College of Business Mississippi State University

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Laura E. Marler


  • DBA, Louisiana Tech University, Organizational Behavior & Human Resources
  • MBA, Louisiana Tech University, Management
  • BS, Louisiana College, Accounting

Recent Publications

  • "Mentoring in family businesses: Toward an understanding of commitment outcomes", with Andrew J. Dhaenens, James Vardaman, and James Chrisman, Human Resource Management Review, 2018.
  • "Intra-family succession in the family firm: The role of incumbent proactive personality.", with Isabel Botero and Alfredo De Massis, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2017, vol. 29, p 57-81.
  • "Formal or informal mentoring: What drives employees to seek informal mentors? ", with Daniel T. Holt, G. Markova, Andrew Dhaenens, and Sharon Heilmann, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2016, vol. 28, no. 1, p 67-83.
  • "Dark Riders in High Performance Work Systems? The Potential for Perceived Abuse by Proactive Managers Understanding Workplace Supervision: The Tipping Point between Motivational and Abusive Practices", with Bryan Fuller and , SIOP Frontier Series, 2016.
  • "Leader Reactions to Follower Proactive Behavior: Giving Credit When Credit Is Due", with Bryan Fuller, Kim Hester, and Robert Otondo, Human Relations, 2015, vol. 68, no. 6, p 879-898.
  • "Feedback distractions during computer-mediated ", with Kent Marett, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2013, vol. 25, no. 2, p 172-191.
  • "Tactile interaction norms and positive workplace touch", with Marcia J Simmering, Jerry B Fuller, Susie S Cox, and Rebecca J Bennett, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2013, vol. 25, no. 2, p 132-153.
  • "Don't make me the bad guy: Self-monitoring, organizational norms, and the Mum Effect.", with D'Lisa McKee, Susie S. Cox, Marcia J. Simmering, and David G. Allen, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2012, vol. 24, no. 1, p 97-116.
  • "Vision and exchange in intra-family succession: Effects on procedural justice climate among non-family managers", with Tim Barnett and Rebecca Long, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 2012, vol. 36, p 1207-1225.
  • "Bridge building within the province of proactivity", with Jerry B Fuller and Kim Hester, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2012, vol. 33, no. 8, p 1053-1070.

Recent Presentations

  • "Servant leadership: Righting the wrongs of injustice in the family firm", with Will Tabor and James Chrisman, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL, 2017.
  • "Pay Gap and Firm Resilience: A Behavioral Integration Perspective", with Zoey Li, Southern Management Association Meetings, St. Pete Beach, 2015.
  • "You’ve got the touch, or do you? A gendered emotional display perspective on perceptions of supervisor support", with Jerry B Fuller, Susie S Cox, Marcia J Simmering, Rebecca J Bennett, and Jenny Curry, Southern Management Association Meetings, St. Pete Beach, 2015.
  • "Dark riders in high performance work systems? The potential for perceived abuses by proactive managers", with Bryan Fuller, Academy of Management Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • "Saying "yes" to succession: Understanding the role of successor autonomy, passion, and commitment", with Nathan Hammond, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Portland, OR, 2014.
  • "Is failing to plan, planning to fail? An examination of proactiveness and planning on multi-level influences to minimize family firm succession failure", with Josh Daspit, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2014.
  • "Leader reactions to proactive behavior: Giving credit when credit is due", with Jerry Bryan Fuller and Kim Hester, Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, MA, 2012.