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Shelley Brickson

Shelley Brickson, Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Managerial Studies

Office: 2230 UH
Phone: (312) 996-9861


  • PhD Organizational Behavior, Harvard University, 2002
  • MA Psychology, Harvard University, 2000
  • BA Psychology, Carleton College, 1994


  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Aug 2006 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, London Business School, July 2002 - July 2006

Classes Taught

  • Leading for Impact
  • Negotiations
  • Identity processes

Research & Publications

  • Ashforth, B. A., Schinoff, B. S. & Brickson, S. L. (forthcoming). “My company is friendly,” “Mine’s a rebel”: Anthropomorphism and shifting organizational identity from “what” to “who.”  Academy of Management Review.
  • Besharov, M. L. & Brickson, S. L. (2016). Unpacking the relationships between institutional forces and organizational identities. In B. E. Ashforth, M. G. Pratt, D. Ravasi & M. Schultz (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Organizational Identity. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 396-414.
  • Brickson, S. L. (2013). Athletes, best friends, and social activists: Accounting for the role of identity in organizational identification. Organization Science. 24, 226-245.
  • Harquail, C.V. & Brickson, S. L. (2012). The defining role of organizational identity for facilitating stakeholder flourishing: A map for future research. In K.S. Cameron and G.M.
  • Spreitzer (Eds.),Oxford handbook of positive organizational scholarship. Oxford University Press. London. 677-690.
  • Brickson, S.L. (2011). Confessions of a job crafter: How we can increase the passion within and the impact of our profession. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(2), 197-201.
  • Brickson, S. L. & Lemmon, G. (UIC doctoral student) (2009). Organizational identity as a stakeholder resource. J. E. Dutton and L. M. Roberts (Eds.), Exploring positive identities and organizations: Building a theoretical and research foundation. Psychology Press, New York, (pp. 411-434).
  • Brickson, S. L. (2008). Reassessing the standard: The positive expansive potential of a relational identity in diverse organizations. Journal of Positive Psychology. 3(1), 40-54.
  • Brickson, S. L. (2007). Organizational identity orientation: The genesis of the role of the firm and distinct forms of social value. Academy of Management Review. 32, 864-888
  • Brickson, S. L. (2005). Organizational identity orientation: Forging a link between organizational identity and organizations' relations with stakeholders. Administrative Science
  • Quarterly, 50, 576-609.
  • Brickson, S. L. & Brewer, M. B. (2001). Identity orientation and intergroup relations in organizations. In M.A. Hogg and D.J. Terry (Eds.), Social identity processes in organizational contexts: Psychology Press.
  • Brickson, S. L. (2000a). The impact of identity orientation on individual and organizational outcomes in demographically diverse settings. Academy of Management Review, 25(1), 82-101
  • Brickson, S. L. (2000b). Exploring identity: Where are we now? Academy of Management Review,25(1), 147-148.

Awards & Affiliations

  • College of Business Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Voted Favorite Corporate MBA professor, 2018
  • Best paper finalist, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management, 2015
  • Best submission award (co-recipient) – Sixth Bi-Annual Conference on Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. 2013
  • Organization Science editorial review board, 2013-present
  • Managerial and Organizational Cognition AOM Division Rep-at-Large, 2010-2013
  • Recipient of Favorite MBA Professor Award, 2011
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Editorial Board, 2008-2010