Diversification, Branding, and Performance of Professional Service Firms

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Carolina Castaldi of the School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology and Marco S. Giarratana of the Department of Strategy, IE Business School, IE University. They recently published an article in the Journal of Service Research entitled “Diversification, Branding, and Performance of Professional Service Firms," which is currently free to … Continue reading Diversification, Branding, and Performance of Professional Service Firms

Role of Referrers in Hiring

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Jenna R. Pieper of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Charlie O. Trevor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ingo Weller of LMU Munich, and Dennis Duchon of University of Nebraska-Lincoln . They recently published an article in the Journal of Management entitled “Referral Hire Presence Implications for Referrer Turnover and Job Performance," which … Continue reading Role of Referrers in Hiring

Read the November 2016 Issue of Journal of Management!

The November 2016 issue of Journal of Management is now available online, and can be accessed for the next 30 days! The November issue covers a variety of topics, including articles on organizational transparency, shared leadership-team performance relations, and the effects of autonomy on team performance. Authors Anthony J. Nyberg, Jenna R. Pieper, and Charlie … Continue reading Read the November 2016 Issue of Journal of Management!

More Than One-on-One: The Impact of Mentoring Relationships on Coworkers

Research on mentorship in the workplace rarely expands beyond the individuals involved in a mentoring relationship, but what kind of impact does mentorship have on individuals outside the relationship? A recent article from Group & Organization Management from authors Suzanne Janssen, Joël Tahitu, Mark van Vuuren, and Menno D. T. de Jong entitled "Coworkers' Perspectives on Mentoring Relationships" … Continue reading More Than One-on-One: The Impact of Mentoring Relationships on Coworkers

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?

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

Star Performers: Three Types of Star Employees that Excel at Value Creation

Stellar classification has long been used in astronomy to differentiate stars and predict stellar evolution, but can a similar typology be applied to star employees? In their paper published in Journal of Management, "Let's Call a Star a Star: Task Performance, External Status, and Exceptional Contributors in Organizations," authors Rebecca R. Kehoe, David P. Lepak, … Continue reading Star Performers: Three Types of Star Employees that Excel at Value Creation

Psychological Science at Work

The Association for Psychological Science recently debuted their business research blog, Minds for Business, devoted to the study of work and leadership. It is described as "the indispensable research blog on the science of the modern workplace, covering everything from leadership and management to the behavioral, social, and cognitive dynamics behind performance and achievement. It … Continue reading Psychological Science at Work

War of the Texters

When researchers Melvin C. Washington, Ephraim A. Okoro and Peter W. Cardon examined the backlash, if any, from texting during meetings, the results came back with much more than they expected. Recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, here's the abstract from Perceptions of Civility for Mobile Phone Use in Formal and Informal Meetings: We report our survey research … Continue reading War of the Texters

All In The Family

It's not just the relations that make family businesses different from their counterparts. Forced to consider the extensive long-term in a way that's not conventionally thought of, Dr. Todd Moss sought to discover if this planning and consistency aided in performance of family businesses in his recent article with Family Business Review  titled Strategic Consistency of Exploration … Continue reading All In The Family