Sass and Liao-Troth have paper on emotional intelligence published in management journal
Mary Sass (Management) and Matthew Liao-Troth (Management), along with Craig Seal (University of the Pacific) and James Bailey (George Washington University), have had their paper "Integrating the emotional intelligence construct: the relationship between emotional ability and emotional competence" published in "Organization Management Journal," Vol. 6, No. 4: pp. 204-214. An abstract is available here.
In this paper, the authors posit that the concept of emotional intelligence has not advanced as quickly and adroitly as it could have because of a lack of validity studies that combine the two most prevalent models, emotionality ability and emotional competency, which the authors conduct. The authors conclude by issuing a call for research that conceives of EI as both an ability and a constellation of behaviors and measures EI with a combination of knowledge, reasoning, self-report and other-report to provide a more holistic and encompassing examination that would foundationally contribute to unlocking the construct's potential.