Breaking the glass ceiling: How women directors positively impact a firm

The corporate world is experiencing a change in the regulatory norms related to the gender diversity at the board level. The regulations of Norway, Spain, Iceland and France require that the board of directors of publicly traded firms are to be comprised at least 40 per cent of women. In India also, the Securities and … Continue reading Breaking the glass ceiling: How women directors positively impact a firm

The Enigma of the Family Successor–Firm Performance Relationship

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Jan-Philipp Ahrens of the University of Mannheim, Andrea Calabrò of IPAG Business School, Jolien Huybrechts of Maastricht University, Michael Woywode of the University of Mannheim and the Centre of European Economic Research. They recently published an article in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice entitled "The Enigma of the Family Successor–Firm Performance … Continue reading The Enigma of the Family Successor–Firm Performance Relationship

Management Practices: Complementarity is the Key

[We're pleased to welcome Arthur Grimes of Motu Economic and Policy Research and University of Auckland. Arthur recently published an article in ILR Review entitled "The 'Suite' Smell of Success: Personnel Practices and Firm Performance" with co-author Richard Fabling of Motu Economic and Policy Research.] Throughout the world, we see firms in the same industry in … Continue reading Management Practices: Complementarity is the Key

How Do CEOs Shape Corporate Culture?

In some ways, corporate culture is the personality of a company, and just like human personalities, corporate cultures can vary widely. Many factors impact a company's culture, but perhaps the most significant determining factor of culture is the values and actions of an organization's senior leaders. In their article, "The Promise and Problems of Organizational … Continue reading How Do CEOs Shape Corporate Culture?

Is Joint Achievement of Customer Satisfaction and Efficiency Beneficial in Merger Contexts?

[Editor's Note: We're pleased to welcome Vanitha Swaminathan, who collaborated with Christopher Groening, Vikas Mittal, and Felipe Thomaz on their paper "How Achieving the Dual Goal of Customer Satisfaction and Efficiency in Mergers Affects a Firm’s Long-Term Financial Performance" from the May issue of Journal of Service Research.] • What inspired you to be interested … Continue reading Is Joint Achievement of Customer Satisfaction and Efficiency Beneficial in Merger Contexts?

How does a merger contribute to firm success?

Are successful mergers only geared to wresting efficiencies? Or can there be other considerations that come into play – and ultimately affect a firm’s financial performance? “How Achieving the Dual Goal of Customer Satisfaction and Efficiency in Mergers Affects a Firm’s Long-Term Financial Performance” by Vanitha Swaminathan (University of Pittsburgh), Christopher Groening (Kent State University), Vikas … Continue reading How does a merger contribute to firm success?

Why Some Firms Internationalize Better Than Others

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome Chris Graves of the University of Adelaide in Australia. His paper "An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Internationalization on the Performance of Unlisted Family and Nonfamily Firms in Australia," co-authored by Yuan George Shan of the University of Adelaide, is forthcoming in Family Business Review and now … Continue reading Why Some Firms Internationalize Better Than Others

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?

Racial Diversity and Firm Performance

Goce Andrevski, Queen’s University, Orlando C. Richard, University of Texas at Dallas, Jason D. Shaw, University of Minnesota and Walter J. Ferrier, University of Kentucky, published "Racial Diversity and Firm Performance: The Mediating Role of Competitive Intensity" on November 14th, 2011 in the Journal of Management's OnlineFirst section. To read other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. The … Continue reading Racial Diversity and Firm Performance

Who Needs Security?

Marshall Pattie, Laura Parks and William Wales, all of James Madison University, published "Who Needs Security? Entrepreneurial Minorities, Security Values, and Firm Performance" on November 7th, 2011 in the Journal of Management Inquiry's OnlineFirst Section. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. The abstract: In this study, the authors seek to enhance their understanding of … Continue reading Who Needs Security?