Read the September Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly!

We are pleased to announce that the September Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now available to read for a limited time. Check out the editorial which discusses the ASQ Scholarly Award for Scholarly Contribution which was awarded to  Adam M. Kleinbaum for his article, "Organizational Misfits and the Origins of Brokerage in Intrafirm Networks." In the research article, "The Structural Origins … Continue reading Read the September Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly!

The Use of Language and Group Processes

[Dr. Lyn M. Van Swol of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Dr. Aimée A. Kane of Duquesne University recently published an article in Small Group Research, which is entitled “Language and Group Processes: An Integrative, Interdisciplinary Review.” We are pleased to welcome them as contributors and excited to announce that the findings will be free to access on our … Continue reading The Use of Language and Group Processes

Grappa: A Radical Success Story

There was a time not too long ago when grappa, the popular Italian grape-based brandy, was considered a poor man's drink. During the 1970s, grappa's status was a sharp contrast to comparable foreign spirits, like cognac and whisky, both of which were considered higher quality alcohols. And yet, toward the end of the 1970s, perceptions of grappa … Continue reading Grappa: A Radical Success Story

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

Status Update: How Do Organizations Respond to a Dip in Status?

Status has the potential to return concrete benefits for organizations, but status is subject to change over time, which begs the question, what happens when the status of a business changes? In their paper, "Status-Aspirational Pricing: The 'Chivas Regal' Strategy in U.S. Higher Education, 2006-2012," published in Administrative Science Quarterly, authors Noah Askin of INSEAD and Matthew … Continue reading Status Update: How Do Organizations Respond to a Dip in Status?

The September Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

The September issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is now available and can be read online for free for the next 30 days. This issue offers a range of astute articles on organizational studies as well as insightful book reviews. The lead article entitled "Beyond Occupational Differences: The Importance of Cross-cutting Demographics and Dyadic Toolkits for … Continue reading The September Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Online!

Entrepreneurial Evolution and the Magazine Industry

Happy 4th of July! To celebrate this relaxing, barbeque and family-fun filled holiday, we're happy to provide you with a unique look into the history of the American magazine. In their article from Administrative Science Quarterly entitled "How Entrepreneurship Evolves: The Founders of New Magazines in America, 1741-1860," authors Heather A. Haveman, Jacob Habinek and … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Evolution and the Magazine Industry

Are Awards a Double-Edged Sword?

The Oscars have been awarded! But just how does winning an award affect the prizewinner? Not the way you would think according to Balázs Kovács and Amanda J. Sharkey's article "The Paradox of Publicity: How Awards Can Negatively Affect the Evaluation of Quality" published in the March issue of Administrative Science Quarterly. The abstract: Although … Continue reading Are Awards a Double-Edged Sword?

Exploring Status in Organization and Management Theory

How do scholars define status? Alessandro Piazza and Fabrizio Castellucci, both of Bocconi University, point out in their article “Status in Organization and Management Theory”, published in the January issue of the Journal of Management, that its precise definition and its usage in empirical research have been the subject of much controversy. From the article: “This … Continue reading Exploring Status in Organization and Management Theory

Social Discrimination in the Corporate Elite

In the new article from Administrative Science Quarterly, Dr. Sun Hyun Park at University of Southern California and Dr. James D. Westphal at University of Michigan identify possible sources of social discrimination against minorities who have managed to acquire high-status positions. From their paper, Social Discrimination in the Corporate Elite: How Status Affects the Propensity for Minority … Continue reading Social Discrimination in the Corporate Elite