News & Publications

Administrative Science Quarterly article garners recognition from the Academy of Management

06/14/2013

A paper published in Johnson’s top-tier journal of organizational behavior and theory wins the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award.


A paper published in Johnson’s top-tier journal of organizational behavior and theory wins the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award.

A paper written by Harvard Business School doctoral candidate Ethan Bernstein, and published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Johnson’s top-ranked journal of organizational behavior and theory, won this year’s Academy of Management Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior  Award.

Each year, at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, the Organizational Behavior (OB) Division presents the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award to designate the paper (published in the preceding calendar year) that makes the most significant contribution to the advancement of the field of OB. The award will be presented Aug. 10 in Orlando, Fla.

For his award-winning paper, “The Transparency Paradox: A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational ControlAdministrative Science Quarterly, June 2012), Bernstein “[used] data from embedded participant-observers and a field experiment at the second largest mobile phone factory in the world, located in China, [to] theorize and test the implications of transparent organizational design on workers’ productivity and organizational performance,” he writes in the paper’s abstract. “Empirical evidence from the field shows that even a modest increase in group-level privacy sustainably and significantly improves line performance, while qualitative evidence suggests that privacy is important in supporting productive deviance, localized experimentation, distraction avoidance, and continuous improvement.”

James Detert, associate professor of management and Organizations at Johnson, and his co-author, Amy Edmondson, won the 2012 Outstanding Paper in OB Award for their paper, “Implicit voice theories: Taken-for-granted rules of self-censorship at work(Academy of Management Journal, June 2011). You can view a videotaped interview with Detert in which he discusses his paper on the OB Division of the Academy of Management website.

Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ), owned and managed by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, has been at the cutting edge of organizational studies since the field began. The journal is known for publishing the best theoretical and empirical papers based on dissertations and on the evolving and new work of more established scholars, as well as interdisciplinary work in organizational theory, and informative book reviews. In the past year, ASQ articles have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and elsewhere. Look for links to these articles on ASQ’s media hits Web page, ASQ in the News.

  Comments