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Research Background

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 nearly 90 articles and book chapters in numerous Management and Psychology journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, American Psychologist, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology.


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

  • Morgeson, F. P., Mitchell, T. R., & Liu, D. (2015). Event System Theory: An event-oriented approach to the organizational sciences. Academy of Management Review, 40, 515-537. Click Here to Download the Paper
    Academy of Management Review 2015 Best Article Award Finalist.
  • Johnson, M. D., Morgeson, F. P., & Hekman, D. R. (2012). Cognitive and affective identification: Exploring the links between different forms of social identification and personality with work attitudes and behavior. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 1142-1167. Click Here to Download the Paper
    Nominated for Journal of Organizational Behavior Best Paper Award.
  • DeRue, D. S., Barnes, C. M., & Morgeson, F. P. (2010). Understanding the motivational contingencies of team leadership. Small Group Research, 41, 621-651. Click Here to Download the Paper
    Most frequently read article in Small Group Research in 2010.
  • Morgeson, F. P., DeRue, D. S., & Karam, E. P. (2010). Leadership in teams: A functional approach to understanding leadership structures and processes. Journal of Management, 36, 5-39. Click Here to Download the Paper
    Most frequently read article in the Journal of Management in 2010.
    One of three most highly downloaded articles from 2009-2010 across 645 journals published by SAGE across 39 disciplines.
    Best Leadership Paper Award from the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Ivey Business School in 2013.

    SAGE Best Paper Award in 2015.
  • Morgeson, F. P., & Nahrgang, J. D. (2008). Same as it ever was: Recognizing stability in the Business Week rankings. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 7, 26-41. Click Here to Download the Paper
    Finalist for Academy of Management Learning & Education's Outstanding Article of the Year Award.
  • Morgeson, F. P., Campion, M. A., Dipboye, R. L., Hollenbeck, J. R., Murphy, K., & Schmitt, N. (2007). Reconsidering the use of personality tests in personnel selection contexts. Personnel Psychology, 60, 683-729. Click Here to Download the Paper
    Won Emerald Citations of Excellence Award as one of the top 50 articles published in 2007 from among the top 300 management publications.
    Won Emerald Citations of Excellence Award as one of the top 35 articles published from among the top 300 management journals in the world in the last 15 years in 2014.
  • Mumford, T. V., Campion, M. A., & Morgeson, F. P. (2007). The leadership skills strataplex: Leadership skill requirements across organizational levels. Leadership Quarterly, 18, 154-166. Click Here to Download the Paper
    One of the Top 10 most cited articles published in Leadership Quarterly during the period 2007-2011.
    Nominated for Leadership Quarterly/Center for Creative Leadership Best Article of the Year.
  • Ilies, R., Nahrgang, J. D., & Morgeson, F. P. (2007). Leader-member exchange and citizenship behaviors: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 269-277. Click Here to Download the Paper
    Most cited paper in the research area of Psychiatry & Psychology according to Thomas Reuters ScienceWatch.


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.

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