The Academy of Management is proud to announce the third volume of The Academy of Management Annals. This exciting 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 Annals provide just such essential reviews. Written by leading management scholars, they 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 whilst illuminating potential future avenues of inquiry.
Volume 3 of the Annals explores a wide spectrum of research: institutional entrepreneurship; organizational communication and co-ordination; merger and acquisition transactions; management research and work design theories.
Ultimately, academic scholars in management and allied fields will see the Annals as a valuable resource to turn to for comprehensive, up-to-date information, published in a single volume every year by the pre-eminent association for management research.
Table of Contents
1. Constitutional Amendments: "Materializing" Organizational Communication (Karen Lee Ashcraft, Timothy R. Kuhn and François Cooren) 2. How Actors Change Institutions: Towards a Theory of Institutional Entrepreneurship (Julie Battilana, Bernard Leca and Eva Boxenbaum) 3. Merger and Acquisition Transactions and Executive Compensation: A Review of the Empirical Evidence (Virginia Bodolica and Martin Spraggon) 4. Towards a "Fairer" Conception of Process Fairness: Why, When and How More may not Always be Better than Less (Joel Brockner, Batia M. Wiesenfeld and Kristina A. Diekmann) 5. Bringing National Culture to the Table: Making a Difference with Cross-Cultural Differences and Perspectives (Ya-Ru Chen, Kwok Leung and Chao C. Chen) 6. Pay and Performance: Individuals, Groups, and Executives (Barry Gerhart, Sara L. Rynes and Ingrid Smithey Fulmer) 7. Redesigning Work Design Theories: The Rise of Relational and Proactive Perspectives (Adam M. Grant and Sharon K. Parker) 8. Organizations and Management in China (Lisa A. Keister and Yanlong Zhang) 9. Validity, Validation and Values (Kevin R. Murphy) 10. Coordination in Organizations: An Integrative Perspective Gerardo (A. Okhuysen and Beth A. Bechky) 11. The Effects of Governments on Management and Organization (Jone L. Pearce, Rebekah Dibble and Kenji Klein) 12. Structural Equation Modeling in Management Research: A Guide for Improved Analysis (Larry J. Williams, Robert J. Vandenberg and Jeffrey R. Edwards)
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