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[JMTI] Call for Papers (Special Issue)
[JMTI] Call for Papers (Special Issue)
Karen Moustafa Leonard
Posted 08-05-2020 18:15
Would you please post this call for papers? Thank you.
Karen M. Leonard, Ph.D.,
Professor of Management, School of Business
University of Arkansas Little Rock | College of Business, Health, and Human Services
| RBUS 228
O: 501-569-8852 | C:
Journal of Management and Tra
is calling for papers for it special
issue (Title: Resilience and Grit among Managers and Leaders
Please go to
the following website for detailed information.
Thank you for your attention.
Title: Resilience and Grit among Managers and Leaders
Resilience (sometimes related to hardiness and grit) is something that
we often talk about when referring to managers and leaders that have
successfully dealt with conflict and crisis in their organizations. But
questions still surround the concepts. Is it a trait? Can it be learned?
Does it really affect decision making and managing people?
Bonanno (2004) defined resilience as "... the ability of adults in
otherwise normal circumstances who are exposed to an isolated and
potentially highly disruptive event such as the death of a close relation or
a violent or life-threatening situation to maintain relatively stable,
health levels of psychological and physical functioning .. as well as the
capacity for generative experiences and positive emotions" (p. 20-21). In
2005, he stated that resilience is poorly understood. Funk and Houston
(1987, p. 572) defined a hardy individual to have three characteristics: (1)
"commitment – a general sense of purpose or meaning;" (2) "challenge
– see change not as a burden but as a normal aspect of life;" and (3)
"control – feel that they can influence life events." In other words,
those who are hardy have less illness because they control the way that they
think about stressful situations. This opinion is supported by Crum,
Salovey, and Achor (2013) who called it a stress mindset, stating that the
"... stress mindset can be conceptualized as the extent wo which one holds
the believe that stress has enhancing properties (stress-is-enhancing
mindset) as opposed to stress-is-debilitating mindset" (p. 716).
Literature on these concepts are available primarily in psychology,
and most research indicates that they allow people to cope with the stress
of decision making by keeping them healthy (Kobasa, 1979; Kobasa, 1979;
Kobasa, 1982; Kobasa, Maddi, & Kahn, 1982; Kobasa & Puccetti, Personality
and social resources in stress resistance, 1983). More recently, Woodard
(2004) investigated the role of courage in hardiness, finding that there was
no predictive relationship, but also suggested that the instrument used to
measure courage did not measure the construct in relation to hardiness.
Maddi, Brow, Khoshaba, and Vaitkus (2006) found that hardiness has a more
positive relationship with coping and social support and a larger negative
relationship with depression and anger than does religiousness. Some of the
weakness of this research was the measure of religiousness, however.
Bonanno, Galea, Bucciarelli, and Vlahov (2007) found that resilience was
predicted by age, gender, race/ ethnicity, education, level of trauma
exposure, income change, social support, frequency of chronic disease, and
recent and past life stressors.
We invite submissions that provide theoretical or empirical
contributions to a broad range of related topics. The following list is not
• Management and/or leadership crises and resilience, hardiness, and/or
• Meaning of resilience, hardiness, and/or grit in workplace conflict
• Corporate structures that support or discourage workplace resilience,
hardiness, and/or grit
• Formation and functioning of social networks that support or discourage
workplace resilience, hardiness, and/or grit
• Social demographics and workplace resilience, hardiness, and/or grit.
Contributors are highly encouraged to come up with research that
improves understanding of the issues and solutions of these concepts. We
value different methodologies and suggest that potential authors think of
this Special Issue as an outlet for the forward-thinking discussion.
Papers submitted must not have been published, accepted for
publication, or presently be under consideration for publication in other
academic journals. The deadline for manuscript submission is July 30, 2020
but earlier submissions are appreciated. The length of a manuscript should
not exceed 20 double-spaced letter (or A4) pages (including references and
appendices) typed in Times New Roman 12pt font with 1-inch (25 mm) margins
on all sides. Please see the JMTI Special Issue template for more details.
Manuscripts for this Special Issue must be submitted at
and follow the author
indicate in the cover letter that you are targeting the Special Issue.
All submissions will go through the JMTI regular double-blind review
process following standard norms and procedures. For more information about
this call for papers, please contact Karen Moustafa Leonard, Guest
Editor-in-Chief of the special issue (
), or Rong Zhang,
JMTI Editor-in-Chief (
About the Guest Editor-in-Chief of the Special Issue
Dr. Karen Moustafa Leonard is an educator, scholar, and writer with a
broad educational background and diverse global experience in organizational
behavior. She earned her Ph.D. from University of Memphis (Tennessee, USA)
and is Full Professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock College of
Business. Previously, she worked for enterprises in administrative and
management/leadership roles. Her academic activities include teaching
advanced graduate and undergraduate courses in management to allow
understanding of the working environment at home and abroad. She is the
author of multiple peer reviewed papers, national and international
presentations, and a book, Performance Leadership. Her research addresses
functions and dysfunctions within organizations, locally and globally.
Bonnano, G. A. (2004). Loss, trauma, and human resilience: Have
we underestimated the human capacity to thrive after extremely aversive
events? American Psychologist, 59, 20-28.
Bonnano, G. A. (2005). Resilience in the face of potential trauma. Current
Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 135-138.
Bonnano, G. A., Galea, S., Bucciarelli, A., & Vlahov, D. (2007). What
predicts psychological resilience after disaster? The role of demographics,
resources, and life stress. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,
Crum, A. J., Salovey, P., & Achor, S. (2013). Rethinking stress: The role of
mindsets in determining the stress mindset. Journal of Personality and
Social Psychology, 104(4), 716-733.
Funk, S. C., & Houston, B. K. (1987). A critical analysis of the hardiness
scale's validity and utility. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,
Kobasa, S. C. (1979). Personality and resistance to illness. American
Journal of Community Psychology, 7, 413-423.
Kobasa, S. C. (1979). Stressful life events, personality, and health: An
inquiry into hardiness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37,
Kobasa, S. C. (1982). Commitment and coping in stress resistance among
lawyers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 42, 707-717.
Kobasa, S. C., & Puccetti, M. C. (1983). Personality and social resources in
stress resistance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45,
Kobasa, S. C., Maddi, S. R., & Kahn, S. (1982). Hardiness and health: A
prospective study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 42,
Maddi, S. R., Brow, M., Khoshaba, D. M., & Vaitkus, M. (2006). Relationship
of hardiness and religiousness to depression and anger. Consulting
Psychologists Journal: Practice and Research, 58(3), 148-161.
Woodard, C. R. (2004). Hardiness and the concept of courage. Consulting
Psychologists Journal: Practice and Research, 56(3), 173-185.
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