Research and practice in organizational sciences. Interview with Frederick P. Morgeson
Europe's Journal of Psychology
Studied under various names such as industrial-organizational psychology, organizational behavior, human resources management etc., organizational sciences share a focus on both research and practice. However, most of the actors in the field chose one over the other. For this issue's interview, we talked to Dr. Fred Morgeson a prolific researcher who successfully combined science and practice in his work. Frederick P. Morgeson (www.morgeson.com) is a Professor of Management and Valade Research
... nd Valade Research Scholar at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. Dr. Morgeson teaches and does research in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. His research has focused on four distinct areas. First, he has a continuing interest in leadership, particularly with respect to the role of leadership in self-managing teams and the nature of the relationship between leaders and followers. Second, Dr. Morgeson has examined fundamental questions about the nature of work, which includes how work is structured and how people perceive their work. These issues have been explored in a series of studies in the job analysis, work design, and work teams areas. Third, he has studied the effectiveness and consequences of different selection techniques. Fourth, Dr. Morgeson has explored issues of theory development and sought to produce integrative research in the substantive research areas noted above. This research has been published (or is forthcoming) in Academy Morgeson was a manager at a recording studio in the Detroit area. In addition, he has been involved in variety of consulting and applied research projects for a number of organizations in the areas of job analysis, work design, recruiting, personnel selection, leadership development, compensation, and organizational assessment.