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

  • "Nonfamily employees in family firms: A review and future research agenda.", with William Tabor, James Chrisman, and Kristen Madison, Family Business Review, 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.
  • "We are friends but are we family? Organizational identification and nonfamily employee turnover", with David G. Allen and Bryan Rogers, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2017.
  • "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.
  • "Interpreting Change as Controllable: The role of centrality and self-efficacy", with John M Amis, Ben P Dyson, Paul M Wright, and Robert Van de Graaff Randolph, Human Relations, 2012, vol. 65, no. 7, p 835-859.
  • "Turnover Intentions and Turnover: The Role of Network Centrality", with David G. Allen, Maria B. Gondo, and Shannon G. Taylor, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2012.
  • "Implementing Childhood Obesity Policy in a New Educational Environment: The Cases of Mississippi and Tennessee", with John M Amis, Ben P Dyson, Paul Wright, and Hugh Ferry, American Journal of Public Health, 2012, vol. 102, no. 7, p 1406-1413.
  • "Complexity and Change in Nurse Workflows", with Paul T. Cornell and Tom Clancy, Journal of Nursing Administration, 2012, vol. 42, no. 2, p 78-82.
  • "Beyond Communication: The Role of SBAR in a Changing Healthcare Environment", with Paul T. Cornell, Maria B. Gondo, and John M. Amis, Health Care Management Review, 2012, vol. 37, no. 1, p 88-97.

Recent Presentations

  • "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.
  • "The place makes the place, too: The role of working conditions in the turnover process.", with Paul T. Cornell, David G. Allen, and Maria B. Gondo, Southern Management Association, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2012.
  • "Turnover Intentions and Voluntary Turnover: The Moderating Role of Network Centrality.", with David G. Allen, Shannon G. Taylor, and Maria B. Gondo, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, 2012.
  • "Image is everything: Variation in performance hazard risk in franchised and non-franchised family firms", with Maria B. Gondo, David Cavasos, and Robert Randolph, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Montreal, QE, CA, 2012.