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Emerald Publishing names eminent economist team to edit new journal, The Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership
- 21 Sep 2017

Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has announced that the newly launched Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership (JPEO) will be edited by Richard B. Freeman, holder of the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, and, Takao Kato, W.S. Schupf Professor of Economics and Far Eastern Studies at Colgate University.

JPEO is the first leading forum for new economics of participation, economic analysis of new participatory work practices and shared capitalism. It is the only mainstream journal for rigorous research on shared capitalism, employee ownership, profit sharing, gain sharing, and broad-based stock option.

JPEO is seeking to publish high quality research on original empirical and theoretical research in the broad area of employee participation and shared capitalism. Aimed at academics in economics and other relevant disciplines (e.g. human resource management, industrial psychology, sociology of work, political science, public policy analysis) and research-oriented practitioners and policymakers, the title will publish 15 papers across 3 issues from 2018, which will be made freely available throughout 2018 to allow greater visibility of authors' work.

The title welcomes methodological diversity, from theoretical economic modelling to sophisticated statistical analysis of observational data to experimental data analysis including both lab and field experiments to institutional and qualitative analysis.

Richard Freeman is currently serving as Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and is Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. He directs the National Bureau of Economic Research / Sloan Science Engineering Workforce Projects, and is Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.

Takao Kato is W.S. Schupf Professor of Economics and Far Eastern Studies at Colgate University. He is also Research Fellow, IZA-Bonn; Research Associate, CJEB (Columbia Business School) and CCP (Copenhagen Business School and Aarhus University); Faculty Fellow and Mentor, SMLR (Rutgers); Research Fellow, TCER-Tokyo; and Senior Fellow, ETLA (Helsinki). Kato pioneered the econometric analysis of employee participation and innovative work practices of Japanese and Korean firms. While continuing to work in this area, he has also been studying corporate governance, executive compensation, and promotion tournament in Japan, Korea, China, and Denmark.

In addition, JPEO is endorsed by the Fellowship Program on Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, as well as the International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP).

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ESMO names Prof. Fabrice André as new interim Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Oncology
- 20 Sep 2017

ESMO, the leading European professional organisation for medical oncology has announced that Professor Fabrice André will be the new interim Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Oncology, effective September 14, 2017.

Annals of Oncology is ESMO's flagship scientific journal with an Impact Factor of 11.855, according to the latest Journal Citation Reports. The journal is now ranked 10th in the field, within the top 5% of oncology titles.

Fabrice André is currently Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France. His research work in the field of biomarkers and personalised therapies focuses on biomarker discovery, development of targeted agents and implementation of personalised medicine. He is also leading phase I-III trials testing targeted agents in the field of breast cancer and large national trials testing implementation of high throughput technologies in the health care system.

Professor André has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers, including papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Nature Medicine, Science, Lancet Oncology and Journal of Clinical Oncology, either as main or co-author. He is chairman of the biomarker group at UNICANCER (French cooperative group).

Professor André has been a member of the ESMO Educational Committee since 2009; a member of the Annals of Oncology Editorial Board (2010-2013) and Associate Editor since 2014.

He is currently chair of the ESMO Translational Research and Personalised Medicine Working Group.

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Frontline Medical Communications expands digital publishing and sales support team
- 19 Sep 2017

Frontline Medical Communications, a provider of digital, print and live events for physicians and other health care professionals, recently announced expansion of the digital publishing and sales support team. A change in leadership and numerous promotions among Audience Development and Digital Production staff addresses the increasing importance of customer data.

Heading this digital operations ecosystem is Lee Schweizer, named Chief Digital Officer. Lee has played an increasingly important role in the development of FMC's digital business. In this new position, Lee is responsible for digital sales, data and advertising operations, reporting to Alan Imhoff and Doug Grose, President of Digital and CFO.

Reporting to Lee is Amy Pfeiffer, promoted to Vice President, Digital Publishing, an integral role within the digital ad/ops department, and Mike Fritz, promoted to Data Management Director, a key position involved in evaluating engagement and providing superior metrics that drive results for clients. Rebecca Nitka, who continues reporting to Mike, has been promoted to Data Management Senior Analyst.

The circulation group has been restructured, led by Jared Sonners, as Circulation Director; Christine Onorevole and Diana Sabatino report to Jared, promoted to Circulation Senior Analyst and Circulation Analyst, respectively. This group reports to Jim Chicca, Vice President of Operations.

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Dr. J. K. Vijayakumar appointed as Library Director of King Abdullah University of Science&Technology
- 12 Sep 2017

Dr. J. K. Vijayakumar has been appointed as the Library Director of King Abdullah University of Science&Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia as of July 1, 2017.

Vijay joined KAUST in 2009 and has contributed to the library's growth in many leadership roles, including Senior Subject Specialist, Research and Reference Manager, Collections and Information Service Manager and Acting Director. As a member of the library management team, Vijay has been engaged in developing strategic plans and policies, and managing services, budget, staff development and assessment initiatives. He has also represented the Library in many prestigious international and regional professional forums and boards.

He brings with him 20 years of professional working expertise gained from working at different academic and research libraries from the Middle East, the Americas and India. His research has been published in reputed journals and in many conferences. A leader in his field, he is also a member of several Journal Editorial Boards, Publisher's Librarian Advisory Boards and IFLA ACD Standing Committee.

KAUST Library is an Institutional Member of the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI).

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MarkMonitor appoints Statton Hammock as vice president for global policy and industry development
- 11 Sep 2017

MarkMonitor®, a brand of Clarivate Analytics and the world leader in enterprise brand protection and corporate domain management services, has announced the appointment of Statton Hammock as Vice-President for Global Policy and Industry Development. In his new role, Hammock will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of MarkMonitor's global policy, thought leadership, business development and awareness strategy.

Hammock joins MarkMonitor after spending over four years as Vice President of Business and Legal affairs at Rightside Group, a leading domain registry. He is also a founding Board Member of the Domain Name Association and a well-known and well respected figure in the industry. Participating in a number of industry working groups and committees, he publishes and speaks frequently about policy in the domain space.

Specifically, Hammock will be primarily focused on continuing to build awareness, trust and excitement in MarkMonitor's domain management business.

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