Joyce Bono

Management faculty member’s paper receives prestigious impact award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Joyce Bono, W.A. McGriff, III Professor in the Department of Management, is among the authors of the paper that received the 2021 Scholarly Impact Award from the Journal of Management. The paper, “Contemplating Mindfulness at Work: An Integrative Review,” unites the broader literature on mindfulness in order to generate new research by management scholars and new insights for organizational leaders.

The Scholarly Impact Award from the Journal of Management is awarded to articles published five years ago that have had the greatest impact on the field. Criteria for determining the winner include the extent to which the paper changed scholars’ way of thinking, how the article added to what is currently known and the reach the paper had in terms of affecting ongoing work in the field.

“Conducting high quality research comes with lots of hard work, and much criticism and rejection, so it is always a special moment when the impact of the research is recognized,” Bono said.

Since its publication in 2016, the paper has been cited more than 340 times. It was viewed and downloaded more than 29,000 times from the Journal of Management.

Bono worked with eight faculty members from institutions across the nation, including Pepperdine University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Minnesota, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Harvard Medical School.

“This project was a huge undertaking, with authors from medicine, psychology, and management working together to link the brain science and psychology of mindfulness to employees’ thoughts, emotions, experiences, and behavior at work,” she said. “It was a challenge to write with such a diverse team, each with their own ‘language,’ but also rewarding to develop a truly integrative explanation of how mindfulness practices and states can affect employees. For me, this project epitomizes the obstacles and benefits of interdisciplinary scholarship.” 

Bono and her co-authors will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field of management through the paper at the Southeastern Management Association annual meeting in New Orleans this November.

Bono’s scholarly articles are regularly recognized among the most impactful. In 2020, one of her papers was named among the most popular articles of the past decade by Nonprofit Management & Leadership. Bono and Ph.D. alumnus Yihao Liu (Ph.D. ’17) received the Best Article Award from Personnel Psychology in 2017. In addition, Bono was also named among the top 100 most influential authors of research cited in organizational behavior textbooks with more than 50 text citations and over 12,000 Web of Science citations.

Bono has been at the Warrington College of Business since 2011. Her research interests include leadership, personality, motivation, job attitudes and emotions, the advancement of women leaders and the effects of managers on employees’ quality of work life. She regularly publishes work in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, among others.

She previously served as an associate editor for the Academy of Management Journal, as well as on a number of editorial boards including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management and Leadership Quarterly. She is the recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award and is a former holder of the Marvin D. Dunnette Chair in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Her research has been recognized with the Academy of Management Human Resource Divisions’ Scholarly Achievement Award and with the Center for Creative Leadership-Leadership Quarterly Best Paper Award.

Bono received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Iowa, her M.S. in administration from the University of Notre Dame and her B.A. in human resources from Spring Arbor College.