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Areas of Research

Faculty-student collaboration on research is the cornerstone of the Ph.D. program in management. Doctoral students have the opportunity to work with some of the top researchers who have expertise in a variety of areas encompassed by organizational behavior, strategic management, and human resource management. To learn more about each faculty member, click here.

For students interested in specializing in organizational behavior, our faculty have expertise in the following research areas, among others:

  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Decision making
  • International organization behavior
  • Leadership
  • Mood and emotion
  • Motivation
  • Organizational justice
  • Power and status
  • Proactive behavior
  • Stress and well-being
  • Team decision-making and performance

For students interested in specializing in strategic management, our faculty have expertise in the following research areas, among others:

  • Competitive dynamics
  • Executive compensation and corporate governance
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Organizational learning and change
  • Resources and capabilities
  • Risk taking and risk-management
  • Strategic decision making

For students interested in specializing in human resource management, our faculty have expertise in the following research areas, among others:

  • Career development
  • International human resource management
  • Job analysis and design
  • Organizational socialization
  • Selection

Below are some recent publications that have resulted from collaborations between faculty and Ph.D. students, with current students and Ph.D. alumni names in bold.


Arrfelt, M., Wiseman, R.M., McNamara, G., Hult, G. T. M. (2015). Examining a key corporate role: the influence of capital allocation competency on business unit performance. Strategic Management Journal, 36, 1017-1034.

Firth, B., Hollenbeck, J.R., Ilgen, D.R., Barnes, C.M., and Miles, J. (2015). Same page, different books. Extending representational gaps theory to enhance performance in multiteam systems.  Academy of Management Journal, 58, 813-835.

Johnson, R. E., King, D. D., Lin, S.-H., Scott, B. A., Jackson Walker, E. M., & Wang, M. (2017). Regulatory focus trickle-down: How leader regulatory focus shapes follower regulatory focus and behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 140, 29-45.

Kolev, K., Wiseman, R.M., Gomez-Mejia, L.R. (2017). Do CEOs ever lose? Fairness perspective on the allocation of residuals between CEOs and shareholders. Journal of Management, Vol. 43 No. 2, 610-637.

Koopman, J., Lanaj, K., & Scott, B. A. (2016). Integrating the bright and dark sides of OCB. A daily investigation of the benefits and costs of helping others. Academy of Management Journal, 59, 414-435.

Lanaj, K. and Hollenbeck, J.R. (2015). Leadership over emergence in self-managing teams. The role of gender and countervailing biases. Academy of Management Journal, 58, 1476-1494.

Lanaj, K., Johnson, R. E., & Lee, S. (2016). Benefits of transformational behavior for leaders: A daily investigation of leader behavior and need fulfillment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101.2, 237-251.

Mannor, M., Shamsie, J., & Conlon, D.E. (2016). Does experience help or hinder top managers? Working with different types of resources in Hollywood. Strategic Management Journal, 37, 1330-1340.

Matta, F.K., Scott, B. A., Colquitt, J. A., Koopman, J., & Passantino, L. (2017). Is consistently fair better than sporadically fair? An investigation of justice variability and stress. Academy of Management Journal, 60, 743-770.

Rosen, C. C., Koopman, J., Gabriel-Rossetti, A. S., & Johnson, R. E. (2016). Who strikes back? A daily investigation of when and why incivility begets incivility. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101.11, 1620-1634 .

Schaubroeck, J. M., Peng, A. C., & Hannah, S. T. (2016). The role of peer respect in linking abusive supervision to follower outcomes: Dual moderation of group potency. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101.2, 267-278.

Wowak, A., Mannor, M., Arrfelt, M., & McNamara, G. (2016). Earthquake or glacier? How CEO charisma manifests in firm strategy over time. Strategic Management Journal. 37, 586-603.






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