Blurring the Stark Distinction Between Masculine and Feminine Brands

An identity, integral to our understanding of who we are is our gender identity. It is perhaps the first and the most easily recognizable feature of our persona that we. Unlike sex, our gender is not congenitally determined; rather it is constructed, developed, and refined through social and cultural exchanges. The appropriate and discriminatory gender … Continue reading Blurring the Stark Distinction Between Masculine and Feminine Brands

Historical Bricolage, Or How Companies Mix Past Heritage with Present Organizational Identity

[We're pleased to welcome Laura Illia of IE University. Laura recently published an article with co-author Alessandra Zamparini in the October 2016 issue of Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "Legitimate Distinctiveness, Historical Bricolage, and the Fortune of the Commons." The interview with Laura:] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? We have been … Continue reading Historical Bricolage, Or How Companies Mix Past Heritage with Present Organizational Identity

Personalized and Depersonalized Responses to Leaders’ Fair Treatment

How can employees' perceptions of fairness simultaneously fuel both personalized and depersonalized leader-member relations? In a recent article published in Group & Organization, entitled "Personalized and Depersonalized Responses to Leaders' Fair Treatment: Status Judgments and Leader-Member Exchange as Mediating Mechanisms," author Amer A. Al-Atwi explores two psychological mechanisms through which the leader's fair treatment encourages followers to define … Continue reading Personalized and Depersonalized Responses to Leaders’ Fair Treatment

Does the Birth Order of Descendant CEO Sons Impact Family Firm Performance?

For most family businesses, the transition of leadership from one generation to the next can be a complex period to navigate. For family business researchers, generational transitions present a multi-faceted research subject with a clear impact on family firm performance. In a recent paper published by Family Business Review entitled "Not All Created Equal: Examining the Impact of Birth … Continue reading Does the Birth Order of Descendant CEO Sons Impact Family Firm Performance?

Identity and Entrepreneurship in California’s Medical Cannabis Industry

California's medical cannabis industry operates in a legal gray area--while state law allows for the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, federal laws still list cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. As a result of the complex legal context, the medical cannabis industry stands as a unique underground market in California, defined by an attitude of defiance … Continue reading Identity and Entrepreneurship in California’s Medical Cannabis Industry

Developing a Food Involvement Scale to Study Food Tourism

In recent years, food tourism has seen a spike in popularity, but how can researchers better understand the impact of food involvement on food tourism? In the recent article, "Food Enthusiasts and Tourism: Exploring Food Involvement Dimension," published in Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, authors Richard N. S. Robinson and Donald Getz set out to establish … Continue reading Developing a Food Involvement Scale to Study Food Tourism

Mindfulness Leads to Positive Outcomes at Work

Mindfulness training can help individuals increase their attention and awareness, but how can this present-centered mindset help in the workplace? The recent article published in Journal of Management entitled, "Contemplating Mindfulness at Work: An Integrative Review" from authors Darren J. Good, Christopher J. Lyddy, Theresa M. Glomb, Joyce E. Bono, Kirk Warren Brown, Michelle K. Duffy, Ruth A. Baer, Judson … Continue reading Mindfulness Leads to Positive Outcomes at Work

Fair Enough: How Managers Can Establish a Fair Identity

[We're pleased to welcome Terri Scandura of University of Miami, who co-authored an article in Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies entitled "Getting to 'Fair': Justice Interactions as Identity Negotiation" with Cecily Cooper of University of Miami.] Fairness is a necessary condition for effective leadership (Scandura, 1999). But how does a manager negotiate a fair … Continue reading Fair Enough: How Managers Can Establish a Fair Identity

Kim and Jensen (2011). How Product Order Affects Market Identity Repertoire Ordering in the US Opera Market

Republished with permission. The original post was published on the ASQ Blog. Authors: Bo Kyung Kim – Southern Methodist University Michael Jensen – University of Michigan Interviewers: Simone Napolitano – University of Bologna Paula Ungureanu – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Article link: http://http://asq.sagepub.com/content/56/2/238.abstract Question 1. A central tenet of this interesting study is … Continue reading Kim and Jensen (2011). How Product Order Affects Market Identity Repertoire Ordering in the US Opera Market

About to Reach Your Mid-Career Point?

Transitioning through the mid-career point can be stressful and under the crush of ever multiplying responsibilities one's professional identity can suffer. Fortunately, more "identity workspaces" are being provided to help. One such workspace was explored in a new article from the OnlineFirst section of Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "A Two-Year Stretch: The Functions of … Continue reading About to Reach Your Mid-Career Point?