an abstract of about 100 words, which will be used on the web to describe the article. Articles that have already been published elsewhere cannot be considered. All submissions are single-blind reviewed. Articles regarding all areas of economics and its related fields are appropriate for submission. Submitted articles should not exceed twenty-five pages in length.

  1. A title page should include article’s title and the author’s name and affiliation. Address details should be brief, including telephone number and e-mail.
  2. The text of the article should include section headings (designated by Roman numerals—I, II, III. . .), and subsection headings (Arabic numbers—1,2,3. . .). References to sources should be in the following form: (Jones 2003, 12–16).
  3. Please do not use any footnotes, rather put all notes immediately following your article. Numbering should be done using the standard Arabic number system (1,2,3, etc.).
  4. Please do not use any handwritten or typed figures and equations. All equations should be computer generated, and alike in proportion. The authors are responsible for providing copies of their charts, graphs, and tables and have them numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and also provided on separate sheets.
  5. References should follow the Notes section at the end of the article.
  6. Bibliographic citations should follow ASA style guidelines.
  7. The American Economist holds the copyright to all its published articles.

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Compensation and Benefits Review is Now on SAGE Track!

CBR_42_1_72ppiRGB_powerpointYou can now submit to Compensation & Benefits Review electronically through SAGE Track!

Compensation & Benefits Review publishes scholarly empirical, theoretical and review articles focusing on rewards programs: compensation, benefits and related topics. Manuscripts suitable for publication in Compensation & Benefits Review include those that focus on rewards strategies; the impact of specific (or bundles of) rewards programs on employee, organizational and societal outcomes; environmental determinants of and pressures on rewards programs; and the alignment of rewards programs with other HRM programs. Manuscripts focusing on specific organizational populations (e.g., executives, sales personnel, professional employees, expatriates, unionized employees) are welcome. Rewards research can be based on multiple perspectives; manuscripts may be based on economic, psychological, sociological, finance and accounting, marketing, human resource management, legal, or other disciplinary perspectives.

Manuscript Guidelines

  • Manuscripts should not be under review at any other journal, nor should the author(s) submit the manuscript to any other journal while it is under review at Compensation & Benefits Review.
  • There is no specific manuscript page number limit. Acceptance decisions will be based on quality, not length.
  • If a manuscript is a follow-on study to a previously published article that should be noted at the time of submission. The author(s) should note (in a letter to the editor) how the current manuscript differs from the previously-published article.
  • Since Compensation & Benefits Review follows a double-blind review process author(s) must be careful to avoid revealing their identities in the manuscript in any way. This includes citation(s) of the author(s) previous work(s), where such citation(s) reveal the identity of the author of the submitted manuscript.
  • Manuscript submission guidelines may be found on the SAGE site.
  • CBR follows APA style; materials on APA style may be found at http://www.apastyle.org/.
  • Files should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with footnotes, references, tables and charts on separate pages. The abstract should be no more than 150 words. Three to five keywords should be provided. A short biographical paragraph including the author(s) current affiliation(s) and research interests is required.
  • Lead author(s) should include email, mailing address and telephone number in their cover letter.

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Read Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies November Issue!

JLOS_72ppiRGB_powerpointThe November 2015 issue of Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies is now available to read for free for the next 30 days! In addition to regular issue articles, this edition includes a section with Midwest Academy of Management Special Issue Articles. Articles include interviews with Fred Luthans and Andrew H. Van de Ven as well as papers by Charles C. Snow, Mark J. Martinko, and recent SAGE book author Terri A. Scandura.

The lead article entitled “Alpha and Omega: When Bullies Run in Packs” was authored by Patricia A. Meglich of University of Nebraska at Omaha and Andra Gumbus of Sacred Heart University. You can read the abstract here:

While workplace bullying often involves multiple perpetrators, limited research has investigated this important aspect of the phenomenon. In the present study, we explored the perceived severity and comparison of actual behaviors experienced when different perpetrators attack the target. Survey results showed that bullying by one’s supervisor is perceived to be more severe than bullying by a group of coworkers and that coworkers are more likely to bully when the supervisor bullies. When working as a group, bullies focus their attack on the target’s personal life rather than on his or her work life. Implications for research and practice are provided.

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