Journal of Business and Management

Publishes empirical and theoretical articles on business, management, and public policy.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring

Defining Marketing Information Needs: An Exploratory Study of Senior Marketing Executives
The identification of the information needs of marketing decision-makers lies at the very core of Marketing Information Systems (MkIS) design. Information needs can be defined as the user specifications of information characteristics involved in information...
From the Editor's Desk
Since the last WDSI meeting in Vancouver in April 2001, JBM has continued to receive submissions on a steady basis. This issue contains articles reviewed over the past year, including some papers from the past conference. Please continue to think of...
Mapping Strategic Consensus
Strategic consensus generally refers to the extent that organizational members are in agreement with strategic priorities. While alternative methods for measuring consensus exist, the authors extend previous studies that have successfully applied conjoint...
Procurement Policy and Supplier Behavior-OEM vs. ODM
This paper has two purposes. The first one is to describe and contrast the cost-reducing efforts of original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and original design manufacturing (ODM) suppliers given a fixed, cost-plus contract. The result shows that the...
Stock Prices' Reactions to Layoff Announcements
Despite continuing economic expansion and low unemployment, companies laid off about halfa million workers between 1992-1998. The reasons for this massive workforce reduction vary from disappointing sales growth, slowdowns in orders from international...
The Different 'Faces' of Happiness - Unhappiness in Organizational Research: Emotional Exhaustion, Positive Affectivity, Negative Affectivity, and Psychological
This research examined relations among several commonly considered indicators ofaffectivebased "happiness - unhappiness" in organizational research with job performance ratings. While psychological well-being predicted job performance, the results failed...
The Numerical Accuracy of Statistical Calculations in Excel 2000 and Minitab Version 13
Certain statistical procedures available in Excel 2000 and Minitab Version 13 are assessed for their numerical reliability. Both Excel and Minitab are widely used in teaching as well as in industry for statistical analysis, so numerical accuracy is important....
The Threat-Rigidity Thesis in Newly Formed Teams: An Empirical Test
An empirical test of hypothesized interactions between external or internal attribution of threat and likelihood of success or failure for newly formed decision-making teams based on Staw, Sandeland, and Dutton 5 (1981) threat-rigidity thesis. Results...