My research has focused on four distinct areas. First, I have a continuing interest in leadership, particularly with respect to the role of leadership in self-managing teams and the nature of the relationship between leaders and followers. Second, I am interested in fundamental questions about the
nature of work, which includes how work is structured and how people perceive their work. I have explored these issues in a series of studies in the job analysis, work design, and work teams areas. Third, I have studied the effectiveness and consequences of different
selection techniques. Fourth, I have explored issues of
theory development and sought to produce integrative research in the substantive research areas noted above.
I have published over 90 articles and book chapters in numerous Management and Psychology journals including
Academy of Management Journal,
Academy of Management Review,
Journal of Applied Psychology,
Journal of International Business Studies,
Journal of Management,
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and
A number of these articles have won or have been nominated for awards including, outstanding article of the year, most frequently read article of the year, most highly cited article of the year, and best paper of the year.
See below for information about these articles including their nominations and awards.
Nominated and Awarded Articles
In addition, I co-authored the leading job analysis book (Job and Work Analysis: Methods, Research,
and Applications for Human Resource Management), authored or co-authored numerous book
chapters, and presented my research at conferences and universities around the world.