All That Glitters is Not Gold: Pay Inequality in Hollywood

The gender-wage gap is not a newly discovered phenomenon, but recently, pay inequality has been pushed into the limelight by several outspoken actresses who are dissatisfied with the blatant gender-wage gap in Hollywood. While the gender-wage gap impacts women across many industries, pay inequality in the entertainment industry stands out in that gender and age both play a … Continue reading All That Glitters is Not Gold: Pay Inequality in Hollywood

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

Are Academy Awards Effective Signals of Quality Films?

The Academy Awards is a well-established celebration of talent and achievement in the film industry. Yesterday marked the Oscars' 88th award ceremony, a testament to the popularity of the Academy Awards, but popularity alone does not mean that the Oscars are a reliable signal of quality. We revisit the article, "Why Some Awards Are More Effective Signals … Continue reading Are Academy Awards Effective Signals of Quality Films?

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

The CSR Agenda: Part 5 of 5

As we conclude this week's series on corporate social responsibility, we bring you thought-provoking reflections from global business leaders and management scholars on motivation, obstacles, and what is needed to initiate change, along with a field study on CSR and leadership and further articles that provide clarity as the business world moves toward a more … Continue reading The CSR Agenda: Part 5 of 5

When David Met Victoria: Forging a Strong Family Brand

Marie-Agnès Parmentier, HEC Montréal, published "When David Met Victoria: Forging a Strong Family Brand" in the September 2011 issue of Family Business Review. SAGE Publication's press release concerning this article can be found here. The Abstract: This article seeks to understand how distinctive family brands are created. Recent studies in family business have focused on the benefits for … Continue reading When David Met Victoria: Forging a Strong Family Brand