Academic journal article Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

Message from the Editor

Academic journal article Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship

Message from the Editor

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HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2016 issue of JAME. Last January, I announced that the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship was being acquired by GSE Research/Greenleaf Publishing. Our first issue under Greenleaf came out in April 2015 and I want to take the opportunity to thank the Greenleaf staff, especially our publisher, Anna Comerford, for a smooth and very collegial transition.

Our articles in this issue begin with "Regulatory Focus and Perceived Self-Value as Predictors of Work Engagement," written by Martha Andrews, K. Michele Kacmar, and Matthew Valle. The authors seek to expand the extant research on regulatory focus as a predictor of work outcomes such as commitment and job satisfaction to include the outcome of employee engagement. The study involves the effect of promotion focus (concern with positive outcomes) and prevention focus (concern with negative outcomes) with perceived self-value as a moderating variable.

Next, Jeffrey Shields and Joyce M. Shelleman present "Management Accounting Systems in Micro-SMEs," which provides insights from a study of 55 micro-SMEs on the relative importance of management accounting systems to employer profitability. More specifically, it was found that more frequent use of management accounting systems to monitor product or service and customer profitability adds significantly to the return on investment (ROI) of the given SME.

The third article is Crisis Conditions and Performance of IPO Firms: Impact of Founder-CEOs and Foreign Listings by Christina Tupper who looks at 562 domestic and foreign IPOs (initial public offering) before, during, and after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. The author explores how having a founder-CEO and/or of being foreign impacts IPO performance and found some significant differences during these time periods.

Our final article, entitled "Sustainable Workplaces as Innovation," is written by Nancy Jurik and Gray Cavender who interviewed 60 owner-operators of small businesses in the southwestern U. …

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