Professor of Management Tom Zagenczyk has been named the editor in chief of Group & Organization Management, a peer-reviewed, bi-monthly academic journal. The journal publishes work of scholars who extend management and organization theory and address implications for practitioners.

Tom Zagenczyk, professor of management

Tom Zagenczyk, professor of management, has been named editor in chief of a management journal.

Currently an associate editor for Group & Organization Management (GOM), Zagenczyk succeeds Bill Gardner of Texas Tech University as editor in chief and assumes the position July 1.

“This is an honor for the Department of Management, a significant career achievement for Tom, and certainly a testament to the high esteem in which he is held by his peers,” said Craig Wallace, Department of Management chair in the College of Business at Clemson University. “Tom was recently honored by the College of Business for his effectiveness in the classroom, and the appointment as editor further validates the respect he commands in research circles.”

Zagenczyk said his charge will be to build off the strong foundation Gardner laid for Group & Organization Management, which ranks in the top quartile of Management and Applied Psychology Journals.

“My goal is to increase the impact factor of GOM by achieving several goals. First, I would like to attract more manuscripts that draw on social network methodologies,” he said. “I’d also like to see more manuscripts that focus on timely and relevant topics whose findings have practical importance.

“I’m hopeful that Clemson’s leadership with respect to Group & Organization Management will raise the profile of the Department of Management’s Ph.D. program and the research profile of the College of Business in general. I really appreciate the support Craig Wallace, department chair, and Dean Wendy York have provided in this regard,” Zagenczyk added.

Group & Organization Management receives about 325 papers annually, about 5 to 6 percent are accepted for publication.

Zagenczyk will oversee associate editors and an editorial board of about 175 faculty members and work with parent company Sage Publications to increase the influence and readership of the journal.

Kristin Scott, also a professor of management in the College of Business, serves as an associate editor for the journal. Marissa Shuffler, associate professor, industrial-organizational psychology and Russ Marion, professor of education, are editorial board members.

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