Jean M. Bartunek

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Consider the photo in Figure 1. Think of it as depicting, on its not-so-parallel poles, academic and practitioner communities, solid, separate, and challenging for each other to penetrate. Look at the lone person 20 meters above the ground, in liminal space, taking steps towards bridging the gap between the poles. Think about the difficulty that person(More)
Based on psychological and neurobiological theories of core affective experience, we identify a set of direct and indirect paths through which affective feelings at work affect three dimensions of behavioral outcomes: direction, intensity, and persistence. First, affective experience may influence these behavioral outcomes indirectly by affecting goal level(More)
The purpose of this paper is to expand understanding of academic-practitioner knowledge-sharing in the service of enhanced knowledge creation in health care. To this end, we describe the tacit and explicit knowledge of academics and practitioners and how this knowledge exists within their communities of practice. We also discuss benefits of, difficulties(More)
Over the past two decades, there have been a growing number of corporations, both within and beyond the United States, engaging in activities that promote positive social change. The papers in this special topic forum examine corporate social change agency at the micro, meso, and macro levels of analysis. Through these analyses, the authors of these papers(More)
The purpose of this paper was to contribute to understanding of the crucial role of emotion in work motivation by testing a conceptual model developed by Seo, Barrett, and Bartunek (2004) that predicted the impacts of core affect on three behavioral outcomes of work motivation, generative-defensive orientation, effort, and persistence. We tested the model(More)
In this article we introduce AMR’s Special Topic Forum on Understanding and Creating Caring and Compassionate Organizations. We outline why the time is right for such a forum, uncover scholarly and philosophical roots of a focus on compassion and care, and provide a brief introduction to the diverse and rich set of articles contained in this forum. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine how leading clinical journals report research findings, aiming to assess how they frame their implications for medical practice and to compare that literature's patterns with those of the management literature. DATA SOURCE Clinically relevant research articles from three leading clinical journals (N Engl J Med, JAMA, and Ann Intern(More)
What makes research interesting? What can authors of scholarly work do to make it more interesting to other scholars and potential audiences? Just what is it about some scholarly work that holds the attention of those reading and studying it and subsequently influences them to act, often by completing additional scholarly work? These questions are not new(More)