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The Academy of Management Annals, Volume 1

1st Edition

Edited by James P. Walsh, Arthur P. Brief


637 pages

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pub: 2007-12-19
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The Academy of Management is proud to announce the inaugural volume of The Academy of Management Annals. This exciting new series follows one guiding principle: The advancement of knowledge is possible only by conducting a thorough examination of what is known and unknown in a given field. Such assessments can be accomplished through comprehensive, critical reviews of the literature—crafted by informed scholars who determine when a line of inquiry has gone astray, and how to steer the research back onto the proper path.

The Academy of Management Annals provide just such essential reviews. Written by leading management scholars, the reviews are invaluable for ensuring the timeliness of advanced courses, for designing new investigative approaches, and for identifying faulty methodological or conceptual assumptions. The Annals strive each year to synthesize a vast array of primary research, recognizing past principal contributions while illuminating potential future avenues of inquiry.

Volume 1 of the Annals explores a wide spectrum of research: corporate control; nonstandard employment; critical management; physical work environments; public administration team learning; emotions in organizations; leadership and health care; creativity at work; business and the environment; and bias in performance appraisals.

Ultimately, academic scholars in management and allied fields (e.g., sociology of organizations and organizational psychology) will see The Academy of Management Annals as a valuable resource to turn to for comprehensive, up-to-date information—published in a single volume every year by the preeminent association for management research.

Table of Contents

1. The Fundamental Agency Problem and Its Mitigation: Independence, Equity, and the Market for Corporate Control (Dan R. Dalton, Michael A. Hitt, S. Trevis Certo and Catherine M. Dalton)

2. Old Assumptions, New Work: The Opportunities and Challenges of Research on Nonstandard Employment (Susan J. Ashford, Elizabeth George and Ruth Blatt)

3. Critical Management Studies (Paul S. Adler, Linda C. Forbes and Hugh Willmott)

4. The Physical Environment in Corporate Work Settings (Kimberly D. Elsbach and Michael G. Pratt)

5. Public Administration and Organization Studies (Steven Kelman)

6. Three Perspectives on Team Learning: Outcome Improvement, Task Mastery, and Group Process (Amy C. Edmondson, James R. Dillon and Kathryn S. Roloff)

7. Emotion in Organizations: A Review in Stages (Hillary Anger Elfenbein)

8. Leadership Research in Healthcare: A Review and Roadmap (Mattia J. Gilmartin and Thomas A. D’Aunno)

9. Creativity in Organizations (Jennifer M. George)

10. Learning and Strategic Alliances (Andrew C. Inkpen and Eric W. K. Tsang)

11. Postcards from the Edge: A Review of the Business and Environment Literature (Luca Berchicci and Andrew King)

12. HRM and Distributed Work: Managing People Across Distance (John Paul MacDuffie)

13. Bias in Performance Appraisal: A Review of Theory and Findings (Loriann Roberson, Benjamin M. Galvin, Atria Cherise Charles)

About the Editors

James P. Walsh is A.F. Thurnau Professor and Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration at Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA

Arthur P. Brief is George S. Eccles Chair in Business Ethics and Presidential Professor at the University of Utah, USA

About the Series

The Academy of Management Annals

The Academy of Management Annals series is a compendium of comprehensive and critical research written by top scholars of management and organizational studies. With a new volume published each year, The Academy of Management Annals reviews the most significant primary research literature, in order to guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up to date in your area of research.

With reviews covering topics as diverse as: ethics; business and the environment; entrepreneurship; organizational behaviour; critical management and human resource management, these anthologies of decisive research in the field will be a "must read" for every management and organizational scholar, graduate student, and practitioner. The Academy of Management Annals will stand with the world's most recognized review publications.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management