Organizational Behaviour news
Mattel has made a friendly takeover offer for Montreal-based toy maker Mega Brands Inc., which has the world’s No. 2 line of construction sets after Lego. Desautels Executive in Residence Melissa Sonberg comments on the takeover. Watch full interview: Global Montreal, February 28, 2014
Here’s a stock tip you’re unlikely to hear from your broker: For a safe bet, invest in firms with headquarters in cities and regions where residents go to church. ... A long-term study of senior managers and high-ranking professionals who worked a shorter work-week found few differences in their career outcomes compared to those of their colleagues who went back to full-time work.
More and more companies are abandoning traditional organisational structures and creating cross-border teams of people who live and work thousands of miles apart. But there’s a catch. Nancy J Adler, the S Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal, puts it like this: “Interconnectedness through modern technology has deluded many people. There is the false assumption that just because we can reach anyone in the world so easily through e-mail or Skype, we are therefore all the same.”
"Unmasking the Conflicting Trends in Job Tenure by Gender in the United States, 1983-2010," American Sociological Review.
Authors: Hollister, Matissa N.; Kristin E. Smith Publication: American Sociological Review (Forthcoming) Abstract:
What is success and how do you measure it? The experiences of a diversegroup of workers show how – and how much – they managed to balance career success with family responsibilities. Those who managed to strike the balance defined success on their own terms, had a strong sense of self and wereprepared to make trade-offs.
"Effects of Social and Temporal Distance on Evaluation of Corporate Ambivalent Behavior," Social Behavior and Personality
Authors: Chung, Sunghun; Park, Jooyoung Publication: Social Behavior and Personality, 2013 Abstract:
"Constructing Consequences for Noncompliance: The Case of Academic Laboratories," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Authors: Huising, Ruthanne; Silbey, Susan S. Publication: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, September 2013 Abstract:
Authors: Sargent, Leisa; Lee, Mary Dean; Martin, Bill; Zikic, Jelena Publication: Human Relations, January 2013 Abstract: