Academic journal article SAM Advanced Management Journal

From the Editor-in-Chief

Academic journal article SAM Advanced Management Journal

From the Editor-in-Chief

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In this issue we have eight articles addressing a variety of subjects of interest to today's managers. The topics relate to workplace violence, marketing to children on the Internet, employee trust in the virtual organization, consumer confidence in e-commerce, managing change on a different basis, strategic alliances and ethical responsibility, sexual harassment, and street registration of securities.

In the first article, Ginn and Henry advocate addressing workplace violence from a health management perspective as "essentially health promotion and wellness with an eye on the bottom line." In the second article, Joel J. Davis provides a useful guide to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The article's appendix lists each key COPPA criterion followed by COPPA requirements and the author's suggestions for compliance. Ariss, Nykodym, and Cole-Laramore conclude that monitoring employee behavior in the virtual organization cannot be done effectively. Instead, employers should aspire "to hire people who have high ethical standards and sound work habits."

In the fourth article, Peeples explores issues relating to confidence in e-commerce. In the fifth article, W. Sauser and L. Sauser explain that in today's environment change, like quality, should be viewed as a continuous process and not an isolated or one-time effort. Dahaub, in the sixth article, talks about ethical responsibility in today's complex technology-based structure of organizational alliances linked through telecommunications and computers. …

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