Category Archives: Business & Management

Case in Point: Interacting in the Bossless Workplace

Sometimes it’s companies—not just their employees— that don’t want bosses. At W. L. Gore & Associates, a manufacturing company, no employee is hired as anyone else’s boss. Instead, employees support each other and work together in what can be called … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Law Firms’ Organizational Impression Management Strategies on Twitter

From Journal of Creative Communications Goffman (1959) was the first to introduce the theory of Impression management (IM), which states that individuals create, manipulate and try to enhance their image to others. IM has its roots in dramaturgical theory and … Continue reading

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Case in Point: Developing a Unique Healthcare Model

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) went into effect, the healthcare industry experienced the largest expansion of US government involvement since Medicare and Medicaid. This shift in government involvement created a ripe environment for government-subsidized clinics … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Managerial Values and Organizational Identities in the Developing World

Guest Editors: Anirvan Pant and Abhoy K.Ojha From Journal of Human Values Managerial values are abstract ideals that act as guiding principles for managing enterprises. Organizational identities connote the central, enduring, and distinctive features of an organization’s self-definition. There is … Continue reading

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Case in Point: Introducing the Performance Review System to Students

In most companies, performance appraisals (PA) are a common practice used to evaluate overall employee performance while monitoring and fostering the success of both the employee and the company as a whole. This month’s installment of Case in Point, a blog series … Continue reading

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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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