The Department of Management Studies' annual newsletter
The Department of Management Studies is proud to publish its second newsletter! This time we are going green. In this second issue of our newsletter, we are adopting a fully digital format, and thus making the newsletter interactive. For instance, you can click on names in the newsletter to find out more about that person. There are also clickable links throughout the newsletter such as for navigation, video clips, further details on research, etc. In this and future issues of the newsletter, we will continue to enhance the newsletter to improve your reading experience. Happy reading! The overarching goal of management science is to improve the functioning of organisations. Accordingly, management researchers use the scientific method to investigate important management matters. In recent times, corporate scandals and ethical meltdowns have put the spotlight on specific management matters such as counterproductive work behaviours, managing diversity, safety management, and leadership. Other topical issues in management research include dealing with homosexuality perceptions and brand management. In this second issue of Management Matters, our Department’s researchers, both faculty and doctoral candidates, tackle all of these important issues. Our researchers used a range of primary research methods to investigate most of the abovementioned issues in relation to Trinidad and Tobago’s context. Quantitatively, our researchers used an experimental design to study perceptions of service employees’ homosexuality; large survey studies to examine workplace deviance, sexual harassment, and workplace bullying; and a multilevel longitudinal design to investigate leader-member exchanges in relation to subordinates’ intention to leave. Qualitatively, one of our researchers used interviews to investigate customers’ perceptions of a brand’s country of origin. In addition to primary research, our subject matter experts report on the best practices with respect to safety and diversity management. As custodians of the present and future workplace, we urge you to draw from our Department’s research to improve your organisation. We also look forward to your continued support as well as feedback and suggestions for future issues of our newsletter.