Administration

Neuroscience and organizational behavior: Avoiding both neuro-euphoria and neuro-phobia
Organizational neuroscience has great promise for advancing organizational research and practice. The field, however, is developing rapidly and has also become the subject of technological and methodological challenges that must be considered when conducting or interpreting neuroscience research as applied to organizational behavior. We explore four issues we deem to be important in understandi...


The politics of employment liability
Employment liability is an important check and balance against employee harm at work. In practice, however, an inadvertent consequence of employment liability is a potential shift in power from organizations to employees that affects subsequent managerial decision making. In this Incubator, we discuss behavioral and attitudinal ramifications of employment liability at work.
Integration through Incentives within Differentiated Organizations
Drawing on the concepts of organizational differentiation and integration, we present a formal analysis of the manner in which these two consequences of specialization shape the effectiveness of collaborative incentives in complex organizations. We show that ignoring the coordination challenges created by differentiation does not merely impede the achievement of gains from integration through i...


Logos and Initial Compliance: A Strong Case of Mindless Trust
In four studies we examine the relationship between the presence of an organizational logo and initial compliance with a request made by a stranger and document higher compliance rates in the presence than in the absence of the logo. Study 1 verified this relationship in the field, and Study 2 replicated the field findings in a lab setting. Study 2 also confirmed trust as a mediator and risk as...
One HACCP, Two Approaches: Experiences With and Perceptions of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Food Safety Management Systems in the United States and the EU
This article explores the differences in the use of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system to manage food safety risks in the food chain from farm to fork in the EU and the United States. In particular, this article investigates the current uses and potential expansion of HACCP as a mechanism for the delivery of safe agricultural products, particularly safe produce. Using...


Bureaucratic responsiveness: effects of elected government, public agendas and european attention on the uk bureaucracy
What determines the bureaucratic agenda? This article combines insights from models of bureaucratic behaviour with agenda-setting models of government attention to test the effects of elected government, public, and EU agendas on the bureaucratic agenda. Using time series cross-sectional analyses of subject and ministry coded data on UK statutory instruments from 1987 to 2008, I find strong eff...
The centre strikes back: meta-governance, delegation, and the core executive in the united kingdom, 2010–14
A growing literature on ‘agencification’, ‘quangocratization’, and the ‘autonomization’ of the state has highlighted a coordination dilemma in contemporary public governance whereby governments rely on delegated governance but are frustrated by the lack of control that arises from such structures. In the run-up to the 2010 General Election in the United Kingdom this coordination dil...

Competence Regimes in Professional Service Firm Internationalization and Professional Careers
Professional service firms (PSFs) are dependent on the competence of their employees to develop and retain new business. We investigate how PSFs utilize professional competence for strategic goals such as business internationalization and simultaneously facilitate professionals’ career mobility. We examine over a 5-year period the careers of 29 lawyers working in a large corporate law fir...
Competition Between Sports Leagues: Theory and Evidence on Rival League Formation in North America
We analyze the formation of rival leagues and deterrence by incumbent leagues in professional team sports, which is one of the least studied forms of competition in sports. We first survey the economic history of professional sport leagues in North America and develop stylized facts about rival league formation. We then develop a game-theoretical model to explain some of these interesting styli...

Merger Review by the Federal Communications Commission: Comcast–NBC Universal
The Communications Act of 1934 created a dual review process in which mergers in the communications industry are reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as well as the antitrust authorities. Commentators have criticized dual review not only as costly and redundant, but also as subject to substantive and procedural abuse. The process of clearing the 2011 Comcast–NBC Universal m...
Assessing the quality of a deliberative democracy mini-public event about advanced biofuel production and development in Canada
The importance of evaluating deliberative public engagement events is well recognized, but such activities are rarely conducted for a variety of theoretical, political and practical reasons. In this article, we provide an assessment of the criteria presented in the 2008 National Research Council report on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making (NRC report) as expli...

Broken ‘two-way windows’? an exploration of professional hybrids
Professional hybrids are situated between managerial and professional groups, potentially enabling them to move between different organizational groups. Extant research assumes that professional hybrids undergo identity transition to overcome the conflicts associated with influencing two distinct organizational realms. However, how these identity conflicts are managed remains unclear. To explor...
Only good fences keep good neighbours! the institutionalization of ministry–agency relationships at the science–policy nexus in german food safety policy
This article makes a further contribution to opening the ‘black box’ of micropractices in ministry–agency relationships. We argue that the mechanisms that come into play in the course of institutionalizing agencification reforms – such as renegotiating mutual roles and rules in ministry–agency interactions – are only poorly covered in the existing literature. To adequately addre...
Factors Influencing U.S. Charitable Giving during the Great Recession: Implications for Nonprofit Administration
The purpose of this study is to examine factors influencing U. S. charitable giving during the first full year of the Great Recession. Demand on the services of human service nonprofits typically escalates during periods of extreme economic downturn; thus donations to agencies serving the most vulnerable groups—the young, the old, and the frail—become increasingly important. The study sampl...
Government Decentralization and Prevalence of the Shadow Economy
This article examines the effects of various types of decentralization of government functions on the cross-national prevalence of the shadow economy. Do countries with different prevalence of the shadow economy respond differently to government decentralization? We consider four dimensions of decentralization: (1) the tiers of government, subnational government expenditures, subnational govern...