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A Renaissance Primer on Academic Writing

Stoyan V. Sgourev, possibly the only management professor teaching (and indulging in) art history, argues that many of the key principles that guided the evolution of painting during the Italian Renaissance can be usefully applied to the domain of academic writing. Leonardo quite likely never intended to articulate advice on writing as an intellectual activity, but Stoyan borrows generously from his style and writings in formulating a number of basic principles that can help connect with the reader in a similar way to his paintings.

11 months ago

Unleashing the Opportunity of Research in Latin America

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.

11 months ago

Measuring and Modeling the Unobservable

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.

11 months ago

Why Unlearning Matters? How to Unlearn?

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.

12 months ago
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Should Everyone Have a Work Spouse?

Marilyn Whitman and Ashley Mandeville discuss their recent paper on the work spouse phenomenon. It appears in the Journal of Management Inquiry.

1 year ago

Learning to Use fMRI in Organizational Research

The authors of a new paper on neurofinance — a relatively new area of research that strives to understand financial decision making by combining insights from psychology and neuroscience with theories of finance — discuss some of the issues they grappled with in using imaging technology for their research.

2 years ago