Executive Committee Report: Frontiers Series

Organizational Frontiers Series Committee Goals and Achievements 2006-2007
Submitted by Robert Pritchard, Chair
January 11, 2007

Goals  Status
1. Develop a single set of materials describing the Frontiers Series that could be sent to prospective volume editors.  These materials will include the goals of the series, its history, the process from initial proposal to final printed volume, and give examples of how to develop proposals.  Completed.
2. Continue the development of ongoing Frontiers volumes.  Ongoing, see below.
3. Develop new Frontiers volumes.  Ongoing, see below.
4. Continue the practice of emailing  announcements of new Frontiers volumes to SIOP members, as approved by the Executive Committee. Done for recently published volumes.
5.  Continue to facilitate coordination with the Practice series.  Ongoing.

1. Recently Published:
The Dark Side of Organizational Behavior, edited by Ricky Griffin & Anne  O’Leary-Kelly, 2004
The Psychological And Organizational Bases Of Discrimination At Work, edited by Robert L. Dipboye & Adrienne Colella, 2005
Situational Judgment Tests:  Theory, Measurement, and Application
Jeff A. Weekley & Robert E. Ployhart, 2006

2.  In press at Erlbaum:
The Psychology Of Entrepreneurship, edited by J. Robert Baum, Michael Frese, &  Robert A. Baron
Perspectives On Person-Organization Fit, edited by Cheri Ostroff & Timothy Judge
The Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Management in Organizations, edited by Carsten K.W. De Dreu and Michele J. Gelfand

3.  Volumes Under Contract
Learning, Training, and Development in Organizations, edited by Steve W. J. Kozlowski and Eduardo Salas
Work Motivation, edited by Ruth Kanfer, Gilad Chen, and Robert Pritchard
Team Effectiveness in Complex Organizations and Systems:  Cross-disciplinary perspectives, edited by Eduardo Salas, Jay Goodwin, & C. Shawn Burke
Commitment in Organizations: Accumulated Wisdom and New Directions
Howard J. Klein, Thomas E. Becker, and John P. Meyer, Editors
Errors in Organizations, David Hofmann and Michael Frese, Editors
Adverse Impact, James L. Outtz, Editor

4.  Under Review by Board
Managerial Behavior and Employee Health: Sickness and Wellness, Jerald Greenberg and Aino Salimäki, Editors

Board Meeting:
Approximately every 5 years, the Frontiers Board meets to develop ideas for new volumes.  Such a meeting was held this year.  A number of ideas were approved as possible Frontiers volumes.  Members of the Board are currently working to identify editors for these volumes.


Action Item:
The Frontiers Board would like the Executive Committee to consider having a special function to honor the 25th anniversary of the SIOP Frontiers Series.  This would be in the form of a reception with drinks and snacks held at SIOP in 2008 where the series, past members of the editorial board, and past volume editors would be acknowledged.

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