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[JMTI] Call for Papers (Special Issue)

  • 1.  [JMTI] Call for Papers (Special Issue)

    Posted 08-06-2020 12:46
    My apologies. Could you please post the revision to the date:  October 31, 2020

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    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
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    The College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The College Human Resource Management program and the UALR Human Resource Society are approved by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). 
    "The words you speak become the house you live in." Hafiz

    Dear authors,

       Journal of Management and Training for Industries 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.

    Submission Process

         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
    October 31, 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
    https://www2.ia-engineers.org/JMTI/index.php/jmti 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 (kxleonard@ualr.edu), or Rong Zhang,
    JMTI Editor-in-Chief (zhang@nishitech.ac.jp).

    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,
    75(5), 671-682.

    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,
    53(3), 572-578.

    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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