*Based on a survey of my research community
WORKING PAPERS & WORK IN PROGRESS
• Sala, G.R., Patience and resilience in high-risk situations: the case of SWAT Team work. Work in progress (data analysis)
• Sciarappa, S.L., Sala, G.R., Ambiguous Loss in Professional Relationships. Work in progress (data collection)
• Crosina, E., Sala, G.R.*, Bartunek, J., On Individual-Level Imprinting: What, When, How & Why Care. Working paper. Babson College. (theory paper)
REVISE AND RESUBMIT & UNDER REVIEW
• Sala, G.R., Do, B., Harrison, S., Bartunek, J., Surprise (title removed while under review), Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Applied Psychology
• Ladge, J., Sala, G.R., Work Re-entery (title removed while under review), proposal under review at Academy of Management Annals
IN-PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
• Sala, G.R., Pratt, M.G., (2023) How Organizations Influence Interpersonal Trust Repair: The Case of a French Antiterrorist Unit, Academy of Management Journal, 66(4), 1263-1293 https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2020.1093
• Pratt, M.G., Sala, G.R.* (2021). A Researcher's Toolkit for Observational Methods. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management. Oxford University Press.
• Pratt, M.G., Hedden, L.N., Khan, H., Sala, G.R., Sciarappa, S.L. Identity In And Of Organizations: Docents’ Guide Through The Academy Of Management Journals (in press at the AOM Collections).
• Sala, G., Haag, C. (2016). Comment vaincre l’anxiété en situation extrême? Les secrets de la Force Intervention du GIGN, unité d’élite de la gendarmerie nationale (Taming anxiety in high-risk situations: the secrets of the GIGN). Revue Française de Gestion, 42(257), 129-147
Research has long known about the important implications of the risk of losing one’s work (the risk of layoff, the possible “death” of one’s organization or an incapacitating accident). But what about when an occupational community’s existence is at stake? Indeed, occupations and professions can be threatened to the point of non-existence. Such a potential loss is likely to not only influence “who I am?” but more broadly one’s place in the social order, that is “why am I here?” As such, it poses an existential threat. Existential threats from occupational demise can come from the emergence of a new competitor, a new way of working, a crisis (e.g., disaster or financial crisis) and technology, just to name a few. Such existential threats can have important consequences on occupational members’ lives, particularly on relationships, emotions and mental health. Yet, our current theories still fall short to understand how individuals experience this threat. In an inductive qualitative study of Les Clefs d’Or concierges in the USA, my dissertation aims at uncovering what that these impacts and experiences are.
OUT OF SERVICE ? INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES IN AN OCCUPATIONAL IDENTITY EXISTENTIAL THREAT