Congratulations to Group and Organization Management’s Outstanding Reviewers!

GOM 39(6)_Covers.inddWe’re pleased to congratulate Andrew D. Brown, Devaki Rau, Chris Robert and Li-Yun Sun, winners of Group and Organization Managements Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2015! The winners kindly provided us with some information on their backgrounds:

Andrew Brown Photo 2012Andrew D. Brown is Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Bath. He has previously held faculty positions at the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, Cambridge and Warwick. His primary research interests centre on issues of identity, sensemaking, narrative, and power, and his work has been published in journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Human Relations. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Group and Organization Management, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization, and is a Senior Editor of Organization Studies.

WIN_20131024_215951 (2)Devaki Rau is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Northern Illinois University. Her research interests include strategic decision making, top management teams, and organizational learning. Her research has been published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Small Group Research, and Group and Organizational Management. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Robert ChrisChris Robert received his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently an Associate Professor of Management in the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research has involved cross-cultural management issues, groups and teams, and conflict and negotiation, though his most recent research has examined the role of humor in the workplace. His research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Human Relations, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Personnel Psychology.

SunLi-Yun Sun is a professor of Management at school of Business, Macau University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in management from Hong Kong Baptist University. His research work appears in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Asia Pacific Journal of Management and others. He was one of winners of Outstanding Reviewer Award of Academy of Management meeting (2015, OB section). In recent years he reviewed for multiple journals including Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, and Academy of Management Journal (special issue). He also reviews for annual Academy of Management meeting and bi-annual meeting of International Association for Chinese Management Research.

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Congratulations to Family Business Review’s Outstanding Reviewer for 2015!

We’re pleased to congratulate Francesco Barbera, winner of Family Business Review‘s Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2015! Dr. Barbera graciously provided us with some information on his background:

Francesco (Frank) Barbera is an Assistant Professor in Family Enterprise and the Director of the Family Enterprise Center at Stetson University in Florida. While working with the Australian Centre for Family Business (ACFB), Dr. Barbera received his Ph.D. in Economics from Bond University in Queensland, Australia. His research covers a wide range of topics at the intersection of family business, small business, entrepreneurship, management, and business education. Frank’s work has been published in high-level journals which include the Family Business Review, Small FBR_C1_revised authors color.inddBusiness Economics, and the Academy of Management Learning and Education, and is regularly presented at international conferences, such as the Family Enterprise Research Conference (FERC) and the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA). Dr. Barbera’s research has been recognized with the 2014 the “Best Dissertation Award” by the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and the 2010 and 2014 Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI) Scholarships. He is also an active member in the family business community through his work as a member of the Family Business Review’s Editorial Board, a coach for the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC), and the Team Leader for Stetson University’s Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project.

In honor of this award, you can read the latest issue of Family Business Review for free through the end of September! Click here to view the Table of Contents. For more information on Family Business Review‘s Best Reviewer Awards, including this year’s Excellent Reviewers, click here. To have all the latest news and research from Family Business Review sent directly to your inbox, click here!

Congratulations to SAGE Editor Bharat Sarath!

victory-1146459-mWe’re pleased to congratulate Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Editor Bharat Sarath of Rutgers University who was a winner of the prestigious 2013 Abacus Best Manuscript Award! Bharat Sarath and co-author Joshua Ronen of New York University received the award for their paper entitled JAAF_72ppiRGB_powerpoint“Financial Statements Insurance.” The paper appeared in the Accounting Foundation owned journal Abacus.

The award was formally announced at the American Accounting Association meeting held on August 3rd at the Hilton Atlanta.

In honor of the award, the current issue of Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance can be read online for free for the next 30 days! Click here to access the Table of Contents!

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Are Awards a Double-Edged Sword?

success-way-1095615-mThe Oscars have been awarded! But just how does winning an award affect the prizewinner? Not the way you would think according to Balázs Kovács and Amanda J. Sharkey’s article “The Paradox of Publicity: How Awards Can Negatively Affect the Evaluation of Quality” published in the March issue of Administrative Science Quarterly.

The abstract:
Although increases in status often lead to more favorable inferences about quality in subsequentASQ_v59n1_Mar2014_cover.indd evaluations, in this paper, we examine a setting in which an increase to an actor’s status results in less favorable quality evaluations, contrary to what much of sociological and management theory would predict. Comparing thousands of reader reviews on Goodreads.com of 64 English-language books that either won or were short-listed for prestigious book awards between 2007 and 2011, we find that prizewinning books tend to attract more readers following the announcement of an award and that readers’ ratings of award-winning books tend to decline more precipitously following the announcement of an award relative to books that were named as finalists but did not win. We explain this surprising result, focusing on two mechanisms whereby signals of quality that tend to promote adoption can subsequently have a negative impact on evaluation. First, we propose that the audience evaluating a high-status actor or object tends to shift as a result of a public status shock, like an award, increasing in number but also in diverse tastes. We outline how this shift might translate into less favorable evaluations of quality. Second, we show that the increase in popularity that tends to follow a status shock is off-putting to some, also resulting in more negative evaluations. We show that our proposed mechanisms together explain the negative effect of status on evaluations in the context of the literary world.

ORM Best Paper Winners!

orm_200We are pleased to congratulate John K. Kruschke of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University and Herman Aguinis and Harry Joo, both of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Their paper, “The Time Has Come: Bayesian Methods for Data Analysis in the Organizational Sciences,” published in the Organizational Research Methods October 2012 issue, was selected as this year’s recipient of the ORM Best Paper Award. The winners were recognized in August at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

The paper’s abstract explains:

The use of Bayesian methods for data analysis is creating a revolution in fields ranging from genetics to marketing. Yet, results of our literature review, including more than 10,000 articles published in 15 journals from January 2001 and December 2010, indicate that Bayesian approaches are essentially absent from the organizational sciences. Our article introduces organizational science researchers to Bayesian methods and describes why and how they should be used. We use multiple linear regression as the framework to offer a step-by-step demonstration, including the use of software, regarding how to implement Bayesian methods. We explain and illustrate how to determine the prior distribution, compute the posterior distribution, possibly accept the null value, and produce a write-up describing the entire Bayesian process, including graphs, results, and their interpretation. We also offer a summary of the advantages of using Bayesian analysis and examples of how specific published research based on frequentist analysis-based approaches failed to benefit from the advantages offered by a Bayesian approach and how using Bayesian analyses would have led to richer and, in some cases, different substantive conclusions. We hope that our article will serve as a catalyst for the adoption of Bayesian methods in organizational science research.

Our congratulations to the winners! You can also see ORM best papers from previous years here.

Best Papers in Small Group Research

SGR_72ppiRGB_150pixwSmall Group Research addresses and connects three vital areas of study: the psychology of small groups, communication within small groups,and organizational behavior of small groups.

The winner of the 2011-2012 SGR Best Article of the Year Award was presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research to:

Siyuan Huang and Jonathon N. Cummings
When Critical Knowledge Is Most Critical: Centralization in Knowledge-Intensive Teams
Small Group Research, 2011

The 2011-2012 finalist was:

Andrew W. Ishak and Dawna I. Ballard
Time to Re-Group: A Typology and Nested Phase Model for Action Teams
Small Group Research, 2012

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