What our Faculty and Students are Researching...


The majority of research conducted in the Organizational Science program is one-on-one with faculty and students, or in small teams of faculty members and students. However, there are some labs run by one or more OS faculty.

High-Reliability, Emotion, and Risk in Organizations Lab (HERO)

HERO Lab is dedicated to researching topics that are meaningful to scholars, practitioners, and communities at large. Our interdisciplinary coalition examines occupational health and safety, relational processes, and employee well-being to produce evidence-based best practices. We specialize in law enforcement, medical, and safety-oriented organizations and the communities they serve. Our goal is to build mutually beneficial understanding across organizational boundaries through the study of High-Reliability Systems, Emotions, and Risk within Organizational contexts.



Virtual Identity, Community, and Entitativity Research Group (VICE)

Organizations, communities, and society are increasingly dependent on information and communication technologies (ICT) like email, discussion forums, and knowledge management tools.  The lives of employees and ordinary citizens are being affected by these technologies in ways that can increase (or decrease) their health and functioning.  How can researchers improve the positives and mitigate the negatives to employees and citizens in these changing times?

This is the premise of UNC Charlotte’s V.I.C.E. Research Group. This lab is an interdisciplinary research incubator drawing from the disciplines of industrial-organizational psychology, social psychology, sociology, communication studies, management, and human-computing interactions. We examine how ICT affects individual, group, organizational, and community functioning focusing on people’s feelings of identity, community, and entitativity.

Some publications include...

Banks, G. C., Field, J. G., Oswald, F. L., O’Boyle, E. H., Landis, R. S., Rupp, D. E., & Rogelberg, S. G. (in press). Answers to 18 Questions About Open Science Practices. Journal of Business and Psychology.

Banks, G. C., Rogelberg, S. G., Woznyj, H. M., Landis, R. S., & Rupp, D. E. (2016). Evidence on questionable research practices: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Journal of Business and Psychology, 31, 323.

Blanchard, A. L., Stewart, O. J., Cann, A., & Follman, L. (2014). Making sense of humor at work. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 17(1), 49-70.

Blanchard, A. L., Caudill, L. E., & Walker, L. S. (2018). Developing an entitativity measure and distinguishing it from antecedents and outcomes within online and face-to-face groups. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

Blanchard, A. L., Caudill, L. E., & Walker, L. S. (2018). Developing an entitativity measure and distinguishing it from antecedents and outcomes within online and face-to-face groups. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

Bochantin, J. E., & Cowan, R. L. (2016). Acting and Reacting: Work/Life Accommodation and Blue-Collar Workers. International Journal of Business Communication53(3), 306–325.

Bochantin, J. E., & Cowan, R. L. (2016). Focusing on Emotion and Work–Family Conflict Research: An Exploration Through the Paradigms. Journal of Management Inquiry25(4), 367–381.

Bochantin, J. E. (2017). “Ambulance Thieves, Clowns, and Naked Grandfathers”: How PSEs and Their Families Use Humorous Communication as a Sensemaking Device. Management Communication Quarterly31(2), 278–296.

Canevello, A., & Crocker, J. (2010). Creating good relationships: Responsiveness, relationship quality, and interpersonal goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(1), 78-106.

Canevello, A., Michels, V., & Hilaire, N. (2016). Supporting close others’ growth after trauma: The role of responsiveness in romantic partners’ mutual posttraumatic growth. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8(3), 334-342

Canevello, A., & Crocker, J. (2011). Interpersonal goals, others’ regard for the self, and self-esteem: The paradoxical consequences of self-image and compassionate goals. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 422–434

Canevello, A., Granillo, M. T., & Crocker, J. (2013). Predicting change in relationship insecurity: The roles of compassionate and self-image goals. Personal Relationships, 20, 587–618

Gooty, J., & Yammarino, F. J. (2016). The Leader–Member Exchange Relationship: A Multisource, Cross-Level Investigation. Journal of Management42(4), 915–935.

Gooty, J., Serban, A., Thomas, J. S., Gavin, M. B., Yammarino, F. J. 2012. Use and misuse of levels of analysis in leadership research: An illustrative review of leader–member exchange. Leadership Quarterly, 23: 1080-1103. 

Gooty, J., Yammarino, F. J. (2011). Dyads in organizational research: Conceptual issues and multi-level analyses. Organizational Research Methods, 14: 456-483.

Gossett, L. M., & Kilker, J. (2006). My Job Sucks: Examining Counterinstitutional Web Sites as Locations for Organizational Member Voice, Dissent, and Resistance. Management Communication Quarterly20(1), 63–90.

Gossett, L. M. (2006). Falling between the Cracks: Control and Communication Challenges of a Temporary Workforce. Management Communication Quarterly19(3), 376–415.

Heggestad, E. D., Rogelberg, S., Goh, A.,& Oswald, F. L. (2015). Considering the effects of nonresponse on correlations between surveyed variables: A simulation study to provide context to evaluate survey results. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 14(2), 91–103.

Heggestad, E. D., Morrison, M., Reeve, C. L., & McCloy, R. A. (2006). Forced-choice assessments of personality for selection: Evaluating issues of normative assessment and faking resistance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(1), 9-24.

Heggestad, E. D. (2012). A conceptual representation of faking: Putting the horse back in front of the cart. In M. Ziegler, C. MacCann, & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), New perspectives on faking in personality assessment (pp. 87-101). New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press.

Kellermanns, F.W. and Eddleston, K. 2004. Feuding families: when conflict does a family firm good. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 28, pp. 209– 228.

Kellermanns, F. W., Eddleston, K. A., Barnett, T., Pearson, A. (2008). An exploratory study of family member characteristics and involvement: Effects on entrepreneurial behavior in the family firm. Family Business Review, 21, 1-14.

Kellermanns, F.W., Eddleston, K.A. and Zellweger, T.M. ( 2012). Extending the socioemotional wealth perspective: a look at the dark side. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36, pp. 1175– 1182.

Olien, J. L., Williams, L., Rogelberg. S. G., & Grenier, K. (in press) “Huddling Up”: Improving Communication and Teamwork at an Entrepreneurial Startup with Workplace Huddles. Sage Business Cases.

Kronberg, A. (2013). "Stay or Leave? Externalization of Job Mobility and the Effect on the U.S. Gender Earnings Gap", 1979-2009, Social Forces, Volume 91, Issue 4, Pages 1117–1146

Kronberg A. (2010). “Stay or Leave? How the external labor market strategy affected the racial earnings gap.” Presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Atlanta, GA, August 14-17.

Kronberg, A.-K. (2014). Stay or Leave? Race, Education, and Changing Returns to the External Labor Market Strategy, 1976–2009. Work and Occupations, 41(3), 305–349. 

McGonagle, A. K., Fisher, G. G., Barnes-Farrell, J. L., & Grosch, J. W. (2015). Individual and work factors related to perceived work ability and labor force outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(2), 376-398.

McGonagle, A. K., Beatty, J. E., & Joffe, R. (2014). Coaching for workers with chronic illness: Evaluating an intervention. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19(3), 385-398

McGonagle, A. K., Walsh, B. M., Kath, L. M., & Morrow, S. L. (2014). Civility norms, safety climate, and safety outcomes: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 19(4), 437-452.

McGonagle, A.K., & Kath, L. ( 2010). Work–safety tension, perceived risk, and worker accidents: A meso‐mediational model. Journal of Safety Research, 41, 475– 479

Rogelberg, S.G. (2019). Why Your Meetings Stink – and What to do About It.  Harvard Business Review. January/February, 2019

Rogelberg, S.G. (2019). The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance. Oxford University Press.

Tonidandel, S., & LeBreton, J. M. (2011). Relative Importance Analysis: A Useful Supplement to Regression Analysis. Journal of Business and Psychology26(1), 1–9. 

Tonidandel, S., LeBreton, J. M., & Johnson, J. W. (2009). Determining the statistical significance of relative weights. Psychological Methods, 14(4), 387-399.

Tonidandel, S., & LeBreton, J. M. (2010). Determining the Relative Importance of Predictors in Logistic Regression: An Extension of Relative Weight Analysis. Organizational Research Methods13(4), 767–781.

Tonidandel, S., & LeBreton, J. M. (2013). Beyond step-down analysis: A new test for decomposing the importance of dependent variables in MANOVA. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98(3), 469-477.

Tonidandel, S., & LeBreton, J. M. (2015). RWA Web: A Free, Comprehensive, Web-Based, and User-Friendly Tool for Relative Weight Analyses. Journal of Business and Psychology30(2), 207–216. 

Yavorsky, J. E., Keister, L. A., Qian, Y., & Nau, M. (2019). Women in the One Percent: Gender Dynamics in Top Income Positions. American Sociological Review84(1), 54–81.

Yavorsky, J.E., Uneven Patterns of Inequality: An Audit Analysis of Hiring-Related Practices by Gendered and Classed Contexts, Social Forces

Yavorsky, J. E., Kamp Dush, C. M. and Schoppe‐Sullivan, S. J. (2015), The Production of Inequality: The Gender Division of Labor Across the Transition to Parenthood. Fam Relat, 77: 662-679.