Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

Referral-based hiring is a commonplace practice for modern organizations, which holds considerable benefits for employees hired based upon a referral, including greater chances for upward mobility within the company. A recent paper published in ILR Review entitled "Lasting Effects? Referrals and Career Mobility of Demographic Groups in Organizations," further studies the benefits of referral based hiring, and finds that the … Continue reading Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

How to Grow the Impact of Your Paper: A Step by Step Guide to Using Kudos

[This post comes from the SAGE Connection blog. It was written by Rebecca Wray of Group Marketing Manager, SAGE Publishing. You can find the original blog post here.] After an intense period of researching, writing, re-writing, submitting, and proofing an article, authors are then able to experience the delight of seeing it published online. They can … Continue reading How to Grow the Impact of Your Paper: A Step by Step Guide to Using Kudos

Trust and Distrust in the Pursuit of Career Advancement

[We're pleased to welcome Joshua Marineau of North Dakota State University. Joshua recently published an article in Group & Organization Management entitled "Trust and Distrust Network Accuracy and Career Advancement in an Organization."] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? The key interest I had with this study was wondering if it was … Continue reading Trust and Distrust in the Pursuit of Career Advancement

The ‘Arena’ of Top Management Selection

Editor's note: We are pleased to welcome Claartje J. Vinkenburg of VU University in Amsterdam. Her paper "Arena: A Critical Conceptual Framework of Top Management Selection," co-authored by Paul G. W. Jansen of VU Amsterdam, Nicky Dries of KU Leuven, and Roland Pepermans of VU Brussels, is forthcoming in Group & Organization Management and now … Continue reading The ‘Arena’ of Top Management Selection

To Succeed, Should You Specialize?

In today's market, does job specialization help or hinder one's career? A new article published by John-Paul Ferguson and Sharique Hasan of Stanford University in Administrative Science Quarterly, "Specialization and Career Dynamics: Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service," provides a unique perspective on this debate: There are advantages to focusing on one thing. Whether it … Continue reading To Succeed, Should You Specialize?

The Cost of Being a Good Citizen

In practicing organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), employees go above and beyond the call of duty to better the organization. However, according to a new study in the Journal of Management, "what is good for the organization may not always be good for the employee." Diane M. Bergeron of Case Western Reserve University, Abbie J. Shipp … Continue reading The Cost of Being a Good Citizen

The Diversity Challenge: Part 2 of 5

Editor's note: Today we're continuing our series on diversity, targeting specific questions to invite discussion and exploration of related topics. If you have a question that you'd like to see addressed, add it in the comments below! *** Part 2: Why do men outnumber women in academic leadership positions? It’s been almost fifty years since … Continue reading The Diversity Challenge: Part 2 of 5

SAGE Journals Recently In the News

In recent weeks, SAGE journals have cropped up in news outlets including The New York Times and the Toronto Star, offering fresh insights on management topics ranging from employee burnout and worker mobility to sports economics. In today’s post, we bring you those media highlights and take a closer look at the studies that inspired … Continue reading SAGE Journals Recently In the News

A New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Available Online!

The September 2011 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is available online. Please click here to view the Table of Contents. Matthew Bidwell, University of Pennsylvania, published "Paying More to Get Less: The Effects of External Hiring versus Internal Mobility" in this current issue. The abstract: Individuals often enter similar jobs via two different routes: internal mobility … Continue reading A New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Available Online!

Are Universities Creating Millennial Narcissistic Employees?

James W. Westerman, Jacqueline Z. Bergman, Shawn M. Bergman and Joseph P. Daly, all of Appalachian State University, published "Are Universities Creating Millennial Narcissistic Employees? An Empirical Examination of Narcissism in Business Students and Its Implications," in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of Management Education. Professor Westerman and Dr. Daly kindly provided the following responses … Continue reading Are Universities Creating Millennial Narcissistic Employees?