In the November issue of the Strategic Management Journal, the editors write about a new initiative, which aims to increase the availability of management data (Ethiraj, Gambardella, & Helfat, 2017)1. As part of this initiative, the editors will contact authors of impactful papers in SMJ to suggest they contribute the data. Additionally, SMJ will adopt a badge system to identify articles that make their data available. The editors’ goal is to both facilitate replications and, crucially, increase the ability of researchers to build on previously collected data; therefore increasing the cumulativeness of management research.
I decided to redo my old and ugly wordpress website using blogdown and Hugo. Thanks to the great theme for academics by George Cushen and the blogdown book by Yihui Xie, Amber Thomas and Alison Presmanes Hill, it was a breeze. In a few hours, I have a better looking website than I thought possible, without having to do too much fiddling. Once more, I am amazed by what can be achieved thanks to the open source software community.