A Paradox Perspective on Line Manager Implementation of HRM Practices

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NFjom.png[We’re pleased to welcome authors Dr. Na Fu of the Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin; Professor Patrick Flood of Dublin City University; Professor Denise Rousseau of Carnegie Mellon University; and Professor Tim Morris of University of Oxford. They recently published an article in the Journal of Management entitled “Line Managers as Paradox Navigators in HRM Implementation: Balancing Consistency and Individual Responsiveness,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, the team reflects on the inspiration for conducting this research:]

JOM_44.1_72ppiRGB_powerpoint What motivated you to pursue this research?

People do not leave companies, they leave their managers. A lot of research has found evidence for the importance of leadership. This study is not focusing on the leadership of teams but on the paradoxical role that line managers take in implementing varied human resource management practice. It was…

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Where do you take your Peter Northouse Leadership book?

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NH1Where do you take your Northouse Leadership book?

We want to know!

Do you have a copy of Peter Northouse’s Leadership: Theory and Practice, Eighth Edition?  We want to know: Where do you read your Northouse book? Take a picture with your new copy of Leadership, Eighth Edition in your office, at your school, in class or at your next travel destination and share on twitter with #MyNorthouse8e.

Don’t be afraid to get creative! We will share our favorite pictures on the @SAGEManagement Twitter channel.

Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Leadership is a universally appealing topic, “in the popular press and academic research literature, much has been written…

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The Important Role of “Buckets” in Qualitative Data Analysis

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An earlier article in Research Design Review“Finding Connections & Making Sense of Qualitative Data” – discusses the idea that a quality approach to a qualitative research design incorporates a carefully considered plan for analyzing, and making sense of, the data in order to produce outcomes that are ultimately useful to the users of the research. Specifically, this article touches on the six recommended steps in the analysis process.* These steps might be thought of as a variation of the classic Braun & Clarke (2006) thematic analysis scheme in that the researcher begins by selecting a unit of analysis (and thus becoming familiar with the data) which is then followed by a coding process.

Unique to the six-step process outlined in the earlier RDR article is the step that comes after coding. Rather than immediately digging into the codes searching for themes, it is recommended that the…

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Reflections on “Qualitative Literacy”

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In March 2018, Mario Luis Small gave a public lecture at Columbia University on “Rhetoric and Evidence in a Polarized Society.” In this terrific must-read speech, Small asserts that today’s public Mario Luis Smalldiscourse concerning society’s most deserving issues – poverty, inequality, and economic opportunity – has been seriously weakened by the absence of “qualitative literacy.” Qualitative literacy has to do with “the ability to understand, handle, and properly interpret qualitative evidence” such as ethnographic and in-depth interview (IDI) data. Small contrasts the general lack of qualitative literacy with the “remarkable improvement” in “quantitative literacy” particularly among those in the media where data-driven journalism is on the rise, published stories are written with a greater knowledge of quantitative data and use of terminology (e.g., the inclusion of means and medians), and more care is given to the quantitative evidence cited in media commentary (i.e., op-eds).

Small explains that the extent to…

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The Gender Pay Gap

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only-few-cents-247849-mBack in the news is an issue of importance in the field of management: the gender pay gap. Fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women continue to be paid less than men, even when accounting for factors commonly understood to affect earnings. As the U.S. Census Bureau data has shown, “for the last decade, median earnings for women working full-time, year-round, have been just 77% of men’s earnings.” The American Association of University Women’s research report, Graduating to a Pay Gap, further reveals that college-educated women working full-time were “paid an unexplained 7% less than their male counterparts were paid one year after graduation.”

What does recent research tell us about the gender pay gap? What’s behind it? What are the effects of unequal pay on the workplace, families, the economy? Does it matter? We’re pleased to present the following articles to enrich the discussion. Click on…

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Read Journal of Management’s Special Issue for Free!

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Time is running out to read the Special Issue on Bayesian Probability and Statistics in Management Research from Journal of Management for free! How can Bayesian methods overcome limitations of frequentist methods? What is the probability that Bayesian methodologies will one day supersede traditional frequentist methodologies in the organizational science community? Could Bayesian modeling of interactions lead to a general improvement in the communication and understanding of research results? These questions and more are closely examined in the Special Issue.

From Special Issue Editors Michael J. Zyphur, Frederick L. Oswald, and Deborah E. Rupp:

We are pleased to announce the special issue on Bayesian Probability and Statistics in Management Research. Although the past 20 years has jom coverwitnessed a veritable explosion of Bayesian applications in the social and physical sciences, management research has yet to fully take part in the ‘Bayesian revolution’. However, there are many important conceptual…

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