JOM 2018 Best Paper & Scholarly Impact Awards

joma_44_7_cover.pngCongratulations to the recent winners of the Journal of Management 2018 Best Paper Award and 2018 Scholarly Impact Awards. The Scholarly Impact and Best Paper Paper award are presented to the articles published 5 years ago. Below are the abstracts of each article. Please note that the full articles will be free to read for a limited time.

Journal of Management 2018 Best Paper Award:

Rebecca R. Kehoe of Cornell University, and Patrick M. Wright of the University of South Carolina for their work entitled “The Impact of High Performance Human Resource Practices on Employees’ Attitudes and Behaviors!

Although strategic human resource (HR) management research has established a significant relationship between high-performance HR practices and firm-level financial and market outcomes, few studies have considered the important role of employees’ perceptions of HR practice use or examined the more proximal outcomes of high-performance HR practices that may play mediating roles in the HR practice–performance relationship. To address recent calls in the literature for an investigation of this nature, this study examined the relationships between employees’ perceptions of high-performance HR practice use in their job groups and employee absenteeism, intent to remain with the organization, and organizational citizenship behavior, dedicating a focus to the possible mediating role of affective organizational commitment in these relationships. Data in this study were collected from surveys of employees at a large multiunit food service organization. The model was tested with CWC(M) mediation analysis (i.e., centered within context with reintroduction of the subtracted means at Level 2), which accounted for the multilevel structure of the data. Results indicate that employees’ perceptions of high-performance HR practice use at the job group level positively related to all dependent variables and that affective organizational commitment partially mediated the relationship between HR practice perceptions and organizational citizenship behavior and fully mediated the relationship between HR practice perceptions and intent to remain with the organization. The discussion reviews the implications of these results and suggests future directions for research in this vein.

Journal of Management 2018 Scholarly Impact Award:

Scott G. Johnson of Oklahoma State University, Karen Schnatterly of the University of Missouri-Columbia , and Aaron D. Hill of Oklahoma State University for their work, “Board Composition Beyond Independence: Social Capital, and Demographics

Board composition is a critical element in the ability of the board to impact firm outcomes. While much of this research has focused on size and independence, there is growing literature that investigates the composition of directors’ demography, human capital, and social capital. The purpose of this article is to synthesize this diverse literature. The authors first review the literature on board demographics, human capital, and social capital composition research. In doing so, they highlight the theoretical and methodological approaches utilized. Finally, they suggest avenues for future research that can advance our understanding of the effects of board composition.

Journal of Management 2018 Scholarly Impact Award:

Daniel C. Ganster of Colorado State University , and Christopher C. Rosen of the University of Arkansas for the article “Work Stress and Employee Health: A Multidisciplinary Review

We review and summarize the literature on work stress with particular emphasis on those studies that examined the effects of work characteristics on employee health. Although there is not convincing evidence that job stressors cause health effects, the indirect evidence is strongly suggestive of a work stress effect. This evidence comes from occupational studies that show differences in health and mortality that are not easily explained by other factors and within-subject studies that demonstrate a causal effect of work experiences on physiological and emotional responses. We argue that studies relying on self-reports of working conditions and outcomes, whether cross-sectional or longitudinal, are unlikely to add significantly to the accumulated evidence. Finally, we make recommendations for how organizational researchers are most likely to contribute to this knowledge.

Journal of Management 2018 Scholarly Impact Award:

Lilia M. Cortina of the University of Michigan , Dana Kabat-Farr of the University of Michigan, Emily A. Leskinen of the University of Michigan, Marisela Huerta of the University of Michigan, and Vicki J. Magley of the University of Connecticut for their contribution entitled “Selective Incivility as Modern Discrimination in Organizations: Evidence and Impact.”

This collection of studies tested aspects of Cortina’s theory of selective incivility as a “modern” manifestation of sexism and racism in the workplace and also tested an extension of that theory to ageism. Survey data came from employees in three organizations: a city government (N = 369), a law enforcement agency (N = 653), and the U.S. military (N = 15,497). According to analyses of simple mediation, target gender and race (but not age) affected vulnerability to uncivil treatment on the job, which in turn predicted intent to leave that job. Evidence of moderated mediation also emerged, with target gender and race interacting to predict uncivil experiences, such that women of color reported the worst treatment. The article concludes with implications for interventions to promote civility and nondiscrimination in organizations.

Journal of Management 2018 Scholarly Impact Award:

Deniz Ucbasaran of the University of Warwick, Dean A. Shepherd of Indiana University
Andy Lockett of the University of Warwick, and S. John Lyon of the University of Warwick for the article “Life After Business Failure The Process and Consequences of Business Failure for Entrepreneurs

Where there is uncertainty, there is bound to be failure. It is not surprising, therefore, that many new ventures fail. What happens to entrepreneurs when their business fails? People hear of highly successful entrepreneurs extolling the virtues of failure as a valuable teacher. Yet the aftermath of failure is often fraught with psychological, social, and financial turmoil. The purpose of this article is to review research on life after business failure for entrepreneurs, from the immediate aftermath through to recovery and re-emergence. First, the authors examine the financial, social, and psychological costs of failure, highlighting factors that may influence the magnitude of these costs (including individual responses to managing these costs). Second, they review research that explains how entrepreneurs make sense of and learn from failure. Finally, the authors present research on the outcomes of business failure, including recovery as well as cognitive and behavioral outcomes. They develop a schema to organize extant work and use this as a platform for developing an agenda for future research.

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Do higher education systems promote an entrepreneurial intention among college students?

JOE 25-1 (2016)—PressExplore this article from The Journal of Entrepreneurship entitled, “Examining Entrepreneurial Intention in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study of College Students in India” free for a limited time.

The societal significance of entrepreneurship goes undisputed in the contemporary world because entrepreneurship is strongly tied with the economic and social progress within a nation state. Through the creation of new activities, entrepreneurs assist a country in acquiring a position in the progressive global market by providing an edge with innovation and international collaborative initiatives. Recently, the Government of India has promoted several programmes for the development of entrepreneurship, the two notable programmes being the ‘Startup & Stand up India Initiatives’ that were launched in 2015. Though these initiatives are applauded, there is still a dearth of programmes implemented for encouraging increased entrepreneurial activity among college students, which would promote and accelerate the growth of new entrepreneurs across a variety of disciplines. In relation to this entrepreneurship education programmes, it is hoped that college students must have motivation and confidence to be proactive, creative as well as capable of facilitating the start-up business ventures for themselves.


It has been noted that the need for entrepreneurship education becomes critical because such an education will directly affect the decision-making capabilities of the students when they become managers, which in turn will lead to the reduction in the risk of failure and increasing the benefits for all. It is believed entrepreneurial education entails those activities that involve the development of skill-based knowledge, approaches, attitudes and qualities.

With the recognition of entrepreneurship as an independent discipline with definite teachable hard skills, Entrepreneurship Education has increasingly gained popularity among academics all around the world. This has stimulated the introduction of various programmes for participants from elementary to higher education. Governments have enthusiastically started developing the entrepreneurial capacity of college graduates through a range of training and awareness programmes that assist in fostering entrepreneurial behaviour as well as passion and spirit among the youth, so that they can succeed in their endeavour. Such programmes need to be speedily included and internalised in higher education curricula and teaching methodology so that interested students can be equipped with necessary potential to start business based on the disciplines that they have studied or are interested in as a practical career alternative. During the education process, the focus must be on the skill sets that are required to be imparted in accordance with the age and development of the student concerned.

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Challenges of Marketing a Taboo Product in an Emerging Market That is Also Culturally Conservative

On an early December morning in 2014, Mr Shabih Haider, Director of Biogenics, sipped his coffee as he stared absentmindedly out of his office window and looked at the traffic on the main Shahrah-e-Faisal road in Karachi. His forehead creased with concern as he thought about Hamdam, Biogenics’ contraceptive (condom) brand. He looked at the reports which reflected a falling sales trend over the past ten quarters as well as falling profitability figures. The reports made him uneasy. Ever since they had launched Hamdam, the sales were far from satisfactory. The entire Hamdam team had been concentrating their efforts on the branded contraceptive to drive up the sales, but the response had been less than desired.

AJMCThe problems that Hamdam was facing were not easy to overcome. The general consumer perception towards the contraceptive market was not very accepting and the social rejections had made marketing for such brands a challenging task. Nonetheless, Pakistan still offered vast potential that was too significant to be ignored.

Now is the time to develop the market, create awareness and find some effective solutions to communicate with the consumers,’ the diligent director thought to himself. Shabih Haider was not a man to give up easily. He believed in taking everything head-on as the key to dealing with challenging and formidable tasks. What lay ahead of him was a society which perceived the issue of family planning and use of contraceptives as a taboo topic and considered discussions regarding them as indecent and scandalous. In fact, anything related to sex was seen as unvirtuous in the society. Mr Shabih Haider, thus, was faced with the formidable task of establishing his condom brand Hamdam in the conservative Pakistani society.

Register now to read full case study on Marketing a Taboo Product and to know how Mr. Shabih Haider tackled the consumer mindset in Pakistan.


The case focuses on the marketing and promotional activities of contraceptives in an emerging market that is also culturally conservative—such as that of Pakistan. The case will explore the cultural and the societal barriers faced by the brand team during the process of designing marketing activities for contraceptives in a country where anything related to the topic of sex is a taboo and is seen as disrespectful and religiously controversial. The case highlights the challenges of marketing a contraceptive brand in such a situation, and the strategies and steps that could be employed to overcome these barriers. Moreover, the case also explores how a controversial brand/product may be established strongly in such a society using strategic marketing. Overall, the case explores marketing and branding challenges and strategies through influencing and changing consumer perceptions and behaviours regarding contraceptives in conservative societies.

Click here to read Marketing a Taboo Product: Tackling the Consumer Mind-set in Pakistan for free from the journal Asian Journal of Management Cases.

Call for Papers: Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies


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Read the August Issue of California Management Review!

cmra_60_4.coverCalifornia Management Review has served as a bridge of communication between academia and management practice for sixty years. The newest issue of CMR is now online to view, and features articles covering various topics such as corporate sustainability and politics, disruptive technology and big pharma, and engaging employees as social innovators.

Featured below is an video abstract for one of the articles, “CSR Needs CPR: Corporate Sustainability and Politics,” co-authored by Thomas P. Lyon  (University of Michigan), Magali A. DelmasJohn W. Maxwell, Pratima (Tima) Bansal, Mireille Chiroleu-AssoulinePatricia Crifo, Rodolphe Durand, Jean-Pascal Gond, Andrew King, Michael Lenox, Mike Toffel, David Vogel, and Frank Wijen (All from The Bretesche Workshop on Systemic Change). The article will be free to read for a limited time.

CMR is uniquely positioned as both a valuable outlet for top business school faculty and an indispensable resource for practitioners.

To submit your work to this journal click here.


Improving Lives and How Organizations Can Help

OSSThe theme of this year’s Academy of Management conference is on improving lives and how organizations can help. Ahead of the conference, Trish Reay, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies, has selected a few papers from the journal considering these questions.

The Human Capital Hoax: Work, Debt and Insecurity in the Era of Uberization by Peter Fleming
Human capital theory is widely celebrated as a framework for explaining how organizations and societies can build skill, innovation and socio-economic wellbeing. This paper argues that it can result in the opposite. Human capital theory fundamentally individualizes people, placing the costs of economic activity onto the employee. Self-employment, on-demand business models, freelancing and what some term the Uberization of the workforce follow from the idea that people are ultimately responsible for their own economic fate. Instead of being freer and wealthier, human capitalists are just as likely to be mired in debt, insecure and dominated by authoritarian management systems.

Giving Meaning to Everyday Work After Terrorism Derin Kent
Global terrorism in the early 21st century appears to be an inevitable part of organizational life. Even among people not personally injured in an attack, the immediate aftermath can be a period of hardship, stress and sensemaking. This paper develops theory about how people give meaning to their work after terrorism. In contrast to views of everyday work as something that loses significance in times of such tragedy, this paper outlines the conditions under which individuals are also likely to find positive meaning in it.

Engaging and Misbehaving: How Dignity Affects Employee Work Behaviors
Kristen Lucas, Andrew S. Manikas, Shaunn Mattingly, Cole J. Crider

This paper explores the influence of workplace dignity on employee work behaviors that affect organizational performance. Framing our inquiry with Sharon Bolton’s yet-untested multidimensional theory of dignity, Randy Hodson’s content-coded ethnographic data is analyzed to reveal that increases in workplace dignity tend to predict increases in employee engagement, yet have mixed effects on counterproductive workplace behaviors. The authors identify the critical role of safe and secure working conditions in enabling and constraining employees’ ability to redress or resist workplace indignities with counterproductive workplace behaviors.

Legitimacy Struggles and Political Corporate Social Responsibility in International Settings: A Comparative Discursive Analysis of a Contested Investment in Latin America
Maria Joutsenvirta, Eero Vaara

This paper examines the discursive legitimation of controversial investment projects to provide a better understanding of the ways in which corporate social responsibility is constructed in international settings. The analysis helps to better understand how CSR involves discourse-ideological struggles, how CSR is embedded in international relations, and how CSR is mediatized in contemporary globalizing society. By so doing, this paper contributes to critical studies of CSR as well as research on legitimation more generally

Crystalline Empowerment: Negotiating Tensions in Refugee Resettlement
Tiffany A Dykstra-DeVette, Heather E Canary

As the number of forcibly displaced people continues to rise worldwide, humanitarian organizations are playing a growing role in finding solutions. This study investigates one of the world’s largest refugee resettlement organizations as it pilots innovative empowerment programs. With very little research regarding organizational rhetoric, discourse, and practices within resettlement agencies, there is great need for understanding the tensions that arise amid empowerment processes.

Translating Institutional Change to Local Communities: The Role of Linking Organizations
Kathryn L. Heinze, Sara Soderstrom, Justin E. Heinze
The authors examine the processes and mechanisms of translating broader field-level change to the local community, drawing on insights from the inhabited institutions perspective and community-based institutionalism. In particular, they develop the concept of linking organizations as key actors in institutional change that connect the broader field and community levels.

Congratulations to the Incoming Editor of Compensation and Benefits Review!

We’re pleased to congratulate Phillip Bryant of Columbus State University on his appointment as the Editor for Compensation and Benefits Review!

bryant_phillipDr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing at Columbus State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Management at the University of Memphis. His primary research, teaching and consulting activities are concentrated around human resource management and servant leadership.

Dr. Bryant’s research in managing employee turnover has won the Academy of Management Perspectives’ Best Paper Award (2010) and the Academy of Management’s Outstanding Practitioner-Oriented Publication Award (2011). His co-authored book, Managing Employee Turnover was published by Business Expert Press in 2012.

Dr. Bryant has extensive consulting, management and entrepreneurial experience with companies such as American Home Shield, Monogram Foods Solutions and SCB Computer Technology.

Most recently, he co-founded & co-edited Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice with colleague Steve Brown.