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(Macro)Marketing for Sustainability and Society with Mark Peterson: Watch the Teaching Business for People and Planet Webinar
“There is also a dimension of intergenerational justice, making these decisions [sustainable business practices], so that our generation is not […]
Society, the authors, find, suppresses women’s entrepreneurship just by the way it talks about entrepreneurs.
We know that one outlier has the potential to influence the size and direction of effects, the significance of hypothesized relationships, and significantly alter the results of published works, but what happens when there are dozens of outliers in a sample?
The authors write that their research demonstrates followership as the often-missing piece in the leadership puzzle.
Today we look at how engineering education can guide students to developing an entrepreneurial mindset most effectively, as discussed in […]
In this post, co-authors Fabian Reck and Alexander Fliaster, both at the University of Bamberg, reflect on their research paper, […]
Who drives digital change – the people of the technology? Katharina Gilli explains how her co-authors worked to address that question.
‘Scholars from the periphery’ often pay a price — unintentional but no less real — for their geography. In this […]
Despite their pertinence for academia, the authors found little methodological guidance on one of ‘The’ key and most time-intensive steps in meta-analytic research projects – Coding.
How virtual reality platforms respond, and how they protect users and their data, that will ensure the metaverse is a force for good, not the opening of a door to a malevolent underworld.
Technology is here to stay, and the authors argue that now is a crucial time for understanding what is really going on “under the hood” of technology.
For all sorts of reasons, our article “A Design Thinking Approach to Teaching Sustainability” should not have been written. This […]
The current convention that envisions the manuscript as a self-contained universe produces a range of negative consequences extending beyond papers’ obscene length: many scholars seem to cite papers based on their abstracts or even title alone; reviewing literature takes lots of time; noncore research communities are badly served; new requirements on research transparency and openness are difficult to meet; and, finally, our papers are not particularly enjoyable to read.
The answer may seem obvious, yet empirical evidence is often mixed as to whether the racial composition of a firm’s board of directors influences corporate decisions.
Authors Marc Cowling, Paul Nightingale, Nick Wilson, and Marek Kacer find “everything researched and written about COVID-19 in whatever context […]
Surely an entrepreneur’s pitch should be enthusiastic and passionate, right? Well, the authors’ research finds that there are instances where unbridled enthusiasm, especially without accompanying expertise, turns off funders.
The research is clear: the more credible the messenger, the more credible the message. Nowhere is this more important than […]
While the built environment is an important sector globally, it is notoriously one of two sectors with low digitization.
Successful blockchain managers have a thorough understanding of the network structures for which blockchains are used, choose the appropriate governance mode, and adapt it dynamically to changes in the network structure.
Professional bodies and industry leaders often suggest there’s a mismatch between the theoretical knowledge students acquire at university and the […]
Liz Cooper explains the motivation behind the paper she co-wrote with Ben Marder, “Role morality discrepancy and ethical purchasing: exploring […]
There is a third type of actor in the leader-follower power construct, suggests Michael Sang.
the authors set out to answer the question, “How are sources of organizational authority made present in the context of a crisis pregnancy center?”
“Sensing,” the authors have written, “is indispensable for constructing knowledge and should be employed on par with the intellect, particularly in today’s complex and uncertain context. Yet, we have observed learners’ reluctance to engage with sensing and attempted to understand the reasons for it.”
The authors provide a conceptualization of photo-elicitation as an (experiential) learning and teaching tool which shows the interaction between photo-elicitation’s arts-based elements and relevant learning processes and outcomes.
Quantification can reformulate something as complex and multidimensional as teaching into a one-dimensional score. And such a score gives the possessor a sense of control and understanding. But, given the implications of quantification, this is an illusion.
As take-out and delivery via apps quickly became the norm during the pandemic, the author noticed seeing many more prompts to tip and intensifying rhetoric around tipping in some media outlets. This uptick surfaced many important policy and research questions the author wanted to draw attention to.
This study furthers our understanding that threat-driven perception of crisis is not univocal since some top managers can show steady and cold-headed decision-making trajectory even when they feel that crisis is threatening the survival of their business.
In this post, authors Brian K. Miller and Marcia J. Simmering reflect on their recent research article, Attitude Toward the […]
Immanent sensemaking highlights the everyday practices through which entrepreneurs interact with, interpret, and account for their experience of reality.
Stakeholder engagement has become a popular term in management literature and practice. Here, the authors offer an inclusive stakeholder engagement definition and provide a guide to organize the research.
The first SAGE Open Long Form monograph, “Corporate Core Competencies’ Essence, Contexts, Discovery, and Future: A Call to Action for Executives and Researchers,” has now been released. It discusses how even though researchers and managers value and even extol the importance of core competencies, they often present “a sprawling, even fragmented picture of core competencies’ essence and contribution.”
The quick pace of change and the establishment of new industry actors inspired the authors to ask: what is driving service innovation and digitalization in the Swedish music market and how can we understand service in this context?
The climate crisis cannot be divorced from the study of projects. New scholars should embrace this cross-disciplinary way of thinking, especially as shifting policies have impacted project conceptualization.
The full weight of things like financial meltdowns and deadly pandemics, write Lu Chen and Kaixuan Tang, “fall on individuals like a mountain.” How does that play out at work or in other organizations where these individuals are active?
The underrepresentation of women in senior leadership positions across all sectors is clearly not a pipeline issue. Research points to bias as one reason they aren’t getting ahead.
Reputation’s own reputation in management research meant that proselytizing the benefits of reputation’s wider use would fall flat if we did not also provide pragmatic ways to address some of its current shortcomings.
It isn’t immediately obvious why inclusion of a moderator’s cause should make much difference in a model. Only when one does the path analytic math does one see that the obvious approach to testing these models doesn’t work.
In this article, authors Mindy Shoss, an associate professor of psychology in the industrial/organizational psychology program at the University of […]
Authors Aviel Cogan, Tobias Pret, and Melissa Cardon reflect on their recent article “Everyday social support processes: Household members’ instrumental […]
Author Stefanie Beninger discusses the perspective of sustainability within university settings and the pros of having macro-sustainability efforts throughout
During the dramatic halt to in-person events in 2020, the use of video call software skyrocketed, transforming Zoom into a […]
Olimpia C. Racela and Amonrat Thoumrungroje reflect on their paper, “Linking SME international marketing agility to new technology adoption,” published […]
This research examines how the elderly are enduring those vital service captivity situations by giving voice to them, their families, and also to nursing home staff.
The authors saw a need to summarize and synthesize a broad swath of literature on how exogenous crises including but not limited to COVID-19 impact upon business and society.
When employees are given conflicting demands, the resulting dilemma leaved them damned if they do, and doomed if they don’t.
The alignment of systems, processes and structures all pose challenges in a merger, but these seem small in comparison to the integration of people.
Facilitating collaboration of marketing and design should involve teaching both disciplines about the others’ ways of thinking and not just the others’ skills or techniques.
It is fundamental to understand what happens during a process of improvisation and how organizational agents can better manage such processes.
The most influential theory about informal hierarchies is built on the assumption that informal hierarchies don’t change. However, these authors’ work shows that informal hierarchies do change at predictable times.
The work of Christopher Boafo, Richard Afriyie Owusu and Karine Guiderdoni-Jourdain offers an understanding of the internationalization of informal smaller firms in two major enterprise clusters in a sub-Saharan African economy through a network perspective.
The authors wanted to understand how new businesses in particular might be influenced by prevalent organized crime because they are among the smallest and most fragile organizations.
Tension between realizing inclusiveness on the one hand, and efficiency on the other was one that accompanied and puzzled the partnership throughout its time of existence, led the authors to make it the focus of their scholarly attention.
The Financial Times recently released a special report on their 2022 Responsible Business Education Awards. With the growing focus on […]
A new paper in the the “Project Management Journal” suggests that knowledge-oriented leadership and valuing people should be promoted as primordial elements and strategic tools to build team cohesion for higher project performance and success.
Presenting evidence from a new analysis of business and management academics, the authors explore how journal status is valued by these academics and the point at which journal status becomes more prized than academic influence.
Competent Partner, Champion of Sustainability–Can Entrepreneurs Play Out Both Cards at the Same Time?
Our research shows that the entrepreneurial firms present themselves as either a competent business partner, much like any knowledge-intensive service firm markets itself, or as champions of sustainable development.
Yes, there is a body of research and theory on analytics in marketing, and the subject is taught in some institutions. However, there is a lack of coherence
In a study published in the Australian Journal of Management, the authors examine whether the Australasian Reporting Awards assessment criteria reliably reflect the observable quality of financial reporting.
The authors of a new paper in the Journal of Management Inquiry asked how might perspective-taking be developed as a multidimensional cooperative process and problem-solving capability more widely across teams and organizational systems?
POSTS FROM 2021
Successful blockchain managers have a thorough understanding of the network structures for which blockchains are used, choose the appropriate governance mode, and adapt it dynamically to changes in the network structure.
Amanda Paul at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto reviewed Opening Doors to Diversity […]
Do potential entrepreneurs see COVID-driven upheaval as an opportunity or as a barrier to fulfill entrepreneurial dreams, and to what extent does this vary among potential entrepreneurs depending on their level of self-efficacy?
Delineating the domain of transcultural crisis management, this study by Gita Bajaj of the Institute of Management Technology in Dubai; […]
The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CRÈME) was recently named the winner of the Outstanding Business and Enterprise Impact Award, from the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2020.
Not all corporate social responsibility is created equal, especially for firms focused on implementing it and benefiting from their investment. Here, Limin Fu, Dirk M. Boehe, Marc O. Orlitzky discuss their current research into determining what is the right mix of good intentions, stakeholder engagement and competitive advantage.
Should I Stay or Should I ‘Found’? Insights on Venturing Motives and Venturing Types in the Family Business Context
Are entrepreneurial activities in business-owning families initiated “autonomously” as a bottom-up process by individual family members?
With the current pandemic creating continuing crises for firms around the planet, Ana M. Moreno-Menéndez, a professor of business organization at the Universidad de Sevilla, Unai Arzubiaga of Universidad del País Vasco, Vanessa Díaz-Moriana of Vanessa Díaz-Moriana and Vanessa Díaz-Moriana, also at the Universidad de Sevilla looked at “The Impact of a Crisis on Family Firms’ Entrepreneurial Orientation: The Role of Organisational Decline and Generational Change,” in the International Small Business Journal.
Corporate Social Responsibility with Debbie Haski-Leventhal: Watch the Teaching Business for People and Planet Webinar
“What many businesses now understand is that CSR is not a department or role or office or report, but a […]
The authors of a new paper in ‘Management Learning’ believe that a reflexive relationship to their identities produces liberating forms of knowledge, which in turn seems to lie at the heart of transforming how they teach.
As a racialized woman raising racialized children, Shezadi Khushal thinks about the impact of racism on identity, mattering and belonging; and on student academic performance and outcomes. For this reason, I have engaged in the scholarship of anti-racist educational leadership.
What goes into making an exceptional academic article? In this interview, the editor-in-chief and an associate editor of the journal Human Relations ask that of Helene Ahl and Susan Marlow, authors of the journal’s official 2021 article of the year. In “Exploring the false promise of entrepreneurship thro
Women continue to be underutilized and underrepresented in senior-decision making roles, notes Shezadi Khushal as she explains lessons she drew from the book ‘Women and Leadership.’
Novelty is fine in management – and other social science – as long as that’s not the only thing driving the research.
The authors of a new paper on management education were motivated to pursue this research because we felt that critical thinking and the importance of having a critical approach were treated too narrowly in the traditional leadership and management literature.
In this post authors Jim Westphal of the University of Michigan, David H. Zhu at Arizona State University, and Rajyalakshmi […]
When companies awarded for their corporate social responsibility efforts perform better financially, non-winners will be more motivated to respond to their competitors’ wins.
Place and space concepts help to illuminate how the place an organization inhabits and related beliefs have a significant impact […]
In this post, authors Gaëtane Caesens, Alexandre J. S. Morin, Nicolas Gillet, Florence Stinglhamber reflect on their recent research article, […]
Our curiosity about how to decipher leading from non-leading questions resulted in a typology of how interview questions can lead in three ways; through introduced content, presupposition and evaluation.
How can countries that are affected by conflict – such as Syria, Ethiopia, Yemen, Myanmar, and Afghanistan – be helped? […]
Rethinking Readiness: What it Takes for Your Customers and Employees to Succeed in Today’s Networked Service Environments
Today, customers and employees need a broader form of “readiness” to successfully face fundamentally altered capability and motivational demands. Enter ‘actor ecosystem readiness.’
It’s sometimes said that it’s not what you know that counts, but who you know. In the essay below, authors […]
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has released, “Research That Matters: An Action Plan for Creating Business School Research That Positively Impacts Society.”
Widespread changes to work life prompted by COVID led many to declare the workplace had come to a “new normal.” This podcast series from CHOICE’s The Authority File asks if these changes will remain permanent
Listen to SAGE’s webinar on new ways we can look at and measure the societal impact of research within Business […]
Although it may pay off in the short-term, new research suggests wage inequality is not in a firm’s long-term interest.
Narrowly focused on leadership as a goal-focused activity, conventional approaches to teaching it, argues Shaista Khilji, have led to the dehumanization of leadership.
The son of famed social scientist Geert Hofstede argues the his father’s most important book, In the 40 years since publication, has gone through a Kuhnian cycle: anathema – revelation – normal science. It’s not over yet.
Professor Lisa Spiller noticed that sales management textbooks she looked at were missing topics like storytelling, neuro-linguistic programming, determining willingness-to-buy, servant leadership, and sales analytics. So she wrote a book that did.
There may be two possible reactions to the anniversary of Geert Hofstede’s ‘Culture’s Consequences’: that in 2021 the work may be considered outdated; or that Geert Hofstede’s work is timeless.
Whether a crisis impacts retailers, banks, manufacturers, miners, construction, traders or tourism, says David Beirman, the management of recovery operates under a surprisingly similar set of rules.
Professor Terence Tsai outlines how he was recruited to work on the new book, Doing Business in Asia, and what factors led to the smooth completion of the collaborative writing involved.
Twenty years ago the second edition of one of the more influential books in social science, Geert Hofstede’s Culture’s Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations, appeared.
SAGE has launched a new webpage, Business & Management Impact, with a range of free resources for researchers, instructors, students, […]
Today we look at professionalism in the financial planning industry as explored in the paper “Ethics in financial planning: Analysis of ombudsman decisions using codes of ethics and fiduciary duty standards” in the Australian Journal of Management.
Reinventing Management the Responsible Way With Oliver Laasch: Watch the Teaching Business for People and Planet Webinar
In this video you can view the first episode of SAGE Publishing’s new webinar series, “Teaching Business for People and […]
It’s long been trumpeted that companies acting on corporate social responsibility do better. But does CSR — actually — improve brands? Shawn Pope and Jimi Kim decided to find out.
Since it appeared in the Journal of Service Research a decade ago, the paper “Customer Engagement Behavior: Theoretical Foundations and Research Directions” has ben cited in other academic papers more than 1,300 times.
Research suggests that the ancient wisdom of humility that partially originated from Eastern culture can benefit contemporary countries that cherish diverse heritage.
That’s a lot of new complexity to address in marketing—but the best place to start is with a detailed understanding of customers and their needs.
The author of the book ‘Sensory Marketing’ explains how it fills a gap in the marketing literature in analyzing and discussing how companies could apply multisensory cues for vision, sound, smell, touch, and taste in business practice.
perhaps the most challenging aspect of writing this new book on project management, says co-author Stewart Clegg, was translating both the language and style of the root text.
The advertising and promotion world is very different since the first edition of our book, Advertising & Promotion, appeared in […]
In digitized global markets, how do local governments regulate competition? Andreas Kornelakis and Pauline Hublart looked at the question in “Digital markets, competition regimes and models of capitalism: A comparative institutional analysis of European and US responses to Google,” recently published in the journal Competition & Change.
In the posted video of the webinar, “Tourism Management under COVID-19: The Research Priority and Changing Publishing Landscape” two senior […]
A new webinar series sponsored by SAGE Publishing – the parent of Social Science Space and Business and Management INK […]
How can service providers serve both customers’ security and their need for autonomy? In a study of the nursing homes, the authors tackle that question.
The enterprise had experienced governance issues in some territories and efforts to roll out a global ethical conduct program proved less effective in certain parts of the world than in others. This could not just be ascribed to local execution or lack thereof, so I became intrigued to understand and explain this.
When readers — even academic readers — do not understand an article, they are unlikely to read it, much less absorb it, share it and be influenced by its ideas.
The study shows that transformative service systems have to transcend the narrow confines of markets and seamless resource integration to embrace a dialectic of justice and agape that is marked by unintended consequences, conflicts, and compromises.
We found that not only did approval/liking of President Trump strongly, and positively, predict Americans’ approval of his handling of the pandemic, but it also had significant, negative effects on personal protection behaviors.
The article “Different Strokes for Different Folks: The Roles of Religion and Tradition for Transgenerational Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses”, recently […]
Nearly 30 years after the establishment of relational coordination theory, the empirical evidence supporting its use has not yet been synthesized, despite frequently being cited in the literature
The abstract to the paper, “An Integrative Definition and Framework to Study Gossip” appearing in the journal Group & Organization Management states, “The omnipresence of workplace gossip makes understanding gossip processes imperative to understand social life in organizations.”
Management book titles have won one of the coveted TAA Textbook Awards across two categories: the Textbook Excellence Award and the Most Promising New Textbook Award.
“In wide entrepreneurship education,” write Yvette Baggen, Thomas Lans and Judith Gulikers in their essay below, “the messy, uncertain and iterative entrepreneurial process of value creation is key.” If it’s messy and uncertain, a little help on finding good next steps for the educator to take is welcome.
Today we bring you the story behind A very short, fairly interesting and reasonably cheap book about management theory, a new book by Todd Bridgman and Stephen Cummins
When was the last time you went out for a Thai meal, got items from the ethnic isle of a […]
According to the author of the book ‘Principles of Management,’ we have to mind the management practices that make and potentially break our world even if, and especially if they seem so mundane and ‘normal.’
Although reliance on social networks could supplement some of the deficiencies in formal institutions, they are unlikely to entirely supplant the need for contractual governance mechanisms. We thus sought to understand how multi-stakeholder collaborations can create social value in contexts of institutional failure – or “institutional voids” in international business jargon.
POSTS FROM 2020
Cyrill Walters investigated the current styles of leadership in South African higher education institutions and has developed a model of the primary competencies leaders need.
Why We Should Abandon ‘Gender Differences in Competition’ to Explain Women’s and Men’s Unequal Position in Work
Have you ever taken a look at some new research and felt — or perhaps known — that the researchers […]
The use of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk in management research has increased from 6 papers in 2012 to 133 in 2019. Given that the practice is rapidly increasing but scholarly opinions diverge, the Journal of Management commissioned this review and consideration of best practices.
Future Business Leaders, Ethical Values, and National Economic Freedom: A View from Business Students in Eight Countries
Ethics, goes one line of reasoning, are great for those who can afford them. It’s a cynical view, to be sure, but what effect does the economic terrain affect ethical orientation?
Does a checklist of best practices for conducting a methods literature review sound useful? We thought so too.
The authors call for business schools to re-evaluate the symbols we are promoting. Who are we elevating? Which ideologies? Specifically, we ask that business schools do the work to not just Indigenize (add to), but decolonize (unlearn).
The social sciences are recognized for their role in evaluating policy and offering practice-based interventions about ‘what works’. However, they […]
Figuring out how to do service research with a very special population – but one we will all be part of eventually — was a challenge met by the creators of Trajectory Touchpoint Technique.
As Lina Ashour has recently written, SAGE Publishing has helped make possible a report by the UK’s Campaign for Social […]
While fundraising is time-consuming and entails costs, entrepreneurs might be tempted to “test the water” by simply soliciting investors’ interest before going through the lengthy process. Digitalization of finance has made it possible for small business to run equity crowdfunding campaigns, but also to initiate a TTW process online and quite easily.
Establishing management techniques for an age diverse workforce according to their distinct generational characteristics which differentiate their orientations to work is an idea worth examining, argue Cara Reed and Robyn Thomas.
For all the talk of social consciousness at academic conferences, personal wealth remains the imprimatur of business success par excellence. How then, we asked ourselves, can business schools expect their students to take ethics and social responsibility truly seriously?
‘Do well by doing good’ is a mantra for management that sounds promising, but is it realistic? In today’s post, Clément Feger, an assistant professor at AgroParisTech and a researcher at Montpellier Recherche en Management at the Université de Montpellier, offers work he did that looks at one company’s efforts to foster sustainability in the environment and the balance sheet, and offers models for others to follow.
Chris Worley, professor of organizational theory and management at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School, and Claudy Jules, the head Google’s Center of Expertise on Organizational Health and Change, offer context behind their commentary, “COVID-19’s Uncomfortable Revelations About Agile and Sustainable Organizations in a VUCA World,” in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.
Quite often discussions about skilled migrants center on the receiving country’s reaction to the migrants, rather than the experiences of the migrants themselves. In this article from the Journal of Management, Phyllis Tharenou, vice president and executive dean of the College of Business, Government and Law of Flinders University, and Carol T. Kulik, a research professor of human resource management at the University of South Australia Business School, address this absence specifically in the academic management literature.
The terms “collaboration,” “coordination” and “cooperation,” write Xavier Castañer and Nuno Oliveira in a recent paper published by the Journal of Management, underpin both the organizations they describe and the study of those organizations, and yet the terms themselves are inconsistently defined and therefore their use can be imprecise or even downright confusing.
Innovation systems that focus solely on exiting and generating investor profits are not designed to help nurture the best innovations for society.
An Interview with a 10-Year Impact Award Winner Amidst a pandemic, when research findings are published at breakneck speeds, our appreciation for previously published research to build […]
Mark Easterby-Smith, a pioneer in the creation of research methodology for management studies and co-author of the foundational text of that field, died on April 15 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 72.
Today we welcome two scholars from Texas’s Baylor University whose research into how pathogens affect innovation has taken on new prominence in the wake of the current pandemic.
Toilet paper shortages, profiteering from hand sanitizer and empty shelves in grocery stores. Thanks to COVID-19, governments in most industrialized […]
SAGE author Simon Western has written a guide to eco-leadership, a new leadership paradigm for organizations in the climate emergency. For Academic Book Week, we asked him to present a short guide to its principles.
An upward trend in the productivity of Latin American researchers, increased collaboration between them and scholars from other regions, and societal, cultural, and economic characteristics all make Latin America an ideal “natural laboratory” to build and test management theories.
When it comes to supporting long-term value enhancing strategies, the temporal orientation (i.e., whether they are dedicated or transient investors) of both shareholders and bondholders matters much more than the type of security they purchased
The authors of a recent article in Project Management Journal We believe the implications arising from this recent research have the potential to change the debate regarding the relative merits of the several structural equation modeling methods.
The importance of unlearning, or abandoning obsolete beliefs, values, knowledge, and routines, for the growth of both organizations and individuals, is generally well-known in management learning and human resource fields. But it often misses action on the level of the individual.