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Research and Writing

Writing for Change Agents

Recent Guest Posts:

The Benefits of Giving Away What Your Company Knows, Harvard Business Review Online, 10/14/2014

In Too Many Organizations, We Take Generosity for Granted, Great Work Cultures Blog, Huffington Post, 02/22/2016 

Give to Grow: How Great Work Cultures Use Generative Business Practices, Great Work Cultures Blog, Huffington Post,  12/18/2014

Separate Still Isn’t Equal: Sexism Among TED Conferences, Huffington Post,  07/28/2010

Most of my current thinking is available as blog posts on AuthenticOrganizations.com.  There are collections of posts organized under these topics:   

  • Social Media and Social Change in Organizations
  • Positive Technology
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Race, Gender in the Workplace


Academic Writing

The Defining Role of Organizational Identity in Facilitating Stakeholder Flourishing with Shelley L. Brickson, in Kim S. Cameron and Gretchen M. Spreitzer (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship, 2013, pp. 677-690. 

Using Social Media to Create Systems of Engagement, (2012), in Lisa Haneberg, (ed.) The Handbook of Management, ASTD Press, pp 459-475. ASTD Press, Alexandria, VA. 

Re-creating Reputation Through Authentic Interaction: Using Social Media to Connect with Individual Stakeholders (2011), in Ronald J. Burke, Graeme Martin and Cary L. Cooper (eds.) Corporate Reputation: Managing Opportunities and Threats (pp. 245- 265). 

Construing Organizational Identity: The role of embodied cognition.  With Adelaide W. King. 2010. Organization Studies, 31 (12):1619-1648.

Journey to a Different Place: Reflections on Taylor Cox, Jr.'s Career and Research as a Catalyst for Diversity Education and Training, with S. D. Blake-Beard and J. A. Finley-Hervey. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2008, 7 (3): 394-405.

Practice and identity: Using a brand symbol to construct organizational identity. In L. Lerpold, D. Ravasi, J. von Rekom, and G. Soenen (eds.) Organizational Identity in Practice, 2008, pp. 135–150. London: Routledge Press.  

Guiding organizational identity through aged adolescence. With K. G. Corley, M. G. Pratt, M. A. Glynn, C.M. Fiol, and M. J. Hatch. Journal of Management Inquiry, 2006, 15: 85-99.

Employees as animate artifacts: “Wearing the brand”. In A. Rafaeli and M. G. Pratt (eds.) Artifacts and organizations: Beyond mere symbolism, 2005, pp. 161-180. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.

Organizational identification and the “whole person”: Integrating affect and behavior into cognitive models of identification. In D. Whetten and P. Godfrey, (eds.), Identity in Organizations: Building theory through conversations, 1998, pp. 223-231. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  

Navigating by attire: Individuals' use of dress in organizations.  With A. Rafaeli, J. E. Dutton and S. Lewis-Mackie.  Academy of Management Journal, 1997, 40: 9-45.

Organizational images and member identification.   With J. E. Dutton and J. M. Dukerich.  Administrative Science Quarterly, 1994, 39 (2): 239-263. Winner of the Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution 2000. 

Career paths and career success in early career stages of male and female MBA's. With T. H. Cox. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1991, 39: 54-75.

Un-‘masc’ing Mentor, reclaiming Athena: A model for mentoring relationships in heterogeneous organizations.  With S. D. Blake.  Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism Proceedings, 1993. Barcelona, Spain.   

Organizational culture and acculturation.  In T. H. Cox, Cultural Diversity in Organizations, 1993, pp. 161-177. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.



Of Bullish on Uncertainty: How Organizational Cultures Transform Participants, by Alexandra Michel and Stanton Wortham. New York: Cambridge University Press, for Administrative Science Quarterly, March 2010, pp. 172-175.  

Of Through the Labyrinth: The Truth about How Women Become Leaders, by Alice H. Eagly and Linda L. Carli. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2008. In Administrative Science Quarterly, June 2008, pp. 363-368.

Of Corporate and Organizational Identities: Integrating Strategy, Marketing, Communication and Organizational Perspectives, B. Moingeon and G. Soenen (eds.) for Administrative Science Quarterly, March 2004, pp. 141-145.