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!

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

Sparking Dialogue: Organizational Communication through Digital Storytelling

In recent years, technology and the Internet have simultaneously expanded and reinvented the way we communicate. The change in how we communicate has been pervasive, impacting all communications in the personal and professional sphere. Advances in technology has led multimedia content to become a new frontier for organizational communications, bringing with it new potential for organizational storytellers … Continue reading Sparking Dialogue: Organizational Communication through Digital Storytelling

How Coca-Cola Uses Social Media to Promote Corporate Social Initiatives

What is the most effective way for companies to implement corporate social marketing (CSM)? In the Social Marketing Quarterly article "Examining Public Response to Corporate Social Initiative Types: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Coca-Cola's Social Media," authors Lucinda L. Austin and Barbara Miller Gaither suggest that the effectiveness depends upon the the corporate social initiative (CSI) type and … Continue reading How Coca-Cola Uses Social Media to Promote Corporate Social Initiatives

Social Networking Sites as an Emerging Organizational Form

Because the landscape of the digital industry is always changing, its organizational structures have to be more malleable in form; the development of this industry and its products has caused a departure from more rigid, traditional organizational structures. Among the newer structures, social networking sites (SNSs) have emerged as a significant area of study for … Continue reading Social Networking Sites as an Emerging Organizational Form

Pinterest as a Social Tool for the Classroom

As a social media site, Pinterest has long been used as a tool for sharing planning, brainstorming, and inspiration. The site has a reputation for harboring creative content, but Pinterest's applications as a social media site should not be exclusive to arts and crafts. Instead, it seems appropriate to find creative new ways to use … Continue reading Pinterest as a Social Tool for the Classroom

Tweet All About It: Using Twitter as an Inexpensive Communication Tool

In recent years, social media has changed the way that companies and customers interact. For many companies, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter provide new avenues for marketing and customer service interaction at a relatively low-cost. For nonprofits in particular, social media seems to be an effective communication tool to cultivate relationships with stakeholders. In their article, "Twitter as … Continue reading Tweet All About It: Using Twitter as an Inexpensive Communication Tool

Designing a Course to Teach Social Media Communication

McKinsey Global Institute analyzed 4,200 companies in 2012 and found that by adopting social technologies internally, communication and collaboration could be improved thus increasing the productivity of interaction workers by 20 to 25 percent. As a result, business schools are beginning to offer courses on the use of social media outside of marketing. But how … Continue reading Designing a Course to Teach Social Media Communication

Recruiters Beware: Facebook Information May Not Predict Future Performance

[Editor's Note: We are pleased to welcome Chad H. Van Iddekinge who collaborated with Stephen E. Lanivich, Philip L. Roth, and Elliott Junco on their article "Social Media for Selection? Validity and Adverse Impact Potential of a Facebook-Based Assessment" from Journal of Management.] Many organizations are using the Internet to search for information about job … Continue reading Recruiters Beware: Facebook Information May Not Predict Future Performance

The Evaluation of Potential Employees through Social Media

It’s not surprising that employers use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to gather more information about a potential employee, but there’s little research exploring this practice. Philip L. Roth at Clemson University, Philip Bobko at Gettysburg College, Chad H. Van Iddekinge, Florida State University, and Jason B. Thatcher, Clemson University recently published their findings in the … Continue reading The Evaluation of Potential Employees through Social Media