A Space for Place in Business Communication Research

As technology allows more employees to have a "mobile" workplace, what happens to effective business communication overall? Should more businesses adopt an open-concept floor-plan to foster better collaboration? Author Deborah Andrews of the University of Delaware addresses the emerging millennial habits of group collaboration and workplace design in her recently published article in the International Journal of … Continue reading A Space for Place in Business Communication Research

The Brain Basis for the Digital Daze of Millennials

[We're pleased to welcome Tim Brown of University of California, San Diego. Tim recently published a rejoinder to the article "Digital Technology and Student Cognitive Development: The Neuroscience of the University Classroom" entitled "On the Brain Basis of Digital Daze in Millennial Minds," published in Journal of Management Education. Tim's interview for the piece:] What … Continue reading The Brain Basis for the Digital Daze of Millennials

How Do Societal Institutions Affect Organizations and the Way That Work Is Organized?

[We are pleased to welcome Trish Reay, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies.] There is a wealth of information in studies categorized as Comparative Institutionalism that can provide important insights into current questions about the collective organizing of work. In the latest virtual Perspectives issue of Organization Studies, authors Jasper Hotho and Ayse Saka-Helmhout provide an overview of … Continue reading How Do Societal Institutions Affect Organizations and the Way That Work Is Organized?

Will Intelligent Machines Take Over Decision Making in Organizations?

[We're pleased to welcome Sukanto Bhattacharya of Deakin University. Sukanto recently published an article in Group & Organization Management with co-authors Ken Parry and Michael Cohen, entitled "Rise of the Machines: A Critical Consideration of Automated Leadership Decision Making in Organizations."] What if it is a machine that provides an organization's vision for the future instead … Continue reading Will Intelligent Machines Take Over Decision Making in Organizations?

Does Family Management Inhibit the Technological Innovation of Family Firms?

[We're pleased to welcome Julio Diéguez Soto of Universidad de Málaga. Julio recently published an article in the September 2016 issue of Family Business Review with co-authors Montserrat Manzaneque and  Alfonso A. Rojo-Ramírez, entitled "Technological Innovation Inputs, Outputs and Performance: the Moderating Role of Family Involvement in Management."] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? The … Continue reading Does Family Management Inhibit the Technological Innovation of Family Firms?

Sparking Dialogue: Organizational Communication through Digital Storytelling

In recent years, technology and the Internet have simultaneously expanded and reinvented the way we communicate. The change in how we communicate has been pervasive, impacting all communications in the personal and professional sphere. Advances in technology has led multimedia content to become a new frontier for organizational communications, bringing with it new potential for organizational storytellers … Continue reading Sparking Dialogue: Organizational Communication through Digital Storytelling

Book Review: Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology

Diane E. Bailey, Paul M. Leonardi : Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015. 288 pp.$32.00/£22.95, cloth. Asaf Darr of University of Haifa recently reviewed Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology in Administrative Science Quarterly. An excerpt from the book review: … Continue reading Book Review: Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology

Book Review: The Sound of Innovation

Andrew J. Nelson : The Sound of Innovation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2015. 236 pp. $34.00, hardcover. Gino Cattani of New York University recently published a book review in Administrative Science Quarterly for The Sound of Innovation. An excerpt from the book review: The emergence of novelty—a new technology or organizational form, or even an entirely … Continue reading Book Review: The Sound of Innovation

An Interview with Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica and MasterCard

[We're pleased to welcome Richard Bolden of the University of the West of England. Richard recently published an article in Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "Digital Disruption and the Future of Leadership: An Interview with Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica and MasterCard" with co-author Nicholas O'Regan of the University of the West of England.] Can you … Continue reading An Interview with Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica and MasterCard

Read the August 2016 Issue of Journal of Management Education!

The August 2016 issue of Journal of Management Education is now available online and can be accessed free for the next 30 days. The August issue features a provocative article from authors J. Michael Cavanaugh, Catherine C. Giapponi, and Timothy D. Golden, entitled "Digital Technology and Student Cognitive Development: The Neuroscience of the University Classroom," … Continue reading Read the August 2016 Issue of Journal of Management Education!