Category: Off The Wall

Being Nice Matters: The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility for Employee Well-Being

Topic: Organizational Reputation, Off the Wall Publication: Research in Organizational Behavior (2012) Article: Corporate Social Responsibility as a Source of Employee Satisfaction Authors: Christopher W. Bauman & Linda J. Skitka Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada In light of the many corporate scandals that have rocked the U.S. over the past several

A Crash Course in Adopting New Technology—It’s All About The Bandwagon

Topic: Business Strategy, Off the Wall Publication: Journal of Management Article: Closing the Technology Adoption–Use Divide: The Role of Contiguous User Bandwagon Authors: G. Lanzolla & F. F. Suarez Reviewed By: Katie Bachman Did you ever buy something that was really expensive, but you could sort of justify the purchase

The Punchline: A Meta-Analytic Review of Humor in the Workplace

Topic: Off the Wall Publication: Journal of Managerial Psychology (2012) Article: A Meta-Analysis of Positive Humor in the Workplace Authors: Mesmer-Magnus, J., Glew, D. J., & Viswesvaran, C. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada As a serious academic and applied discipline, IO psychology is not a field known for turning out humorists.

What Does PHR Buy You?

Topic: Off The Wall
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (SEP 2010)
Article: The impact of passing the Professional in Human Resources Exam on early career success for undergraduate entering the human resources field
Authors: S.W. Lester, J. Mencl, C. Maranto, K.A. Bourne and T. Keaveny
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Getting Published is Hard to Do

Topic: Off the Wall Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (JAN 2010) Article: Publishing today is more difficult than ever Authors: N. Ashkanasy Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger As editor-in-chief of the Journal of Organizational Behavior (JOB), Neal Ashkanasy opens the first issue of 2010 with a commentary on how dramatically publishing

How Downsizing Can Damage Your Rep

Topic: Change Management, Off The Wall Publication: The Academy of Management Journal Article: Character, conformity, or the bottom line? How and why downsizing affected corporate reputation. Author: E.G. Love, M. Kraatz Featured by: Benjamin Granger In a recent study, Love and Kraatz (2009) attempted to identify how corporate downsizing might affect a firm’s reputation Prior to presenting the results of their study, Love

Investors…and press releases?

Topic: Hodge-Podge Publication: Journal of Business Communication Article:  Are investors influenced by how earnings press releases are written? Blogger: Rob Stilson This article investigates whether investors are influenced by how an earnings press release is written. FYI: Earnings press releases are voluntary but still serve to inform investors on the current