Laurie Larwood, Ph.D.
Emerita, Dept. of Managerial Sciences
Ph.D., M.S.,Tulane University
M.B.A., University of California
B.A., University of Rochester
Member of editorial
boards of Sex Roles, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group
and Organization Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior.
My interests are in the development and application of social
psychological theory regarding organizations and the management
process. Areas of specific interest include:
Strategic vision and leadership: How do executives develop iconic
notions of where their organization is headed, and how do they
go about implementing these visions?
Women in management and discrimination: How and why does discrimination
take place and what can be done about it; how does the career
development process function within the organizational setting?
Organizational ethics: How can we develop an overall conception
of the practice of ethics vs. misbehavior within the organizational
Technological development: How can we predict, ensure or increase
the acceptance of new technologies in the organization?
Self-concept and self-identification: How do people go about identifying
themselves in terms of their organization and their organization's
Recent and Current Publications (selected examples):
Larwood, L., & Gattiker, U. E. 1999. Practical value: Closing
the gap between academic research and practice. Lawrence Erlbaum
Falbe, C., Kriger, M., & Miesing, P. 1995. An empirical study
of the structure and meaning of organizational vision. Academy
of Management Journal,38:740-769.
1991. Start with a rational group of people...Gender effects of
impression management in organizations. In R. A. Giacalone &
P. Rosenfeld (Eds.), Applied impression management: How image-making
affects managerial decisions,177-194. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
& Larwood, L. 1998. Gender discrimination and the workplace:
An examination of rational bias theory. Sex Roles, 38: 1-28.
Wright, T. A., Desrochers, S., & Dahir, V. 1998. Extending
latent role and psychological contract theories to predict intent
to turnover and politics in business organizations. Group and
Organization Management. 23: 100-123.
& Ruben, K., Popoff, C., & Judson, D. 1997. Aging, retirement
and interest in technological retraining: Predicting personal
investment and withdrawal. Journal of High Technology Management
Research, 8: 277-300.
You can e-mail Dr. Larwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
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