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Simon and Colleagues Finalist for Scholarly Impact Award

Lauren Simon, an associate professor in the Department of Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and her co-authors were finalists for the 2020 Scholarly Impact Award by the Journal of Management for their paper Navigating uncharted waters: Newcomer socialization through the lens of stress theory.

The Journal of Management — a top journal in the field considered candidates for the award who published articles five years ago which had the greatest impact on the field. The journal evaluated how the article changed the field’s way of thinking, added to its knowledge base and influenced ongoing work in the field.

Lauren Simon
Lauren Simon, associate professor in the Department of Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business

“My coauthors and I feel honored to have been one of a few final nominees given the tough competition and prestige of this journal,” Simon said.

Simon and co-authors A.M. Ellis of California Polytechnic State University; T.N. Bauer of Portland State University; L.R. Mansfield, currently at CPS HR Consulting who was at Portland State University when paper was published; B. Erdogan of Portland State University and D.M. Truxillo of University of Limerick in Ireland published the paper in 2015.

Their research focused on the integration between stress and socialization for new employees and ways in which organizational and employee-driven inputs can assist in building and acquiring important resources to cope with demands of a new work role.

“Given that a substantial aspect of new employee adjustment involves dealing with stress and uncertainty — and we’re all dealing with a lot of uncertainty right now — the insights from this research seem especially relevant in the current environment,” Simon said.

The winner of the award was R. E. Sturm and J. Antonakis who published Interpersonal power: A review, critique, and research agenda in the Journal of Management in 2015.

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Delery Named Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Review

John Delery

John E. Delery, head of the Department of Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, is the new editor-in-chief of Human Resource Management Review.

Delery, who holds the Raymond F. Orr Chair in Management, officially assumed the editor-in-chief role Jan. 1.

Human Resource Management Review is a quarterly academic journal devoted to the publication of scholarly conceptual/theoretical articles pertaining to human resource management and allied fields, including industrial/organizational psychology, human capital, labor relations, organizational behavior and others.

“It is the top outlet for conceptual/theoretical manuscripts devoted solely to human resource management,” Delery said.

Delery received his M.S. in psychology from Memphis State University and earned a Ph.D. in business administration, focusing on human resource management, from Texas A&M University. He teaches a variety of management courses, including Managing People and Organizations, Organizational Staffing, and Leadership and Managing Behavior in Organizations.

Delery has won a number of academic and professional awards, including the Scholarly Achievement Award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management, two Best Conference Paper Awards from the HR Division of the Academy of Management, the Walton College Faculty Research Award in 2001-02, the Walton College Faculty Service Award in 2009-10 and the Walton College Faculty Teaching Award in 2014-15.

His current research interests include the strategic management of human capital, the structure of human resource management systems and employee selection. Specifically, he is interested in how the management of human capital influences organizational performance and profitability.

He is widely cited in academic circles and has published numerous research articles in management journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management Review, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.  His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Transportation, among others.