Learning to Lead: A Comparison of Women’s and General Leadership Development Programs

[We're pleased to welcome Keimei Sugiyama of Case Western Reserve University. Keimei recently published an article in Journal of Management Education with co-authors Kevin V. Cavanagh, Chantal van Esch, Diana Bilimoria, and Cara Brown entitled "Inclusive Leadership Development: Drawing from Pedagogies of Women’s and General Leadership Development Programs." From Keimei:] The importance of leadership development … Continue reading Learning to Lead: A Comparison of Women’s and General Leadership Development Programs

The Dynamic Relationship Between Minor League and Major League Baseball

At first glance, the organizational form of major league and minor league baseball teams may appear straightforward--minor league teams provide training and experience for players, which provides major league teams with a strong recruitment pool. However, a recent paper published in the Journal of Sports Economics by F. Andrew Hanssen, James W. Meehan Jr., and … Continue reading The Dynamic Relationship Between Minor League and Major League Baseball

Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

[We're pleased to welcome Nuria Rodriguez-Planas. Nuria published an article in ILR Review in March  2015, entitled "A Road Map to Vocational Education and Training in Industrialized Countries" with co-authors Werner Eichhorst, Ricarda Schmidl and Klaus F. Zimmermann.] Our contribution to the ILR Review was motivated by a background study of IZA contributing to the … Continue reading Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

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

Apprenticeship Returns: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

[We are pleased to welcome Harry Krashinsky of University of Toronto. Harry published an article in the October 2015 issue of ILR Review entitled "Returns to Apprenticeship Based on the 2006 Canadian Census" with co-author Morley Gunderson of University of Toronto.] Until the 2006 Canadian Census, there had been no large cross-sectional data sets that … Continue reading Apprenticeship Returns: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

Is Skills Training on the Decline in the US?

Employer-sponsored training plays an important part at all levels of business. On the individual scale, employee-sponsored training can improve productivity and expand employee skills. In turn, a well-trained workforce can improve the performance and efficiency of a business. Broadly speaking, if a majority of businesses adopt employer-sponsored training, the economy as a whole becomes more … Continue reading Is Skills Training on the Decline in the US?

How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Crises are common in the modern world and the value system of leaders plays a crucial role in effectively managing a crisis. The article “Role of Self-managing Leadership in Crisis Management: An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Rajayoga” explores the role of self-managing leadership in crisis management. The topic is particularly pertinent because many … Continue reading How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Climate Change: Is It Too Late?

Editor's note: Dr. Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg and Visiting Chief Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, also co-authored the op-ed "Rio Isn’t All Lost" on June 18 in The New York Times, focusing on the "seeds of an energy revolution" that may help us solve the climate crisis. … Continue reading Climate Change: Is It Too Late?

A Strategy for Diversity Training: Focusing on Empathy in the Workplace

The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research has a new issue available online! Click here to view all of the articles. Juan M. Madera, Jack A. Neal and Mary Dawson, all of the University of Houston, published "A Strategy for Diversity Training : Focusing on Empathy in the Workplace" in the November 2011 issue. The abstract: … Continue reading A Strategy for Diversity Training: Focusing on Empathy in the Workplace

New Strategies for Enduring Problems

J. Bruce Tracey is the Editor of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly and an Associate Professor of Management at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. His research has been published by Journal of Applied Psychology, the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New … Continue reading New Strategies for Enduring Problems