Two principle activities define my scholarship, my research and my role as editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology.
Research-wise I tend to have a diverse set of interests. In general, my publications address the following topics:
I love meetings. Well, I don’t love attending meetings, but I do love studying them.
Meetings are quite simply fascinating. There is likely not another work-related activity we spend so much time in. There is likely not another work-related activity we complain so hardily about. At the same time, meetings are more than just communication tools. Meetings are a window into the very essence of organizations and employees’ experiences with the organization. For the last 10 years I have been on a quest to understand and “solve” meetings. This work includes topics such as:
- Meeting quality/effectiveness
- Meeting innovation
- Meeting demands and burnout
- Meeting lateness
- Multi-tasking in meetings
- Meeting leadership
A great deal of my attention scholarship-wise is focused on my role as Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology. We process close to 500 manuscripts a year on topics relevant to IO Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management. Here are some key statistics on the journal:
- We have roughly an 11% acceptance rate.
- Ranked A in the revised (2013) Australian Business Dean’s Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List.
- Our 2 year impact factor is now 2.69. Our five year impact factor is 3.23. For the first time in the journal’s over 25 year history, we are now in the first quartile in the Applied Psychology journal listings, the Management journal listings, and the Business journal listings. For context, in 2009 our impact factor was .44.