The aim of the JOBE is to enhance organizational behavior education worldwide through the publication of high quality refereed organizational behavior teaching materials. The goal is to attract contributions from individuals within the profession who excel in the creation and teaching of organizational behavior lectures and who have developed exceptional teaching material and new approaches in the field.
The JOBE seeks to publish:
Case studies relating to organizational behavior (broadly defined), which would qualify for use in classrooms and other learning environments of internationally acclaimed higher education institutions. Case studies should have clear pedagogical objectives illustrating important and difficult issues supported by proper and relevant data. Teaching notes should be included. The JOBE will publish a wide range of case study formats including written paper-based cases, video/film case studies, and software based cases. Case studies should ideally be current i.e. within the last 2 years, although those illustrating key issues in organizational behavior can extend through the last 2 decades
Lecture topics. The publication objectives include achieving clarity of expression and concepts, and therefore, submitted papers are not exclusively restricted to original subject matter. A new way of explaining a concept and/or application would be acceptable for publication. Themes/focus: mainstream, "big" topics, e.g. organizational structure or reward systems, motivation or perception; of interest to a broad audience; if appropriate should lend itself to a summation of research findings of that topic; and could include reproducible slides with lecture notes.
Advances in Organizational Behavior. Authors are encouraged to disseminate research in a form understandable to students of management at the leading business schools, especially to MBA and other graduate degree candidates. The JOBE seeks papers which summarize new or neglected areas of research in a form which could readily be utilized in teaching environments. Overview articles of key areas of research are particularly welcome, but please note that applicability of research to teaching is of primary importance.
Surveys which are carefully written on critical subjects and identify the most relevant bibliography, including reviews (in review article format) with critiques of relevant books published in the field.
Business Communication Education Section:
This section of JOBE aims to strengthen business communication instruction and teaching by publishing manuscripts that translate leading communication theories into instructional materials. The section also aims to cross-fertilize the business and management communication discipline by publishing manuscripts with an international perspective. The editors would like to invite submissions from prospective authors including:
Featured Submissions. Featured submissions grow out of leading and premier ideas. They may take the form of case studies, review articles, book chapters, lectures, or conversations with leading figures and should achieve clarity of expression for a range of readers. Featured submissions may be in either case study or lecture formats.
- Featured case studies will be written in the Harvard format featuring an (A) case. Where warranted, a (B) or (C) case may be included. The teaching note should help faculty see key issues and lend advice for leading a discussion. Featured cases can address virtually any issue so long as the case focuses on the communication dimensions of business or management issues. Featured cases should also be relatively recent.
- Featured lectures should be written to achieve clarity of expression and attract practitioners, faculty, and upper-division or graduate students. Featured lectures may present recent research and its pedagogical implications, literature reviews and discussion, conversations with disciplinary leaders or outstanding practitioners, book chapters, or other similar formats.
Instructional Submissions. Instructional submissions target business and management communication faculty as well as independent and corporate professionals interested in improving professional communication competencies. Instructional submissions should discuss improvements and alternatives to teaching methods, or offer ready-to-use teaching and training materials. Of particular interest are teaching materials and methods using modern information technologies.
- Short case studies are of a stand-alone design and do not use the A/B method. These cases should be ideal for in-class discussion of specific communication issues or teaching assignments that require a learner response (e.g., written memos, speeches, or in-class simulation).
- Pedagogical research submissions may range from surveys of critical discussions to original research addressing a clear gap in knowledge or a clear problem faced by business and management communication faculty. Identifying and documenting a gap in current knowledge and methodological rigor will be essential characteristics of research submissions. Both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are warmly welcomed.
- Ready-to-use exercises target communication instructors and trainers who want a clear and useful in-class exercise.
Commentary. This section will also publish lucid discussions of current issues and topics that would interest business and management communication faculty, professionals, and graduate students.