JOM Scholarly Impact Award Winners

Today we are pleased to highlight the winners of the Journal of Management’s 2012 Scholarly Impact Award, which recognizes works that leave a lasting impact on the scholarly community and beyond.

These papers are authored by SIOP fellows and other top scholars in the field of management:

Edwin A. Locke
The Case for Inductive Theory Building
Journal of Management 2007

JOM_v38_72ppiRGB_150pixWBennett J. Tepper
Abusive Supervision in Work Organizations: Review, Synthesis, and Research Agenda
Journal of Management 2007

Daniel C. Feldman and Thomas W. H. Ng
Careers: Mobility, Embeddedness, and Success
Journal of Management 2007

Anne S. Tsui, Sushil S. Nifadkar, and Amy Yi Ou
Cross-National, Cross-Cultural Organizational Behavior Research: Advances, Gaps, and Recommendations
Journal of Management 2007

Keith G. Provan, Amy Fish, and Joerg Sydow
Interorganizational Networks at the Network Level: A Review of the Empirical Literature on Whole Networks
Journal of Management 2007

Click here to see all Editor’s Choice collections from the Journal of Management, including winners from previous years, articles of interest, topical discussions/debates, and more.

Mentoring, Methodological Urban Legends, and More

siopSIOP 2013 is almost here! The 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology kicks off this Thursday, April 11, in Houston, and we’re gearing up by highlighting articles of interest by SIOP fellows and other top scholars in the field:

ormIn Organizational Research Methods, SIOP fellows Robert J. Vandenberg and Charles E. Lance write about the “methodological urban legends” facing organizational scholars (read more background about this topic in a recent Management INK post by Dr. Larry Williams, director of CARMA):

Robert J. Vandenberg
Introduction: Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends: Where, Pray Tell, Did They Get This Idea?
Organizational Research Methods, 2006

Charles E. Lance
More Statistical and Methodological Myths and Urban Legends
Organizational Research Methods, 2011

JOM_v38_72ppiRGB_150pixWIn the Journal of Management, SIOP fellows and other top scholars round out the JOM Editor’s Choice collection on Mentoring, which will be a key topic at SIOP 2013:

Gerald R. Ferris, Robert C. Liden, Timothy P. Munyon, James K. Summers, Kevin J. Basik, and M. Ronald Buckley
Relationships at Work: Toward a Multidimensional Conceptualization of Dyadic Work Relationships
Journal of Management, 2009

Tammy D. Allen, Mark Alan Smith, Fred A. Mael, Patrick Gavan O’Shea, and Lillian T. Eby
Organization-Level Mentoring and Organizational Performance Within Substance Abuse Centers
Journal of Management, 2009

Stay tuned for more related research ahead of #SIOP13, and let us know what topics you would like to see highlighted.

Top Papers from Organizational Research Methods

ormAs SIOP 2013 draws near, access Organizational Research Methods’ award-winning papers from the Editor’s Choice section, authored by SIOP fellows and other top scholars in industrial-organizational psychology, free through April 20 using the links below:

Jose M. Cortina and Ronald S. Landis, “The Earth Is Not Round (p = .00),” April 2011

Jeffrey R. Edwards, “The Fallacy of Formative Measurement,” April 2011

Keith Leavitt, Terence R. Mitchell, and Jeff Peterson, “Theory Pruning: Strategies to Reduce Our Dense Theoretical Landscape,” October 2010

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What is Industrial-Organizational Psychology?


The 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology takes place April 11-13, 2013 in Houston. As the society’s website states,

Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigor and methods of psychology are applied to issues of critical relevance to business, including talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, and work-life balance.

JOM_v38_72ppiRGB_150pixWWhile we gear up to gain new insights from this year’s conference, which will focus on innovation, we’re pleased to bring you new research from top scholars in the field. Jason R. Pierce of Indiana University, and Herman Aguinis of Indiana University, who will be presenting at the conference, published “The Too-Much-of-a-Good-Thing Effect in Management” in the Journal of Management’s February 2013 issue. The abstract:

A growing body of empirical evidence in the management literature suggests that antecedent variables widely accepted as leading to desirable consequences actually lead to negative outcomes. These increasingly pervasive and often countertheoretical findings permeate levels of analysis (i.e., from micro to macro) and management subfields (e.g., organizational behavior, strategic management). Although seemingly unrelated, the authors contend that this body of empirical research can be accounted for by a meta-theoretical principle they call the too-much-of-a-good-thing effect (TMGT effect). The authors posit that, due to the TMGT effect, all seemingly monotonic positive relations reach context-specific inflection points after which the relations turn asymptotic and often negative, resulting in an overall pattern of curvilinearity. They illustrate how the TMGT effect provides a meta-theoretical explanation for a host of seemingly puzzling results in key areas of organizational behavior (e.g., leadership, personality), human resource management (e.g., job design, personnel selection), entrepreneurship (e.g., new venture planning, firm growth rate), and strategic management (e.g., diversification, organizational slack). Finally, the authors discuss implications of the TMGT effect for theory development, theory testing, and management practice.

Click here to continue reading, and stay tuned for more related research as we head towards SIOP 2013.