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