Academic Gerrymandering; the Redistricting of Academic Work for Managerial Benefit

[We’re pleased to welcome author, Dr. Kathy Lund Dean of Gustavus Adolphus College. She recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "Academic Gerrymandering? Expansion and Expressions of Academic Work" which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Dean reflects on this article:] I am thrilled that “Academic gerrymandering? … Continue reading Academic Gerrymandering; the Redistricting of Academic Work for Managerial Benefit

The Trajectory of Success in Hollywood: The Roller Coaster Careers of Film Directors

[We're pleased to welcome Babis Mainemelis of The American College of Greece. Dr. Mainemelis recently published an article in Journal of Management Inquiry, entitled "Surviving a Boundaryless Creative Career: The Case of Oscar-Nominated Film Directors, 1967-2014" with co-authors Sevasti-Melissa Nolas of University of Sussex and Stavroula Tsirogianni of Canterbury Christ Church University.] For the general … Continue reading The Trajectory of Success in Hollywood: The Roller Coaster Careers of Film Directors

Pushing the Boundaries: Studying the Boundaryless Creative Careers of Film Directors

Creative careers can differ quite a bit from the average 9-to-5 desk job, but only some go so far as to defy boundaries in the way that boundaryless careers do. Individuals in boundaryless careers enjoy organizational mobility, geographical mobility, occupational mobility, the ability to work outside of organizational boundaries based on preference, and the ability to reject career opportunities … Continue reading Pushing the Boundaries: Studying the Boundaryless Creative Careers of Film Directors

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hollywood’s Gender-Wage Gap

Kaley Cuoco recently learned the hard way to be careful what you say in an interview after her comments on feminism in the February issue of Redbook magazine provoked some harsh criticism from the media and fans alike. When asked if she considered herself a feminist, the 29-year old actress was quoted as saying "Is … Continue reading A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hollywood’s Gender-Wage Gap

Psychological Science at Work

The Association for Psychological Science recently debuted their business research blog, Minds for Business, devoted to the study of work and leadership. It is described as "the indispensable research blog on the science of the modern workplace, covering everything from leadership and management to the behavioral, social, and cognitive dynamics behind performance and achievement. It … Continue reading Psychological Science at Work

To Succeed, Should You Specialize?

In today's market, does job specialization help or hinder one's career? A new article published by John-Paul Ferguson and Sharique Hasan of Stanford University in Administrative Science Quarterly, "Specialization and Career Dynamics: Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service," provides a unique perspective on this debate: There are advantages to focusing on one thing. Whether it … Continue reading To Succeed, Should You Specialize?

SAGE Journals Recently In the News

In recent weeks, SAGE journals have cropped up in news outlets including The New York Times and the Toronto Star, offering fresh insights on management topics ranging from employee burnout and worker mobility to sports economics. In today’s post, we bring you those media highlights and take a closer look at the studies that inspired … Continue reading SAGE Journals Recently In the News

A New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Available Online!

The September 2011 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is available online. Please click here to view the Table of Contents. Matthew Bidwell, University of Pennsylvania, published "Paying More to Get Less: The Effects of External Hiring versus Internal Mobility" in this current issue. The abstract: Individuals often enter similar jobs via two different routes: internal mobility … Continue reading A New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Available Online!

Work Worth Doing

Thomas A. Conklin, Gannon University, published "Work Worth Doing: A Phenomenological Study of the Experience of Discovering and Following One's Calling" on September 13th, 2011 in the Journal of Management Inquiry's OnlineFirst section. Dr. Conklin kindly provided the following responses to his article. Who is the target audience for this article? This article is particularly well … Continue reading Work Worth Doing

Work Worth Doing

Thomas A. Conklin, Gannon University, published "Work Worth Doing: A Phenomenological Study of the Experience of Discovering and Following One's Calling" on September 13th, 2011 in the Journal of Management Inquiry's OnlineFirst collection. Other articles available OnlineFirst can be found here. The Abstract: What is the meaning of our work? How do we find the work that … Continue reading Work Worth Doing