Read the New Virtual Special Issues from The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science!

We’re pleased to announce six new virtual special issues from The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science! Compiled by The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science associate editors Jean M. Bartunek and Jean E. Neumann, these research collections include titles such as “Action Research,” “Planned Change,” “Paradox and Contradictions” among others. Each collection contains a generous number of articles exploring group dynamics, organization development, and social change.

The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science editor William Pasmore introduced these collections:

We are very pleased to launch virtual collections of articles on themes JABS_72ppiRGB_powerpointthat have defined what JABS has stood for as a journal devoted to change for the past fifty years. Having these outstanding contributions in one location will enhance access to the ideas they present and hopefully, inspire continued scholarship of similar quality and purpose. In the future, we will be curating virtual collections on specific topics related to change, such as change readiness and factors that influence the success of change efforts. We hope you will look forward to examining these virtual collections. They are one more way that JABS can contribute to the advancement of science and practice in the arena of organizational and societal change.

You can click here to view all six of the virtual special issues from The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Like what you read? You can sign up to have all the latest news and research from The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science sent right to your inbox. Just click here to sign up for e-alerts!

Read the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science’s Special Issue on Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching for Free!

JABS_72ppiRGB_powerpointIs goal attainment more likely when the coach or the client initiates goal and task statements? Can a coach’s transformational and transactional leadership behavior help explain the differences between dyadic and group coaching? What limitations to the ethical codes of conduct do executive coaches face? You can read about these topics and more in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science‘s Special Issue entitled Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching.

Guest editors Richard E. Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith and Ellen B. Van Oosten collaborated on the introduction to the issue:

The intellectual integrity of coaching depends on research. However, the popularity of the practice of coaching began to dramatically increase at least 20 years before scholars designed studies to test its efficacy (Van Oosten, 2013). Coaching, like many other forms of helping, is most likely effective (i.e., producing sustained changes in a person’s behavior, attitudes, mental models, dreams of the future, etc.) less than 20% of the time when comparing the few performance statistics to other professions (Boyatzis, 2005; Spencer & Spencer, 1993). This would be consistent with research on impact from other helping professions. Therefore, there is a need for more research to help us determine, among other things, what coaching methods and processes work the best and for whom, which coaches are more effective and with whom, and when is the use of coaching likely to be most effective. To continue the dialogue and to increase the level of rigor of thought and evidence, we issued the call for abstracts and papers for a special issue of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.

We were delighted in the substantial response to our call for abstracts for this special issue on coaching. We received over 30 abstracts for empirical and conceptual papers from scholars representing a variety of countries spanning North America, Europe, and Asia. The number of deserving papers exceeded the space limits of the special issue, so some of them will appear in future issues of this journal. The collection of articles presented here cover a broad spectrum of topics on coaching and its effects in a variety of contexts.

You can read Illuminating the Scholarship of Coaching from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science for free for the next 30 days! Click here to view the Table of Contents. Want to have all the latest research like this sent directly to your inbox? Click here to sign up for e-alerts from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science!

The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Celebrates 50 Years!

fireworks-3-872452-mThe Journal of Applied Behavioral Science is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Since 1965, The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science has continually broken ground in its exploration of group dynamics, organization development, and social change. The journal has provided scholars the best in research, theory, and methodology, while also informing professionals and clients of issues in group and organizational dynamics.

Editor William A. Pasmore wrote in his introduction to the Fiftieth Anniversary Special Issue:

Every issue of Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences (JABS) is special, and all special issues are, of course, very special. That makes this 50th year anniversary JABS_v50_72ppiRGB_powerpointspecial issue very, very special indeed. For the past half century, JABS has been the voice of scholars with a concern for the practical significance of their work and for practitioners who have the courage to put their ideas through the test of rigorous research. Born of the need to have an outlet for groundbreaking work in the areas of organizational and societal transformation, the National Training Laboratories (NTL) commissioned the Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences to be the voice of its members and others who participated in this quest. Since then, JABS has retained its fundamental purpose and focus, although its tenor has evolved and continues to do so.

In honor of this momentous milestone, you can read the the Fiftieth Anniversary Special Issue of The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science free for the next 30 days! Click here to view the Table of Contents. Want to know about all the research and news like this from The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science? Click here to sign up for e-alerts!

Congratulations to the Winner of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science’s Best Reviewer Award for 2013!

AAA 2011 8 12photoWe’re pleased to congratulate Achilles Armenakis, winner of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science‘s Best Reviewer Award for 2013! Dr. Armenakis graciously provided us with some information on his background:

Achilles Armenakis is the James T. Pursell, Sr. Eminent Scholar in Ethics at Auburn University. Achilles joined the Business School faculty in 1973. He has been director of the Auburn Technical AssistanceJABS_v50_72ppiRGB_powerpoint Center for 8 years and associate dean for external affairs for 5 years. Since 2007 he has served as the director of the Auburn University Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures. Additional information can be obtained from: http://harbert.auburn.edu/directory/achilles-armenakis/

In honor of this award, the latest issue of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science is available to be read for free for the next 30 days! Click here to access the Table of Contents! Want to know about all the latest awards, news and research from the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science? Click here to sign up for e-alerts!

Plan to Attend the JABS Symposium at AoM!

Going to be at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Philadelphia this summer? Make sure to attend the symposium “Fifty Years of Powerful Words: A Retrospective and Prospective Look at the Impact of JABS.”

JABS_v50_72ppiRGB_powerpointWho: The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science symposium will be chaired by journal editor William A. Pasmore of Columbia University with discussant Barbara Grey and presenters Philip H. Mirvis, Kim Cameron, Warner Burke, and Richard W. Woodman.

What: This symposium will look at the contributions of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science in the last fifty years, the difference the field has made, and what should be expected in the next fifty years. Topics covered will include the power of words, the scholar-practitioner gap, research topics, communication with global colleagues, and social media.

When: Monday, August 4th from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center in Room 103 B in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Don’t miss out on this event this summer! You can get more information by clicking here. Can’t wait for August? Click here to view the latest issue of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and here to receive e-alerts on all the latest news and research!