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ASQ March isssue

  • 1.  ASQ March isssue

    Posted 02-19-2020 20:17

    Administrative Science Quarterly Online Table of Contents Alert

    The March 2020 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is available online:

    Vol. 65, No. 1


    There's a lot of content to chew on in this issue: what transparency looks like in high-quality qualitative research; how to develop influence despite lacking formal authority; gender inequality in firms and entrepreneurship; why a firm may (or may not) be asked to join an alliance; and how daily interactions at work can lead to structural change. At ASQ we take pride in the diversity of fields and methodologies represented on our pages, and this issue is a great example of what that diversity can look like.



    Editorial Essay: The Tumult over Transparency: Decoupling Transparency from Replication in Establishing Trustworthy Qualitative Research

    Michael G. Pratt, Sarah Kaplan, and Richard Whittington

    "Tying transparency tightly to replication is deeply troublesome for qualitative research, where replication misses the point of what the work seeks to accomplish." This essay has been downloaded well over 5,000 times since its online publication three months ago. If you haven't read it, now's the time to see why it has piqued so much interest.


    Rapid Relationality: How Peripheral Experts Build a Foundation for Influence with Line Managers

    Julia DiBenigno

    The need for speed: U.S. Army mental health providers have short windows of opportunity to develop relationships with soldiers' direct commanders so they can elicit their cooperation despite lacking authority over them. This study shows how some succeed at doing so and why others fail. It is a great example of a study that changes organizations, and in doing so, people's lives.

    Blog post is here


    Explaining the Persistence of Gender Inequality: The Work–family Narrative as a Social Defense against the 24/7 Work Culture

    Irene Padavic, Robin J. Ely, and Erin M. Reid

    Both men and women experience the tug-of-war between long work hours and family obligations, and companies offer flexible work policies to address it, yet women are disproportionately stalled in their career advancement. This article shows why the "pervasive, status-quo-preserving story" of this narrative is wrong-and why we need to pay attention to the 24/7 work culture instead.

    Blog post is here


    How to Join the Club: Patterns of Embeddedness and the Addition of New Members to Interorganizational Collaborations

    Lei Zhang and Isin Guler

    When an alliance needs new members, why is one firm more likely to be considered than another? Trust matters, so having prior ties to alliance members is key. But the benefit exists only in the plural: A firm that has collaborated with only one alliance member is not likely to be chosen because other firms feel threatened by that relationship. It's good to have (many) friends.

    Blog post is here


    Gender-role Incongruity and Audience-based Gender Bias: An Examination of Networking among Entrepreneurs

    Mabel Abraham

    Playing to the audience is not always a good thing. Entrepreneurs need to grow their networks, so referrals from existing business contacts are crucial. But connections to potential new clients are harder to come by for women than men entrepreneurs. Why? In male-dominated occupations, the person making the referral may assume that the third party-the business contact-expects to be connected with a man and may act to meet that person's expectations.

    Blog post is here


    Gender Gaps in Perceived Start-up Ease: Implications of Sex-based Labor Market Segregation for Entrepreneurship across 22 European Countries

    Vartuhi Tonoyan, Robert Strohmeyer, and Jennifer E. Jennings

    Keeping with the focus on women in entrepreneurship, this article shows the powerful connection between labor force experience and people's sense of how easy or hard it is to start a business. Low wages and lack of both management experience and on-the-job independence are factors that women deal with more often than men, and they are also factors that can block the path to starting a new venture.

    Blog post is here


    Organizational Structure from Interaction: Evidence from Corporate Sustainability Efforts

    Sara B. Soderstrom and Klaus Weber

    How does a new issue like sustainability become embedded in some organizations and not in others? Daily interactions involving internal advocates, including at the lower and middle levels of the organization, are key.


    Book Reviews


    Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison: The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to Be Privileged

    Martin Kilduff

    Maurizio Catino: Mafia Organizations: The Visible Hand of Criminal Enterprise

    Joel Baum

    Barbara Gray and Jill Purdy: Collaborating for Our Future: Multistakeholder Partnerships for Solving Complex Problems

    Silvia Dorado-Banacloche


    Many articles are featured on my blog site Organizational Musings, and our student-run ASQ Blog features interviews with ASQ authors that offer insights into the research and writing process. To stay informed, connect with ASQ on social media: follow us on Twitter (@ASQJournal), like us on Facebook, and follow us on LinkedIn.


    Henrich R. Greve, INSEAD

    Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly