The (In)effectiveness of Voluntarily Produced Transparency Reports

[We’re pleased to welcome author Christopher Parsons of Rice University. Parsons recently published an article in Business & Society entitled “The (In)effectiveness of Voluntarily Produced Transparency Reports," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Parsons reflects on the inspiration for conducting this research:] What motivated you to pursue this research? More and … Continue reading The (In)effectiveness of Voluntarily Produced Transparency Reports

Corporate Political Transparency: Challenging Assumptions

[We're pleased to welcome author Murad Mithani of the Stevens Institute of Technology. Mithani recently published an article in Business & Society entitled "Corporate Political Transparency." Below, Mithani explains the inspiration for conducting this research:] The idea for this study came during a preliminary investigation of managers’ thinking patterns when they are making campaign contributions. … Continue reading Corporate Political Transparency: Challenging Assumptions

Read Public Finance Review’s Special Issue on Replications in Public Finance for Free!

Were Krause and Méndez correct that voters punish corrupt political candidates? Do Toya and Skidmore's economic variables actually make a difference in the number of deaths and damages from natural disasters? Does the millionaires' tax really have no effect on the migration of the wealthy as reported by Young and Varner? These studies and more … Continue reading Read Public Finance Review’s Special Issue on Replications in Public Finance for Free!

New Podcast! Can Mobile Tablet Menus Help Millennials Make Healthier Choices?

In the latest podcast from Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, author Maryam F. Yepes of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland discusses her recent article entitled "Mobile Tablet Menus: Attractiveness and Impact of Nutrition Labeling Formats on Millennials’ Food Choices" which compared menu selections by millennial-age respondents to test the effects of five different menu nutrition labeling formats … Continue reading New Podcast! Can Mobile Tablet Menus Help Millennials Make Healthier Choices?

How Should Businesses Respond to Bad Online Reviews?

According to Forbes, 72% of people trust online reviews just as much as they would trust the opinion of a friend or family member. Furthermore, 4 out of 5 consumers admitted in a survey that they changed their mind about a purchase after reading online reviews. With statistics like these, it's not surprising that many … Continue reading How Should Businesses Respond to Bad Online Reviews?

Listen to the Latest Podcast from Journal of Management on “The Chrysalis Effect”

In the latest podcast from Journal of Management, Ernest Hugh O'Boyle Jr, lead author of the article "The Chrysalis Effect: How Ugly Initial Results Metamorphosize Into Beautiful Articles" speaks with Journal of Management Associate Editor Fred Oswald about the article's findings concerning questionable research practices. The podcast can be downloaded by clicking here and the … Continue reading Listen to the Latest Podcast from Journal of Management on “The Chrysalis Effect”

How Much is the Organizational Power Structure to Blame for Corrupt Behavior?

Is it easier for someone to be corrupt at different levels within an organization? Does corruption depend on the resources available? Authors István Jávor and David Jancsics discuss this topic in their article from Administration and Society  entitled "The Role of Power in Organizational Corruption: An Empirical Study," winner of the 2014 Best Article Award from the Public … Continue reading How Much is the Organizational Power Structure to Blame for Corrupt Behavior?

Embracing a Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda

Are companies who claim a corporate social responsibility agenda actually aligned with its value system? Line Schmeltz explored this topic in his research "Identical or Just Compatible? The Utility of Corporate Identity Values In Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility" from International Journal of Business Communication.  The abstract: This study explores whether companies embracing a corporate social … Continue reading Embracing a Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda

Special Issue on Assessment in Management Education!

Do students learn what their professors intend them to learn? What are the challenges associated with effective utilization of rubrics? What is the status of assessment in management education? Journal of Management Education's explores these questions and more in their special issue on Assessment in Management Education. Tracy H. Sigler and Kenneth S. Rhee, both … Continue reading Special Issue on Assessment in Management Education!

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

At the end of March, meat producers in North America, including Tyson Foods Inc. and Hormel Foods Corp., lost an appeal to suspend new country-of-origin labeling laws, claiming it violated their first amendment rights. The law has been a hot topic of debate, with some claiming that labeling is a food safety tool and others … Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?