A paper co-authored by Professor Daniel Skarlicki has been selected as a winner of the prestigious Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2016, making it one of the 100 top cited papers in management research.

"I am humbled that research done here at Sauder can have international impact," said Skarlicki, whose paper, "Employee Justice Across Cultures: A Meta-Analytic Review”, was published in the Journal of Management in 2013.

Each year, the Emerald Group Publishing awards recognize highly cited papers in fields of business management, finance, accounting, economics and marketing – subjects in which Emerald itself has published journals for nearly 50 years. Judges take into account a paper's citations but also its novelty, inter-disciplinary interest and relevancy in today's world.

Skarlicki and his co-authors looked at how different cultural values, such as individualism or masculinity, can affect perceptions and outcomes of workplace justice. They analyzed the data of more than 190,000 employees working in 32 distinct countries and regions. Their results have helped inform managers in multinational organizations how better to address employee concerns about fair workplaces across different cultural contexts.

"Fairness is a primary concern for employees," said Skarlicki. "In an increasingly global labor market, managers will need to work with employees from different countries and cultures. They cannot assume that what is fair by employees in one culture will be seen as fair by employees in another culture."

Skarlicki, the UBC Sauder Edgar F. Kaiser Professor of Organizational Behaviour, is an international thought leader in organizational behaviour and leadership development. He is an award winning researcher, published in the world’s top journals.

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