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Greg Laurence, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

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Gregory A. Laurence, Ph.D., joined the University of Michigan, Flint in 2010. He is currently a Professor of Management and the Management and Marketing department chair at the School of Management. His teaching portfolio includes undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, negotiation and conflict resolution, and human resource management. His research interests concentrate on ownership of space and responsibility at work, including phenomena such as workspace personalization, workaholism, and job crafting and how these and other topics intersect with the experience of stress at work. His research appears in such outlets as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Environmental Psychology, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the Asia Academy of Management, the International Association for Applied Psychology, and the Association for Japanese Business Studies. He currently serves on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal, Review of Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research. His research has been referenced “O. The Oprah Magazine”, “Pacific Standard Magazine”, and on Radio BYU. He is a Faculty Associate of the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Faculty Affiliate of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Flint.

Dr. Laurence did his graduate work at Syracuse University, earning his Ph.D. in Management (2010) and MBA (2003) from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and his MA in International Relations (2004) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. His undergraduate degree in history is from Ohio University (1992). Prior to beginning his Ph.D., Dr. Laurence enjoyed a career that included stints as Membership Manager for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and as International Business Development Manager for PADECO Co., Ltd, a development consultancy based in Tokyo. He began his professional career as an English as a Second Language teacher for Meitoku Gijuku Jr. and Sr. High School (1999-2001) and AEON Corp., Ltd. (1995-1999) in Japan. Since 2010, he has served on the Board of Trustees of the not-for-profit Lake Erie International Model United Nations Corporation and on the Board of Visitors of his undergraduate alma mater, Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College.

Select Publications:

Byron, K. and Laurence, G. A. “Diplomas, photos, & tchotchkes as symbolic self-representations: Understanding employees’ individual use of symbols.” Academy of Management Journal (In Press – DOI: 10.5465/amj.2012.0932)

Toker, S., Laurence, G. A., and Fried, Y. “Fear of terror and increased job burnout over time: Examining the mediating role of insomnia and the moderating role of work support.” Journal of Organizational Behavior (Forthcoming).

Laurence, G. A., Fried, Y., and Slowik, L. M. (2013). “‘My space’: A moderated mediation model of the effect of architectural and experienced privacy and workspace personalization on emotional exhaustion at work.” Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36, 144-152. (DOI: 101.1016/j.envp.2013.07.011)

Fried, Y., Laurence, G. A., Shirom, A., Melamed, S., Toker, S., Berliner, S., and Shapira, I. (2013). “The relationship between job enrichment and abdominal obesity: A longitudinal field study of apparently healthy individuals.” Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 18(4), 458-468 (DOI: 10.1037/a0033730)

Arora, P., Haynie, J. M., and Laurence, G. A. (2013). “Counterfactual thinking and entrepreneurial self-efficacy: The moderating role of self-esteem and dispositional affect.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(2), 359-385. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2011.00472.x)