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November 20th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Digital Identity and Social Media: Call for Chapters

The timely book, edited by Dr. Steven Warburton and Dr. Stylianos Hatzipanagos, Kings College, London, will examine the impact of social media and distributed social spaces on contemporary understandings of digital identity.


Read here for more details.


November 17th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Business Organizations and Collaborative Web: Practices, Strategies and Patterns

This reference book will be edited by Kamna Malik and Praveen Choudhary and published by IGI Global. Proposal Submission is December 5, 2009. Complete call for chapters is available here



November 13th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

LYRASIS eBook Expo Panel: Best Practices, Transition to eBooks

Have you thought about expanding your library collection to include electronic books? A panel discussion on e-books will be taking place at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Lyrasis Conference, and will be available virtually. Current topics on digital books will be discussed, including best practices from libraries just being their electronic collections, to examples from universities with large e-book holdings.

Digital rights management, preservation options, functionality, licenses, and marketing electronic resources will also be discussedsed with librarian and publisher panelists. Interaction from online participants, via microphone or typing questions, is encouraged and there will be a question and answer session at the end of the panel.

Nov 20, 2009 AT 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time or GMT -5 hours. Register for this free event here.

Tim Cherubini, Director of Content Innovation, Lyrasis
Nancy Adams, University Librarian, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Becky Albitz, Electronic Resources and Copyright Librarian, Penn State University
Tim Siftar, Reference Librarian, Drexel University
Jackie Zanghi-LaPlaca, Director of Library & Educational Relations, IGI Global
Cynthia Cleto, eBook Product Manager, Springer
Lou Mutty, Library Accounts Manager, Books 24/7
John McLaughlin, Field Rep, Gale
Mary Sue Iddings, Library Services Consultant, OCLC

Moderator for online event:
Janet Salmons, Capella University


November 11th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Podcast – Work as a Calling

Listen to an interview with Dr. Stuart Bunderson about his research on work as a calling. Drawing on rich philosophical and theological traditions, Stuart talks about how calling changes the way people think about their occupations. Using an unusual sample of zookeepers, he discovered what seeing work as a calling means both to the employee and to the organization.

Recommended further readings:

Boyatzis, R., McKee, A., & Goleman, D. (2002). Reawakening Your Passion for Work. Harvard Business Review, 80(4), 86-94.

Bunderson, J., & Thompson, J. (2009). The Call of the Wild: Zookeepers, Callings, and the Double-edged Sword of Deeply Meaningful Work. Administrative Science Quarterly, 54(1), 32-57.

Hardy, L. (1990). Fabric of This World: Inquiries into Calling, Career Choice, and the Design of Human Work. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Novak, M. (1996). Business as a Calling: Work and the Examined Life. New York: The Free Press.


November 10th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

National Career Development Month

Each year, the National Career Development Association celebrates November as National Career Development Month to highlight the importance of life-long career development.

The Career Center at Capella University invites you to take the month of November to reassess your career management activities.

Consider trying some of the following activities:

  • Review the state of your network; commit to accomplishing one easy thing each week to keep it nourished.
  • If you are in job search mode, compile a list of common interview questions, create answers that will differentiate you, and practice with a colleague or friend.
  • If you are re-entering civilian life from the Armed Forces, review resources that were provided before your discharge, and explore the ONET translator site to create your new resume.
  • If you are seeking work and are 40 years or older, make use of the resources for “mature workers” (i.e. AARP, etc.) and focus your efforts on networking.

Learners and alumni of Capella University have lifetime access to the Career Center through iGuide > Learner Services > Career Center.


November 9th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Higher Ed and Business Conferences

Call for Papers, Abstracts, Reviewers, and Moderators

May 31, June 1, and June 2, 2010:

  • Academic Business World International Conference, and International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education
  • Tracks include: Management (General) Track, Management (OB). Management (HRM) Track and Marketing Track
  • Nashville, TN at the legendary Opryland Hotel
  • Register for one, attend the other for free
  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2010

Academic Business World International Conference http://ABWIC.org or http://ICLAHE.org for full conference information


November 5th, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Low-Wage Workers in the Coming Economy

Join the web conference: “Low-Wage Workers in the Coming Economy."

Featured speakers will include:

  • Stacy Blake-Beard, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Simmons School of Management
  • Ellen Ernst Kossek, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University's Graduate School of Labor & Industrial Relations
  • Introductory remarks from Barbara Dyer and Mark Popovich, President and CEO and Senior Program Officer respectively at the Hitachi Foundation, a major funder of efforts to improve labor market outcomes for low-wage workers.

The web conference will be moderated by Maureen Scully, Assistant Professor of Management at UMASS Boston’s College of Management. The conference is free of charge and will be held on Friday, November 20, at noon Eastern time.

To RSVP, please contact Chad Ayotte at chad.ayotte@aspeninst.org.


November 3rd, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

Conflict Management Resources

In cooperation with the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), the Negotiations Research Network (NEG) is pleased to announce the 2009 IACM Meetings Abstracting eJournal. This abstracting journal is available to all users at no charge and contains abstracts of the meetings papers with links to the full text within the SSRN eLibrary.

You can browse all IACM 2009 Meeting abstracts in the SSRN database by clicking here. There are currently 63 such papers in the system. For more information about the conference click here.

You can subscribe at no cost to the IACM 2009 Meeting abstracting journal here.




November 2nd, 2009    Subscribe to comments on this post

An Empirical Study of Other-Oriented and Rational Self-Interest Leadership Approaches

Other orientation is defined as “the extent to which individuals are concerned with the welfare of others” (Meglino & Korsgaard, 2007, p. 59). Other-oriented leaders focus their attention on organizational objectives coupled with a human resource emphasis, whereas rational self-interested leaders concern themselves with organizational objectives coupled with self-emphasis.

 This quantitative study examines philanthropian and servant leadership, which are other-oriented leadership approaches, and transactional leadership, which is a rational self-interested leadership approach, to determine the effectiveness of the approaches in the 21st century. This study further examines the results of a hermeneutic phenomenological study of philanthropian leadership that introduced a new other-oriented leadership model. This study focuses on leadership preferences of leaders, employees, and third-year undergraduate business students to determine if there is a significant difference between preferences among groups for other-oriented and rational self-interest-oriented leadership approaches.

Review the entire article here.