ASQ in the News: Media Mentions

Administrative Science Quarterly, owned and managed by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, has been at the cutting edge of organizational studies since the field began. This top-tier journal regularly publishes the best theoretical and empirical papers based on dissertations and on the evolving and new work of more established … Continue reading ASQ in the News: Media Mentions

Relying on Social Media to Assess Job Applicants: The Limitations

Recruiters rely heavily on technology and social media to promote new job openings, so then what happens when a promising candidate applies? Social media once again plays a role where the organization is tempted to locate the candidate's profile on Facebook.com or other sites. Ultimately, the strategy creates an interchangeable lens from personnel  to personal selection. The … Continue reading Relying on Social Media to Assess Job Applicants: The Limitations

Call for Papers: Social Marketing Quarterly

Social Marketing Quarterly is now accepting manuscripts on the special issue topic: Social Marketing for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change. Please click on the picture above or here to view the additional guidelines for submitting. Don't forget to sign up for email alerts on the SMQ homepage!    

Measuring Organizational Legitimacy in Social Media

[We’re pleased to welcome author Michael Etter of the City University of London, UK. Etter recently published an article in Business & Society entitled “Measuring Organizational Legitimacy in Social Media: Assessing Citizens’ Judgments With Sentiment Analysis,” co-authored by Elanor Colleoni, Laura Illia, Katia Meggiorin, and Antonino D’Eugenio. From Etter:] Social media have given ordinary citizens the … Continue reading Measuring Organizational Legitimacy in Social Media

War, Exploration, and Interference: The Rise of Amateur Broadcasters

[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 “Labor of Love: Amateurs and Lay-expertise Legitimation in the Early U.S. Radio Field,” co-authored by Grégoire Croidieu and Phillip H. Kim.  From Henrich Greve via … Continue reading War, Exploration, and Interference: The Rise of Amateur Broadcasters

How Superstitions May Impact Risky Behavior

Superstitions, particularly in Eastern cultures, often inform decisions, from the mundane to the life-changing. Existing research links a superstitious mindset to a higher likelihood of engaging in riskier behaviors, such as gambling. A new Social Marketing Quarterly article seeks to explore different styles of superstition and the way in which these styles may impact a tendency … Continue reading How Superstitions May Impact Risky Behavior

The Effect of Social Networking Sites’ Activities on Customers’ Well-Being

[We're pleased to welcome Seonjeong Lee, Assistant Professor at Kent State University in Hospitality Management. Lee recently published an article in Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research entitled "The Effect of Social Networking Sites' Activities on Customers' Well-Being." From Lee:] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? With customers’ increased interests in their well-being, many hotels … Continue reading The Effect of Social Networking Sites’ Activities on Customers’ Well-Being

How Coca-Cola Uses Social Media to Promote Corporate Social Initiatives

What is the most effective way for companies to implement corporate social marketing (CSM)? In the Social Marketing Quarterly article "Examining Public Response to Corporate Social Initiative Types: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Coca-Cola's Social Media," authors Lucinda L. Austin and Barbara Miller Gaither suggest that the effectiveness depends upon the the corporate social initiative (CSI) type and … Continue reading How Coca-Cola Uses Social Media to Promote Corporate Social Initiatives

Social Networking Sites as an Emerging Organizational Form

Because the landscape of the digital industry is always changing, its organizational structures have to be more malleable in form; the development of this industry and its products has caused a departure from more rigid, traditional organizational structures. Among the newer structures, social networking sites (SNSs) have emerged as a significant area of study for … Continue reading Social Networking Sites as an Emerging Organizational Form

Pinterest as a Social Tool for the Classroom

As a social media site, Pinterest has long been used as a tool for sharing planning, brainstorming, and inspiration. The site has a reputation for harboring creative content, but Pinterest's applications as a social media site should not be exclusive to arts and crafts. Instead, it seems appropriate to find creative new ways to use … Continue reading Pinterest as a Social Tool for the Classroom