Systems Thinking and Population Ecology

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Karen Macmillan and Jennifer Komar of Wilfrid Laurier University. They recently published an article in the Journal of Management Education entitled “Population Ecology (Organizational Ecology): An Experiential Exercise Demonstrating How Organizations in an Industry Are Born, Change, and Die," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, … Continue reading Systems Thinking and Population Ecology

Beyond Developmental: The Decision-Making Applications of Personality Tests

The use of personality assessments in organizations has often been limited to developmental applications. However, growing support for data-driven decision-making in recent years has made it apparent that personality assessments could also become a resource for talent management decisions. In a recent paper from Journal of Applied Behavioral Science entitled "Does Purpose Matter? The Stability of Personality Assessments … Continue reading Beyond Developmental: The Decision-Making Applications of Personality Tests

JABS Best Paper Award Winner Announced

Journal of Applied Behavioral Science announced that  "Sustainable Change in the Public Sector: The Longitudinal Benefits of Organization Development," by R. Wayne Boss, University of Colorado at Boulder, Alan D. Boss, University of Washington Bothell, Benjamin B. Dunford,Purdue University, and Mark L. McConkie, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, received the 2010 Best Paper Award.  The award will … Continue reading JABS Best Paper Award Winner Announced

Organizational Effectiveness

"Effects of Positive Practices on Organizational Effectiveness", by Kim Cameron, Margaret Calarco, both of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Carlos Mora, Trevor Leutscher, both of Determinant LLC, Ann Arbor, Michigan, was recently published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Science. Kim Cameron has provided some background about the article: Who is the target audience for this article? … Continue reading Organizational Effectiveness

Organization Development

 "Revisioning Organization Development: Diagnostic and Dialogic Premises and Patterns of Practice" by Gervase R. Bushe and Robert J. Marshak was published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science in 2009 and became one of the top downloaded articles in the journal for the year. Here is a brief reflection from the authors on the article: Around 2006 … Continue reading Organization Development

New JABS Editor Named

The Search Committee for the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science has appointed William A. Pasmore, Columbia University, as Editor of the journal effective January 1, 2011. Read the full announcement here. Submit your manuscripts to JABS!

Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Accepted in Thomson-Reuters SSCI

We have received the news that JABS is now indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index. The Impact Factor will be published in June 2011. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science is the leading international journal on the effects of evolutionary and planned change. Founded and sponsored by the NTL Institute, the Journal is continually … Continue reading Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Accepted in Thomson-Reuters SSCI