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Columbia Business School
Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Biography

Within the broader field of organizational behavior, Professor Brockner is well known for his work in several areas, including the effects of organizational downsizing on the productivity and morale of the "survivors," the management of organizational change, organizational justice, self processes in organizations and managerial judgment and decision making. He teaches the MBA elective course Managerial Decision Making, the Ph.D. course Individual and Collective Behavior in Organizations, and he is an active consultant and speaker to companies worldwide.

Teaching

Spring 2018

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)

Fall 2017

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)
(PhD) Organizational Behavior (PHD)

Spring 2017

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)

Fall 2016

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)
(PhD) Organizational Behavior (PHD)

Spring 2016

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)

Fall 2015

(PhD) Organizational Behavior (PHD)
Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)

Spring 2015

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)

Fall 2014

(PhD) Organizational Behavior (PHD)
Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)

Spring 2014

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)

Fall 2013

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)
(PhD) Organizational Behavior (PHD)

Spring 2013

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)

Fall 2012

Managerial Decision Making (EMBA)
(PhD) Organizational Behavior (PHD)

Columbia Caseworks cases

The Office: A Question of Fairness (2013)
Coauthor(s): Malia Mason, Joel Brockner

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Research

Journal articles

When do procedural fairness and outcome favorability interact to influence organizational commitment? The moderating effect of uncertainty In Journal of Applied Psychology (forthcoming)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, David De Cremer, Ariel Fishman, Marius van Dijke, Woody van Olffen, David Mayer

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The dark side of experiencing job autonomy: Unethical behavior In Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (forthcoming)
Coauthor(s): Guannan Lu, Joel Brockner, Yoav Vardi, Ely Weitz

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What influences managers'' procedural fairness towards their subordinates? The role of subordinates'' trustworthiness In Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2015)
Coauthor(s): Guozhen Zhao, Y. Chen, Joel Brockner

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Riding the fifth wave: Organizational justice as dependent variable In Research in organizational behavior (2015)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Batia Wiesenfeld, Phyllis Siegel, D. Bobocel, Zongjian Liu

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The interactive effect of positive inequity and regulatory focus on work performance In Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2015)
Coauthor(s): Zongjian Liu, Joel Brockner

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Trust in decision-making authorities dictates the form of the interactive relationship between outcome fairness and procedural fairness In Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2015)
Coauthor(s): Emily Bianchi, Joel Brockner, Kees Van den Bos, Matthias Seifert, Henry Moon, Marius van Dijke, David De Cremer

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Corporate volunteerism, the experience of self-integrity, and organizational commitment: Evidence from the field. In Social Justice Research (2014)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Deanna Senior, Will Welch

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Delineating a method to study cross-cultural differences with experimental control: The voice effect and countercultural contexts regarding power distance In Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2013)
Coauthor(s): Kees Van den Bos, Joel Brockner, M. van den Oudenalder, Shanmukh V. Kamble, A. Nasabi

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In the eyes of the beholder? The role of dispositional trust in judgments of procedural and interactional fairness In Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2012)
Coauthor(s): Emily Bianchi, Joel Brockner

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Listening and interpersonal influence In Journal of Research in Personality (2012)
Coauthor(s): Daniel Ames, Joel Brockner, Lily Benjamin

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On the reciprocal relationship between basic and applied psychological theory In Organizational Psychology Review (2012)
Coauthor(s): Batia Wiesenfeld, Joel Brockner

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The role of listening in interpersonal influence In Journal of Research in Personality (2012)
Coauthor(s): Daniel Ames, Joel Brockner, L. Maissen

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Does organisational justice protect from sickness absence following a major life event? A Finnish public sector study In Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (2010)
Coauthor(s): Marko Elovainio, M. Kivimaki, A. Linna, Joel Brockner, Kees Van den Bos, Jerald Greenberg, J. Pentti, M. Virtanen, J. Vahtera

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The Psychology of Voice and Performance Capabilities in Masculine and Feminine Cultures and Contexts In Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2010)
Coauthor(s): Kees Van den Bos, Joel Brockner, Jordan Stein, Dirk Steiner, Nico Van Yperen, Daphne Dekker

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Commitment, procedural fairness, and organizational citizenship behavior: A multi-foci analysis In Journal of Organizational Behavior (2009)
Coauthor(s): J. Lavelle, Joel Brockner, M. Konovsky, K. Price, A. Henley, A. Taneja, V. Vinekar

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Towards a "Fairer" Conception of Process Fairness: Why, When and How More May Not Always Be Better Than Less In The Academy of Management Annals (2009)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Batia Wiesenfeld, Kristina Diekmann

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Toward an understanding of when executives see crisis as opportunity In Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (2008)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, E. Hayes James

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When does high procedural fairness reduce self-evaluations following unfavorable outcomes?: The moderating effect of prevention focus In Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2008)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, David De Cremer, Ariel Fishman, Scott Spiegel

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Emotional intelligence and the ease of recall judgment bias: The mediating effect of private self-focused attention In Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2008)
Coauthor(s): G. Buontempo, Joel Brockner

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Is More Fairness Always Preferred? Self-esteem Moderates Reactions to Procedural Justice In Academy of Management Journal (2007)
Coauthor(s): Batia Wiesenfeld, William Swann Jr., Joel Brockner, Caroline Bartel

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Procedural Fairness, Outcome Favorability, and Judgments of an Authority's Responsibility In Journal of Applied Psychology (2007)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Ariel Fishman, Jochen Reb, Barry Goldman, Scott Spiegel, Charlee Garden

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Spaced out in cyberspace? Evaluations of computer-based information In Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2007)
Coauthor(s): J. Stephan, Joel Brockner

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Taking a multifoci approach to the study of justice, social exchange, and citizenship behavior: The target similarity model In Journal of Management (2007)
Coauthor(s): J. Lavelle, D. Rupp, Joel Brockner

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Why it's so hard to be fair In Harvard Business Review (2006)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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Why organizational scientists care about Moneyball: Commentary on Wolfe et al.'s "Radical HRM Innovation and Competitive Advantage." In Human Resource Management (2006)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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Individual and organizational consequences of CEO claimed handicapping: What's good for the CEO may not be so good for the firm In Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2005)
Coauthor(s): Phyllis Siegel, Joel Brockner

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The Moderating Influence of Procedural Fairness on the Relationship between Work-Life Conflict and Organizational Commitment In Journal of Applied Psychology (2005)
Coauthor(s): Phyllis Siegel, Corrine Post, Joel Brockner, Ariel Fishman, Charlee Garden

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Perceived Control as an Antidote to the Negative Effects of Layoffs on Survivors'' Organizational Commitment and Job Performance In Administrative Science Quarterly (2004)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Gretchen Spreitzer, Aneil Mishra, Wayne Hochwarter, Lewis Pepper, Janice Weinberg

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Regulatory Focus Theory and the Entrepreneurial Process In Journal of Business Venturing (2004)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, E. Tory Higgins, Murray Low

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It''s Different to Give Than to Receive: Predictors of Givers'' and Receivers'' Reactions to Favor Exchange In Journal of Applied Psychology (2003)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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Culture and Procedural Fairness: When the Effects of What You Do Depend Upon How You Do It In Administrative Science Quarterly (2000)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Ya-Ru Chen, Elizabeth Mannix, Angela Ka-yee Leung, Daniel Skarlicki

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Identifying International Assignees at Risk for Premature Departure: The Interactive Effect of Outcome Favorability and Procedural Fairness In Journal of Applied Psychology (2000)
Coauthor(s): Ron Garonzik, Joel Brockner, Phyllis Siegel

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Procedural fairness, managers' self-esteem, and managerial behaviors following a layoff In Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2000)
Coauthor(s): Batia Wiesenfeld, Joel Brockner, V. Thibault

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The Escalation of Commitment to a Failing Course of Action: Towards Theoretical Progress In Academy of Management Review (1992)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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Books

The Process Matters: Engaging and Equipping People for Success (2015)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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A contemporary look at organizational justice: Multiplying insult times injury (2010)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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Self-esteem at work: Research, theory, and practice (1988)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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Entrapment in escalating conflicts: A social psychological analysis. (1985)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, J. Rubin

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Chapters

Psychologists in a business school: Where theory meets practice In Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You (2016)
Coauthor(s): Adam Galinsky, Malia Mason, Joel Brockner

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Toward the fifth wave: Justice as a dependent variable In The social dynamics of organizational justice (2014)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, A. Carter

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Breaking the vicious cycle of low trust in decision-making authorities: It's what they do and how they do it In Restoring trust in organizations and leaders: Enduring challenges and emerging answers (2012)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Emily Bianchi

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The role of process fairness authenticity in 21st century negotiations In The psychology of negotiations in 21st century negotiations (2012)
Coauthor(s): K. Roloff, Joel Brockner, Batia Wiesenfeld

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Managers' affective expressions as determinants of employee responses to change In Affect and groups. Vol. 10 of Research on managing groups and teams (2007)
Coauthor(s): Rachael E. Wells, Joel Brockner

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How generalizable is the interactive relationship between outcome favorability and procedural fairness? In Handbook of organizational justice: Fundamental questions about fairness in the workplace (2005)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Batia Wiesenfeld

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Unpacking country effects: On the need to operationalize the psychological determinants of cross-national differences In Research in Organizational Behavior (2003)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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When do elements of procedural fairness make a difference? A classification of moderating influences In Advances in organizational justice (2002)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, G. Ackerman

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Cultural Differences in Self and the Impact of Personal and Social Influences In The Practice of Social Influence in Multiple Cultures (2001)
Coauthor(s): Sheena Iyengar, Joel Brockner

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Web-only articles

Not just holding forth: The effect of listening on leadership effectiveness In Social Science Research Network (2010)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Daniel Ames, Lily Benjamin

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Corporate Volunteerism, the Experience of a Positive Self-Concept, and Organizational Commitment: Evidence from Two Field Studies In Social Science Research Network (2010)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Deanna Senior, Will Welch

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Trust in decision-making authorities dictates the form of the interactive relationship between outcome favorability and procedural fairness (2010)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Emily Bianchi, Kees Van den Bos, Philip Miles, Matthias Seifert, Lu Shannon, Henry Moon

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Working papers

Hedging your bets: Uncertainty about continued success reduces people's desire for high procedural fairness (2010)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Batia Wiesenfeld, Phyllis Siegel, Shu Zhang

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In the Eyes of the Beholder? The Role of Dispositional Trust in Judgments of Procedural Fairness (2010)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner, Emily Bianchi

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The Paradox of Process Fairness (2005)
Coauthor(s): Joel Brockner

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Ideas and Insights

Subway Delays Spur a Radical Policy Change at the MTA (2017)

Job Autonomy Can Be a Double-Edged Sword (2017)

How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine (2014)

In The News

Media Mentions

Can Job Autonomy Be a Double-Edged Sword?

Psychology Today

Awards And Honors

Batten Fellow

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, 2005

Co-winner of the Dean''s Innovation in the Classroom Award

Columbia Business School, 2005.

Winner of the Chazen Prize in International Research

Columbia Business School, 2003.

Winner of the Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management Conference, Organizational Behavior Division

2002

Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management

2001

Named as the Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Columbia Business School, 1998.

Elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 14)

1990

Nominated for Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology

American Psychological Association, 1985.

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