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Shelley Brickson

Associate Professor

Department of Managerial Studies


Building & Room:

2229 UH


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 613-0626

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Shelley Brickson



  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Ashforth, B. A., Schinoff, B. S. & Brickson, S. L. (in press). “‘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.

Professional Leadership

Editorial Board, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2008 - 2010)

Rep-at-Large, Managerial and Organizational Cognition AOM Division (2010 - 2013)

Editorial Review Board, Organization Science (2013 - present)

Notable Honors

2018, Teaching Excellence Award, 2018, Voted Favorite Corporate MBA Professor, 2011, Voted Favorite MBA Professor, UIC Business

2015, Best paper finalist, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management

2013, Best submission award (co-recipient), Sixth Bi-Annual Conference on Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business


Harvard University. Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior

Harvard University. Cambridge, MA
Doctoral Fellow at Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Kennedy School of Government

Harvard University. Cambridge, MA
M.A. in psychology

Carleton College. Northfield, MN
B.A. in psychology. Magna cum laude. Distinction in Psychology Department.