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Academy of Management Learning and Management (AMLE) ranks 7th among all Management journals. Dr. James Bailey, Editor.

After the mandatory three year waiting period and the mandatory three year study period, SSCI/ISI has issued the formal Impact Factor and discipline ranking of AMLE.  AMLE's Impact Factor is 2.796, ranking it 7th among all Management journals--just .116 behind 5th place ASQ and .033 behind 6th place SMJ--and 2nd among all Education journals (see attached for full lists). 

This extraordinary accomplishment speaks not only the quality and relevance of AMLE, but also to the dedication of the Editorial Board, the astute leadership of the founding editor Roy Lewicki, the support of the Academy of Management, and the efforts of many others.  To one and all, thank you and congratulations!

This is a collective achievement for which we can all be proud.

G.W. Board of Advisors recognizes Dr. Patrick McHugh and Ph.D. candidate George Hrivnak for their outstanding commitment to the school.

Each year the GWSB Board of Advisors recognizes members of the School of Business for their outstanding commitment to the school. A faculty member, a staff member, doctoral student, MBA candidate, and undergraduate student are nominated by students, faculty, and colleagues as recipients of the award. This year two of those recipients are members of the Department of Management.

Congratulations to Patrick McHugh and George Hrivnak.

Patrick P McHugh is an associate professor of employment and labor relations in the Management Department.  He received a B. S. in Business Administration at Bowling Green State University and an M. A. in Economics from Washington State University.  He has served as a consultant to private sector firms, government agencies, non profits, and several labor organizations. His research has appeared in Industrial Relations, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Human Relations, Journal of Labor Research, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Personnel Review, Journal of Organizational Change Management, and the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association.

George Hrivnak is currently an instructor and doctoral fellow at The GWSB in the field of Organizational Behavior and Development and is a former Associate Director of the Executive Development Program at GWSB. He is currently exploring potential applications of social network theory to some these areas as potential dissertation topics.  George also recently joined a multi-phase CIBER research project led by Dr. Liesl Riddle and Dr. Tjai Nielsen to examine diaspora investment phenomena where he hopes to explore the role of incubators in entrepreneurial development.

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Dr. James Bailey passes leadership of Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) Journal to Dr. J. Ben Arbaugh

from left: Dr. J. Ben Arbaugh, Barbara Lee and
Dr. James Bailey

After serving on the founding editorial team, as Associate Editor for three years, and as Editor-in-Chief for four years, James R. Bailey is passing on the leadership of the Academy of Management Learning & EducationAMLE is one of the flagship journals of the Academy of Management with around 20,000 subscriptions.  In its short history, AMLE has become an important scholarly outlet, having published several of the most cited papers in all of management and business.  Bailey will remain Editor-in-Chief through 31 December 2008, but new submissions will be reviewed by the incoming editor beginning 1 July 2008.  Pictured from left to right are J. Ben Arbaugh, the incoming Editor-in-Chief, Lee McKinster, the current Managing Editor, and James Bailey

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Congratulations! Dr. Jonathan D. Raelin will be leaving George Washington University to become an Assistant Professor of Management at Loyola College in Maryland.

Dr. Jonathan D. Raelin

After serving on the founding editorial Jonathan D. Raelin will be leaving George Washington University to become an Assistant Professor of Management at Loyola College in Maryland.  He received his Ph.D. from George Washington University Department of Management in organizational behavior and development in 2007.  Dr. Raelin completed his degree requirements in three years -  the fastest time of any School of Business graduate ever at GWU.  His current research interests focus on affect and its subdivisions( i.e., emotions, mood, and feelings), resistance to change, and the interrelationship between these variables.  He has been published in a number of journals, including Action Research, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Inquiry, Business Office, and Systems Thinker.  In addition, his work has been presented at conferences such as the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, the Eastern Academy of Management, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. he worked as an organizational behavior consultant for both the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Society for Organizational Learning in Boston, MA. 

We wish him the best of luck!

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Professors Tjai Nielsen and Liesl Riddle to Present Research at United Nations

Professors Tjai Nielsen and Liesl Riddle to Present Research at United Nations

Tjai Nielsen, assistant professor of management, and Liesl Riddle, assistant professor of international business, and international affairs will present the "Diaspora Homeland Investment Capital Project" at the United Nations in February. Nielsen and Riddle teamed in 2006 to initiate the project which examines:
— The motivations that drive diaspora homeland investment interest
— The psychological and institutional obstacles that impede potential investors from turning investment interest into investment action
— The roles that national investment promotion agencies, business incubators, and non-governmental organizations play in fostering and facilitating diaspora homeland investment
— The differences in diaspora vs. non-diaspora foreign investment performance.

"Diasporas [migrants living abroad] are increasingly investing in their home countries by setting up production facilities, marketing subsidiaries, or brand new companies in their homelands. Some also invest in homeland bonds, mutual funds, or other homeland portfolio investments," said Riddle. "Our research team investigates why diasporas make these investments, the obstacles diasporas face during the investment decision-making process, and the performance of diaspora investments. We also examine the roles that governments and non-governmental organizations can play to cultivate and facilitate investments from diaspora communities."

The research examines the economic impact of migrants who live abroad and invest in their home countries. Nielsen and Riddle have received two research grants from the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). The professors have also designed a training CD that provides an overview of the diaspora homeland investment phenomenon and outlines the research and teaching implications of diaspora homeland investment. CIBER is distributing the CD to business faculty throughout the country.

Currently, Nielsen and Riddle along with two research assistants, George Hrivnak and Valentina Marano, are pursing multiple research projects involving: a multi-country survey of diaspora community members regarding their investment intentions; an investment promotion agency census; and fieldwork with an investment incubator targeting potential diaspora investors. They are also collaborating with the World Bank on a diaspora-investment related research project.

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GWSB's Department of Management Molds Young Leaders

GWSB's Department of Management Molds Young Leaders

More than 400 high school students from around the world descended on GW's campus to develop their leadership skills as part of the annual Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) World Leadership Congress (WLC). "I knew going into the week that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but I had no idea it would be as amazing as it turned out to be," said Morgan Owen, a student from Knoxville, Iowa.  "I love how we got the chance to meet with people from around the world. Not too many people are able to say they have real friends in Iraq, and they have given one person from every state a hug, and that their best friend is from Germany." From July 19-27, the students participated in an intensive educational leadership program.  Key members of GWSB's Management Department helped to ensure HOBY's WLC was beneficial for the students.  Tjai Nielsen, assistant professor of management, developed and directed a workshop on leadership and communication.  James Bailey, professor of management and Tucker Professor of Leadership, led a segment on conflict resolution and communication.  George Solomon, associate professor of management and director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE), created an engaging program on entrepreneurship.  Solomon was joined by Kathy Korman Frey and CFEE staff, local entrepreneurs, and senior policy managers from the Small Business Administration. "We are indebted to GWSB's Department of Management for its steadfast support of our young ambassadors and the WLC.  We rely on organizations and individuals committed to the development of young leaders and could not do what we do without them," said Helen S. Ryan, program director of HOBY's WLC. HOBY was founded in 1958 by actor Hugh O'Brian. Its mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. To learn more about HOBY, visit

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Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom (Hardcover)
by Eric H. Kessler (Editor), James R. Bailey (Editor)

“A brilliant and comprehensive introduction to the most seminal component of leadership: wisdom. The diversity of the readings and wisdom of the authors make this a most original and valuable addition to the management canon.”

Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader

This wonderful compilation proves that management is as much art as science, and that deep thinking can inform and inspire practice to be more humane, ethical, and, yes, wise.”

—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and best-selling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

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Destructive Goal Pursuit. (Hardcover)
by D. Christopher Kayes

Leaders extol the value of pursuing challenging goals, but evidence suggests that this leads to disaster as often as success. Drawing upon engaging real-life stories, including the Mount Everest Climbing Disaster, the author shows how destructive goal pursuit can result in the breakdown of learning in teams. He questions assumptions about traditional leadership and calls for rethinking the role of the leader. This provides an unparalleled analysis of leadership and practical strategies for overcoming destructive pursuit of goals.

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ICSB completes global technology study with Dell Inc.

from left to right, Ayman EL Tarabishy, Executive Director of ICSB, Rob van der Horst, President of ICSB, Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Inc., and Charles Mathews, President-Elect of ICSB).

The International Office for the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and a team of GW faculty and staff members in cooperation with Dell Inc. recently completed a global research study on small business. Their joint study, which included a 12 country survey of small business owners, decision makers, and a targeted survey of international small business researchers, practitioners, and consultants, confirmed that information technology is extremely important in the growth of small businesses world-wide.

"Dell's sponsorship of this sort of multi-national study is not just important for research; it also represents a significant new partnership between Dell and ICSB through the GW School of Business," said Ayman El Tarabishy, executive director of ICSB and adjunct faculty of management.

The team provided details on research and data collection at the recent world conference of ICSB held in Turku, Finland. Leading the effort at the meeting were Tarabishy; Susan Duffy, visiting assistant professor of management; George Solomon, associate professor of management; Sergio D'Onofrio, department of management administrative director; David Tomczyk, Ph.D candidate of management; Sergey Ivanov, GW systems specialist; and Luigia D'Onofrio, undergraduate honors student.

Founded in 1955, ICSB was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. It accomplishes this through bringing together educators, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to share their knowledge and experiences in their respective fields. To learn more about ICSB, visit :

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International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (Hardcover)
by Stewart R. Clegg (Editor), James R. Bailey (Editor)

The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies is a definitive description of the field, spanning individual, organizational, societal, and cultural perspective in a cross-disciplinary manner. Editors Stewart R. Clegg and James R. Bailey have sought to capture much of the cutting-edge thinking that characterizes the best scholarship internationally. The Encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced and entries are based around a series of broad themes.