Samuel FOSSO WAMBA, Head of Research and professor of Information Systems and Data Science at TBS Education has been named one of the world’s most influential researchers by Clarivate™ in its 2022 ranking.
This is the third consecutive year that Professor FOSSO WAMBA has been listed as a “Highly Cited Researcher™” by Clarivate. In 2020, 2021 and 2022 our school’s Head of Research was recognized for his outstanding influence in the field.
Professor FOSSO WAMBA had 37 publications in Web of Science™ and was cited 2,220 times.
Each year, Clarivate™ identifies the world’s most influential researchers: “the true pioneers in their fields over the last decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™.”
For this year’s edition, Clarivate™ identified 6,938 most cited researchers in the world. The results covered the activity of researchers in 22 areas of expertise (agriculture, biology, chemistry etc).
TBS Education professors and researchers Akram AL ARISS and Samuel FOSSO WAMBA are among the TOP 2% of the most cited researchers in the world according to the Elsevier BV report drawn up by Stanford University researchers in 2022.
Akram AL ARISS, professor of Human Resources Management at TBS Education, welcomed the accolade, saying,
“It is a form of recognition by our peers that our work has an impact and a utility for others in the scientific community. Personally, it is always motivating to see such a result. It encourages me to continue working on topics that have a scientific, practical, and social impact. For TBS Education, I think, it shows that its faculty has an important impact worldwide.”
– Akram AL ARISS, professor of Human Resources Management at TBS Education
Samuel FOSSO WAMBA, whose work has figured on the list twice before, said,
“I am happy to be part of the list for the third time. This is a recognition of the quality of our work by our peers. At the school level, this is a fantastic outcome of all the investments realized by the school to promote cutting-edge research in the school.”
– Samuel FOSSO WAMBA, Head of Research department and professor in Information Systems and Data Science at TBS Education
Since 2019, scientists at Stanford University have published annual data of the top 2% of the world’s most-cited scientists in 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields. The list is described as :
“A publicly available database of top-cited scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (c-score).” – Elsevier BV
The ranking recognizes the outstanding contribution made by the work of Akram AL ARISS and Samuel FOSSO WAMBA and will impact their academic careers and the reputation of the research carried out at TBS Education.
This special issue focuses on the effects and possible solutions to gender disparities caused by the Gender Data Gap. Analysing this data gap with its effects and possible solutions in detail will deepen our knowledge of gender-based discrepancies and their origins and implications. Below, we present a number of lines of inquiry that seem particularly fruitful in stimulating novel theoretical insights.
Topics of interest
Evolution, perpetuation and reproduction of the Gender Data Gap
The following are possible questions that contributors might address:
- How do the individual characteristics and behaviours of managers and leaders accentuate or attenuate the effects of the Gender Data Gap?
- What interpersonal processes maintain and reproduce versus interrupt the effects of the data gap?
- How (i.e. through what processes and mechanisms) do organisational cultures facilitate versus prevent the development and perpetuation of the Gender Data Gap?
- How do firm- and industry-level factors contribute to Gender Data Gap effects on women’s careers?
Effects of the Gender Data Gap on women
Possible questions include, but are not limited to:
- How does the Gender Data Gap affect women’s careers and upward mobility?
- To what extent do Gender Data Gaps cause or exacerbate toxic cultures and workplaces?
- How do various social actors (HR managers, activist organisations, headhunters, the media, universities and business schools) help maintain or close the data gap and with what consequences?
- How can our management and organisation theories be extended and strengthened by making ‘invisible acts’ (e.g. instrumental work activities done by women that are neither recognised nor rewarded) more visible?
Effects of the Gender Data Gap on intervention effectiveness
Accordingly, we encourage questions such as (but not exclusive to):
- What are the assumptions in management and organisation studies that must be revisited based on novel insights derived from efforts to close the Gender Data Gap?
- How does the Gender Data Gap intersect with cross-cutting systems of disadvantage (e.g. race, age and ability)? What are the implications for the effectiveness of interventions designed to ‘help women’?
In sum, we encourage contributions that address any of the above issues. We propose that the development and facilitation of the data gap, as well as its effects on women’s careers and wellbeing, should be approached from a multi-phenomenal and multi-level perspective that comprises leadership, values, norms and goals at the managerial and organisational levels.
Every manuscript submitted to this special issue must provide both theoretical/conceptual and practical contributions. Conceptual, review and empirical papers will all be considered.
All submissions are subject to the European Management Journal’s double-blind peer review process, should respect the journal’s general publication guidelines and should be submitted through https://www.editorialmanager.com/eumj/default1.aspx between 1st August and 18th September, 2023. The special issue will be published in 2025.
To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration for this special issue, it is important that authors select ‘SI: Gender Data Gap’ as the paper type. Please direct any questions about the special issue to Dr Sonja Sperber (email@example.com).
Objectives of the Special Issue
Self-initiated expatriation has attracted a growing interest since the classical articles by Inkson, Arthur, Pringle and Barry (1997) and Suutari and Brewster (2000). By now, we have gained a general understanding of the phenomenon. However, looking at the samples underlying publications on self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) shows that the term SIE has been employed to cover a large variety of distinct populations that differ in a number of key contextual factors such as educational level, profession, gender and family status, country of origin and destination country as well as employing organizations.
But context matters: expatriates in and from different places, at different times and in different kinds of organizations present different challenges for SIEs which impacts the extent of required personal initiative, their work experiences and career trajectories (Andresen, Pattie, & Hippler, 2020). For instance, diverse dangers in physically (COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism) or psychological environments have a substantial impact on SIEs’ behaviors, attitudes and careers (Bader, Schuster, & Dickmann, 2019). In most of SIE research samples are mixed, allowing us to draw only limited conclusions about the relevance and influence of contextual factors. This impedes the systematic comparison and integration of SIE knowledge. Thus, the role of context and its impact on SIEs’ career-related decisions and behaviours needs further exploration.
Call for Papers
Submissions to the Special Issue are open to participants attending the 2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation and all other authors. Submissions to CDI open 30th April 2022 and the submission due date is 30th July 2022.
Please submit enquiries to Maike.Andresen@uni-bamberg.de.
Submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts:
Specific details on the format for submitted manuscripts can be found at the journal’s website https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/cdi
Please direct any general questions about the journal or any administrative matters to the Editor, Professor Jim Jawahar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Exemplary research questions within the intended scope of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Contextual influences of space on SIEs
- How are home and host country conditions impacting on self-initiated expatriation?
- How is the quality of the host environment shaping the experiences and career journeys of SIEs?
- What is the role of physical threats (COVID-19; crime, terrorism, nature) and psychological dangers (fear, anxiety, stress induced by the context) shaping the career patterns of SIEs?
2. Contextual influence of time on SIEs
- How does the temporality of contextual conditions influence the life-course and career patterns of SIEs?
- What are the longitudinal effects of accumulation, transfer and utilization of career and human capital of SIEs?
- How does context shape the careers of self-initiated repatriates?
3. Contextual influence of institutions on SIEs
- How do macro-societal factors, including economic circumstances, labour and immigration laws and institutional arrangements influence the careers of self-initiated expatriates?
- How do occupational patterns, regulations and customs affect SIEs and their careers?
- How do organizational configurations, HR approaches and culture shape SIEs’ attitudes and behaviours in relation to their careers?
The second annual “Social & Innovation Marketing lab” workshop will be held on site, at Toulouse Business School, on June 23rd. The workshop’s theme is “Marketing in turbulent times”.
We are experiencing unprecedented challenges due to several critical events. Whether environmental, geopolitical, technological, economic, or social, these critical occurrences dramatically affect our daily life, including business decisions and consumption choices. Marketing scholars and practitioners need to better understand the major changes in consumption to face such turbulent times.
We will talk about Marketing in turbulent times with two key speakers: Professor Aimee Drolet from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Professor Andrea Ordanini from Bocconi University Milan.
We invite researchers, doctoral students, students, and practitioners to join this event. Do not hesitate to register by selecting one of the two options below:
- Research day with lunch: €40
- Research day with lunch and dinner: €80.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Toulouse, la ville rose !
Before June, 20th, 2022
More informations : Linda HAMDI-KIDAR, email@example.com
The Finance Crowd Analysis Project is offering an unrivaled meta-scientific view in empirical Finance. 164 research teams worked on this project, an exceptional number in this field. It involved researchers from 207 institutions and 34 countries including central bank economists.
2 TBS Education associate professors involved in #fincap
Two TBS Education associate professors, Anna Calamia and Debrah Meloso, are co-authors of the research paper Non-standard-errors coming from Fincap. Anna and Debrah are professors in the department of Economics and Finance and are affiliated to the Finance, Economics, and Econometrics research laboratory at TBS Education. Their research has focused on the functioning of financial markets and they are engaged in several other projects together.
The first crowd-sourced empirical paper in Economics/Finance
Have you ever wondered whether researchers using the same data set to address a unique research question would come to the same conclusions? Fincap tried to answer this complex question.
This innovative project attracted eminent researchers, including some from the most prestigious French finance department. Fincap was run by project coordinators Anna Dreber, Felix Holzmeister, Juergen Huber, Magnus Johannesson, Michael Kirchler, Albert J. Menkveld, Sebastian Neusuess, Michael Razen, and Utz Weitzel from the Stockholm School of Economics, the University of Innsbruck, and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
In statistics, samples are drawn from a population in a data-generating process (DGP). Standard errors measure the uncertainty in sample estimates of population parameters. In science, evidence is generated to test hypotheses in an evidence-generating process (EGP). We claim that EGP variation across researchers adds uncertainty: non-standard errors. To study them, we let 164 teams test six hypotheses on the same sample. We find that non-standard errors are sizeable, on par with standard errors. Their size (i) co-varies only weakly with team merits, reproducibility, or peer rating, (ii) declines significantly after peer-feedback, and (iii) is underestimated by participants.
Gilles Lafforgue has been appointed member of the Commission on the Economy of Sustainable Development (CEDD) of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition. The title of qualified personality for his economic expertise was awarded to him in this context. Very involved in the research sphere in terms of sustainable development and recognized for his economic expertise, this professor-researcher at TBS Education had participated in the French Carbon Commission from 2017 to 2019. His involvement and the recognition of his high skills are confirmed with this new appointment.
The role of the Commission on Sustainable Development Economics
The CEDD was created on November 10, 2020 at the initiative of the French Prime Minister and the French Minister of Ecological Transition. It succeeds the Economic Council for Sustainable Development. The CEDD provides assistance to French public decision-making on sustainable development from an economic perspective.
The mission of this consultative commission is to provide insight into the fields of the environment, energy and climate, transportation and housing. To do this, it relies on the analysis of statistical data and the comparison of economic analyses, the development and evaluation of public policies in these areas.
The objective of the “Environment” group
The professor-researcher will participate more specifically in the work of the “Environment” group, whose objective is to examine and discuss the economic accounts of the environment (monetary and physical flows relating to natural environments, natural resources, the circular economy, or the reduction of emissions and consumption).
Together with a group of international colleagues from the 5C Collaborative (www.5c.careers), I studied employability, defined as an individual’s perception of being able to find alternative jobs in the external labor market. I have studied this subject with particular attention to older workers, as individuals are forced to work longer in their lives; paradoxically, however, as they age, they face great discrimination when seeking or re-employment. We conducted a survey in 30 countries and collected responses from over 9,000 people employed in managerial or professional jobs. By analyzing this data, we were able to show that older workers perceive a disadvantage in terms of external employability, but that having experienced development activities throughout their career mitigates this situation.
Discover TBS professor Louise Curran’s point of view on the effect of COVID-19 on international trade policies.
As COVID-19 has spread across the world it has had major impacts on supply chains. It is reasonable to assume that the impact on trade flows may be even greater than that for the GFC in 2009, where world trade fell by over 20%. Most of this is an entirely natural result of the closure of many production structures around the world. However, some trade impacts are the direct result of trade policy interventions by governments, which presage a more major and long-term impact from the current crisis. Discover more in the video below:
[Série – Face à la crise Covid-19] How will Covid-19 impact international trade policies ? from FNEGE MEDIAS on Vimeo.
Discover TBS professor Timo Mandler’s point of view on building brands in markets that have reached the post-globalization stage.
Consumers in Western markets are increasingly critical towards globalization and re-embrace local values. Companies thus must decide whether to continue to pursue global branding strategies and/or rejuvenate local branding strategies. To explore the implications of market globalization for consumer preferences, we use signaling theory to investigate the role of perceived brand globalness and localness as signals of brand credibility, related downstream effects and boundary conditions, across two countries with differing levels of globalization. In globalized markets, brand globalness is a weaker signal of brand credibility than brand localness, whereas in globalizing markets, the two signals are of equal importance.
Building Credible Brands in (Post-)Globalizing Markets from FNEGE MEDIAS on Vimeo.