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Eric Michel

Eric Michel, Doctoral Student
  • Doctoral Student in OBHR

Education

  • PhD student in HRM, University of Illinois at Chicago, Expected date of graduation 2017
  • MBA, Management, Bradley University, 2007
  • BA, International Studies and Political Science, Bradley University, 2004

Experience

Prior to enrolling at UIC, Eric J. Michel held faculty appointments at Bradley University and Christopher Newport University.  In these capacities, Eric designed and delivered nearly a dozen undergraduate leadership/management courses that addressed leadership at the individual, group, organizational, and international level of analysis.  Eric's research investigates employee engagement, leadership (servant leadership, leader-follower relationships), career success, and employment relationships.

Classes Taught

University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MGMT 445: Organizational Theory
  • MGMT 453: Human Resource Management
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • BMA 352: Managing in Organizations
  • BMA 357: Leadership and Interpersonal Behavior
  • BMA 358: Managerial Decision Making
  • ELH 381: Strengths-Based Leadership
  • ELH 382: Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
  • LDSP 210: Study in Self-Leadership
  • LDSP 220: Group Dynamics
  • LDSP 310: Leadership Theory & Research
  • LDSP 330: International Leadership

Research & Publications

Research Interests
  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Career Success
  • Employment Relationships

 

Selected Journal Publications
  • Hoobler, J.M., Masterson, C.R., Nkomo, S., & Michel, E.J.  The business case for women leaders: Meta-analysis, research critique, and path forward.  Forthcoming at Journal of Management. doi:10.1177/0149206316628643

  • Good, D., & Michel, E.J. (2013).  Individual ambidexterity: Exploring and exploiting in dynamic contexts.  Journal of Psychology, 147(5), 435-453.

  • Weinzimmer, L.G., Robin, J., & Michel, E.J. (2012).  The measurement of strategic orientation and its efficacy in predicting financial performance. Journal of Business Strategies, 29(2), 81-98.

  • Weinzimmer, L.G., Michel, E.J., & Franczak, J. (2011).  Creativity and firm-level performance: The mediating effects of action orientation.  Journal of Managerial Issues, 23(1), 62-82.

 

Selected Conference Presentations
  • Michel, E.J. & Wayne, S.J.  (2016, August).  A Spillover-Crossover Model of Servant Leader Family Support and Subordinate Family-Work Outcomes.  Paper presented at the Academy of Management annual conference, Anaheim, CA.
  • Hoobler, J., Masterson, C., Nkomo, S., & Michel, E.J.  (2016, March).  The business case for women leaders: Meta-analysis, research critique, and path forward.  Paper presented at the Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Symposium, Purdue University, West Lafayette.  
  • Michel, E.J., Wayne, S.J., & Liao, C. (2015, August).  Beyond performance:  Examining the role of work engagement on employee voice and success.  Paper presented at the Academy of Management annual conference, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Lemmon, G., Michel, E.J., Wayne, S.J., & Hoobler, J.M. (2014, November). Promoting my OCB so the boss thinks I'm promotable: A mediated moderation model of OCB, impression management, and career and organizational outcomes.  Paper presented at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, Savannah, GA, November 2014.  Winner, Best Overall Conference Paper.  Winner, Best Paper in Track – Ethics/Social and Diversity Issues/Careers.
  • Nkomo, S.M., Hoobler, J.M., Masterson, C.R., & Michel, E.J.  (July, 2013). Pulling the rug from under our feet?  A critical evaluation of the scholarly pursuit of the value-in-diversity argument for women’s representation in leadership positions. Paper presented at the 2013 Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Conference, Athens, Greece. Winner, Best Paper in Track.
  • Michel, E.J., & Weinzimmer, L.G. (2012, November).  Performance as a function of strategic aggressiveness. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2012 Southern Management Association annual meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Weinzimmer, L.G., Robin, J., Michel, E.J., & Franczak, J.  (2012, November).  Strategic orientation and SME performance: Conceptual, operational, and relational issues. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2012 Southern Management Association annual meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Weinzimmer, L.G., Robin, J., Michel, E.J., & Franczak, J.  (2011, November).  Strategic orientation, market orientation, and firm performance:  Measurement and validity. Paper presented at the 2011 Southern Management Association annual meeting, Savannah, GA.
  • Robin, J., Michel, E.J., Weinzimmer, L.G., & Erb, M. (2011, August).  HR systems: The prediction of HR outcomes and organizational performance.  Paper presented at the 119th American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Weinzimmer, L.G., Michel, E.J., & Franczak, J. (2009, October).  The mediating effects of action orientation on the creativity-performance relationship.  Paper presented at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, Asheville, NC.
  • Weinzimmer, L.G., Wheeler, A., Franczak, J., & Michel, E.J. (2008, October).  Action orientation as a mediator in the culture-performance relationship.  Paper presented at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Awards & Affiliations

Research Grants and Funding:

Total research funding generated to date:   $116,267

Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership – Greenleaf Scholar, 2014

University of Illinois – University of Illinois President’s Research in Diversity Award, 2013

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Grant - $100,000 for “My family enriches your work? Exploring the mechanisms of supervisors-subordinate positive crossover”, co-Primary Investigator (with S.J. Wayne), 2013    

University of Illinois at Chicago
  • UIC College of Business Graduate Assistantship, 2012-present
  • UIC Department of Managerial Studies Fellowship, 2012-2013
Bradley University
  • Foster College of Business Administration Outstanding Academic Advisor, 2009
  • NCAA Division 1 Men’s Cross Country and Track, 2000-2004
  • Graduate of Bradley University Honors Program, 2004