Extreme-Team Research: An Approach to Overcoming Research Obstacles

Researching the performance and management of extreme teams, which work in unconventional environments on high-risk tasks, presents a number of unique challenges to researchers, including limitations on data collection and sample sizes. In a new article published in Journal of Management, entitled "An Approach for Conducting Actionable Research with Extreme Teams," authors Suzanne T. Bell, David M. … Continue reading Extreme-Team Research: An Approach to Overcoming Research Obstacles

Defining and Exploring Boundary Conditions

While it is easy to agree that boundary conditions are an important part of theory development and research, it is not as easy for researchers to agree on what boundary conditions are, and how they should be approached. With the recent Organizational Research Methods article entitled, "Boundary Conditions: What They Are, How to Explore Them, Why We … Continue reading Defining and Exploring Boundary Conditions

Payal Nangia Sharma on Empowering Leadership Research

[We’re pleased to welcome Payal Nangia Sharma of Rutgers University. Dr. Sharma recently published an article in Group and Organization Management with Bradley L. Kirkman of North Carolina State University entitled "Leveraging Leaders: A Literature Review and Future Lines of Inquiry for Empowering Leadership Research."] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? We … Continue reading Payal Nangia Sharma on Empowering Leadership Research

Using Text Mining for Customer Feedback

[We're pleased to welcome Francisco Villarroel Ordenes, who is one of five collaborating authors on the article "Analyzing Customer Experience Feedback Using Text Mining: A Linguistics-Based Approach" from Journal of Service Research.] The Big Data phenomenon is not only about exponential growth of customer data, but about new and challenging data structures such as textual … Continue reading Using Text Mining for Customer Feedback

Rethinking the Meaning of Meetings

Editor’s note: We are pleased to welcome Jane Jorgenson and Frederick Steier, both of the University of South Florida, whose article “Frames, Framing, and Designed Conversational Processes: Lessons From the World Café” is forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and now available in the journal’s OnlineFirst section. This paper grows out of our interest … Continue reading Rethinking the Meaning of Meetings

The Staff Ride: An Approach to Qualitative Data Generation and Analysis

Wendy S. Becker, Shippensburg University, and Michael J. Burke, Tulane University, published "The Staff Ride: An Approach to Qualitative Data Generation and Analysis" on November 9th, 2011 in Organizational Research Methods OnlineFirst Section. To view the other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. The abstract: The authors present and illustrate the research staff ride—the re-creation of a historical … Continue reading The Staff Ride: An Approach to Qualitative Data Generation and Analysis

Service Improvement and Context

"Making Service Improvement Happen: The Importance of Social Context "by Aoife M. McDermott, Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom and Mary A. Keating, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, has just been published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science OnlineFirst. Today, Professors McDermott and Keating discuss their article: Who is the target audience for this article? We … Continue reading Service Improvement and Context