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Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

  • 1.  Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

    Posted 10-23-2018 11:02
    Apologies for crossposting.

    Dear all, I am very glad to announce the launch of the Research Topic (Special Issue) on "Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace", issued by Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Communication. 
     
    The special issue of the Journal is (guest) edited by Prof. Marta Sinclair, from Griffith University, Australia, Prof. Lisa Min Tang, from University of Applied Management, Germany, and me. 
     
    The Research Topic aims to shed light on the influence of culture on creativity in the workplace. The concept of creativity at work is generally associated with the generation of novel ideas and outcomes that are consistent with the achievement of one or few goals. Creativity does not exist in vacuum. It relies on culture to take its form in terms of how it is perceived, expressed or evaluated. Organizational creativity may be influenced by multiple factors. It is also an adaptive/transformation process that drives organizational change. Although effects of culture on individuals' creativity, teams, organizations and institutions have started attracting more attention, research in this respect is sporadic and does not reflect the global nature of today's business.
     
    It is plausible to argue that the relationship between culture and creativity in the workplace, which has widely been recognized as a critical issue, seems to be still overlooked. There is an emerging need to provide systematic and accurate frameworks on the cross-cultural and intercultural dimensions of creativity in the workplace.
     
    This Research Topic aims to fill this gap by profiling the current conceptual and empirical research on two main levels: 1. The relationship between cultural diversity and organizational creativity; 2. The role of intercultural relationships in facilitating or obstructing creativity in the workplace.
     
    Please take a look at https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/9082/cross-cultural-and-intercultural-dimensions-of-creativity-in-the-workplace to find more info about the Research Topic and the call for papers.
     
    Don't hesitate to contact me for any question or info you may need.

    Best Regards


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    Fabrizio Maimone PhD
    Lecturer
    LUMSA University
    Rome [Italy]
    Email: f.maimone@lumsa.it; ejccm.editor@gmail.com; Research gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabrizio_Maimone; LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabriziomaimone/
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  • 2.  RE: Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

    Posted 10-25-2018 10:33
    Hi, sounds interesting! But I think you and your co-editors have an obligation to clearly state upfront that there is a submission fee of USD2,950 or whatever and that all the "Frontiers In . . . " series of journals are categorized by some as "Predatory Journals." I tend to agree with that assessment.  But interesting topic. Wish you were putting this together for a more reputable or solid journal. Thanks, John F Hulpke, University College Dublin, teaching in Singapore





  • 3.  RE: Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

    Posted 10-25-2018 11:07

    As the immediate Past Chair of the division and moderator of this community (one of several), I hesitated to approve the message below, but decided to do so and follow up with this note.

                                                                                                      

    It is not our position or even our intent (as a division) to determine whether any scholarly venue is "predatory" or not. In other disciplines (Finance comes to mind), submission fees are normal. A few years ago, several colleagues and I worked on a Special Issue proposal that ended up not being submitted when a submission fee was discovered. On the other hand, as a scholarly community, we want to let colleagues know of opportunities like the one below; the editorial board of the journal includes several colleagues who also are MED or AOM members with a very serious track record.

     

    To sum up, I would like to encourage any colleagues who send calls for papers, submissions, proposals, etc. to clearly specify within their message whether submission (or publication, or any other type of) fees might at any point be part of the process. That way, members of our community will not spend time and energy responding to the call, only to be eventually surprised by fees that are not the norm in our discipline.

     

    I thank both John and Fabrizio for sending their messages to our community. My best,

     

    ~ Miguel           

    Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Ph.D.   .:.   Professor   .:.   Management & Marketing
    Clarion U. of Pennsylvania   .:.   840 Wood St.   .:.   Clarion, PA 16214 USA 
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    and Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej (U. Marie Curie Skłodowska)
    Academy of Management, MED Division Past Chair 2018-19
    Editor, Advanced Series in Management -
    newest volumes: IB Diplomacy (18)Teal Orgs (19) and African Mgmt (20).

     

     

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  • 4.  RE: Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

    Posted 10-25-2018 11:55
    Dear Miguel, I apologize for that! It was not my intention to generate misunderstandings.

    You are welcome!

    Best Regards

    Fabrizio 


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    Fabrizio Maimone PhD
    Lecturer
    LUMSA University
    Rome [Italy]
    Email: f.maimone@lumsa.it; ejccm.editor@gmail.com; Research gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabrizio_Maimone; LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabriziomaimone/
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  • 5.  RE: Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

    Posted 10-25-2018 11:55
    Dear John, good morning. Thank you for your frank comments. 
    I heard about the accusation to Frontiers of being a predatory publisher, but if you take a look at the home page of the organizational psychology section, that is the primary sponsor of the call, you will find that the chief editor is Richard Boyatzis, and among the editors you will find other very well reputed scholars: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/psychology/sections/organizational-psychology#editorial-board .
    Moreover, I can say you that I served the Journal for two years as review editor and I can assure that the blind review process is rigorous. Then a few well reputed Italian colleagues that I know in person are associated editors of the Journal.
    Then, you will find that my co-editors are well reputed international scholars that work in well reputed university.
    Finally, my co-editors checked for the reputation of the Journal and they were told that the outlet is appreciated for its quality and scientific standards. If you take a look, for example, at this web page Archive of "Frontiers in Psychology", you will find that Frontiers in Psychology is included in the list of resources of the US National Institutes of Health. Please, take a look also at the following web pages: Miyagawa, Lesure, and Nóbrega in Frontiers in Psychology (Yes, the MIT!) and    https://www.rug.nl/research/portal/journals/frontiers-in-psychology(719366bb-daed-4373-b950-f9da98f5bbf7).html (Groningen University).
    Obviously, you are fully legitimated to think that asking money to publish a paper is not ethical. But, we are not obliging anyone to submit a paper and we decided to invite all the readers of the post to look for all practical info related to the Journal and to read the call for papers on the Journal website, so they may be aware that is a open journal and that a fee is required to publish a work. 
    Finally, if you want to discuss about the social issues related to international academia, I will be very happy to discuss with you about the role of gatekeepers played by business schools, high ranked university and mainstream journals, and to share with you my personal and humble opinion that if you have the money to study at an Ivy League University or at a top tier Business School and then to teach in a top ranked university you will have more funds, intellectual and physical resources, human resources etc and it will be easier for you to publish in a top ranked journal. I am not saying that top universities are not really the top, I have the maximum respect and admiration for these Institutions and for the colleagues working for them, but I want only to argue that if you live in the far frontier of the scientific realm, it is more difficult for you to conquer the peak.    
    Since I teach in a small private university in Rome, Frontiers in Psychology gives me the opportunity to give visibility to my ideas and research (and of those of my extraordinary co-editors), to try very honestly and humbly to launch a collective research (in the form of research topic), that in my modest opinion makes sense, and to get a little bit of visibility, that could hopefully give me the opportunity in the next future to submit my works to mainstream journals.
    Thank you for appreciating the concept of the research topic. I hope we have the opportunity to collaborate in some projects in the next future, obviously for not open source journals :-).  

    Best Regards


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    Fabrizio Maimone PhD
    Lecturer
    LUMSA University
    Rome [Italy]
    Email: f.maimone@lumsa.it; ejccm.editor@gmail.com; Research gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabrizio_Maimone; LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabriziomaimone/
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  • 6.  RE: Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

    Posted 10-27-2018 06:53
    John Hulpke here again, GREAT response Fabrizio,  THANKS for your very detailed explanation... hey, I may even submit! Topic merits attention and interests me personally. Thanks also Miguel. John





  • 7.  RE: Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

    Posted 10-29-2018 09:23
    Dear John, thank you very much, you are welcome. Looking forward to reading your abstract proposal.

    Best Regards

    Fabrizio

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    Fabrizio Maimone PhD
    Lecturer
    LUMSA University
    Rome [Italy]
    Email: f.maimone@lumsa.it; ejccm.editor@gmail.com; Research gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabrizio_Maimone; LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fabriziomaimone/
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  • 8.  RE: Call for papers, special issue on Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of Creativity in the Workplace

    Posted 10-26-2018 22:31

    Dear colleagues,

        This is a very interesting discussion considering a paper I recently wrote, published, and presented in 2017 in Greater Noida, India entitled "Publish or Perish: Unleashing Knowledge with the End User in Mind". That same publication was recently revised (60%) and submitted to the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management upon the editor's request. I found it interesting that I had the option of paying a fee for open access publishing that was addressed in my paper as "predatory" by some, not all publishers. This topic of publishing internationally may be an area of opportunity for further research and professional development for us in the MED division. What may be considered "predatory" in the U.S. may be viewed differently in academia in other countries.

    Respectfully,

    Dr. Wanda Tisby-Cousar



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    Wanda Cousar
    Associate Professor
    Colorado Technical University
    Colorado Springs CO
    (719) 297-5250
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