Citations are the in-text identifications of other sources you have referred to in your document. Every work that has a citation in-text needs to have a corresponding reference in the reference list at the end of your document.
In an author-date style, such as the Academy of Management Journal, in-text citations usually require the name of the author(s) and the year of publication in parentheses.
Page numbers are included in the in-text citation if you have a direct quote, paraphrase a passage or you want to direct the reader to a specific page or pages. Use the following format - (Author(s), Year: Page number(s))
Two or more works by different authors within the same reference
Order authors alphabetically, separating each author (or group of authors) with a semi-colon.
Several studies (Adams, 1994; Bernstein, 1988; Celias, 2000a, 2000b) support this conclusion.
Multiple works by one author
Designate two or more works by one author (or by an identical group of authors) published in the same year by adding "a," "b," and so forth, after the year. See example above.
If a work has two authors, give both names every time you cite it.
For three through to six authors, give all the names the first time, then use "et al." in subsequent citations.
For seven or more authors, use "et al." for all citations, including the first. (Note: Ensure that the corresponding reference in the reference list contains all names).
If an article has no author, cite the journal title as author.
For reports, handbooks, and the like, cite the "corporate author" that produced the document.
If you have not seen the original work, but have been made aware of it through another reference (also known as a secondary source), name the original work and provide the citation for the secondary source in both the in-text citation and reference list.