Janice M. Beyer, a dedicated scholar and pioneering leader in the field of management, passed away on 20 June 2001. The chapter in this book represents one of her last publications and the only piece focusing on the topic of emotions. Within these pages, Jan shares some thoughts about an emotion that her autobiography (Beyer, 1996) shows she cared very deeply about—the feeling of belonging. This personal interest in “belonging” might offer some explanation for her sustained professional interest in the subject of culture. If so, then this chapter represents a small tribute to who Jan was as well as what she studied. She would no doubt be very pleased to know of the book's dedication. While we will continue to learn from her, those who had the good fortune of knowing her will miss her dearly.
Beyer, J.M. (1996) Performing, achieving, and belonging. In A. Bedeian (Ed.) Management Laureates: A Collection of Autobiographical Essays, Vol. IV, pp. 39-84. Greenwich, CT, JAI Press.