Four management faculty members among most influential authors in their field
A recently published study of the most influential authors in organizational behavior and human resource management determined the work of four College of Business management professors are among the most cited. In fact, Gerald Ferris, Wayne Hochwarter, Pamela Perrewé and Chad Van Iddekinge placed in the top 0.6 percent of 16,289 authors included in the study and referenced in textbooks.
The study’s researchers looked at which authors are most frequently cited in peer-reviewed journals and business periodicals, journal articles, book chapters and in 38 widely used undergraduate textbooks for organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management and general management. The study’s finding were published in an article titled, “A Pluralist Conceptualization of Scholarly Impact in Management Education: Students as Stakeholders,” which appears in the scholarly journal Academy of Management Learning & Education.
“This is a remarkable accomplishment, and we are proud to have four of the most cited authors on our faculty,” said College of Business Dean Michael Hartline. “Faculty members with published, cited research have an impact not only on their students, but also on society through innovation and discovery. Their important accomplishments also contribute to the college’s academic prominence, which greatly enhances our preeminence.”
Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Management, has published more than 100 scientific and applied articles covering a wide range of topics including employee entitlement, worker engagement, job stress, layoffs, workplace politics, abusive work behaviors, personal accountability, optimism and leadership-focused motivation strategies. His work has appeared in such publications as Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Journal of Applied Psychology.
By Barbara Ash