Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Journal of Change Management Special Issue-Call for Papers

Call for Papers


Special Issue: Effects of Employees’ Reactions on Group and Organizational Level Outcomes
Guest Editors:
Mel Fugate, Southern Methodist University
Maria Vakola, Athens University of Economics and Business

Mel Fugate and Maria Vakola would like to invite you to contribute a manuscript for a special issue of the Journal of Change Management. The focus of this special issue is on the effects of employees’ reactions on higher level outcomes.  While existing research on employees’ reactions is indeed valuable, it typically is quite narrowly focused on the implications for individual employees. We therefore strive to understand what implications employee reactions have beyond the individual employees, such as the implications for teams, departments, and larger organizations. The goal of this special issue is to advance our understanding of such issues and appeal to both conventional and broader audiences of change researchers. To this end, we invite theoretical and empirical papers from either quantitative or qualitative traditions. Among the questions we hope to answer:

1.      What are the costs and benefits of change recipients’ reactions to teams, departments, and larger organizations?
2.      How do employees’ reactions affect unit- or higher-level change outcomes (e.g., productivity and efficiency)?
3.      How do managers’ react to organizational change? And what effects to their reactions have on employees (subordinates) and the larger organization?

Submission Process
The deadline for invited manuscripts is September 15, 2012.  In accordance with the journal’s standards, the approximate length of the manuscripts would be between 6,000 to 8,500 words. Papers should be submitted as an email attachment to both guest editors (please see below for email addresses) with the subject heading ‘JCM Special Issue – Effects of Employees’ Reactions’. Submissions should follow the general guidelines of the Journal of Change Management ( Refereeing and the selection of papers will be conducted according to the journal’s normal procedures (double-blind review). Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.  The expected date of publication of the special issue is 2013.

For further information on the special issue or any suggestions or comments that might benefit this special issue, please contact the guest editors.

Guest Editors’ Contact Information

Mel Fugate, PhD
Associate Professor and Dunlevy Fellow
Management and Organizations Department
Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University
6212 Bishop Blvd
Dallas, TX 75275-0333
Phone: 214-768-2296
Fax: 214-768-4099
Maria Vakola, PhD
Assistant Professor
Marketing and Management Department
Athens University of Economics and Business
76 Patision street
Athens, 104 34,
Phone: 003210 8203 177

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