About Us

The goal of the Department of Management is to train bachelor's, master's, and doctoral students to make positive contributions to society through the effective leadership of organizations. Students develop critical thinking skills and master applied skills useful for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Managers set strategies and policies, set goals and objectives, and allocate human, financial, and technological resources for the accomplishment of goals and objectives.

The Department of Management takes pride in its commitment to research and teaching excellence. Our distinguished faculty has broad research interests and strives to conduct cutting-edge research. Their research over the last five years has been published in the following highly respected academic journals:

Harrison, J., Boivie, S., Sharp, N., & Gentry, R. J. (in press, 2017).  Saving face: How exit in response to negative press and star analyst downgrades reflects reputation maintenance by directors.   Academy of Management Journal.

Boivie, S., Graffin, S., & Gentry, R. (2016).  Understanding the Direction, Magnitude, and Joint Effects of Reputation When Multiple Actor Reputation's Collide.   Academy of Management Journal, 59 (1), 188-206, doi: 10.5465/amj.2014.0521.

Gondo, M. B. & Amis, J. M. (2013).  Patterns of Discourse in the Diffusion of Practices.   Academy of Management Review, 38, 229-247.

Markin, E., Dibrell, C., & Gentry, R. J. (in press, 2016).  Integrating the A-GES Framework into a Family Business Course.   Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, 2.

Hamilton, R. H. (in press, 2017).  The Search for Skills: Knowledge Stars and Innovation in the Hiring Process.   Business Horizons.

Bendoly, E., Ammeter, D. S.B., Brown, K. G., Blackburn, D., Louder, M., Smith, Al; Ellstrand, A; Sevilla, Alex; Bachrach, D.; Voss; Petit; Erekson, Homer; Gomez, J.; Burke, G.; Petroni; Chen, Kay Yut; Malhotra; Shih, Marg; Handfield, Robert; Shafersm; Greenlee, Timothy; Callahan, Tyrone; Day, V. (in press, 2017).  On academic rankings, unacceptable methods and the social obligations of business schools.   Decision Sciences.

Fairclough, S. J., Robinson, R. K., Nichols, D. L., & Cousley, S. (2013).  In sickness and in health: Implications for employers when mental disorders are protected disabilities.   Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 25 (4), 277-292.

Gentry, R. J., Dibrell, C., & Kim, J. (2016).  Long-term orientation in publicaly traded family businesses: Evidence of a dominant logic.   Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 40 (4), 733-757.

Vardaman, J. & Gondo, M. B. (2014).  Socioemotional wealth conflict in family firms.   Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 38 (6), 1317-1322.

Neubaum, D. O., Thomas, C., Dibrell, C. C., & Craig, J. B. (2017).  Stewardship climate scale: Measurement and assessment of reliability and validity.   Family Business Review, 30 (1), 37-60.

Van Gils, A., Dibrell, C. C., Neubaum, D. O., & Craig, J. B. (2014).  Social Issues in the Family Enterprise.   Family Business Review, 27 (3), 193-205.

Davis, W., Dibrell, C., Craig, J., & Green, J. (2013).  The effects of goal orientation and client feedback on adaptive behaviors of family enterprise advisors.   Family Business Review.

Vardaman, J., Cornell, P., Allen, D., & Gondo, M. B. (2013).  Part of the job: The role of work conditions in the turnover process.   Health Care Management Review, 39 (2), 164-173.

Sharma, M., Catalano, H. P., Nahar, V. K., Johnson, P. D., & Ford, M. A. (2016).  Using Multi-Theory Model of Health Behavior Change to Predict Portion Size Consumption among College Students.   Health Promotion Perspectives, 6 (3), 137-144.

Nahar, V. K., Sharma, M., Priest, H. M., Ickes, M. J., & Johnson, P. D. (2016).  Testing Multi-Theory Model in Predicting Initiation and Sustenance of Physical Activity Behavior among College Students.   Health Promotion Perspectives, 6 (2), 58-65.

Evans, W. R. & Davis, W. D. (2014).  Corporate Citizenship and the Employee: An Organizational Identification Perspective.   Human Performance.

Humphreys, J., Novicevic, M. M., Pane, S., Hayek, M., Oyler, J., Alex Williams (Texas A&M University-Commerce) and Russell Claytom (San Leo University) (in press, 2015).  The Collective Endorsement of James Meredith: Initiating a Leader Identity Construction Process.   Human Relations.

Jones, L., Davis, W., & Thomas, C. (in press, 2015).  Is Competition Engaging? Examining the Interactive Effects of Goal Orientation and Competitive Work Environment on Engagement.   Human Resource Management.

Clayotn, R. W., Thomas, C. H., Singh, B., & Winkel, D. E. (in press, 2013).  Exercise as a Protective Antecedent of Work-Family Conflict: A Test of the Roles of Self-Efficacy and Psychological Strain.   Human Resource Management.

Vardaman, J., Gondo, M. B., & Allen, D. (2014).  Ethical climate and pro-social rule breaking in the workplace.   Human Resource Management Review, 24 (1), 108-118.

Pagell, M., Dibrell, C. C., Veltri, A. P., & Maxwell, E. (2014).  Is an Efficacious Operation a Safe Operation: The Role of Operational Practices in Worker Safety Outcomes.   IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 61 (3), 511-521.

Harvey, M., Shaw, B., McPhail, R., & Ericson, A. (2013).  The selection of a dean in an academic environment; Are we getting what we deserve?   International Journal of Educational Management.

Dabic, M., Gonzalez-Loureiro, M., & Harvey, M. (2013).  Evolving Research on Expatriates: What is 'Known' after 40 years.   International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Gibson, C., Baur, J., Frink, D., & Buckley, M. (2015).  Expectation-based interventions for expatriates.   International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 49, 332-342.

Maley, J., Moeller, M., & Harvey, M. (in press, 2014).  Stress on Extended Overseas Assignments.   International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Kiessling, T. & Harvey, M. (in press, 2014).  The Evolving Role of Supply Chain Managers.   International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

Owen, J., Novicevic, M. M., & Marshall, D. (in press, 2015).  Event System Theory of Instrumental Leadership: The Case of General Nathanael Greene.   Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.

Clayton, R., Davis, W. D., Thomas, C., Novicevic, M., & Ammeter, A. (in press, 2015).  Realistic Recruitment as a Protective Antecedent of Work Interference with Family.   Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.

Clayton, R. (in press, 2015).  Realistic Recruitment as a Protective Antecedent of Work Interference with Family.   Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.

Williams, A., Ammeter, A., & Novicevic, M. M. (in press, 2015).  Rediscovering Lost Values: Exploring Contextual and Universal Views of Values within Leadership.   Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.

Gentry, R., Robinson, R., Dibrell, C. C., & Franklin, G. (2013).  Too Small to Sue? Employee Growth and Its Consequences for Small Business in a Post-Arbaugh Regulatory Environment.   Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, 25 (1), 43-61.

Hill, A., Wallace, J. C., Ridge, J., Johnson, P. D., Paul, J., T. Suter (2014).  Innovation and effectiveness of co-founded ventures: A process model.   Journal of Business and Psychology, 29 (1).

Dibrell, C. C., Craig, J. B., Kim, J., & Johnson, A. (2015).  Establishing how natural environmental competency, organizational social consciousness and innovativeness relate.   Journal of Business Ethics, 127 (3), 591-605.

Dibrell, C. C., Fairclough, S. J., & Davis, P. S. (2015).  The impact of external and internal entrainment on firm innovativeness: A test of moderation.   Journal of Business Research, 68 (1), 19-26.

Hayek, M., Thomas, C., Novicevic, M., & Montalvo, D. (in press, 2015).  Contextualizing human capital theory in a non-Western setting: Testing the pay-for-performance assumption.   Journal of Business Research.

Dibrell, C. C., Craig, J. B., & Neubaum, D. O. (2014).  Linking the formal strategic planning process, flexible planning systems, and innovativeness to firm performance.   Journal of Business Research, 67 (9), 2000-2007.

Gondo, M. ., Patterson, K., & Trujillo, S. (2013).  Mindfulness and the Development of a Readiness to Change.   Journal of Change Management, 13, 36-51.

Novicevic, M. (in press, 2017).  Discursive leadership in higher education: The case of Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter at Ole Miss.   Journal of Contemporary Research in Education.

Popoola, T., Ammeter, A. P.F., Garner, B., Beu Ammeter, D. S., Schafer, S., Nina Krey, Louisiana Tech University, USA (in press, 2016).  How Does Ethics Institutionalization Reduce Academic Cheating?   Journal of Education for Business.

Craig, J. B., Dibrell, C. C., & Garrett, R. P. (2014).  Examining relationships among family influence, family culture, flexible planning systems, innovativeness and firm performance.   Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5, 229-238.

Kellermanns, F. W., Dibrell, C. C., & Cruz, C. (2014).  The role and impact of emotions in family business strategy: New approaches and paradigms.   Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5, 277-279.

McNulty, V. (in press, 2014).  International vs. Global Compensation.  Journal of Global Mobility.

Humphreys, J., Randolph-Seng, B., Pane Haden, S., & Novicevic, M. M. (in press, 2014).  Integrating Libertarian Paternalism into Paternalistic Leadership: The Choice Architecture of H.J. Heinz.   Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Wallace, J. C., Butts, M. M., Johnson, P. D., Stevens, F. G., & Smith, M. B. (2016).  A Multilevel Model of Employee Innovation: Understanding the Effects of Regulatory Focus, Thriving, and Employee Involvement Climate.   Journal of Management, 42 (4), 982-1004.

Busenbark, J. R., Wiseman, R., Arrfelt, M., & Woo, H. (in press, 2016).  A review of the internal capital allocation literature: Piecing together the capital allocation puzzle.   Journal of Management.

Johnson, P. D., Smith, M. A., Wallace, J. C., & Baron, R. A. (2015).  Review of Multilevel Regulatory Focus in the Workplace.   Journal of Management, 41, 1501-1529.

Shen, W. & Gentry, R. J. (2014).  A cyclical view of the relationship between corporate governance and strategic management.   Journal of Management and Governance, 18 (4), 959-973, doi: 10.1007/s10997-012-9248-z.

Roberts, F., Thomas, C., Novicevic, M., Ammeter, A., Johnson, P. D., Garner, B., Ifeoluwa Popoola (2017).  Integrated Moral Conviction Theory of Academic Dishonesty: An Empirical Test.   Journal of Management Education.

Davison, H. K., Mishra, V., Bing, M. N., & Frink, D. D. (2014).  How Individual Performance Affects Variability of Peer Evaluations in Classroom Teams: A Distributive Justice Perspective.   Journal of Management Education, 38, 43-85.

Seifried, C. & Novicevic, M. (in press, 2016).  Tracing the History of the Modernization to Highlight the Contribution of Business and Economic Historians.   Journal of Management History.

Humphreys, J., Novicevic, M. M., Hayek, M., Gibson, J., Pane, S., Alex Williams Texas A&M University - Commerce United States of America (in press, 2015).  Disharmony in New Harmony: Insights from the Narcissistic Leadership of Robert Owen.   Journal of Management History.

Winstead, J., Novicevic, M., Humphreys, J., & Popoola, T. (in press, 2015).  When the moral tail wags the entrepreneurial dog: The historic case of Trumpet Records.   Journal of Management History.

Thomas, C., Hebdon, A., Novicevic, M. M., & Hayek, M. (in press, 2014).  Fluid leadership in dynamic contexts: A qualitative comparative analysis of the biblical account of Nehemiah.   Journal of Management History.

Hayek, M., Williams, W., Clayton, R., Novicevic, M. M., & Humphreys, J. (in press, 2014).  In-Extremis leadership of Sartrean authenticity: Examples from Xenophon's Anabasis.   Journal of Management History.

Thomas, C. H., Hebdon, A., Novicevic, M. M., & Hayek, M. J. (in press, 2013).  Fluid Leadership Style in Dynamic and Extreme Contexts: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of the Biblical Account of Nehemiah.   Journal of Management History.

Novicevic, M., Zikic, J., Martin, J., Humphreys, J., & Roberts, F. (in press, 2013).  Responsible Executive Leadership: A Moral-Identity Analysis Based on Barnard's Conceptualization.   Journal of Management History.

Novicevic, M., Humphreys, J., Buckley, M. R., Roberts, F., Hebdon, A. U.o., Jaemin Kim University of Mississippi United States of America (in press, 2013).  Teaching as Constructive-Developmental Leadership: Insights from Mary Follett.   Journal of Management History.

Seifried, C. & Novicevic, M. (in press, 2017).  Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field and Ole Miss: 100 Years in the Making.   Journal of Mississippi History.

Hall, A. T., Frink, D. D., & Buckley, M. R. (2015).  An accountability account: A review and synthesis of the theoretical and empirical research on felt accountability.   Journal of Organizational Behavior., doi: 10.1002/job.2052.

Sharma, M., Catalano, H. P., Nahar, V., & Johnson, P. D. (in press, 2017).  Using Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change to Predict Plain Water Consumption Instead of Sugar Sweetened Beverages.   Journal of Research in Health Sciences.

Gentry, R. J., Dalziel, T., & Jamison, M. A. (2013).  Who Do Start-up Firms Imitate? A Study of New Market Entries in the Competitive Local Exchange Carrier Industry.   Journal of Small Business Management, 51 (4), 525-538.

Frazier, M. L., Johnson, P. D., & Fainschmidt, S. (2013).  Development and validation of a propensity to trust scale.   Journal of Trust Research, 3 (2), 76-97.

Mukherji, A., Mukherji, J., Dibrell, C. C., & Francis, J. D. (2013).  Overbidding in cross-border acquisitions: Misperceptions in assessing and valuing knowledge.   Journal of World Business, 48 (1), 39-46.

Novicevic, M. M., Humphreys, J., Popoola, T., Poor, S., Gigliotti, R., Brandon Randolph-Seng, Texas A&M University - Commerce, United States of America (in press, 2016).  Collective leadership as institutional work: Interpreting evidence from Mound Bayou.   Leadership.

Thomas, C. H. & Hirschfeld, R. R. (in press, 2013).  Knowing is Half the Battle: Interdependent Effects of Knowledge and Action on Leader Emergence.   Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.

Barnes, B., Humphreys, J., Pane, S., Oyler, J., & Novicevic, M. M. (in press, 2013).  Transcending the Power of Hierarchy to Facilitate Shared Leadership.   Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.

Marshall, D. & Novicevic, M. (in press, 2016).  Legitimizing the social enterprise: Development of a conformance framework based on a genealogical pragmatic analysis.   Management & Organizational History.

Poor, S., Novicevic, M., & Humphreys, J. (in press, 2016).  Making history happen: A genealogical analysis of Colt's rhetorical history.   Management & Organizational History.

Humphreys, J., Loncar, D., Novicevic, M. M., & Roberts, F. (in press, 2013).  Differentiating Foothold Attacks from Strategic Feints.   Management Decision.

Kim, J., Fairclough, S., & Dibrell, C. C. (in press, 2016).  Attention, Action, and Greenwash in Family-Influenced Firms? Evidence from Polluting Industries.   Organization & Environment.

Evans, R. & Davis, W. D. (2015).  High Performance Work Systems as an Initiator of Employee Proactivity and Flexible Work Practices.   Organization Management Journal, 12, 64-74.

Vardaman, J., Taylor, S., Allen, D., Gondo, M. B., & Amis, J. (2015).  Translating Intentions to Behavior: The Interaction of Network Structure and Behavioral Intentions in Understanding Employee Turnover.   Organization Science, 26(4) (1177), 1191.

Isaksson, L., Harvey, M., & Slocum, J. (2014).  Corporate Social Responsibilty: Who Cares?   Organizational Dynamics.

Tian, X., Harvey, M., & Slocum, J. (2014).  The Retention of Chinese Managers: The Chinese Puzzle Box.   Organizational Dynamics.

Chauhan, R., Buckley, M., & Harvey, M. (2013).  Facebook and Personnel Sleection: What's the Big Deal?   Organizational Dynamics.

Gigliotti, R., Russell, A., & Gentry, R. J. (in press, 2016).  It's a Small World: Worldwide Declining Attendance and Disney Theme Parks.   Sage Business Cases.

Pollack, J. M., Forster, W. R., Johnson, P. D., Coy, A., & Molden, D. C. (2015).  Promotion-and prevention-focused networking and its consequences for entrepreneurial success.   Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 3-12.

Robinson, R. K., Nichols, D. L., Schafer, S., & Crawford, A. (2014).  The Bursting Education Bubble: An Unwelcomed Message of the Coming Brave New World of Academe.   Southern Journal of Business and Ethics, 6, 153-163.

Schafer, S. E. (in press, 2014).  The Bursting Education Bubble.   Southern Journal of Business and Ethics.

Kugele, L. P., Robinson, R. K., Van Ness, R. A., & Markham, F. B. (in press, 2016).  Title VII: Historical Perspective on the First Fifty Years.   Southern Law Journal, 27 (1).

Kugele, L. P., Robinson, R. K., Van Ness, R. A., Nichols, D. L., & Markham`, F. B. (in press, 2016).  Title VII: Historical Perspective on the First Fifty Years.   Southern Law Journal.

Robinson, R. K., Novicevic, M., & Nichols, D. L. (2014).  Expanding Protection for Whistleblowers under Federal Employment Laws: A Primer for Retaliation.   Southern Law Journal, 24 (2), 221-236.

Robinson, R. K., Nichols, D. L., Schafer, S., & Crawford, A. (2014).  The Bursting Education Bubble: An Unwelcomed Message of the Coming Brave New World of Academe.   Southern Law Journal.

Certo, S. T., Busenbark, J. R., Woo, H., & Semadeni, M. (2016).  Sample selection bias and Heckman models in strategic management research.   Strategic Management Journal.

Gentry, R. J. & Shen, W. (2013).  The impacts of performance relative to analyst forecasts and analyst coverage on firm R&D intensity.   Strategic Management Journal, 34 (1), 121-130.

Litchfield, R., Ford, C., & Gentry, R. J. (2015).  Linking Individual Creativity to Organizational Innovation.   The Journal of Creative Behavior, 49 (4), 279-294, doi: 10.1002/jocb.65.