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About Me

My teaching, research, and consulting interests include:

  • Cultural Intelligence (the capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity)
  • Organizational Citizenship Behavior (volunteering to do more than the minimum job requirements)
  • Voice Behavior (speaking up and making constructive suggestions for changes in organizational procedures and practices)

Editorial Responsibilities:

  • Associate Editor: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Editorial Board Member: Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Management and Organization Review, and Organizational Psychology Review.

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Brief Biographical Sketch

I have degrees from the University of Michigan (BA) and the University of Minnesota (MBA and Ph.D.).

I am a Full Professor at Michigan State University where I have taught and conducted research for 16 years. I have also taught at the University of Minnesota and have served as a Visiting Scholar at Indian School of Business and as Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

I have taught in the Undergraduate Program, MBA Program, and PhD program, including management, organizational behavior, international organizational behavior, international strategies, power and empowerment, managing the workforce, psychology and management, and seminars in organizational behavior.

Prior to becoming an academic, I held a variety of managerial positions (including Director of World-Wide Human Resources; Director of Compensation, Benefits, and International Personnel; and various other Human Resource positions) in for-profit manufacturing firms and not-for-profit service organizations. I also was involved in the start-up and early development of several entrepreneurial ventures in service businesses which I sold to finance my graduate education.