Centralized Organization and Distributed Trust

[We’re pleased to welcome author Marc-David L. Seidel of the University of British Columbia. Seidel recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled “Questioning Centralized Organizations in a Time of Distributed Trust," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below,  Seidel reflects on the inspiration of his research:] Technology has … Continue reading Centralized Organization and Distributed Trust

Trustworthy Marketing Mixes: A Study of Forestland Owners

[We’re pleased to welcome author Kelley Dennings of the American Forest Foundation, Washington, D.C.. Dennings recently published an article in Social Marketing Quarterly entitled, "Research Into Woodland Owners’ Use of Sustainable Forest Management to Inform Campaign Marketing Mix," co-authored by Jennifer Tabanico. From Dennings:] The article titled "Research Into Woodland Owner's Use of Sustainable Forest Management … Continue reading Trustworthy Marketing Mixes: A Study of Forestland Owners

Trust and Distrust in the Pursuit of Career Advancement

[We're pleased to welcome Joshua Marineau of North Dakota State University. Joshua recently published an article in Group & Organization Management entitled "Trust and Distrust Network Accuracy and Career Advancement in an Organization."] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? The key interest I had with this study was wondering if it was … Continue reading Trust and Distrust in the Pursuit of Career Advancement

Taking a Closer Look at the Building Blocks of Psychological Contracts

[We’re pleased to welcome Ultan P. Sherman of the University College Cork. Dr. Sherman recently collaborated with Michael J. Morley of the University of Limerick on their article "On the Formation of the Psychological Contract: A Schema Theory Perspective" from Group and Organization Management.] When I registered as a Ph.D student many years ago, my … Continue reading Taking a Closer Look at the Building Blocks of Psychological Contracts

Thomas A. Wright on Incorporating Character in Business Education

According to The Atlantic, between 2001 and 2010 the annual rate of scholarly article retractions increased by a factor of 11. A recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences took a closer look and found that out of the 2,047 retracted papers reviewed, 67.4% were the direct result of academic misconduct … Continue reading Thomas A. Wright on Incorporating Character in Business Education

Finding the Balance Between Greed and Altruism

Are greedy managers or altruistic managers more successful? The answer may not be so black and white. According to Katalin Takacs Haynes, Matthew Josefy, and Michael A. Hitt, authors of "Tipping Point: Managers’ Self-Interest, Greed, and Altruism" from Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, harmony between the two characteristics is actually the most beneficial to … Continue reading Finding the Balance Between Greed and Altruism

How Does an Organization’s Compensation System Affect Ethical Sales Behavior and Customer Lifetime Value?

[We’re pleased to welcome Pankaj M. Madhani of ICFAI Business School (IBS) in India. Dr. Madhani is the author of “Compensation, Ethical Sales Behavior and Customer Lifetime Value” which appeared in the most recent issue of Compensation and Benefits Review.] An ethical climate of the organization can be reinforced by implementing an effective sales compensation … Continue reading How Does an Organization’s Compensation System Affect Ethical Sales Behavior and Customer Lifetime Value?

Charles Pavitt on Social Influence During Group Decision Making

[Editor's Note: A special thanks to Charles Pavitt of University of Delaware, who took the time to give us some background on his article "An Interactive Input–Process–Output Model of Social Influence in Decision-Making Groups," recently published in Small Group Research.] I have been interested in social influence during group decision making since the mid 1990s. … Continue reading Charles Pavitt on Social Influence During Group Decision Making

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”