Category Archives: Business & Management

Case In Point: A For-Profit Model for Social Entrepreneurship

Is it possible for social entrepreneurs to improve the lives of others and make a profit? For Sanergy, a startup dedicated to making hygienic sanitation accessible, affordable, and prosperous for those in developing countries, the answer seems to be yes. … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Guardians of the Internet: Building and Sustaining the Anonymous Online Community

From Organization Studies Online communities have displaced or become complements to organizations such as churches, labor unions and political groups which have traditionally been at the center of collective action. Yet, despite their growing influence and support of faster, cheaper … Continue reading

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Learning Effectively with Case Studies

A Conversation between  Professor Noah Barsky, PhD. and Former MBA Student and now Business Consultant Lidya Tkacs detailing business case studies NB: Hello. It’s great to see you; thanks for taking the time to share your insights and experience with case based business … Continue reading

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Get tips, demos, and treats at the SAGE Booth during ALA Midwinter

Join us at the SAGE Publishing Booth (#812) during the ALA Midwinter conference in Atlanta, Georgia from January 20-24. Enjoy desserts while we discuss the new platform for SAGE journals, or breakfast snacks while you get faculty outreach tips from a former … Continue reading

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Guide for Contributors: Tips for Writing Case Studies

By Noah Barsky, PhD, Villanova University Textbook examples certify learning. Cases educate. Textbook learning is often a re-packaging of objective facts or approaches set forth in a preceding chapter. A great case can call upon resources of many types across … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The after-effects of youth  unemployment

Article title: The after-effects of youth  unemployment: More vulnerable persons are less  likely to succeed in Youth  Guarantee programs From Economic and Industrial Democracy Unemployment creates significant psychological and physiological distress for the individual concerned. It has a variety of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Examining the Role of Psychological Ownership and Feedback in Customer Empowerment Strategies

From Journal of Creating Value Customer co-creation and customer empowerment strategies are emerging topics in both marketing practice and research. The shift from traditional value creation to joint value creation of companies and customers encourages consumers to participate in corporate … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Work‒life laws privilege brothel and community interests, negatively impacting legal prostitutes in Nevada

Article title: Work–life management in legal prostitution: Stigma and lockdown in Nevada’s brothels From Human Relations  Work‒life laws and policies are put in place primarily to protect workers. However, for legal prostitutes working in Nevada’s brothels these laws and policies … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Is it better to invest in hard or soft skills?

From The Economic and Labour Relations Review In the labour market there are hard skills (embodied in acquired qualifications) and so-called soft skills (e.g. overcoming barriers in communications, building relationships with customers, work planning, cooperation with others, etc.). There are … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: From silence to voice: How organizations can prevent unethical behavior and promote constructive voice at work

Guest editors: Jürgen Wegge, Christine Unterrainer, Thomas Jønsson, Silvia Silva and Michael Knoll From German Journal of Human Resource Management When members of an organization express their views in an attempt to change organizational circumstances, it may have a positive … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Exploring the Links between Reputation and Fame

Article title: Exploring the Links between Reputation and Fame: Evidence from French Contemporary Architecture From Organization Studies Why is Armani a famous organization in fashion? Why is Joël Robuchon’s restaurant known worldwide for its culinary excellence? Research in sociology has … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Entrepreneurship as a Career Option: Do Temporary Workers Have the Competencies, Intention and Willingness to Become Entrepreneurs?

From Journal of Entrepreneurship In the last few years, deep changes have occurred in the labor market. For some time, careers were based on environmental stability, hierarchical organizational structures, a continuous exchange between employer and employee and growing economy Presently, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The brand personality of rocks: A critical evaluation of a brand personality scale

From Marketing Theory 2016 Economics Ig Nobel Prize Winner The concept of brand personality (BP) dates back to the 1950s but it was not until Aaker’s (1997) article that BP developed into a significant branch of academic research. Formally defining … Continue reading

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Let’s not forget about the role books have to play

By Matthew Waters, Commissioning Editor, SAGE Publishing This piece originally appeared in the SAGE Business and Management catalogue 2016. ‘Publish or perish’ goes the academic cliché dating back to sometime around the Second World War. Today, the pressure placed upon scholars … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Researching new media and social diversity in later life: How older people ‘do’ media

From New Media & Society As people get older, they face an increasingly complex world largely on their own, using technology in general and media in particular to navigate the white-water of later life. In this review, authors have argued … Continue reading

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