Institutional-Political Scenarios for Anthropocene Society

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Andrew J. Hoffman of the University of Michigan and P. Devereaux Jennings of University of Alberta. They recently published an article in Business & Society entitled "Institutional-Political Scenarios for Anthropocene Society," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, they reflect on the impact and innovations of this research:] We … Continue reading Institutional-Political Scenarios for Anthropocene Society

Academic Gerrymandering; the Redistricting of Academic Work for Managerial Benefit

[We’re pleased to welcome author, Dr. Kathy Lund Dean of Gustavus Adolphus College. She recently published an article in the Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "Academic Gerrymandering? Expansion and Expressions of Academic Work" which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Dean reflects on this article:] I am thrilled that “Academic gerrymandering? … Continue reading Academic Gerrymandering; the Redistricting of Academic Work for Managerial Benefit

Talent Management in the Public Sector: How to Explain Different Approaches?

[We’re pleased to welcome author Dr. Marian Thunnissen of Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Dr. Thunnissen recently published an article in Public Personnel Management entitled “Talent Management in Public Sector Organizations: A Study on the Impact of Contextual Factors on the TM Approach in Flemish and Dutch Public Sector Organizations," which is currently free to read … Continue reading Talent Management in the Public Sector: How to Explain Different Approaches?

Read Organization and Environment’s Special Issue for Free!

Can institutional theorists constitute a society to better the relationship between organizations and the natural environment? What is the current state of the research on carbon disclosure? How have researchers addressed the tensions inherent in corporate sustainability? These topics and more are explored in Organization and Environment's Special Issue entitled "Review of the Literature on … Continue reading Read Organization and Environment’s Special Issue for Free!

What Drives Entrepreneurial Commitment?

Socially responsible businesses in emerging fields such as energy efficiency and renewable energy have great potential, but can be fraught with uncertainty. New research by Alfred A. Marcus of the University of Minnesota and Marc H. Anderson of Iowa State University finds what drives entrepreneurs’ continuing commitment in such fields: The authors propose that when … Continue reading What Drives Entrepreneurial Commitment?

Super Bowls, Super Storms, and the Olympics: How They Affect Cities and Corporations

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome András Tilcsik of the University of Toronto and Christopher Marquis of Harvard University, whose article "Punctuated Generosity: How Mega-events and Natural Disasters Affect Corporate Philanthropy in U.S. Communities" was published in the March 2013 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly. When Los Angeles hosted the Olympic Games in 1984, … Continue reading Super Bowls, Super Storms, and the Olympics: How They Affect Cities and Corporations

Regulatory Roulette: Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Place Your Bets…

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome Kim Soin of the University of Exeter in the U.K. and Christian Huber of Helmut-Schmidt-University in Germany, whose article "The Sedimentation of an Institution: Changing Governance in U.K. Financial Services" is forthcoming in the Journal of Management Inquiry and now available in the journal's OnlineFirst section. Regulation matters, … Continue reading Regulatory Roulette: Ladies and Gentlemen, Please Place Your Bets…

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

Institutional Entrepreneurship

“The State, Power, and Agency: Missing in Action in Institutional Theory?”, by Stewart Clegg of the University of Technology, Sydney, was one of the most frequently read articles in the Journal of Management Inquiry in 2010. Stewart has provided a brief reflection on the article: The story behind the article is quite simple: I was invited to … Continue reading Institutional Entrepreneurship

Challenges for Institutional Theory

“Challenges for Institutional Theory”, by Roy Suddaby, University of Alberta, was the most frequently read article in the Journal of Management Inquiry in 2010. Roy has provided additional background: The catalyst for this article was a conference on Institutional Theory sponsored by the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales in … Continue reading Challenges for Institutional Theory