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Stanford Graduate School of Business
The Paul E. Holden Professor of Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

Professor Flynn’s research focuses on three topics of interest: (1) How employees can develop healthy patterns of cooperation; (2) How the negative impact of racial and gender stereotyping in the workplace can be mitigated; and (3) How people can emerge as leaders and assume positions of power in organizations. His work bridges the fields of management and social psychology, leading to scholarly as well as practical insights on organizational life.

Bio

Francis (Frank) Flynn received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2000-2006, he served as an Assistant and then an Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, joining the GSB in September 2006. A winner of multiple teaching awards, Professor Flynn’s courses focus on leadership issues, particularly how young managers can learn to navigate complex political environments and build interpersonal influence.

Professor Flynn’s research centers on the topics of employee cooperation, work group dynamics, and leadership in organizations. His articles have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal,  __Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality _ and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Organizational Behavior and Human _Decision Processes, the discipline’s top research outlets. 

Professor Flynn has worked for the Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration, the Institute for Business and Economic Development, and the Institute for Urban and Regional Development. He has provided executive education for various companies, including Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Box, Caterpillar, Cisco, Cooley, Facebook, Flextronics, Genentech, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser, LinkedIn, Logitech, Medtronic, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Standard & Poor’s, Symantec, Twitter, Yammer, Yelp, and Yahoo! – training that focuses on improving employee decision making and interpersonal leadership skills.

Frank is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He lives close to the Stanford campus with his wife, Christina, and his three sons, Colin, Jack, and Aiden.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Organizational Behavior, UC Berkeley, 2001
  • MS in Business, UC Berkeley, 1999
  • BBA, University of Notre Dame, 1994

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2006
  • Class of 1967 Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2006
  • Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2004-2006
  • Assistant Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2000-2004

Awards and Honors

  • James & Doris McNamara Faculty Fellow, Stanford GSB, 2013-2014

Teaching

Degree Courses

2018-19

OB 206: Organizational Behavior

Building on the discipline of social psychology, this course helps you cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another. You will learn frameworks for diagnosing and resolving...

OB 662: Topics in Organizational Behavior: Intergroup Processes

The primary objective of this course is to provide you with an organizing framework of the micro-organizational behavior literature. This entails reading many seminal pieces and several broad overview articles that will cover the classic areas of...

2017-18

OB 206: Organizational Behavior

Building on the discipline of social psychology, this course helps you cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another. You will learn frameworks for diagnosing and resolving...

OB 662: Topics in Organizational Behavior: Intergroup Processes

The primary objective of this course is to provide you with an organizing framework of the micro-organizational behavior literature. This entails reading many seminal pieces and several broad overview articles that will cover the classic areas of...

2016-17

OB 110N: Savvy: Learning How to Communicate with Purpose

Our seminar is designed for students interested in improving their communication skills. Right now, you probably don¿t spend much time thinking about the way you communicate, nor are you likely, in the academic setting, to get much feedback on...

OB 206: Organizational Behavior

Building on the discipline of social psychology, this course helps you cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another. You will learn frameworks for diagnosing and resolving...

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Insights by Stanford Business

writtenHow Do You Define “Culture”?

April 19, 2018

Stanford GSB professors recommend their favorite books and articles related to the concept.

writtenFeeling Guilty? That Could Be a Good Thing

March 6, 2018

When it comes to work attendance, “guilt proneness” may be a bigger factor than job satisfaction.

writtenFrank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

November 12, 2014

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

writtenFrank Flynn: Does Status Affect How You Help Others?

August 4, 2014

Researchers find that the perceived status of those in need can be an important factor in determining how we help.

writtenFrank Flynn: Are We Intuitively Cooperative or Selfish?

May 12, 2014

Research examines whether people are more naturally self-interested or cooperative.

writtenFrank Flynn: What Makes a Happy vs. Meaningful Life?

February 27, 2014

Professor Frank Flynn looks at the difference between “happiness” and “meaning” in life –– and how these two concepts relate to being prosocial.

writtenFrancis Flynn: What Makes People Want to Help Others?

November 21, 2013

In his quarterly column, a Stanford professor of organizational behavior describes how group membership influences behavior.

writtenFrank Flynn: Does “Group Membership” Influence Behavior?

November 18, 2013

A look at the work of some of our finest researchers on what spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else, what psychologists call “prosocial behavior.”

writtenResearch: Can Money Buy Happiness?

September 25, 2013

In his quarterly column, Francis J. Flynn looks at research that examines how to spend your way to a more satisfying life.

writtenResearchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again

September 19, 2013

Why the people you least expect to help you are the ones you should approach.

writtenFrank Flynn: Innovative Therapy for Teen Depression

June 12, 2013

This column takes a look at an innovative therapy for one of our society’s most serious problems: teen depression.

writtenResearch: There Are Big Benefits to Giving Your Time

February 21, 2013

A recent paper shows that helping others can actually make you feel like you have more time.

writtenFrank Flynn: Giving the Gift of Our Time to Others

February 19, 2013

What spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else? This quarter’s column explores giving the gift of our time to others.

written“The Gifts We Keep on Giving”

December 17, 2012

Professor Francis Flynn discusses research on giving away a present you don’t really want.

writtenFrancis Flynn: Why Do People Give Things Away to Strangers?

July 27, 2012

In his quarterly column, a scholar examines the social value of no-cash exchanges on Freecycle and Craigslist.

writtenFrank Flynn: Supporting Equality in Education

April 30, 2012

Raising teachers’ awareness about students' help-seeking dynamics could be an important first step in supporting equality in elementary school education.

writtenWhy Feelings of Guilt May Signal Leadership Potential

April 13, 2012

Stanford GSB researchers find that how people respond to mistakes can be a "clue to who they are."

writtenFrank Flynn: Gratitude, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

March 1, 2012

Research findings suggest that when helpers are thanked for their efforts, the resulting sense of being socially valued is critical in encouraging them to provide more help in the future.

writtenGive Them the Gift They're Expecting

September 15, 2011

Research shows that when it comes to gift giving, most people are simply not paying enough attention to what others want.

writtenFrank Flynn: Those with Less Give More

June 20, 2011

Frank Flynn explores research showing that the most generous, trusting, and helpful people are not those with more money, but, rather, those with less.

writtenFrank Flynn: Pay What You Want Pricing and Charitable Giving

January 1, 2011

Creating opportunities for “shared social responsibility” — among companies, charities, and customers — will stimulate prosocial behavior.

writtenFrank Flynn: Getting People to Give — And Give Generously

November 1, 2010

This quarter’s column looks at how charities get people to give — and give generously.

writtenSmall Steps, Big Leaps Briefing: The Science of Getting People to Do the Right Thing

March 6, 2010

The Center for Social Innovation conference showcased how to use gentle nudges, subtle tweaks, and quiet prompts to summon better behavior.

writtenHeidi Roizen: Networking Is More Than Collecting Lots of Names

November 1, 2009

The Silicon Valley master networker explains the importance of relationship building.

writtenResearch Confirms: It’s The Thought That Counts

December 1, 2008

Studies show that gift recipients are just as happy with small presents as with big ones.

writtenFrancis Flynn: If You Want Something, Ask For It

July 1, 2008

A study shows that we dramatically underestimate how likely others are to help us.

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Research Statement

Professor Flynn’s research focuses on three topics of interest: (1) How employees can develop healthy patterns of cooperation; (2) How the negative impact of racial and gender stereotyping in the workplace can be mitigated; and (3) How people can emerge as leaders and assume positions of power in organizations. His work bridges the fields of management and social psychology, leading to scholarly as well as practical insights on organizational life.

Bio

Francis (Frank) Flynn received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2000-2006, he served as an Assistant and then an Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, joining the GSB in September 2006. A winner of multiple teaching awards, Professor Flynn’s courses focus on leadership issues, particularly how young managers can learn to navigate complex political environments and build interpersonal influence.

Professor Flynn’s research centers on the topics of employee cooperation, work group dynamics, and leadership in organizations. His articles have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal,  __Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality _ and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Organizational Behavior and Human _Decision Processes, the discipline’s top research outlets. 

Professor Flynn has worked for the Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration, the Institute for Business and Economic Development, and the Institute for Urban and Regional Development. He has provided executive education for various companies, including Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Box, Caterpillar, Cisco, Cooley, Facebook, Flextronics, Genentech, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser, LinkedIn, Logitech, Medtronic, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Standard & Poor’s, Symantec, Twitter, Yammer, Yelp, and Yahoo! – training that focuses on improving employee decision making and interpersonal leadership skills.

Frank is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He lives close to the Stanford campus with his wife, Christina, and his three sons, Colin, Jack, and Aiden.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Organizational Behavior, UC Berkeley, 2001
  • MS in Business, UC Berkeley, 1999
  • BBA, University of Notre Dame, 1994

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2006
  • Class of 1967 Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2006
  • Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2004-2006
  • Assistant Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2000-2004

Awards and Honors

  • James & Doris McNamara Faculty Fellow, Stanford GSB, 2013-2014

Teaching

Degree Courses

2018-19

OB 206: Organizational Behavior

Building on the discipline of social psychology, this course helps you cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another. You will learn frameworks for diagnosing and resolving...

OB 662: Topics in Organizational Behavior: Intergroup Processes

The primary objective of this course is to provide you with an organizing framework of the micro-organizational behavior literature. This entails reading many seminal pieces and several broad overview articles that will cover the classic areas of...

2017-18

OB 206: Organizational Behavior

Building on the discipline of social psychology, this course helps you cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another. You will learn frameworks for diagnosing and resolving...

OB 662: Topics in Organizational Behavior: Intergroup Processes

The primary objective of this course is to provide you with an organizing framework of the micro-organizational behavior literature. This entails reading many seminal pieces and several broad overview articles that will cover the classic areas of...

2016-17

OB 110N: Savvy: Learning How to Communicate with Purpose

Our seminar is designed for students interested in improving their communication skills. Right now, you probably don¿t spend much time thinking about the way you communicate, nor are you likely, in the academic setting, to get much feedback on...

OB 206: Organizational Behavior

Building on the discipline of social psychology, this course helps you cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another. You will learn frameworks for diagnosing and resolving...

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Insights by Stanford Business

writtenHow Do You Define “Culture”?

April 19, 2018

Stanford GSB professors recommend their favorite books and articles related to the concept.

writtenFeeling Guilty? That Could Be a Good Thing

March 6, 2018

When it comes to work attendance, “guilt proneness” may be a bigger factor than job satisfaction.

writtenFrank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

November 12, 2014

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

writtenFrank Flynn: Does Status Affect How You Help Others?

August 4, 2014

Researchers find that the perceived status of those in need can be an important factor in determining how we help.

writtenFrank Flynn: Are We Intuitively Cooperative or Selfish?

May 12, 2014

Research examines whether people are more naturally self-interested or cooperative.

writtenFrank Flynn: What Makes a Happy vs. Meaningful Life?

February 27, 2014

Professor Frank Flynn looks at the difference between “happiness” and “meaning” in life –– and how these two concepts relate to being prosocial.

writtenFrancis Flynn: What Makes People Want to Help Others?

November 21, 2013

In his quarterly column, a Stanford professor of organizational behavior describes how group membership influences behavior.

writtenFrank Flynn: Does “Group Membership” Influence Behavior?

November 18, 2013

A look at the work of some of our finest researchers on what spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else, what psychologists call “prosocial behavior.”

writtenResearch: Can Money Buy Happiness?

September 25, 2013

In his quarterly column, Francis J. Flynn looks at research that examines how to spend your way to a more satisfying life.

writtenResearchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again

September 19, 2013

Why the people you least expect to help you are the ones you should approach.

writtenFrank Flynn: Innovative Therapy for Teen Depression

June 12, 2013

This column takes a look at an innovative therapy for one of our society’s most serious problems: teen depression.

writtenResearch: There Are Big Benefits to Giving Your Time

February 21, 2013

A recent paper shows that helping others can actually make you feel like you have more time.

writtenFrank Flynn: Giving the Gift of Our Time to Others

February 19, 2013

What spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else? This quarter’s column explores giving the gift of our time to others.

written“The Gifts We Keep on Giving”

December 17, 2012

Professor Francis Flynn discusses research on giving away a present you don’t really want.

writtenFrancis Flynn: Why Do People Give Things Away to Strangers?

July 27, 2012

In his quarterly column, a scholar examines the social value of no-cash exchanges on Freecycle and Craigslist.

writtenFrank Flynn: Supporting Equality in Education

April 30, 2012

Raising teachers’ awareness about students' help-seeking dynamics could be an important first step in supporting equality in elementary school education.

writtenWhy Feelings of Guilt May Signal Leadership Potential

April 13, 2012

Stanford GSB researchers find that how people respond to mistakes can be a "clue to who they are."

writtenFrank Flynn: Gratitude, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

March 1, 2012

Research findings suggest that when helpers are thanked for their efforts, the resulting sense of being socially valued is critical in encouraging them to provide more help in the future.

writtenGive Them the Gift They're Expecting

September 15, 2011

Research shows that when it comes to gift giving, most people are simply not paying enough attention to what others want.

writtenFrank Flynn: Those with Less Give More

June 20, 2011

Frank Flynn explores research showing that the most generous, trusting, and helpful people are not those with more money, but, rather, those with less.

writtenFrank Flynn: Pay What You Want Pricing and Charitable Giving

January 1, 2011

Creating opportunities for “shared social responsibility” — among companies, charities, and customers — will stimulate prosocial behavior.

writtenFrank Flynn: Getting People to Give — And Give Generously

November 1, 2010

This quarter’s column looks at how charities get people to give — and give generously.

writtenSmall Steps, Big Leaps Briefing: The Science of Getting People to Do the Right Thing

March 6, 2010

The Center for Social Innovation conference showcased how to use gentle nudges, subtle tweaks, and quiet prompts to summon better behavior.

writtenHeidi Roizen: Networking Is More Than Collecting Lots of Names

November 1, 2009

The Silicon Valley master networker explains the importance of relationship building.

writtenResearch Confirms: It’s The Thought That Counts

December 1, 2008

Studies show that gift recipients are just as happy with small presents as with big ones.

writtenFrancis Flynn: If You Want Something, Ask For It

July 1, 2008

A study shows that we dramatically underestimate how likely others are to help us.

Stanford Graduate School of Business
The Paul E. Holden Professor of Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

Professor Flynn’s research focuses on three topics of interest: (1) How employees can develop healthy patterns of cooperation; (2) How the negative impact of racial and gender stereotyping in the workplace can be mitigated; and (3) How people can emerge as leaders and assume positions of power in organizations. His work bridges the fields of management and social psychology, leading to scholarly as well as practical insights on organizational life.

Bio

Francis (Frank) Flynn received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2000-2006, he served as an Assistant and then an Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, joining the GSB in September 2006. A winner of multiple teaching awards, Professor Flynn’s courses focus on leadership issues, particularly how young managers can learn to navigate complex political environments and build interpersonal influence.

Professor Flynn’s research centers on the topics of employee cooperation, work group dynamics, and leadership in organizations. His articles have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal,  __Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality _ and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Organizational Behavior and Human _Decision Processes, the discipline’s top research outlets. 

Professor Flynn has worked for the Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration, the Institute for Business and Economic Development, and the Institute for Urban and Regional Development. He has provided executive education for various companies, including Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Box, Caterpillar, Cisco, Cooley, Facebook, Flextronics, Genentech, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser, LinkedIn, Logitech, Medtronic, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Standard & Poor’s, Symantec, Twitter, Yammer, Yelp, and Yahoo! – training that focuses on improving employee decision making and interpersonal leadership skills.

Frank is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He lives close to the Stanford campus with his wife, Christina, and his three sons, Colin, Jack, and Aiden.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Organizational Behavior, UC Berkeley, 2001
  • MS in Business, UC Berkeley, 1999
  • BBA, University of Notre Dame, 1994

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2006
  • Class of 1967 Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2006
  • Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2004-2006
  • Assistant Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2000-2004

Awards and Honors

  • James & Doris McNamara Faculty Fellow, Stanford GSB, 2013-2014

Teaching

Degree Courses

2017-18

OB 206: Organizational Behavior

Building on the discipline of social psychology, this course helps you cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another. You will learn frameworks for diagnosing and resolving...

OB 662: Topics in Organizational Behavior: Intergroup Processes

The primary objective of this course is to provide you with an organizing framework of the micro-organizational behavior literature. This entails reading many seminal pieces and several broad overview articles that will cover the classic areas of...

2016-17

OB 110N: Savvy: Learning How to Communicate with Purpose

Our seminar is designed for students interested in improving their communication skills. Right now, you probably don¿t spend much time thinking about the way you communicate, nor are you likely, in the academic setting, to get much feedback on...

OB 206: Organizational Behavior

Building on the discipline of social psychology, this course helps you cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another. You will learn frameworks for diagnosing and resolving...

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Insights by Stanford Business

writtenFrank Flynn: Are People in Need More Generous?

November 12, 2014

Research examines how experiencing physical distress can impact charitable donations.

writtenFrank Flynn: Does Status Affect How You Help Others?

August 4, 2014

Researchers find that the perceived status of those in need can be an important factor in determining how we help.

writtenFrank Flynn: Are We Intuitively Cooperative or Selfish?

May 12, 2014

Research examines whether people are more naturally self-interested or cooperative.

writtenFrank Flynn: What Makes a Happy vs. Meaningful Life?

February 27, 2014

Professor Frank Flynn looks at the difference between “happiness” and “meaning” in life –– and how these two concepts relate to being prosocial.

writtenFrancis Flynn: What Makes People Want to Help Others?

November 21, 2013

In his quarterly column, a Stanford professor of organizational behavior describes how group membership influences behavior.

writtenFrank Flynn: Does “Group Membership” Influence Behavior?

November 18, 2013

A look at the work of some of our finest researchers on what spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else, what psychologists call “prosocial behavior.”

writtenResearch: Can Money Buy Happiness?

September 25, 2013

In his quarterly column, Francis J. Flynn looks at research that examines how to spend your way to a more satisfying life.

writtenResearchers: If You Want a Favor, Ask and Ask Again

September 19, 2013

Why the people you least expect to help you are the ones you should approach.

writtenFrank Flynn: Innovative Therapy for Teen Depression

June 12, 2013

This column takes a look at an innovative therapy for one of our society’s most serious problems: teen depression.

writtenResearch: There Are Big Benefits to Giving Your Time

February 21, 2013

A recent paper shows that helping others can actually make you feel like you have more time.

writtenFrank Flynn: Giving the Gift of Our Time to Others

February 19, 2013

What spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else? This quarter’s column explores giving the gift of our time to others.

written“The Gifts We Keep on Giving”

December 17, 2012

Professor Francis Flynn discusses research on giving away a present you don’t really want.

writtenFrancis Flynn: Why Do People Give Things Away to Strangers?

July 27, 2012

In his quarterly column, a scholar examines the social value of no-cash exchanges on Freecycle and Craigslist.

writtenFrank Flynn: Supporting Equality in Education

April 30, 2012

Raising teachers’ awareness about students' help-seeking dynamics could be an important first step in supporting equality in elementary school education.

writtenWhy Feelings of Guilt May Signal Leadership Potential

April 13, 2012

Stanford GSB researchers find that how people respond to mistakes can be a "clue to who they are."

writtenFrank Flynn: Gratitude, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

March 1, 2012

Research findings suggest that when helpers are thanked for their efforts, the resulting sense of being socially valued is critical in encouraging them to provide more help in the future.

writtenGive Them the Gift They're Expecting

September 15, 2011

Research shows that when it comes to gift giving, most people are simply not paying enough attention to what others want.

writtenFrank Flynn: Those with Less Give More

June 20, 2011

Frank Flynn explores research showing that the most generous, trusting, and helpful people are not those with more money, but, rather, those with less.

writtenFrank Flynn: Pay What You Want Pricing and Charitable Giving

January 1, 2011

Creating opportunities for “shared social responsibility” — among companies, charities, and customers — will stimulate prosocial behavior.

writtenFrank Flynn: Getting People to Give — And Give Generously

November 1, 2010

This quarter’s column looks at how charities get people to give — and give generously.

writtenSmall Steps, Big Leaps Briefing: The Science of Getting People to Do the Right Thing

March 6, 2010

The Center for Social Innovation conference showcased how to use gentle nudges, subtle tweaks, and quiet prompts to summon better behavior.

writtenHeidi Roizen: Networking Is More Than Collecting Lots of Names

November 1, 2009

The Silicon Valley master networker explains the importance of relationship building.

writtenResearch Confirms: It’s The Thought That Counts

December 1, 2008

Studies show that gift recipients are just as happy with small presents as with big ones.

writtenFrancis Flynn: If You Want Something, Ask For It

July 1, 2008

A study shows that we dramatically underestimate how likely others are to help us.

National University of Singapore

Francis (Frank) Flynn received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2000-2006, he served as an Assistant and then an Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, joining the GSB in September 2006. A winner of multiple teaching awards, Professor Flynn’s courses focus on leadership issues, particularly how young managers can learn to navigate complex political environments and build interpersonal influence.

Professor Flynn’s research centers on the topics of employee cooperation, work group dynamics, and leadership in organizations. His articles have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality _ and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Organizational Behavior and Human _Decision Processes, the discipline’s top research outlets.

Professor Flynn has worked for the Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration, the Institute for Business and Economic Development, and the Institute for Urban and Regional Development. He has provided executive education for various companies, including Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Box, Caterpillar, Cisco, Cooley, Facebook, Flextronics, Genentech, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser, LinkedIn, Logitech, Medtronic, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Standard & Poor’s, Symantec, Twitter, Yammer, Yelp, and Yahoo! – training that focuses on improving employee decision making and interpersonal leadership skills.

Frank is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He lives close to the Stanford campus with his wife, Christina, and his three sons, Colin, Jack, and Aiden.

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