As I See It

October 13, 2016 | Topics: , , | No Comments

I’m excited to see this volume of personal essays in print. It took longer than expected to get it through the publication process (most of these essays were written in the Summer and Fall of 2014), but I’m pleased with how it turned out.

Beal, B. D., Nieberding, N., & Olson Beal, H. … more

Harmonious and Obsessive Passion, Competence, and Self-worth

August 25, 2016 | Topics: , | No Comments

Naydanova, E., & Beal, B. D. 2016. Harmonious and obsessive passion, competence, and self-worth: A study of high school students in the U.S. and Russia. Computers in Human Behavior, 64 (2016): 88-93. [PDF, journal]


This study uses a dualistic model of passion to examine the relationships… more

Support for the Ordination of Women

August 25, 2016 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

Cragun, R. T., Merino, S. M., Stearmer, S. M., Nielsen, M., Beal, B. D., & Jones, B. 2016. Predictors of opposition to and support for the ordination of women: Insights from the LDS church. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 19(2): 124-137 (DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2015.1126703). [PDF, journalmore

The Case Project Guide

August 12, 2016 | Topics: , , | No Comments

A few years ago, I started requiring students in my graduate strategic management class to write a business case as a class project. Colleagues and other coauthors have helped expand and refine the project. Here’s a quick version history:

Version 4, – July 1, 2016, published by Ivey Publishing;… more

Changing Paradigm of Fair Trade

August 11, 2016 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Cater, J. J., Collins, L. A., & Beal, B. D.  [2016].  The changing paradigm of fair trade social entrepreneurship in the United States.  Management Decision, forthcoming. [journal, project]


Purpose: This paper examines why social entrepreneurs in the United States choose to … more

Ethics, Faith, and Profit

August 22, 2015 | Topics: , , , , , | No Comments

Cater, J. J., Collins, L. A., & Beal, B. D. [2016]. Ethics, faith, and profit: Exploring the motives of U.S. fair trade social entrepreneurs. Journal of Business Ethics, published online (DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2934-4), forthcoming in print. [PDF, journal, project]


Although … more

Professional Nurses and Work Passion

August 22, 2015 | Topics: , , , , , | No Comments

Bushardt, S. C., Beal, B. D., Young, M., & Khosla, S.  2016. Professional nurses and the dark side of work passion. Nursing Management, 47(1): 48-52. [journal, project]


One of the most distinguishing characteristics of professional nurses is their passion for their work. Research… more

Management and Income Inequality: A Review and Conceptual Framework

August 1, 2015 | Topics: | No Comments

I’m extremely pleased to see this in print:

Beal, B. D., & Astakhova, M.  [2016].  Management and income inequality: A review and conceptual framework.  Journal of Business Ethics, published online (DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2762-6), forthcoming in print. [PDF, journal, projectmore

Systemic Corporate Social Responsibility

July 1, 2015 | Topics: , , , , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D. & Neesham, C. 2016. Systemic corporate social responsibility: Micro-to-macro transitions, collective outcomes, and self-regulation. Social Responsibility Journal, 12(2): 209-227. [journal, project]


We call attention to the need to revitalize the systemic nature… more

Assessing the Impact of School-Based Marketing Efforts

July 1, 2015 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

Olson Beal, H. K., & Beal, B. D. 2016. Assessing the impact of school-based marketing efforts: A case study of a foreign language immersion program in a school choice environment. Peabody Journal of Education, 91(1): 81-99. [journal]

The paper is part of a special issue entitled “The Role… more

Servant Leadership

June 1, 2015 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Cater, J. J., & Beal, B. D. 2015. Servant leadership in multigenerational family firms. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 20(4): 25-48. [journal]


Servant leadership, which begins with the desire to serve others first, may be conducive to the success of family firms… more

Motor Trike: Building a Brand Community

April 1, 2015 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Cater, J. J., Beal, B. D., Tarter, J., & Swimberghe, K. 2015. Motor Trike: Building a brand community. Case Research Journal, 35(2): 73-94. [journal]

Case Synopsis:

In August 1994, Jeff and Diane Vey purchased FNJ Engineering a fledgling motorcycle conversion kit manufacturer located in Troup,… more

Social Responsibility: Definition, Core Issues, and Recent Developments

February 10, 2014 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D. 2014. Corporate social responsibility: Definition, core issues, and recent developments. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc. [ISBN: 9781452291567;]

This short book on corporate social responsibility (CSR) is designed to… more

Nurse Comfort. . . More than Helpful Hands

January 1, 2014 | Topics: , | One Comment

Heard, P. L., Hartman, S., Beal, B. D., & Bushardt, S. C. 2014. Nursing comfort. . . more than helpful hands. Nursing Management, 45(4): 30-35. [PDF, journal]


This article reviews the literature on nurse comfort and suggests that it may be useful in combating nurse burnout. Although … more

Ripple Effects on Family Firms

January 1, 2014 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

Cater, J. J., & Beal, B. D. 2014. Ripple effects on family firms from an externally induced crisis. Journal of Family Business Management, 4(1): 62-78. [PDF, journal]

From the Introduction:

Using a resource-based view of the firm perspective (Barney, 1991; Habbershon & Williams, 1999),… more

Implementing a “SWIF” Program in an Undergraduate Strategy Course

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Tarter, J. & Beal, B. D. 2013. Implementing a “SWIF” program in an undergraduate strategy course: Processes, results and recommendations. The Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 9(1): 153-161. [PDF, journal]


As faculty charged with the continued development and delivery… more

Rethinking the Market Metaphor

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , , , , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., & Olson Beal, H. K. 2013. Rethinking the market metaphor: School choice, the common good, and the National Football League. Journal of School Choice: International Research and Reform, 7(4): 471-497. [PDF, journal]


School choice advocates often assume that market-like… more

Flat World Knowledge (Case)

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., & Tarter, J. 2013. Flat World Knowledge: A revolution? Journal of Case Studies, 31(2): 98-113. [PDF, journal]

From the teaching note:

Eric and Jeff believed that the college textbook market was dysfunctional in a number of respects. They believed that Flat World’s business modelmore

Flat World Knowledge (Critical Incident)

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., & Tarter, J. 2013. Flat World Knowledge: How to pay authors to write free textbooks? Journal of Critical Incidents, 6: 67-70. [PDF, journal]


Jeff Shelstad, together with Eric Frank, founded FWK in 2007 with the intention of disrupting and reinventing the college textbook… more

The Mormon Stories Podcast

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , , , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., & Tarter, J. 2013. The Mormon Stories podcast: Faith, disaffiliation and strategic vision. Business Case Journal, 20(2): 15-33. [PDF, journal]

From the teaching note:

In September 2005, after experiencing a personal crisis of faith, John Dehlin, a lifelong Mormon, started the … more

The Big Box Retailer Problem

January 1, 2012 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D. 2012. Competitive markets, collective action, and the Big Box Retailer problem. Journal of Philosophical Economics, 6(1): 2-29. [PDF, journal]


I use a stylized scenario—the Big Box Retailer Problem—to demonstrate that the presence of behavioral interdependence in … more

Family Business in Louisiana: The Case of Rabenhorst Funeral Homes

January 1, 2007 | Topics: , | No Comments

Cater, J. J., Beal, B. D., Justis, R. T. 2007. Family business in Louisiana: The case of Rabenhorst Funeral Homes. Annual Advances in Business Cases, 27: 221-237. [PDF]


Rabenhorst Funeral Homes is the oldest continuously owned family business in Baton Rouge, LA. Founded in 1866 by Charles… more

Explaining the Clustering of International Expansion Moves

January 1, 2005 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

Gimeno, J., Hoskisson, R. E., Beal, B. D., & Wan, W. P. 2005. Explaining the clustering of international expansion moves: A critical test in the U.S. telecommunications industry. Academy of Management Journal, 48(2): 297-319. [PDF]


This study discriminates among alternative competitive… more

Strategic Options for Managing Intellectual Asset Flows in the Information Sector

January 1, 2004 | Topics: , , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., Thomas, D. E. 2004. Strategic options for managing intellectual asset flows in the information sector. Journal of Managerial Issues, 16(4): 442-459. [PDF]


Information and knowledge management play an increasingly important role in the development of sustainable competitive… more

Confronting the Information Age: Strategy, Copyright, and Digital Intellectual Goods

January 1, 2003 | Topics: , | No Comments

Beal, B. D., & Marin, D. B. 2003. Confronting the information age: Strategy, copyright, and digital intellectual goods. Business Horizons, 46(4): 21-31. [PDF]


The proliferation of computer networks, the popularization of the World Wide Web and the increasing availability of digital… more


January 1, 2002 | Topics: | No Comments

Beal, B. D. 2002. An internet infomediary. Case Research Journal, 22(3): 1-17. (Reprinted in Pearce & Robinson, 2004, Strategic Management, 9e, McGraw Hill) [PDF]

The Company:

AllAdvantage was founded by Jim Jorgensen and three Stanford graduate students (Carl Anderson,… more

The Embeddedness of Organizations: Dialogue & Directions

January 1, 1999 | Topics: | No Comments

Dacin, M. T., Ventresca, M. J., & Beal, B. D. 1999. The embeddedness of organizations: Dialogue & directions. Journal of Management, 25(3): 317-356. [PDF]


Research on industrial organizations are examined to determine the current and emerging theories on embeddedness. An integrated… more