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SIOP 2014 Friday Seminars


Silvia Bonaccio, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Chair

As chair of the 2014 Friday Seminars Committee, I am pleased to share with you the lineup for this year’s seminar presenters and topics. The Friday Seminars offer researchers and practitioners an opportunity to develop new skills, explore new topics, and to keep up with cutting-edge advances in research and practice. The invited experts will provide a thorough discussion of the topics in an interactive learning environment (e.g., lecture accompanied by break-out discussions, case studies, experiential exercises, and networking).

I hope that you will register for one (if not two!) of these sessions. However, space is limited, and these sessions sell out quickly. I encourage you to register early to secure your spot. Please contact me via email at bonaccio@telfer.uottawa.ca if you have any questions.

Duration: Sessions are 3 hours in length.
Enrollment: Limited to the first 50 participants who register for each seminar.

Date and Time: Friday, May 16, 2014, during the morning (7:30 to 10:30 am) or late morning/early afternoon (11:00 am to 2:00 pm).

Location: The seminars will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center (specific room is indicated below).
Fee: The cost for each Friday Seminar is $85.00 (U.S.).
Registration:  Registration is available through the general online registration process for the conference.

Cancellation:  Friday Seminar fees cancelled on or before May 1, 2014, will be refunded less a $25.00 (U.S.) administrative fee.

Continuing Education Credit:  The Friday Seminars are sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc. and are presented as part of the 29th Annual SIOP Conference. SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Three continuing education credits are available per Friday Seminar attended. Additionally, SIOP is an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider. All Friday Seminars, except for “Using MPlus…” are also available for PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credits.

FRIDAY SEMINAR 1 (Session 118): Cultural Encounters: The Impact of Cultural Differences on Interpersonal Processes in Work Organizations

May 16, 2014, Room 324, 7:30 - 10:30 am

Presenters: Dr. Gilad Chen and Dr. Bradley L. Kirkman
Coordinator: D. Lance Ferris

Abstract: This seminar will focus on cultural differences and interpersonal processes in organizations.  Two experts will summarize how organizational psychologists study cultural differences (e.g., discussing values, cultural distance, and culture tightness-looseness), how these differences operate at different levels of analysis (e.g., individuals, teams, organizations, and nations), and how these differences influence–and can be managed– in interpersonal work encounters (e.g., leading a global team, adapting as an expatriate). 

Intended Audience: This seminar is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the main types and dimensions of cultural differences
  • Explain how cultural differences can operate across levels of analyses (individual, team, organization, and nations)
  • Discuss the role of cultural differences in interpersonal processes, including leadership, negotiations, and teamwork
  • Apply cross-cultural principles to enhance employee and managerial effectiveness during cross-cultural work encounters (e.g., expatriates, global team leaders)


Dr. Gilad Chen is the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Organizational Behavior and Department Chair in the Management & Organization Department, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Chen was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, and a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technion, and Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Chen teaches courses on a variety of organizational behavior, human resource management, and methodological topics. His research focuses on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership, with particular interest in understanding the complex interface between individuals and the socio-technical organizational context. He has won several research awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Chen is also an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Society of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Chen’s research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. He is serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology through 2013, and was recently appointed Incoming Editor (for 2014) and then Editor (2015-2020) of the Journal of Applied Psychology. He has also been serving as an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal.

Dr. Bradley L. Kirkman is a Professor and Department Head for the Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on virtual teams, work team effectiveness, leadership, and international management. He was formerly the Foreman R. and Ruby Bennett Endowed Chair in Business Administration in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He has held visiting professor positions in the Department of Management and Organizations at the University of Western Australia in 2006 and the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in 2012. He has worked with several companies on issues such as leading global virtual teams, enhancing team effectiveness, working across cultural boundaries, facilitating organizational change and development, and increasing leadership effectiveness that include: AT&T, Alcoa, R.H. Donnelley, Cisco Systems, CenterPoint Energy, Opportune, the Texas Transportation Institute, The Home Depot, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Conoco-Phillips, PPD, Sabre, the Centers for Disease Control, Motorola, General Electric, IBM, the Sara Lee Corporation, Prudential Insurance, Allstate Insurance, Eastman Chemical Company (Kodak), the Cone Corporation, MEMC, the United States Bankruptcy Court, United States Postal Service, and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He has conducted research, presented papers, and taught in several countries including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Dubai (UAE), England, Finland, France, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United States. His articles have appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Group & Organization Management, Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, Organizational Dynamics, and others.

FRIDAY SEMINAR 2 (Session 102): Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior

May 16, 2014, Room 304A, 7:30 - 10:30am

Presenters:  Jayanth Narayanan, Wendong Li, and Zhaoli Song
Coordinator: Marylène Gagné

Abstract: This seminar will examine the physiological measurements available to researchers and practitioners in the study of organizations. We will focus on three methods – molecular genetics (genes such as dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin); behavior genetics (using twin samples); and hormones (testosterone, cortisol). We will discuss the challenges and opportunities of using these methods in the workplace. We will also examine the ethical issues that need to be paid attention to while doing this work.

Intended Audience: This seminar is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the use of biological measurements at the workplace
  • Demonstrate the process of using genetic and pysiological measurements
  • Examine the challenges and opportunities of using each of these methods
  • Identify the ethical considerations for doing biological research at the workplace
  • Apply these techniques in the context of your research and practice.


Dr. Jayanth Narayanan is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore Business School. His work has been published in outlets such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Academy of Management Review. His research interests focus on understanding social psychological processes at the workplace. Specifically he has examined the role of power on interpersonal interactions, the nature of social exclusion and how people can overcome its negative effects and how envy can be transformed to be more positive at the workplace. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and the Journal of Management Inquiry. His work has been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Straits Times, The Economist and most recently on The Huffington Post. His work on physiological measurements has involved assaying salivary Testosterone and Cortisol.  He received a PhD from the London Business School, a post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from Jamshedpur (India) and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University.

Dr. Wendong Li is an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University. He conducts research on proactivity across a number of areas, including leadership, work analysis/design, career success, and personality change. His research examines individual (e.g., personality traits and genetics) and environmental (e.g., work context and culture) factors which may prompt proactivity, as well as the consequences of being proactive (e.g., as reflected in people's performance, well-being, and changes in their personality traits). Recently, he is interested in looking at the role of time in organization behaviors. His research has won the International HRM Scholarly Achievement Award and Best Student Convention Paper Award from the Human Resources Division, Academy of Management. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Personnel Psychology, and the Leadership Quarterly, and has drawn media attention from the Economist and Wall Street Journal blog. His work on physiological measurements has studied the effect of Dopamine gene and Serotonin gene on job satisfaction. He received a PhD in Management (Organizational Behavior) from National University of Singapore. He also obtained degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Normal University.

Dr. Zhaoli Song is an Associate Proessor at the National University of Singapore. He has research expertise on topics such as job search and reemployment, distress associated with unemployment, momentary affect, work-family balance, leadership and behavior genetics. More recently, he is developing a new survey method by using mobile phones. He is also working on several projects that examine associations between human genome and psycho-social functions. He has published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Leadership Quarterly. His work on genetics has been featured in the media such as The Economist. His work on physiological measurements has studied the effect of Dopamine gene and Serotonin gene on job satisfaction. His is also the principal investigator on a project that studies the effects of genes on work behavior. He has a PhD in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, an MS in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, an MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychologu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a BA in Optics from Sichuan Univeristy.

FRIDAY SEMINAR 3 (Session 147): Generational Differences in the Workplace: Managing Millennials

May 16, 2014, Room 304A 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Presenters: Jean M. Twenge and Stacy M. Campbell
Coordinator: Jerel Slaughter

Abstract: This seminar will discuss how generations differ based on a sample of 11 million young people.  Millenials or Generation Me show positive self-views, higher expectations, and an increased emphasis on work-life balance. We will discuss two applications of this research: methods in generational research (including separating age and generational effects), and evidence-based strategies for recruiting, retaining, and managing today’s young adults. The seminar will be spiced with plenty of pop culture and humor.

Intended Audience: This seminar is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss generational differences in positive self-views, expectations, and work attitudes
  • Explain and provide useful methods for researching generational differences (e.g., time-lag vs. cross-sectional, cross-temporal meta-analysis)
  • Identify strategies for recruiting, retaining, and managing today's young adults


Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and the books The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell), Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before, and The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant. Dr. Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation based on a dataset of 11 million young people. Her audiences have included college faculty and staff, high school teachers, military personnel, camp directors, and corporate executives. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Stacy M. Campbell is an Associate Professor of Management in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw University. Dr. Campbell teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes on Managing Organizations, Leading & Teaming and Consulting.  Her research interests include leadership and narcissism, generational differences in work values, and improving student success in online learning.  Dr. Campbell’s work has appeared in the Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Human Resource Management Journal, and the Journal of Social and Personality Psychology. Her work has also been featured in Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Chronicle of Higher Education, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, and the New York Post.  Prior to her doctoral studies¸ Dr. Campbell worked as a management consultant for KPMG consulting and more recently, the Atlanta-based consulting firm, The North Highland Company, in their change management practice. She received a PhD from the University of Georgia, a M.A. in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a BBA in economics/business and psychology from Lafayette College, Easton, PA. 

FRIDAY SEMINAR 4 (Session 148): Using MPlus for Structural Equation Modeling in I-O Research

May 16, 2014, Room 304B, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Presenter:  Bob Vandenberg
Coordinator: Catherine E. Connelly

Abstract: This workshop will introduce participants to the Mplus software.  Participants will learn to run   exploratory factor analyses and latent variable measurement models using confirmatory factor analyses. They will also learn to run path models 1) using regression; 2) among latent variables; 3) using logistic regression; and 4) using logistic latent variable analysis. Testing latent interactions will be discussed. The instructor will provide the data and the syntax files used in the workshop.

Intended Audience: This workshop is intended for individuals who have either taken a course or have practical experience in multivariate statistics (e.g., EFA, CFA, SEM). No prior experience with Mplus is necessary. Participants who wish to run some of the exercises during the workshop are encouraged to bring their laptops with Mplus installed on it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use the Mplus software package for structural equation modeling (SEM)
  • Conduct exploratory factor analyses (EFA)
  • Conduct latent variable measurement models using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)
  • Conduct at least two different types of path models such as path models using regression analysis and among latent variables as well as path models using logistic regression.
  • Use factor analytic techniques and path modeling to provide effective guidance and inform organizational decision making.


Dr. Robert (Bob) Vandenberg is the Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business, and the Chair of the Department of Management in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.  He obtained a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Georgia.  He teaches in the undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. programs.  Bob's research focuses on organizational commitment, high involvement work processes, measurement invariance, latent growth modeling, and multilevel structural equation modeling.  Bob's articles on these topics have appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods, Organization Science, and other journals. He has served on the editorial boards of many of those journals and was the editor-in-chief of Organizational Research Methods from 2008 through 2010.  He is past division chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management, and a fellow of APA, SIOP, and the Southern Management Association. Bob received the 2010 Distinguished Career Award from the Academy of Management’s Research Methods Division.  Bob has taught introductory and advanced structural equation modeling (SEM) courses for over a decade within the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA at Wayne State University; http://carma.wayne.edu/Default.asp) both in the U.S. and overseas.  Finally, and vastly more important than any and all of the above, Bob is married to his best friend, Carole, and has three adult children, Drew (with a wonderful wife, Catherine), Kaity and Jackson, three very spoiled dogs, and rides his Harley-Davidson with a passion every day.


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