Carnegie Mellon University

Denise Rousseau

Denise M. Rousseau

H. J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy, Heinz College and Joint Appointment at Tepper School of Business

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4214
  • 412-268-8470
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Expertise

Organizational Behavior and Theory

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley - Ph D - 1977
  • University of California at Berkeley - MA - 1975
  • University of California at Berkeley - BA - 1973

Publications

  • Collective personality effects on group citizenship behavior: Do diverse groups benefit more

    (author(s): Marie-Elene Roberge, Q Xu, Denise Rousseau)
    Small Group Research

  • Free will and the social and psychological contract

    Business and Society Review 7, 8-13

  • Social interaction patterns shaping employee psychological contracts: Network-wide and local effects

    (author(s): Guillermo Dabos, Denise Rousseau)
    Human Resource Management

  • The missing link in HR strategy: Leaders able to make effective psychological contracts.

    (author(s): Edel Conway, Aoife McDermott, Denise Rousseau, Patrick Flood)
    Human Resource Management

  • Aging Workers and the Employee-Employer Relationship

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, M. Bal, D. Kooji)
    Springer, 2014

  • Contrat psychologique et organisations: Comprendre les accords écrits et non-écrits

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Pascale Rozario, Rémi Jardat, Yvon Pesqueux)
    Pearson, 2014

  • Idiosyncratic Deals Between Employees and Organizations: Conceptual Issues, Applications, and the Role of Coworkers

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, M. Bal)
    in press

  • Designing a Better Business School: Channelling Herbert Simon, Addressing the Critics, and Developing Actionable Knowledge for Professionalizing Managers

    Journal of Management Studies 49, 2012; 600-618

  • Handbook of Evidence-Based Management

    Oxford, 2012

  • Change-Supportive Employee Behavior: Antecedents And The Moderating Role Of Time

    (author(s): Tai Gyu Kim, Severin Hornung, Denise Rousseau)
    Journal Of Management 37(6), 2011; 1664-1693

  • Becoming An Evidence-Based Hr Practitioner

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Eric G. R. Barends)
    Human Resource Management Journal 21(3), 2011; 221-235

  • Inducements, Contributions, And Fulfillment In New Employee Psychological Contracts

    (author(s): Cynthia Lee, Jun Liu, Denise Rousseau, Chun Hui, Zhen Xiong Chen)
    Human Resource Management 50(2), 2011; 201-226

  • Evidence-Based I-O Psychology: Not There Yet

    (author(s): Rob B. Briner, Denise Rousseau)
    Industrial And Organizational Psychology-Perspectives On Science And Practice 4(1), 2011; 22-Mar

  • Evidence-Based I-O Psychology: Not There Yet But Now A Little Nearer?

    (author(s): Rob B. Briner, Denise Rousseau)
    Industrial And Organizational Psychology-Perspectives On Science And Practice 4(1), 2011; 76-82

  • Reinforcing The Micro/Macro Bridge: Organizational Thinking And Pluralistic Vehicles

    Journal Of Management 37(2), 2011; 429-442

  • Employee-Oriented Leadership And Quality Of Working Life: Mediating Roles Of Idiosyncratic Deals

    (author(s): Severin Hornung, Juergen Glaser, Denise Rousseau, Peter Angerer, Matthias Weigl)
    Psychological Reports 108(1), 2011; 59-74

  • Persuasive Advertising: Evidence-Based Principles

    Interfaces 41(1), 2011; 93-94

  • Good Citizens In Poor-Quality Relationships: Idiosyncratic Deals As A Substitute For Relationship Quality

    (author(s): Smriti Anand, Prajya R. Vidyarthi, Robert C. Liden, Denise Rousseau)
    Academy Of Management Journal 53(5), 2010; 970-988

  • The Role Of Future Time Perspective In Psychological Contracts: A Study Among Older Workers

    (author(s): P. Matthijs Bal, Paul G. W. Jansen, Mandy E. G. van der Velde, Annet H. de Lange, Denise Rousseau)
    Journal Of Vocational Behavior 76(3), 2010; 474-486

  • Beyond Top-Down And Bottom-Up Work Redesign: Customizing Job Content Through Idiosyncratic Deals

    (author(s): Severin Hornung, Denise Rousseau, Juergen Glaser, Peter Angerer, Matthias Weigl)
    Journal Of Organizational Behavior 31(3-Feb), 2010; 187-215

  • Promoting learning and job acceptance in MBA internships

    (author(s): Gerard Beenen, Denise Rousseau)
    Human Resource Management 49, 2010; 3-22

  • Why Supervisors Make Idiosyncratic Deals: Antecedents And Outcomes Of I-Deals From A Managerial Perspective

    (author(s): Severin Hornung, Denise Rousseau, Juergen Glaser)
    Journal Of Managerial Psychology 24(8-Jul), 2009; 738-764

  • Patron Saint Of Organizational Research? Lessons From St. Teresa Of Avila For Scholars And For Evidence Based Practice

    Journal Of Management Inquiry 18(4), 2009; 345-349

  • Evidence-Based Management: Concept Cleanup Time?

    (author(s): Rob B. Briner, David Denyer, Denise Rousseau)
    Academy Of Management Perspectives 23(4), 2009; 19-32

  • Idiosyncratic Deals: Testing Propositions On Timing, Content, And The Employment Relationship

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Severin Hornung, Tai Gyu Kim)
    Journal Of Vocational Behavior 74(3), 2009; 338-348

  • Bridging The Rigour-Relevance Gap In Management Research: It's Already Happening!

    (author(s): Gerard P. Hodgkinson, Denise Rousseau)
    Journal Of Management Studies 46(3), 2009; 534-546

  • Idiosyncratic Deals: Coworkers As Interested Third Parties

    (author(s): Lei Lai, Denise Rousseau, Klarissa Ting Ting Chang)
    Journal Of Applied Psychology 94(2), 2009; 547-556

  • A Second's Thoughts: Reflections On My Tenure As Job Editor

    Journal Of Organizational Behavior 30(1), 2009; 13-Sep

  • Evidence In Management And Organizational Science: Assembling The Field's Full Weight Of Scientific Knowledge Through Syntheses

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Joshua Manning, David Denyer)
    Academy Of Management Annals 2, 2008; 475-515

  • Creating Flexible Work Arrangements Through Idiosyncratic Deals

    (author(s): Severin Hornung, Denise Rousseau, Juergen Glaser)
    Journal Of Applied Psychology 93(3), 2008; 655-664

  • A Sticky, Leveraging, And Scalable Strategy For High-Quality Connections Between Organizational Practice And Science

    Academy Of Management Journal 50(5), 2007; 1037-1042

  • Standing Out In The Fields Of Organization Science

    Journal Of Organizational Behavior 28(7), 2007; 849-857

  • Global Competition's Perfect Storm: Why Business And Labor Cannot Solve Their Problems Alone

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Rosemary Batt)
    Academy Of Management Perspectives 21(2), 2007; 16-23

  • Educating Managers From An Evidence-Based Perspective

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Sharon McCarthy)
    Academy Of Management Learning & Education 6(1), 2007; 84-101

  • Employee Attachment In The Short And Long Run - Antecedents And Consequences Of Situated And Deep-Structure Identification

    (author(s): Michael Riketta, Rolf Van Dick, Denise Rousseau)
    Zeitschrift Fur Personalpsychologie 5(3), 2006; 85-93

  • Managing Relationships Across Generations Of Academics - Psychological Contracts In Faculty-Doctoral Student Collaborations

    (author(s): Kimberly A. Wade-Benzoni, Denise Rousseau)
    International Journal Of Conflict Management 17(1), 2006; Apr-33

  • The Challenges Are Organizational Not Just Clinical

    (author(s): Ranga Ramanujam, Denise Rousseau)
    Journal Of Organizational Behavior 27(7), 2006; 811-827

  • I-Deals: Idiosyncratic Terms In Employment Relationships

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Violet T. Ho, Jerald Greenberg)
    Academy Of Management Review 31(4), 2006; 977-994

  • Keeping An Open Mind About Evidence-Based Management: A Reply To Learmonth's Commentary

    Academy Of Management Review 31(4), 2006; 1091-1093

  • 2005 Presidential Address - Is There Such A Thing As Evidence-Based Management?

    Academy Of Management Review 31(2), 2006; 256-269

  • Social Networks And The Psychological Contract: Structural Holes, Cohesive Ties, And Beliefs Regarding Employer Obligations

    (author(s): VT Ho, Denise Rousseau, LL Levesque)
    Human Relations 59(4), 2006; 459-481

  • I-Deals: Idiosyncratic Deals Workers Bargain for Themselves

    M.E. Sharpe, 2005

  • Ownership And The Changing Employment Relationship: Why Stylized Notions Of Labor No Longer Generally Apply - A Reply To Zardkoohi And Paetzold

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Z Shperling)
    Academy Of Management Review 29(4), 2004; 562-569

  • Responses To Broken Promises: Does Personality Matter?

    (author(s): Violet Ho, Laurie Weingart, Denise Rousseau)
    Journal Of Vocational Behavior 65(2), 2004; 276-293

  • Organizational Change That Produces Results: The Linkage Approach

    (author(s): Paul Goodman, Denise Rousseau)
    Academy Of Management Executive 18(3), 2004; 19-Jul

  • Psychological Contract And Organizational Citizenship Behavior In China: Investigating Generalizability And Instrumentality

    (author(s): C Hui, C Lee, Denise Rousseau)
    Journal Of Applied Psychology 89(2), 2004; 311-321

  • Employment Relationships In China: Do Workers Relate To The Organization Or To People?

    (author(s): C Hui, C Lee, Denise Rousseau)
    Organization Science 15(2), 2004; 232-240

  • Mutuality And Reciprocity In The Psychological Contracts Of Employees And Employers

    (author(s): GE Dabos, Denise Rousseau)
    Journal Of Applied Psychology 89(1), 2004; 52-72

  • Psychological Contracts In The Workplace: Understanding The Ties That Motivate

    Academy Of Management Executive 18(1), 2004; 120-127

  • Pieces Of The Action: Ownership And The Changing Employment Relationship

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Z Shperling)
    Academy Of Management Review 28(4), 2003; 553-570

  • Extending The Psychology Of The Psychological Contract - A Reply To Putting Psychology Back Into Psychological Contracts

    Journal Of Management Inquiry 12(3), 2003; 229-238

  • Democracy, A Way Of Organizing In A Knowledge Economy

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, A Rivero)
    Journal Of Management Inquiry 12(2), 2003; 115-134

  • Leading What Seems (To Its Leaders, At Least) To Be An Incentiveless, Learningless Organization That Sometimes Appears (To Its Leaders, At Least) To Work

    (author(s): JM Bartunek, TG Cummings, JL Pearce, Denise Rousseau, AHV De Ven, N Urbanowicz, TM Loncar)
    Journal Of Management Inquiry 12(2), 2003; 105-114

  • The Idiosyncratic Deal: Flexibility Versus Fairness?

    Organizational Dynamics 29(4), 2001; 260-273

  • Schema, Promise And Mutuality: The Building Blocks Of The Psychological Contract

    Journal Of Occupational And Organizational Psychology 74, 2001; 511-541

  • The Interim Manager: Prototype Of The 21St-Century Worker?

    (author(s): K Inkson, A Heising, Denise Rousseau)
    Human Relations 54(3), 2001; 259-284

  • Location, Location, Location: Contextualizing Organizational Research

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Y Fried)
    Journal Of Organizational Behavior 22(1), 2001; 13-Jan

  • Relational Wealth

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Carrie Leana)
    Oxford, 2000

  • What's A Good Reason To Change? Motivated Reasoning And Social Accounts In Promoting Organizational Change

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, SA Tijoriwala)
    Journal Of Applied Psychology 84(4), 1999; 514-528

  • The Boundaryless Human Resource Function: Building Agency And Community In The New Economic Era

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, MB Arthur)
    Organizational Dynamics 27(4), 1999; 18-Jul

  • Assessing Psychological Contracts: Issues, Alternatives And Measures

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, SA Tijoriwala)
    Journal Of Organizational Behavior 19, 1998; 679-695

  • The 'Problem' Of The Psychological Contract Considered

    Journal Of Organizational Behavior 19, 1998; 665-671

  • Not So Different After All: A Cross-Discipline View Of Trust

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, SB Sitkin, RS Burt, C Camerer)
    Academy Of Management Review 23(3), 1998; 393-404

  • Why Workers Still Identify With Organizations

    Journal Of Organizational Behavior 19(3), 1998; 217-233

  • Trust In Organizations: Frontiers Of Theory And Research.

    Administrative Science Quarterly 43(1), 1998; 186-188

  • Organizational Behavior In The New Organizational Era

    Annual Review Of Psychology 48, 1997; 515-546

  • Contingent Workers In High Risk Environments

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, C Libuser)
    California Management Review 39(2), 1997; 103-&

  • The Boundaryless Career: A New Employment Principle for a New Organizational Era

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Michael Arthur)
    Oxford, 1996

  • Looking Back On 'Organizations In Action' From The New Organizational Era

    Personnel Psychology 49(3), 1996; 776-778

  • The Limits Of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, And Nuclear Weapons - Sagan,Sd

    Administrative Science Quarterly 41(1), 1996; 200-203

  • The Meso Paradigm - A Framework For The Integration Of Micro And Macro Organizational-Behavior

    (author(s): R HOUSE, Denise Rousseau, M THOMASHUNT)
    Research In Organizational Behavior: An Annual Series Of Analytical Essays And Critical Reviews, Vol 17, 1995 17, 1995; 71-114

Working Papers

  • Social interaction patterns shaping employee psychological contracts: Network-wide and local effects.

    (author(s): Guillermo Dabos, Denise Rousseau)
    Human Resource Management

  • Psychological Contracts in Organizations: Understanding Written and Unwritten Agreements

    Sage, 1995

  • Developing an Interdisciplinary Science of Organizations

    (author(s): Denise Rousseau, Karlene Roberts, Charles Hulin)
    Jossey-Bass , 1978

Awards and Honors

  • Academy of Social Sciences (UK - National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences - Elected, Academician (2014)
  • Fellows of the Academy of Management - Elected, Dean (2014)
  • Tallinn University of Technology - Honorary Doctorate (2014)
  • Israeli Organizational Behavior Conference - Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
  • AOM Practice Theme Committee - Practice Impact Award (2014)
  • Athens University of Economics and Business - Honorary Doctorate in Economics and Management (2013)
  • Academy of Management - Lifetime Service Award (2010)
  • Academy of Management's Organizational Behavior Division - Lifetime Achievement Career Award (2009)
  • Academy of Management Learning and Education - Award for Best Article (2008)
  • Academy of Management, MOC Division - Distinguished Scholar (2007)
  • Western Academy of Management - JMI Distinguished Scholar (2007)
  • Academy of Management - George Terry Award (book) (2006)
  • Academy of Management - Best Paper OB Division (2004)
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - Shaw Professor (2000)
  • Academy of Management - George Terry Award (book) (1996)
  • National Institute for Healthcare Management - Award for Best Article in Healthcare Management (1994)
  • Educational Administration Quarterly - William A. Davis Award for Best Article (1982)

University Service

  • Carnegie Mellon University Faculty Senate, Chairperson (2010 - 2011)

Professional Activities

  • Member, Engaged Scholarship Review (2014 -)
  • Member, Evidence & Policy (2011 -)
  • Revue de Science Gestion (January 2004 -)
  • Member, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (2003 -)
  • Journal of Vocational Behavior (January 2003 -)
  • Journal of Management Inquiry (January 1994 -)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Organizational Behavior (January 1997 - 2007)
  • President, Academy of Management (2004 - 2005)
  • Board Member, Academy of Management, Board of Governors (1994 - 1997)
  • Board Member, Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, Elected (1994 - 1997)

Courses Taught

  • Evidence-Based Management (45941)
    • 2017 Mini 2 Section: E
    • 2017 Mini 6 Section: M
    • 2016 Mini 2 Section: A
    • 2015 Mini 2 Section: E
    • 2014 Mini 2 Section: E
    • 2013 Mini 2 Section: E
    • 2012 Mini 2 Section: E
  • Organizational Change (45942)
    • 2017 Mini 4 Section: A
    • 2016 Mini 4 Section: E
    • 2015 Mini 4 Section: E
    • 2014 Mini 4 Section: E
    • 2013 Mini 4 Section: E
  • Strategic Human Resources (45940)
    • 2013 Mini 4 Section: E
  • Strategic Human Resources (45894)
    • 2012 Mini 4 Section: E
    • 2011 Mini 4 Section: E
    • 2010 Mini 4 Section: E
    • 2009 Mini 4 Section: A
    • 2007 Mini 2 Section: E
    • 2006 Mini 2 Section: A
  • Evidence-Based Management (45961)
    • 2011 Mini 2 Section: E
    • 2010 Mini 2 Section: A
    • 2009 Mini 2 Section: A
    • 2008 Mini 1 Section: A
  • Special Topics in Org'l Behavior and Theory (47891)
    • 2008 Mini 4 Section: A
  • Seminar in Employee Relationships (47893)
    • 2007 Mini 4 Section: A
  • Organizational Behavior (70311)
    • 2006 Section: C, D