College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

 James  Vardaman, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., University of Memphis, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management
  • MBA, Arkansas State University, Business Administration
  • BBA, Henderson State University, Business Administration

Recent Publications

  • "Justice in the family firm: an integrative review and future research agenda Heterogeneity among Family Firms", with Laura Marler and Tim Barnett, Palgrave, 2018.
  • "Mentoring in family businesses: Toward an understanding of commitment outcomes", with Andrew J. Dhaenens, Laura Marler, and James Chrisman, Human Resource Management Review, 2018, vol. 28, p 46-55.
  • "Nonfamily employees in family firms: A review and future research agenda.", with William Tabor, James Chrisman, and Kristen Madison, Family Business Review, 2018, vol. 31, p 54-79.
  • "We are friends but are we family? Organizational identification and nonfamily employee turnover", with David G. Allen and Bryan Rogers, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2018.
  • "Recruitment and retention across cultures", with David G. Allen, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 2017, vol. 4, no. 1, p 153-181.
  • "Turning up by turning over: The change of scenery effect in Major League Baseball", with Bryan Rogers, David Allen, Meagan Baskin, and Ivan Muslin, Journal of Business and Psychology, 2017, vol. 32, no. 5, p 547-560.
  • "The role of ethical climate and moral disengagement in well-intended employee rule breaking", with Meagan B. Baskin and Julie I. Hancock, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 2016, vol. 16, no. 2, p 71-90.
  • "Translating intentions to behavior: The interaction of network structure and behavioral intentions in understanding employee turnover", with Shannon G Taylor, David G Allen, Maria B. Gondo, and John M Amis, Organization Science, 2015, vol. 26, no. 4, p 1177-1191.
  • "Socioemotional wealth conflict in family firms", with Maria B. Gondo, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2014, vol. 38, no. 6, p 1317-1322.
  • "Analytical Mindsets in Turnover Research", with David G. Allen, Julie I. Hancock, and D'Lisa McKee, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2014, vol. 35, no. 1, p 61-86.
  • "Ethical Climate and Pro-social Rule Breaking", with Maria B. Gondo and David G. Allen, Human Resource Management Review, 2014, vol. 24, no. 1, p 108-118.
  • "Part of the Job: The Role of Work Conditions in the Turnover Process", with Paul T. Cornell, David G. Allen, Maria B. Gondo, and Meagan Brock Baskin, Health Care Management Review, 2014, vol. 39, no. 2, p 164-173.
  • "Fostering acceptance of computerized physician order entry: Insights from an implementation study", with I. Muslin and Paul T. Cornell, Health Care Manager, 2014, vol. 33, p 165-171.
  • "Improving situation awareness and patient outcomes through interdisciplinary rounding and structured communication.", with Paul T. Cornell, Townsend-Gervis Mary, and Yates Lauren, Journal of Nursing Administration, 2014, vol. 44, no. 3, p 164-169.
  • "Impact of SBAR on nurse shift reports and staff rounding.", with Paul Cornell, Mary Townsend-Gervis, and Lauren Yates, MEDSURG Journal, 2014, vol. 23, no. 5.
  • "Toward a comprehensive understanding of readiness for change: The case for an expanded conceptualization", with Daniel T. Holt, Journal of Change Management, 2013, vol. 13, no. 1, p 9-18.
  • "Ward warriors: The complex nature of nurse mobility.", with Paul T. Cornell and Tom Clancy, Journal of Nursing Administration, 2013, vol. 43, no. 11, p 557-561.
  • "Fathers at Home", Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia, 2013.
  • "Turnover", Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia, 2013.

Recent Presentations

  • "An exploratory study of job attitudes and individual-level performance in family firms: A social exchange and relationship-based perspective", with Benjamin McLarty and Tim Barnett, 2017 Theories of Family Enterprise Conference, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2017.
  • "Social network analysis in family business research", with Laura Marler, Southern Management Association Meetings, Charlotte, NC, 2016.
  • "Turnover and retention of non-family employees in the family firm", with Laura Marler, David Allen, and Jon Carr, Southern Management Association Meetings, St. Pete Beach, 2016.
  • "The Intersection of OB and Family Business", with Danielle Cooper, Laura Marler, Jon Carr, Michele Medina, and K Oestermeier, Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, CA, 2016.
  • "Going the distance: International distance and international human resource management alignment", with Nolan Gaffney, David Allen, and Julie Hancock, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL, 2015.
  • "Perceptions of CRNA/MD interprofessional collaboration", with Ivan Muslin, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL, 2015.
  • "The social processes of change readiness", with Daniel T. Holt, Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, 2015.
  • "Individual performance and job change: The change of scenery effect", with Bryan Rogers, Southern Management Association, Savannah, GA, 2014.
  • "Perceptions of organizational support and social comparisons: Implications for turnover", with David Allen, Julie Hancock, Robert Otondo, and Lynn Shore, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • "Processual mechanisms of change readiness", with John Amis, Paul Wright, and Ben Dyson, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • "The paradox of fit: How perceptions of fit impede organizational change", with Maria Gondo, John Amis, and Brian Janz, Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, 2013.
  • "Elaborating Change: The (re)production of a legitimate practice", with Maria B. Gondo, John M. Amis, and Brian Janz, Western Academy of Management, Santa Fe, NM, 2013.
  • "Translating turnover intentions to turnover behavior", with David G. Allen and Maria B. Gondo, Western Academy of Management, Santa Fe, NM, 2013.