How Do Individuals Judge Organizational Legitimacy?

[We’re pleased to welcome author Melanie Eichhorn of the ESCP Europe Business School. Eichhorn recently published an article in Business and Society entitled “How Do Individuals Judge Organizational Legitimacy? Effects of Attributed Motives and Credibility on Organizational Legitimacy," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Eichhorn reflects on the inspiration for conducting … Continue reading How Do Individuals Judge Organizational Legitimacy?

Elephant or Donkey? How Board Political Ideology Impacts CEO Pay

How much does directors' political ideologies impact CEO compensation? Perhaps more than you might think--according to a recent paper published in Administrative Science Quarterly, entitled "The Elephant (or Donkey) in the Boardroom: How Board Political Ideology Affects CEO Pay" from authors Abhinav Gupta and Adam J. Wowak, conservative and liberal boards differ in not only how much … Continue reading Elephant or Donkey? How Board Political Ideology Impacts CEO Pay

Book Review: Bruce Kogut (ed.): The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance

Bruce Kogut (ed.): The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012. 388 pp. $42.00, hardcover. You can read the review by Mark S. Mizruchi of the University of Michigan, available now in the OnlineFirst section of Administrative Science Quarterly. From the review: Kogut’s primary interest is corporate governance and, secondarily, its role … Continue reading Book Review: Bruce Kogut (ed.): The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance

The Ethics of Corporate Political Spending

In a recent blog post on The Hill calling for the SEC to adopt a new rule on disclosure of public companies' political spending, the authors wrote: If money from our business accounts is used for political spending, we’d better well know about it. It would be a sign of dangerously poor management if we … Continue reading The Ethics of Corporate Political Spending

Do Academics Make Good Directors?

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome Guclu Atinc of Drake University. His paper "An Investigation of the Impact of Academicians as Directors," co-authored by Mark Kroll of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Bruce Walters of Louisiana Tech University, is forthcoming in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies and now available in … Continue reading Do Academics Make Good Directors?

Flattery: Hazardous to a CEO’s Health?

CEOs are accustomed to receiving praise and flattery, but it turns out this behavior has some potentially dangerous consequences. Harvard Business Review’s The Daily Stat this week spotlighted an article from Administrative Science Quarterly which reveals the insidious effects of flattery on the corporate elite. From the Stat: A 1-standard-deviation increase in the amount of … Continue reading Flattery: Hazardous to a CEO’s Health?

Football and the ‘Emotionomics’ of Mutuality

A recent study published in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) looks at the mutuality model of ownership in professional football to discover valuable insights about corporate governance. Sara Ward, Thomas J. Scanlon, and Tony Hines, all of Manchester Metropolitan University, published "Mutuality Ownership Form and Professional Sports: Football" on May 16, 2012 in NVSQ, … Continue reading Football and the ‘Emotionomics’ of Mutuality

Stealthy Footsteps to the Boardroom

The Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ) Editor’s Choice Collections highlight recent articles on some of the central topics in organization studies covered in ASQ. Today, we are pleased to present a selection from Corporate Governance and Strategy. To see more hand-picked ASQ collections, click here. Ithai Stern of Northwestern University and James D. Westphal of the … Continue reading Stealthy Footsteps to the Boardroom

Stakeholder Democracy Over the Status Quo

Jeffrey Moriarty of Bentley University published “The Connection Between Stakeholder Theory and Stakeholder Democracy: An Excavation and Defense” on April 1, 2012 in Business & Society. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. Professor Moriarty kindly provided the following responses to the article. Who is the target audience for this article? The target audience … Continue reading Stakeholder Democracy Over the Status Quo

The Climate Challenge: Special Issue of Business & Society

Business & Society has released a special issue on the important global topic of climate change, corporate strategy, and politics, bringing together articles by a team of scholars from institutions in Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States. Guest editors Chukwumerije Okereke of the University of Reading, Bettina Wittneben of the University … Continue reading The Climate Challenge: Special Issue of Business & Society