Jeffrey R. Edwards
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Test validityPolynomial regressionEmpirical researchDevelopmental psychologySociologyEconometricsPsychologyPsychometricsCognitive psychologyJob satisfactionWell-beingOccupational stressPerson–environment fitOrganizational behaviorConstruct validityLatent variableManagement scienceStructural equation modelingCoping (psychology)Social psychology
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#1Jeffrey R. Edwards (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 48
This essay concerns the extent to which quantitative research (QR) in management and organizational studies is divorced from ethics, as alleged in a recent JBE editorial by Zyphur and Pierides (2017). After carefully examining the criticisms set forth by Zyphur and Pierides and the merits of the alternative they propose, I conclude that the problems with QR and the researchers who conduct it are arguably much less extreme that Zyphur and Pierides claim. This conclusion is informed by a sampling ...
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#1Lisa Farman (Ithaca College)H-Index: 2
#2Maria Leonora G. Comello (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 7
Last. Jeffrey R. Edwards (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 48
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Consumers have described retargeted ads as “creepy,” possibly because these ads cue consumers that marketers are collecting personal data. Participants (N = 280) were either exposed to an ad that w...
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#1Jordan Albritton (Intermountain Healthcare)H-Index: 4
#2Bruce J. Fried (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 14
Last. Jeffrey R. Edwards (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 48
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As lower-income countries look to develop a mature healthcare workforce and to improve quality and reduce costs, they are increasingly turning to quality improvement (QI), a widely-used strategy in higher-income countries. Although QI is an effective strategy for promoting evidence-based practices, QI interventions often fail to deliver desired results. This failure may reflect a problem with implementation. As the key implementing unit of QI, teams are critical for the success or failure of QI ...
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#1Jeffrey R. Edwards (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 48
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#1James P. WalshH-Index: 1
#2B. Joseph White (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 1
Last. Jeffrey R. EdwardsH-Index: 48
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Purpose This paper contains a commentary on the paper by Aguinis, Martin, Gomez-Mejia, O’Boyle and Joo published in this same issue. This paper aims to encourage the readers to examine this novel insight in future research but sadly, to disregard the results of this particular investigation. Design/methodology/approach Google Scholar tells us that, over a quarter of a million studies examine the relationship between CEO compensation and firm performance. Aguinis et al. (2018) take much of that w...
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#1Herman AguinisH-Index: 62
#2Jeffrey R. Edwards (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 48
Last. Kyle J. BradleyH-Index: 5
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We clarify differences among moderation, partial mediation, and full mediation and identify methodological problems related to moderation and mediation from a review of articles in Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science published from 2005 to 2014. Regarding moderation, we discuss measurement error, range restriction, and unequal sample sizes across moderator-based subgroups; insufficient statistical power; the artificial categorization of continuous variables; assumed negative co...
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#1Jeffrey R. Edwards (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 48
#2Jason L. Lunday (UVA: University of Virginia)
Peter Thigpen, senior vice president of operations at Levi Strauss & Co., must decide whether to close a large plant in Texas and transfer production to the Caribbean. The case describes the company and industry background and the factors involved in the decision. Subsequent cases (B, C, and D) describe the decision Thigpen made and the results it had. Excerpt UVA-OB-0427 Rev. Dec. 18, 2012 LEVI STRAUSS & CO.: THE SOUTH ZARZAMORA STREET PLANT (A) In December 1989, Peter Thigpen, senior vice pres...
#1Paul D. Bliese (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 58
#2Jeffrey R. Edwards (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 48
Last. Sabine Sonnentag (UMA: University of Mannheim)H-Index: 64
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: In various forms, research on stress and well-being has been a part of the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) since its inception. In this review, we examine the history of stress research in JAP by tracking word frequencies from 606 abstracts of published articles in the journal. From these abstracts, we define 3 eras: a 50 year-era from 1917 to 1966, a 30-year era from 1967 to 1996, and a 20-year era from 1997 to the present. Each era is distinct in terms of the number of articles published...
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#1Mikko Rönkkö (Aalto University)H-Index: 13
#2Cameron N. McIntosh (Public Safety Canada)H-Index: 9
Last. Jeffrey R. Edwards (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 48
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Abstract Partial least squares (PLS) path modeling is increasingly being promoted as a technique of choice for various analysis scenarios, despite the serious shortcomings of the method. The current lack of methodological justification for PLS prompted the editors of this journal to declare that research using this technique is likely to be desk-rejected (Guide and Ketokivi, 2015). To provide clarification on the inappropriateness of PLS for applied research, we provide a non-technical review an...
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#1Thomas Becker (University of South Florida Sarasota–Manatee)H-Index: 27
#2Guclu Atinc (Texas A&M University–Commerce)H-Index: 7
Last. Paul E. Spector (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 88
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Summary Statistical control is widely used in correlational studies with the intent of providing more accurate estimates of relationships among variables, more conservative tests of hypotheses, or ruling out alternative explanations for empirical findings. However, the use of control variables can produce uninterpretable parameter estimates, erroneous inferences, irreplicable results, and other barriers to scientific progress. As a result, methodologists have provided a great deal of advice rega...
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