Values Work Paper Update

My paper with Linda Treviño and Raghu Garud on “Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices” is due to be published any day now. In what we hope were the penultimate page proofs, the full citation was listed as:

Gehman, Joel, Linda K. Treviño, and Raghu Garud. 2013. Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 56, No. 1, 84–112. doi: 10.5465/amj.2010.0628.

In the paper we combine actor network theory with practice theory to study the emergence and performance of organizational values practices. Specifically, we study the development of an honor code within a large business school over a 10-year period. As with codes of conduct more generally, honor codes are designed to deter dishonesty and to promote integrity and honor. A brief summary is available here.

The paper has been a “Top 10 Recent Download” at SSRN multiple times and in multiple categories (here, here, here, here and here). This week, I received notice that it was now also among the Top 10 Downloads of all time (January 2, 1997 to March 4, 2013) in the Journal of Psychology of Innovation eJournal.

Fracking Patents Paper Accepted

A bit belated, but I am pleased to report that last month my paper with Dan Cahoy and Zhen Lei on Fracking Patents: The Emergence of Patents as Information Containment Tools in Shale Drilling was accepted for publication in the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review (MTTLR). According to the MTTLR website, its primary purpose is “to examine the tensions created by advances in computing, telecommunications, biotechnology, multimedia, networking, information and other technologies,” making it an especially good outlet for the paper.

In particular, the paper argues that patents can be used to control the creation of new information by limiting the evaluation of an invention by third parties. We argue that such control is more likely in situations where third-party use and assessment may produce information damaging to the patent owner, and show this is potentially the case in the context of natural gas extraction. Already, the paper has received a bit of attention — both as a top download at SSRN, and as the subject of an article in EnergyWire.

Paper on Fracking Patents a Top 10 Download

A few weeks ago, I posted my latest working paper – Fracking Patents: The Emergence of Patents as Information Containment Tools in Shale Drilling – on SSRN. Over the past few weeks, the paper has been a top ten download in the following categories.

Co-authored with Dan Cahoy, Associate Professor of Business Law at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and Zhen Lei, Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, the paper argues that patents can be used to control the creation of new information by limiting the evaluation of an invention by third parties. We argue that such control is more likely in situations where third-party use and assessment may produce information damaging to the patent owner, and show this is potentially the case in the context of natural gas extraction.

Complexity Arrangements Paper in the Top 10 Again

Approximately one year ago, my paper with Raghu Garud and Arun Kumaraswamy on “Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation“ was published in Organization Studies, where it was the lead article in a special issue entitled Towards the Ecological Style: Embracing Complexity in Organizational Research, guest edited by Kevin Dooley and Hari Tsoukas.

This week I learned that the paper was listed as an SSRN Top Ten download for the fourth time. As of today, the paper had been downloaded 208 times, making it my most popular paper to date. This time the paper was ranked as an Top Ten download in 14 different categories:

Values Work Paper in the Top Ten Again

In March I mentioned that my paper with Linda Treviño and Raghu Garud on “Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices“ was accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal.

This week I learned that the paper was listed as an SSRN Top Ten download for the fifth time. This time the paper was ranked as an Top Ten download in 10 different categories:

In addition to being available for free on SSRN, the paper also can be downloaded from the Academy of Management Journal’s In Press website (login required).

Fourth Top Ten Download for Values Work Paper

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that my paper with Linda Treviño and Raghu Garud on “Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices“ was accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal.

This week I learned that the paper was listed as an SSRN Top Ten download for the fourth time. This time the paper was ranked as an Top Ten download in 2 different categories:

In addition to being available for free on SSRN, the paper also can be downloaded from the Academy of Management Journal’s In Press website (login required).

Values Work Paper in the Top 10 Again

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that my paper with Linda Treviño and Raghu Garud on “Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices“ was accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal.

This week I learned that the paper was listed as an SSRN Top Ten download for the third time. This time the paper was ranked as an Top Ten download in 3 different categories:

In addition to being available for free on SSRN, the paper also can be downloaded from the Academy of Management Journal’s In Press website (login required).

Values Work Paper a Top 10 Download Again

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that my paper with Linda Treviño and Raghu Garud on “Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices” was accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal.

This week I learned that the paper was listed as an SSRN Top Ten download for the second time. This time the paper was ranked as a Top Ten download in 23 different categories:

  1. Change Management & Organizational Behavior eJournal Top Ten
  2. Change Management Strategy eJournal Top Ten
  3. CSR & Management Practice eJournal Top Ten
  4. Cultural Dimensions & Organizational Behavior eJournal Top Ten
  5. Individual Issues & Organizational Behavior eJournal Top Ten
  6. Internal Communications & Organizational Behavior eJournal Top Ten
  7. Leadership & Organizational Behavior eJournal Top Ten
  8. MRN Professional & Practitioner Paper Series Top Ten
  9. ORG: Cultural Change Management (Topic) Top Ten
  10. ORG: Culture & Communications (Topic) Top Ten
  11. ORG: Ethics & Culture (Topic) Top Ten
  12. ORG: Ethics & Power (Topic) Top Ten
  13. ORG: Ethics in Communications (Topic) Top Ten
  14. ORG: External Communities & Organizational Behavior (Topic) Top Ten
  15. ORG: Other Organizational Behavior & Key Stakeholders (Topic) Top Ten
  16. ORG: Strategy & Corporate Culture (Topic) Top Ten
  17. ORG: Values-Based Leadership (Topic) Top Ten
  18. ORG: Values, Attitude, & Perception (Topic) Top Ten
  19. POL: Cultural-Cognitive Change Management Strategies (Topic) Top Ten
  20. POL: Moral & Ethical Practices (Topic) Top Ten
  21. POL: Other Strategy & Microeconomic Policy (Topic) Top Ten
  22. SRPN: Codes of Conduct (Topic) Top Ten
  23. Strategy & Organizational Behavior eJournal Top Ten

The paper was also the subject of a post on Wayne Eastman’s Value Competition blog.

Values Work Paper a Top 10 Download

Last week I mentioned that my paper with Linda Treviño and Raghu Garud on “Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices” has been accepted for publication at the Academy of Management Journal.

Today I learned that the paper was listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list in the Sustainability Research & Policy Network within the Codes of Conduct topic area.

In the paper we combine actor network theory with practice theory to study the emergence and performance of organizational values practices. Specifically, we study the development of an honor code within a large business school over a 10-year period. As with codes of conduct more generally, honor codes are designed to deter dishonesty and to promote integrity and honor (McCabe, Treviño, & Butterfield, 1999).

Traditionally, honor codes have encompassed a bundle of values practices, such as: (a) a signed pledge affirming that students have done their assignments honestly; (b) sanctions that are determined by a student judiciary panel; (c) examinations that are administered without proctors; and (d) expectations that students will report on their peers if they observe them cheating (Melendez, 1985).

Third Top 10

This week I received an email from SSRN informing me that my paper with Raghu Garud and Arun Kumaraswamy on “Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation” was a top ten download for a third month in a row.

This time it was listed in the Entrepreneurship, Innovation, & Growth eJournal Top Ten.