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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. (2018).  Saving face: How exit in response to negative press and star analyst downgrades reflects reputation maintenance by directors.  Academy of Management Journal, 61 (3), 1131–1157.  

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.  

Liden, R.C., Wayne, S.J., Liao, C., & Meuser, J.D. (2014). Servant leadership and serving culture: Influence on individual and unit performance. Academy of Management Journal, 57: 1434-1452.

Kim, J., Gao, H., Mesquita, L. & Hoetker, G. (2015). Doing well by doing good and by saying good. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Boivie, S., Lange, D., Lee, P., & Paik, E. (2014). Effects of Conformity to and Deviation from the Crowd: Reputation in the Context of Equity Analysts, In J. Humphreys (Ed) Proceedings of the Seventy-third Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Markin, E., Dibrell, C., & Gentry, R. J. (2016).  Integrating the A-GES Framework into a Family Business Course.  Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, 2, 286-304.

Hamilton, R. H. & Davison, H. K. (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., Loudder, M., Ellstrand, A; Sevilla, Alex; Bachrach, D.; Voss, Doug; Erekson, Homer; Gomez, J.; Burke, G.; Petroni, K. R.; Chen, Kay Yut; Malhotra, M.; Shih, Marg; Handfield, Robert; Shafer, S.; Greenlee, Timothy; Callahan, Tyrone; Day, V. (2018).  On academic rankings, unacceptable methods and the social obligations of business schools.  Decision Sciences, 48 (3), 561-585.  

Gentry, R., Dibrell, C., & Kim, J. (2016).  Long-term orientation in publicly 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. D. & Gilson, L. (2017).  Editorial: Connecting the dots: Integrating diverse theoretical perspectives to understand emerging management issues.  Group and Organization Management.  

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.

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. (2016).  Is Competition Engaging? Examining the Interactive Effects of Goal Orientation and Competitive Work Environment on Engagement.  Human Resource Management.  

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

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.

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

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

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

Williams, A., Ammeter, A., & Novicevic, M. M. (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).

Berns, J. P., Figueroa-Armijos, M., da Motta Veiga, S. P., & Dunne, T. C. (in press, 2018).  Dynamics of lending-based prosocial crowdfunding: Using a social responsibility lens.  Journal of Business Ethics.  

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.  

Knippin, J., Palar, J., & Gentry, R. J. (2018).  Breaking the Mold: An Examination of Board Discretion in Female CEO Appointsments.  Journal of Business Research, 84 (1), 11-23.  

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

Dibrell, C., Fairclough, S., & Davis, P. S. (2015).  The Impact of External and Internal Entrainment on Organizational Innovativeness: A Test of Moderation.  Journal of Business Research, 68, 19-26.  

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.  

Novicevic, M. (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., Ammeter, A., Krey, N., Ammeter, A., Ammeter, A., University of Mississippi, USA (2017).  How Does Ethics Institutionalization Reduce Academic Cheating?  Journal of Education for Business, 92 (1), 29-35.

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.

Baur, J., Haynie, J., Buckley, M., Palar, J., Novicevic, M., John H. Humphreys Texas A&M University – Commerce (in press, 2018).  When things go from bad to worse: The impact of relative contextual extremity on Benjamin Montgomery's positive leadership and psychological capital.  Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

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

Schoen, J., Bowler, J. L., & Schilpzand, M. C. (2018).  Conditional reasoning test for creative personality: Rationale, theoretical development, and validation.  Journal of Management, 44 (4), 1651-1677, doi: 10.1177/0149206315618012.  

Marshall, D., Davis, W. D., Dibrill, C., & Ammeter, A. (in press, 2018).  Learning off the job: Examining part-time entrepreneurs as innovative employees.  Journal of Management.  

Marshall, D., Davis, W., Dibrell, C. C., & Ammeter, A. (2018).  Learning off the job: Examining part-time entrepreneurs as innovative employees.  Journal of Management.  

Busenbark, J. R., Wiseman, R., Arrfelt, M., & Woo, H. (2017).  A review of the internal capital allocation literature: Piecing together the capital allocation puzzle.  Journal of Management.  

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.  

Meuser, J.D., Gardner, W.L., Dinh, J.E., Hu, J., Liden, R.C., & Lord, R.G. (2016). A network analysis of leadership theory: The infancy of integration. Journal of Management, 42: 1374-1403.

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., Bart Garner Ifeoluwa Popoola (2017).  Integrated Moral Conviction Theory of Academic Dishonesty: An Empirical Test.  Journal of Management Education.

Murphy, P., Smothers, J., Novicevic, M. M., Humphreys, J., Roberts, F., Artem Kornetskyy, University of Customs and Commerce, Ukraine (2017).  Social Enterprise in Antebellum America: The Case of Nashoba (1824-1829).  Journal of Management History.  

Seifried, C. & Novicevic, M. (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 (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. (2015).  When the moral tail wags the entrepreneurial dog: The historic case of Trumpet Records.  Journal of Management History.  

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

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

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

Hall, A. T., Frink, D. D., & Buckley, M. R. (2017).  An accountability account: A review and synthesis of the theoretical and empirical research on felt accountability.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38 (2), 204-224, doi: 10.1002/job.2052.  

Schoen, J. (2015).  Effects of implicit achievement motivation, expected evaluations, and domain knowledge on creative performance.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 319-338.  

Sharma, M., Catalano, H. P., Nahar, V., & Johnson, P. D. (i2017).  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.

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.

Marshall, D. & Novicevic, M. (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. (i2016).  Making history happen: A genealogical analysis of Colt's rhetorical history.  Management & Organizational History.

Beebe, G., Novicevic, M. M., Holland, J., & Poopola, I. T. (in press, 2018).  Entrepreneurial Public Leadership: 5As Framework for Wellness Promotion.  Management Decisions.

Kim, J., Fairclough, S., & Dibrell, C. C. (2017).  Attention, Action, and Greenwash in Family-Influenced Firms? Evidence from Polluting Industries.  Organization & Environment, 30 (4), 304-323.

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.  

DeSimone, J. A., Köhler, T., & Schoen, J. L. (in press, 2018).  If it were only that easy: The use of meta-analytic research by organizational scholars.  Organizational Research Methods.  

LeBreton, J. M., Elizabeth, G. M., & Schoen, J. L. (2015).  Practical recommendations for the development and validation of conditional reasoning tests.  Organizational Research Methods.  

Marshall, D., Dibrell, C. C., & Eddleston, K. (in press, 2018).  What keeps them going? Career preferences, intentions and family support of entrepreneurs: a family vs. non-family venture perspective.  Small Business Economics.

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.

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

Kugele, L. P., Robinson, R. K., Van Ness, R. A., & Markham, F. B. (2017).  Title VII: Historical Perspective on the First Fifty Years.  Southern Law Journal, 27 (1), 65-90.

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.

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.

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

The Leadership Quarterly

Liao, C., Wayne, S.J., Liden, R.C., & Meuser, J.D. (2017). Idiosyncratic deals and individual effectiveness: The moderating role of leader-member exchange differentiation.  The Leadership Quarterly, 28: 438-450.

Liden, R.C., Wayne, S.J., Meuser, J.D., Hu, J., Wu, J., & Liao, C. (2015). Servant leadership: Validation of a short form of the SL-28. The Leadership Quarterly, 26: 254-269.

Dinh, J.E., Lord, R.G., Gardner, W., Meuser, J.D., Liden, R.C., & Hu, J. (2014). Leadership theory and research in the new millennium: Current theoretical trends and changing perspectives.  The Leadership Quarterly, 25: 36-62.

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.