207 blog postings March 2016 - December 2019
(*Starred titles refer to featured blog posts)
Middlesex University rising in the research rankings
Quick summary of MDX's strongly improved position in three international research rankings
The phantom reference strikes again
Update of a 2017 white paper that shows that - with over 500 citations - the phantom reference is alive and kicking
Leading with Kindness: One of 50 Leading Lights in the UK
Reports on my 2019 election of one of the 50 Leading Lights in the UK for leading with kindness
Open Syllabus Explorer: evidencing research-based teaching?
Reviews how the Open Syllabus Project can help academics to understand their impact on teaching and find the best textbook for their course
Global Supply Chain Responsibility: Traceability and the resource orchestration perspective
Reports on a seminar organized by Middlesex's Business Ethics, CSR and Governance Research Cluster
Alice Eagly: Gender stereotypes have changed but the changes are surprising
Reports on a seminar organized by Middlesex's Gender & Diversity cluster
Four seasons in one day? On the fluidity of identity in an era of global mobility
Highlights the key findings of the exciting work on identity negotiation strategies by one of my former PhD students Ling Zhang
GEM&L: Translation in International Business & Management
Guest post by Natalie Wilmot reporting on the 2019 GEM&L conference in Sheffield
AIB RM-SIG: Research methods in International Business
Listing of all recent articles published in Journal of International Business Studies sealing with methodological issues
Action Intent: Getting closer to leadership behavior in 22 countries
New book chapter on how "close-to-action" leadership scenarios can be used to study leadership across cultures
CYGNA's 5 year anniversary: Middlesex writing boot-camp
Reports on the Middlesex writing bootcamp for CYGNA members - a full day even to celebrate our 5th anniversary
Untwisting tongues: Language research in International Management
Reports on a panel session at the Academy of International Business in Copenhagen
Strategies for Publishing Pedagogical Research
Reports on a seminar by David Boud at Middlesex University on the 2nd of July 2019
How to use Publish or Perish effectively?
Presents the slides of a Bibliometrics Summer School session in July 2019
Of Ostriches, Frogs, Birds and Lizards
New online paper with Chenchen Li and Ling Zhang on cultural identity negotation strategies
Middlesex University Summer 2019 writing boot-camp
Reports on the Summer 2019 writing boot-camp I organised at Cumberland Lodge near Windsor and links to the slides used
AIB Copenhagen: JIBS silver medal and AIB Fellowship
A belated report on the AIB conference at Copenhagen Business School in June 2019
Publish or Perish version 7
Introducing Publish or Perish release 7
Experimental research in international management
New book chapter on how experimental research can advance language research in international management
65th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the June 2019 CNRS update and the June 2019 FNEGE update
And then there were none: employee relations in marketising universities
Introduces CYGNA member Olga Kuznetsova's article on employee relations in hybrid organisations using a Univeristy and College Union archive
CYGNA: Internationalisation of Japanese academia
Reports on our 27th CYGNA meeting with presentations on internationalisation of academia and a social media clinic
How to create a successful academic career: AIB - Ask, Invest & Believe
Write-up of my contribution to a conference panel on career strategies at the 2017 AIB-UKI meeting in Birmingham
CV of failures
Explains why rejection and failure are a normal part of an academic career and not something to hide or be embarrassed about
Writing laudations or obituaries?
Illustrates how to ensure you get comprehensive coverage of an academic's work when writing laudations or obituaries
Everything you always wanted to know about impact...
Book chapter providing a quick overview of the what, why, how and where of research impact
Of bears, bumble-bees and spiders & who's in charge?
Summarizes my research in the field of MNC staffing policies
Mobility and gender matter in speed of promotion and development of career capital
Guest post by Olga Ryazanova about her AMLE article on mobility, gender and promotion
Two new kids on the block: Crossref and Dimensions
Compares publication and citation coverage in the Crossref and Dimensions with Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Scopus and Web of Science
Finding a Unicorn? Research funding in Business & Management research
Explains why university administrators need to be realistic in the amount of research funding they can expect Business School academics to generate
MNC entry mode: it is not just about choice!
Reviews my research on entry mode choice including some unpublished work on management of different entry modes
"Publier or perir": English in French academia
Guest post by Anne Laure Humbert on the role of English in French academia
How to hold on to your sanity in academia
Steffi Siegert's powerful contribution that sums up everything that women can be facing in academia
CYGNA: Life-long learning in academia
Reports on our 25th CYGNA meeting with presentations on an Erasmus visit and participation in the Aurora program
When to say no?
Criteria for saying no: Just because you can do something doesn't mean you always should do something
Harzing.com blog 3 years old!
Celebrating my blog's third anniversary with the top-15 most read blogs
Celebrating CYGNA: Supporting women in academia
A history of CYGNA's development to celebrate its 5th year and international women's day
Intercultural Survey Research: Challenges & Solutions
A new online paper on the challenges of international and cross-cultural survey research
A tribute to Thomas Hippler (1972-2018)
Introduces an academic reflections and personal messages book to celebrate Thomas Hippler and his work
Onto-Epistemology in Business and Management Research
Why academics are (or should become) intellectuals, not technicians of research methods
Not all international assignments are equal
A new online paper on how different types of international assignments transfer different types of knowledge
CYGNA: Big Data in the Social Sciences
Reports on our 24th CYGNA meeting with expert introductions into big data in the social sciences and the gender aspects of artificial intelligence
64th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the November 2018 CNRS update
The importance of context in International Business
A critical analysis of the use of cultural distance in international business
Creating a supportive and collaborative research culture at Middlesex University Business School
How supportive and collaborative research cultures can improve international research rankings
Fostering research impact through social media
Full recording of a 1.5-hour presentation on the four C's of getting cited and an 8-step workflow on how to effectively disseminate your research.
Transfer of HR practices in multinational companies
Research by Barbara Myloni - my first PhD student - on local isomorphism versus internal consistency in multinationals
Own your place in the world by writing a book
A passionate plea to consider publishing a book at least once in your academic career
CYGNA: Understand your co-author(s) & yourself with MBTI
Reports on our 23rd CYGNA meeting with a certified MBTI trainer
How to promote your research achievements without being obnoxious?
Provides some quick and easy to implement tips on how to promote your academic work
Out now: International HRM, 5th Edition
Introducing the 5th edition of my textbook International Human Resource Management
Google Scholar Profiles: the good, the bad, and the better
Provides a detailed discussion of how to use Google Scholar Profiles most effectively
How to ensure your research achieves the impact it deserves
Reports on my presentation at Tilburg University
Why are there so few female Economics professors?
Short summary of my article in Economisch Statistiche Berichten on gender bias and meritocray in academia
*Managing expatriates' identity: subtle desire, big impact
Highlights the key findings of the exciting work on ethnic identity and expatriation by one of my former PhD students Shea Fan
Language barriers in multinational companies
Reviews my research on the role of language in MNCs between 2003 and 2013
CYGNA: Internal versus External promotion
Reports on our 22nd CYGNA meeting with a presentation giving tips for internal and external promotion applications
R&D Internationalization to China: MNEs new favourite destination
Shows how foreign MNEs transform low-value-adding operations in the South into high-value-adding R&D operations
STI conference Leiden: metrics vs peer review
An extensive report on the conference, my presentation on the REF and gender initiatives
Tips for promotion applications [4/4]
Part 4 of a 4-part post which explains why internal promotion in academia might be harder to achieve than external promotion and gives tips for successful applications
Seven advantages of internal promotion [3/4]
Part 3 of a 4-part post which explains why internal promotion in academia might be harder to achieve than external promotion and gives tips for successful applications
Seven reasons why external promotion is easier [2/4]
Part 2 of a 4-part post which explains why internal promotion in academia might be harder to achieve than external promotion and gives tips for successful applications
The Ethical Professor
Provides a short introduction to a book on ethical dilemmas in academic careers
*Internal versus external promotion [1/4]
Part 1 of a 4-part post which explains why internal promotion in academia might be harder to achieve than external promotion and gives tips for successful applications
Four waves of R&D internationalization: the South as a destination of R&D related FDI
Introducing Shasha Zhao's work on the transformation of foreign MNEs’ low-value-adding operations in the South into high-value-adding R&D operations
63rd edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the June 2018 CNRS update
Middlesex University Summer 2018 writing boot-camp
Reports on the Summer 2018 writing boot-camp I organised at Cumberland Lodge near Windsor and links to the slides used
An Australian "productivity boom"? ... or maybe just a database expansion?
Shows how difficult longitudinal bibliometric analyses are when database coverage changes
CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays
Collates resources for all CYGNA meetings beween mid 2014 and mid 2018
On academic life: collaborations and active engagement
Discusses Martyna Sliwa's articles on the different rationalities underlying research collaborations and the need to get involved in managing and shaping the university organizations we work for
Language effects in international mail surveys
Explains how questionnaire language might influence the responses received in cross-cultural research
CYGNA: Careers, mobility and belonging: foreign women academics in the UK
Reports on our 15th CYGNA meeting with a special emphasis on the challenges for female foreign academics in the UK
How to write for US journals with non-US data
Summarizes an editorial by Carol Kulik that explains how to position your research for an international reader
CYGNA: Women academics in Australia and France
Reports on various CYGNA meetings with the theme of working in foreign countries
Building your academic brand through engagement with social media
Reports on my presentation at the Free University of Amsterdam
How to keep up-to-date with the literature, but avoid information overload?
Provides tips on how to keep up-to-date without getting lost in social media overload
CYGNA: Publishing in Management, Psychology and International Business
Reports on various CYGNA meetings with the general theme of publishing
English as a Lingua Franca in Academia
Reports on my presentation at Manchester Metropolitan University
WAIB Panel: Academic career strategies for women in the UK
Reports on a WAIB Panel at the AIB-UKI meeting in Birmingham April 2018
Subsidiaries down-under: victims of their geographical isolation?
Systematically reviews the impact of geographical differences on the HQ-subsidiary relationship
CYGNA: Social network analysis and managing large research teams
Reports on our 17th CYGNA meeting with presentations about social network analysis and managing large research teams
How to merge “stray citation" records?
Explains how to merge different occurrences of a paper in Publish or Perish
Elected as AIB Fellow
Announces the news of my election as AIB Fellow
62nd edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2018 ABS update
CYGNA: Be nice AND get the corner office
Reports on our 21st CYGNA meeting with an emphasis on negotiating your employment conditions
Publishing in Management Education Journals
Report on a seminar by Jon Billsberry at Middlesex University on the 5th of March 2018
Where to submit your paper? Compare journals by impact
Shows how to use Publis or Perish to compare journals by impact
Harzing.com blog 2 years old!
Celebrating my blog's second anniversary with the top-15 most read blogs
CYGNA: Working effectively with support staff in academia
Reports on our 18th CYGNA meeting with a presentation on working with support staff and a discussion of boundaryless careers
How you see me, How you don't
Does ethnic similarity help or hinder in the relationship between expats and locals: a conceptual framework based on self-verification theory
61st edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2017 CNRS update and the 2018 HCERES update
CYGNA: Gender researchers meeting
Reports on our 20th CYGNA meeting with a presentation on work-life balance
Useful resources when preparing for journal submission
Presents some key resources to improve your chances of successful publication
CYGNA: Secondary data sources and research portfolios
Reports on our 19th CYGNA meeting with presentations about working with secondary data sources and balancing your research portfolio
Take care of the little ants
One of the most funny and sad stories about office politics I have ever read
Middlesex University Winter 2018 writing boot-camp
Reports on the Winter 2018 writing boot-camp I organised at Cumberland Lodge near Windsor and links to the slides used
How to ensure your paper achieves the impact it deserves?
Discusses the workflow I use to communicate a new paper
New research monograph: Managing expatriates in China
Introducing my new research monograph with Ling Zhang and Shea Fan
When are theories (not) interesting?
A spirited account of what distinguishes interesting theories from non-interesting ones
Making your case for impact if you have few citations
Provides advice on strategies to demonstrate impact with a very low citation level
Publish or Perish version 6
Introduces Publish or Perish release 6 and its new data sources
The mystery of the phantom reference: a detective story
Short summary of white paper that shows how sloppy writing and sloppy quality control lead to a non-existing article being cited nearly 400 times
What is that conference networking thing all about?
Reflections on the importance of networking in academia and tips on how to do it
To rank or not to rank
Gives an overview of my research in the field of journal rankings, university rankings and citation rankings
Is Google Scholar flawless? Of course not!
Reviews the major limitations of Google Scholar
Citation analysis: Tips for Deans and other administrators
Provides recommendations for Deans and senior administrators for fair and equitable research evaluation
Bank error in your favour? How to gain 3,000 citations in a week
Shows how I gained 3,000 citations in a week through inaccurate publication matching in the Web of Science
The four C's of getting cited
Short summary of white paper explaining why competence, collaboration, care and communication help to realise the citation impact of your work
60th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2017 CNRS update and the 2017 Danish ministry update
How to import ISI and Scopus data in Publish or Perish?
Illustrates how Web of Science and Scopus data can be imported into Publish or Perish
Even my errata are valued publications! Yes, really...
Another illustration of the hillarious invitations by predatory journals
Return to Meaning: A Social Science with Something to Say
Gives my reflections on my Summer reading "Return to Meaning" and pleads for individual initiative in creating Positive Academia
Running the REF on a rainy Sunday afternoon: Do metrics match peer review?
Short summary of white paper that proposes replacing the REF with a metrics-based exercise
EURAM 2017: Famous scholars in expatriate studies
Reports on my presentations at the EURAM 2017 conference and a symposium on famous scholars in expatriate studies
Research fraud: salutary reading for the Summer holidays
Introduces Diederik Stapel's novel Derailment, a salutary tale of a researcher's downfall
Microsoft Academic is one year old: the Phoenix is ready to leave the nest
The third of my trilogy of papers on Microsoft Academic reporting on its coverage one year after its re-launch
The many benefits of a shared language in multinationals
Reports on a study outlining the relationship between shared language and knowledge flows
The distinctiveness of European management scholarship
About common sense scholarship that prefers artistic rigour over technical rigour
Gender and geographical diversity in the JIBS editorial board: an update
Announces an update of white paper on editorial board diversity
*Language in International Business: A review and agenda for future research
A new online paper reviewing 264 articles on language in IB
Why metrics can (and should?) be used in the Social Sciences
Reports on my presentation presented at "The Future of Research Assessment Peer Review vs. Metrics"
Experimental research in IB: Presenting at CERIB Kingston
Reports on my presentation at the launch of CERIB (Centre for Experimental Research in International Business)
CYGNA: Building your academic brand through social media
Reports on our 16th CYGNA meeting with two presentations on social media in academia
How to address other academics by email?
Provides suggestions on the best way to address academics by email
How to conduct a longitudinal literature review?
Shows you how to do a longitudinal literature review with Publish or Perish
The double-edged sword of ethnic similarity
Introduces Shea Fan's work on ethnic identity confirmation in a Chinese host context
Australian research output in Economics & Business: quantity over quality?
Shows the discrepancy between research productivity and research impact for Australian research in Economics & Business
59th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2016 FNEGE update and the 2017 HCRES update
How to conduct searches with Microsoft Academic
Explains how to use Microsoft Academic as a new data source in Publish or Perish
Challenges in International survey research: illustrations and solutions
Reviews my work on international mail surveys and response rates across countries
Bibliometrics in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Reports on my presentation at a workshop in March 2017 organised by the UK LIS-Bibliometrics group
Harzing.com blog 1 year old!
Celebrating my blog's first anniversary with the top-10 most read blogs
Is ISI misunderstanding the Social Sciences?
Documents how ISI is inappropriately applying Science-based criteria to articles in the Social Sciences
58th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2016 ABDC update and the new FT50 ranking
Last impressions count too! The importance of conclusions
Warns against ending your academic article with your study's limitations
Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science
Argues that Google Scholar needs to be treated as a serious alternative data source for citation analysis
Publish or Perish: Realising Google Scholar's potential to democratise citation analysis
Reports on a presentation at the Google Scholar Day: Changing current evaluation paradigms
Web of Science: How to be robbed of 10 years of citations in one week!
Shows how I was "robbed" of citations through inaccurate publication matching in the Web of Science
Using Publish or Perish to do a literature review
Shows you how to do a comprehensive literature review with publish or perish
What if fully agree doesn't mean the same thing across cultures?
Explains how response style difference between countries can distort cross-national comparisons
Want to impress at an academic job interview?
Shows you how to use PoP do some intelligence gathering to make a good impression at a job interview
Publish or Perish General Search - a Swiss Army Knife?
Lists five little known things you can do with the PoP General Citation Search
Compete or cooperate: does it depend on the language?
Shows how using the English language might prime competitive behaviour
Submit to only one journal at a time
About good practices in journal submission
Six Essential Science Indicators highly-cited papers
Lists six of my papers that are Web of Science highly-cited papers, i.e. top 1% most cited in their fields
Where to submit your paper? Which journals publish on your topic
Shows how to use Publish or Perish to find out which journals publish on your topic
Benchmarking research performance
Reports on my presentation at the EFMD Research Leadership Programme
Measuring the impact of academic research: Best practices and open questions
Reports on a workshop at Birkbeck University in December 2016
The four P's of getting published
Short summary of white paper explaining how performance, practice, participation and persistance are needed to publish academic papers
Twenty-three articles with free publisher access
Alerts reader to free access of official publisher versions of my articles
*The bridging role of expatriates and inpatriates
Illustrates how expatriates and inpatriates differ in terms of their roles in knowledge transfer to and from MNC headquarters
Can we use Google Scholar to identify highly-cited documents?
Introducing my new article on Google Scholar with the Granada EC3 group
Presenting your case for tenure or promotion?
Shows how to make your case for tenure or promotion by comparing your record to a relevant peer group
How to manage multi-lingual teams?
Discusses Helene Tenzer's exciting research about the challenges of multi-lingual teamwork
The benefits of being understood
Introducing Shea Fan's work on the role of ethnic identity confirmation in the relationship between expatriates and host country employees in China
Microsoft Academic: Is the Phoenix getting wings?
Compares citation coverage in the new Microsoft Academic with Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science
Transcending the (non)sense of academic rankings
When Knowledge Wins article features in AMLE virtual collection on Principles for Responsible Management Education
How to write successful funding applications?
Provides ten tips for successful funding applications
Publish or Perish version 5
Introduces Publish or Perish release 5 and gives a historic overview of its development
Trailblazers of diversity: editors and editorial board diversity
Documents my research with Isabel Metz on gender and international diversity in editorial boards
Please don't respond to the entire mailing list
About the irritating email behaviour of sending a personal response to hundreds of addressees
Publish or Perish increases transparency in academic appointments
Illustrates how PoP has been used to expose nepotism and incompetence
Do countries specialise in particular research areas?
Applies theories of revealed comparative advantage and the competitive advantage of nations to academic disciplines
Nancy Adler: Daring to Care
Nancy Adler's inspirational papers on doing research that matters
How to address your lecturer?
Shows how countries differ in their expected way of address for teachers
Citation analysis for the Social Sciences: metrics and data-sources
Argues that a fair and inclusive cross-disciplinary comparison of research performance is possible using Google Scholar and the hIa metric
Meeting an official guest or your academic hero?
Shows you how to prepare for any academic meeting in 5-10 minutes
Replication study gives thumbs up for the individual annual h-index
Applies the hIa index for a large sample of academics in the United Emirates
How to get listed on the ESI ranking of highly cited authors
Illustrates how tongue-in-cheek papers might be taken seriously by naive (or desparate) academics
Would you ask a male academic the same question?
Discusses the expectations of service-oriented behaviour by female academics
Publish or Perish tutorial now in book format
Introduces the Publish or Perish tutorial: 80 easy tips to get the best out of the software
Hablas vielleicht un peu la mia language?
Systematically reviews the impact of language differences on the HQ-subsidiary relationship
Reflections on norms for the h-index and related indices
Uses Academy of Management and Academy of International Business Presidents to present aspirational norm scores
Sacrifice a little accuracy for a lot more comprehensive coverage
A prologue for a book on Google Scholar
Please be polite and considerate
About the importance of appreciating academic volunteers
From h-index to hIa: The ins and outs of research metrics
Explains two key research metrics and compares three sources of citation data: the Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.
How to make your case for impact
Shows you how to make your case for impact by comparing your papers to the journal average
Replication studies: learning from failure and success
Short commentary illustrating the importance of replication through two examples
Proof over promise: a more inclusive ranking of academics
Shows how using a different data source and different metrics completely changes the Dutch Economics top-40
Don't write mass emails (2): asking for help
Shows some typical student emails asking for help out of the blue
The Dean's disease: the Darker Side of Power
Art Bedeian's hilarious and sobering paper about how power corrupts even Academic Deans
How to find your next research project?
Provides suggestions on how to find new and interesting research projects
Do Google Scholar, Scopus and the Web of Science speak your language?
Short summary of white paper on the coverage of non-English language publications in three major databases for citation analysis
Microsoft Academic (Search): a Phoenix arisen from the ashes?
Assesses Microsoft Academic coverage through a detailed comparison with Google Scholar, the Web of Science, and Scopus
Why is learning the host country language important for expatriates?
A new online paper on the impact of host country language learning on expatriate local relationships in China
EURAM Meet the editors panel
Reports on a meet the editors panel at the 2016 EURAM conference
My first European Academy of Management conference
Reports on my presentations at the EURAM 2016 conference on Language in Academia and the Future of Management Education & Research
Journal of Global Mobility Best EURAM paper
Shea Fan's paper "The Benefits of Being Understood" won the best paper award of the standing track on Expatriation
Complex author questions: very easy!
Details how to run author searches for multiple authors
Health warning: Might contain multiple personalities
Shows how a lack of name disambiguation leads to serious distortion of the Essential Science Indicators
Rocket Science? Networking and External Engagement for Academic Success
Seminar by Axele Giroud at Middlesex presenting the reasons why networking and external engagement constitute complementary skills
Don't write mass emails (1): distributing your work
Explains ineffective and effective ways to promote your published work
How to prevent burn-out? About staying sane in academia
Provides twelve suggestions on how to prevent burn-out and keep your sanity
What makes an article highly cited?
Shows topic and author have a stronger influence on citations than journal outlet
How to assess journal impact?
Illustrates how Publish or Perish can be used to assess journal impact
*Should we distance ourselves from the cultural distance concept?
Argues IB research would do well to reconsider its fascination with distance measures
Thank You: The most underused words in academia?
About the importance of courtesy in email communications
Not a Post About Gender and Academia
Heather Jeffrey interviews me for the Huffington post
57th edition of the Journal Quality List on-line
New version of the Journal Quality List with the 2016 Erasmus Journal List
Female academics: Wives of the organization?
Describes how gendered interactions in the workplace subvert success for female academics
Babel in Business: The Role of Language in International Business
My inaugural lecture at Middlesex University, Wednesday 13 April 2016
Strange journal invitations popping up in my inbox every day
Discusses the phenomenon of predatory open access journals
Are referencing errors undermining our scholarship and credibility?
Discusses how myths are created through careless referencing
Looking for John Smith? About author disambiguation
Details how users of Publish or Perish can disambiguate authors
Why does my paper get a desk-reject time and again?
About the importance of joining the journal’s “conversation”
Welcome to my blog!
Introduction to Anne-Wil's blog
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