PAW Research Interest Group Faculty

Charlotte Alexander

Charlotte AlexanderMy scholarship focuses on employment and risk. I am interested in the decisions that workers make in choosing whether to challenge unsafe or illegal conditions at work and the incentive structures built into the law that are designed (but perhaps fail) to encourage workers to become enforcers of their own rights. I also use empirical methods to study the civil justice system, focusing on the “boom” in wage and hour litigation and issues around private law enforcement and access to justice.
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James S. Boles

James S. BolesMy research has touched on a number of issues related to HR and management as well as marketing and sales. I have conducted research in the areas of:

  1. work-family and family-work conflict (WFC/FWC)
  2. gender differences in workplace settings
  3. salesperson performance
  4. sales force turnover (in both business-to-business and retail settings)
  5. employee burnout

I have worked on scale development in the areas of burnout, justice, and WFC/FWC. I also have worked on the topic of mentoring in sales force settings.
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Nikos Dimotakis

Nikos DimotakisI am generally interested in how people experience their work, and how they feel, behave, and interact with others as a result. I investigate the affective, cognitive, and motivational processes that link workplace characteristics, occupational and social experiences, and leadership to voluntary behaviors in the workplace, performance, and well-being, as well as the stable or dynamic boundary conditions that affect these relationships.
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Lynn Hannan

Lynn HannanMy research is focused in three areas, with individuals or groups as the unit of analysis:

  1. How social preferences, in conjunction with various institutional factors, affect honesty during participatory budgeting
  2. How social preferences/cognitive processes, in conjunction with various types of incentive contracts and performance feedback, affect motivation and performance
  3. How uncertainty affects negotiations and trust

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Chad Hartnell

Chad HartnellMy research involves two streams:

  1. the antecedents and consequences of various forms of leadership as well as their interrelation with other leadership styles
  2. the antecedents of organizational culture and the intervening mechanisms through which it influences organizational, unit, and individual effectiveness

I am also interested in examining the dynamic interplay between leadership and culture. In particular, when and how does leadership influence organizational culture and organizational culture influence leadership?
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Jennifer Joe

Jennifer JoeMy research focuses on individual judgment and decision making in accounting contexts with an emphasis on audit judgments. My primary research interest has focused on understanding how information context influences audit judgment and decision making. The majority of my research draws on psychology and decision making theory to make predictions about how information context influences individual behavior. These studies are conducted in experimental laboratory settings where professional auditors serve as participants.
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Wesley Johnston

Wesley JohnstonMy research interests include the areas of business-to-business marketing and organizational buying behavior. Customer relationship management and sales force automation are also research interests to me. Recent articles of mine have focused on the mix of purchasing practices to choose for your supply base; performance implications of CRM technology use; and, when do B2B brands influence the decision making of organizational buyers?
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Mark Keil

Mark KeilMy research focuses on information technology (IT) project management and includes:

  1. identifying and preventing IT project escalation
  2. de-escalating troubled projects
  3. identifying and managing IT project risks
  4. improving IT project status reporting
  5. understanding the factors that affect successful implementation of IT systems in various contexts, especially healthcare

My research interests include managerial decision-making (and decision biases) as well as whistleblowing and error reporting.
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Heechun Kim

Heechun KimMy recent study, using cognitive and affective process accounts of the endowment effect, compares and contrasts how different key decision makers (i.e., family owners versus equity-owning professional managers in our study) at the headquarters of the multinational enterprise perceive foreign subsidiary divestitures. Our findings show that cognitive and affective process accounts of the endowment effect do not apply universally to different types of decision makers, urging scholars to pay attention to the identity of decision makers.
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Lisa Lambert

Lisa LambertMy research interests focus on employment relationships, specifically the reciprocal exchange of various inducements (e.g. pay, security, etc.) for contributions (e.g. physical, emotional and intellectual work). To examine the relationship between employees and their employers I draw from theories of the psychological contract, leadership, person-environment fit, social exchange theory, trust, justice, and job attitudes. I also have an abiding interest in research methods and the correspondence between theory and statistical analysis.
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Leigh Anne Liu

Leigh Anne LiuMy research centers on the dynamic and cognitive influence of culture on negotiation, conflict, team, and relationship management. Current projects include:

  • Cultural paradoxes and integrative approaches to conflict management
  • Relational metaphors in international strategic alliances
  • Global vs. local identities in intra- and intercultural negotiations
  • Cognitive adaptation and consensus building in social interactions
  • Multicultural composition and value asymmetries in global teams

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Ben Luippold

Ben LuippoldGenerally, my research interests examine how individuals make decisions and apply judgments using accounting information. More specifically, I study how information pertaining to financial statement audits affects the judgments of financial statement auditors, preparers (management) and users (investors). I rely heavily on psychological theory, which allows me to predict whether this accounting information will either bias or debias judgments.
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Todd Maurer

Todd MaurerMy interests are largely within organizational behavior and human resource management and have in the past touched on a variety of issues, including employee and leader development, negotiation, careers, and aging workers, among others. Most of my recent research has involved studying leadership and employee development from a social science point of view within work-related settings.
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Edward W. Miles

Edward T. MilesMy interests are primarily in the content area of negotiation. Although negotiation can occur in many arenas (e.g., international diplomacy, police negotiations), my interest is primarily within the business context of two (or more) willing parties engaging in business deal making. Some areas in which I have conducted research include the interface of negotiation with gender differences, self-efficacy, goal-setting, and status.
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Abhay Mishra

Abhay MishraMy research interests are:

    • adoption and diffusion of information technologies in the healthcare industry
    • the transformation of the healthcare industry
    • electronic procurement
    • supply chain management

organizational innovation

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Sushil Nifadkar

Sushil NifadkarMy major research interest has been affect in the newcomer (i.e., new employee) adjustment context. I and my coauthors have been investigating the role of supervisor behaviors, coworkers, and social networks in triggering specific emotions in newcomers and influencing a number of newcomer outcomes. The setting of all my research has been Indian IT companies and I invite collaborations for investigations of cross-cultural differences in India and the U.S. in any area of management research.
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Ivo Tafkov

Ivo TafkovMy research uses theory from both economics and psychology to investigate how incentives and information systems affect employee effort and/or performance. While some of my papers investigate the effect of incentives and information systems in a single task environment, other papers extend this investigation to a multi-task environment. My research in progress expands the initial scope of my research by investigating how factors such as time horizon, task internalities, manager discretion, and control systems affect employee effort and/or performance.
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Bennett Tepper

Bennett TepperI’m primarily interested in employee health and well-being. Most of my research focuses on the factors that contribute to and detract from psychological health. My work on that topic has emphasized the relationships employees develop with their immediate supervisors — how those relationships deteriorate and how employees respond when their relationship with the supervisor goes bad.
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