Welcome to CARMA’s First Webcast Lecture
Dr. Larry James Memorial Lecture

Dr. Herman Aguinis, George Washington University

Best-Practice Recommendations for Producers, Evaluators, and Users of Methodological Literature Reviews

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET

PowerPoint Slides
Add to Your Calendar

Dr. Herman Aguinis is the Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar, professor of management, and chairperson of the Department of Management at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). He is ranked among the top 100 most influential researchers in Economics and Business in the world and received the Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award for lifetime achievement in human resource research that makes contributions to practice. Also, he has been elected for the presidency track of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest and most prestigious association for management educators and scholars, and is currently serving as President Elect. Prior to joining GWSB, he was the John F. Mee Chair of Management and the Founding and Managing Director of the Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness in the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at universities in the People’s Republic of China (Beijing and Hong Kong), Malaysia, Singapore, Argentina, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, Australia, and South Africa.

His research addresses the acquisition and deployment of talent in organizations and organizational research methods. Recent projects address star performance, corporate social responsibility and business sustainability, domestic and international workforce diversity, leadership, staffing, training and development, performance management, and innovative methodological approaches. His professional and life agenda is to have an impact on the academic community, but also on society at large.

Dr. Aguinis teaches courses at the MBA, executive, and PhD levels in the areas of organizational behavior, human resource management, and research methods and analysis such as international management, foundations of management, global organizational effectiveness, performance management, statistics, and research methods. In addition to his academic activities, Dr. Aguinis has consulted with organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America including the United Nations, AT&T, the City of San Francisco Police Department, Kronos, Accenture, and Sears Holdings Corp., among others. He was appointed by the U.S. Department of State to serve a five-year term on the Board of Examiners for the United States Foreign Service and has provided expert testimony and written briefs for several high-profile court cases (including the U.S. Supreme Court). His research has been featured by numerous media outlets in the U.S. and abroad including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Forbes, Business Week, National Public Radio, USA Today, The Seattle Times, The Chicago Tribune, HR Magazine, Univision, Mujer Actual (Spain), and La Nación (Argentina), among others.


Because of the frantic and overwhelming pace of methodological developments, many researchers in management and related fields find themselves struggling to stay up-to-date on methods-related issues. So how do we keep up with these advances? We often rely on methodological literature reviews, which summarize a methodological issue and provide best-practice recommendations. Simply put, they describe “how to do things right.” Despite their popularity, details about how to write and evaluate methodological literature reviews are not clear. Did you recently read a methodological review and are wondering whether you can trust its best-practice recommendations? Are you a reviewer or journal editor, and would like to offer authors of a submitted review useful and solid developmental feedback? Have you been thinking about possibly writing a literature review of a methodological topic yourself? This Larry James Memorial Lecture will answer these questions by describing how to critically read, evaluate, and successfully write a methodological literature review. The presentation will be based in part on the following article: Aguinis, H., Ramani, R. S., & Alabduljader, N. in press. Best-practice recommendations for producers, evaluators, and users of methodological literature reviews. Organizational Research Methods. https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428120943281

Access Information

  • No registration is needed.
  • Login to your CARMA account.
  • Once you login, in the middle, you will see a section “Active Meetings”.
  • You will see the access link one hour before the event in this section.

Quick Chat with Dr. Herman Aguinis

Upcoming CARMA Events

  • Oct. 15, 2021 – Webcast Lecture, Dr. Samantha Anderson – Power Analysis with Regression Models
  • Oct. 15, 2021 – Topic Interest Group
  • Oct. 29, 2021 – Webcast Lecture, Dr. Tim Pollock – Writing about Methods and Results
  • Oct. 29, 2021 – RMEP – PhD Prep Series
  • Nov. 12, 2021 – Webcast Lecture, Dr. Lillian Eby – Funding at NIH: Topics, Processes, Research Methods
  • Nov. 12, 2021 – Topic Interest Group
  • Dec. 3, 2021 – Webcast Lecture, Dr. Janaki Gooty – Multilevel and Meta Analysis
  • Dec. 3, 2021 – RMEP – PhD Prep Series

Other CARMA Recordings on Similar Topics

  • Casual Identification through a Cumulative Body of Research in the Study of Strategy and Organizations – Dr. Myles Shaver, Spring 2019
  • Verifying Empirical Research Findings – Dr. Don Bergh, Spring 2018
  • Mixed Methods in Strategy and Organizations Research – Dr. Scott Turner, Spring 2017
  • The When and Why of Effects: Moderation and Mediation in Strategic Management Research – Dr. Herman Aguinis, Fall 2016
  • Endogeneity in Strategy Research – Dr. Trevis Certo, Spring 2015
  • Rediscovering the Individual in Strategy Research – Dr. Steven Floyd, Fall 2012
  • Theoretical Specification and Methodological Rigor: Matching Theory and Methods – Dr. Michael Hitt, Spring 2012
  • Tools for Testing Contingency Models – Dr. Brian Boyd, Spring 2011
  • Judgment Policy Analysis – Dr. Richard Priem, Fall 2010
  • The Use and Misuse of Ratios Measures – Dr. Robert Wiseman, Spring 2010
  • Computer-Aided Text Analysis: Tips and Techniques – Dr. Jeremy Short, Fall 2009
  • Using the Censored Regression Model (Tobit) in Management Research – Dr. Harry P. Bowen, Spring 2009
  • Using Spatial Analysis in Strategy Research – Dr. Jonathan Doh, Spring 2009
  • Strategy and Research Methods Development – Dr. Don Bergh, Spring 2008
  • Advanced Panel Methods for Strategy Research – Dr. Peter Hom, Fall 2007
  • Testing for Mediating Variables in Management Research: Concerns, Implications and Alternative Strategies – Dr. J. Myles Shaver, Spring 2006
  • Meta-Analysis and Strategy Research – Dr. Dan Dalton, Spring 2006
  • Current Issues in Individual, Group, and Organizational Level Measurement : Strategic Management – Dr. Brian Boyd, Fall 2005