Laura Marler DBA

 Laura Marler DBA

Titles:

  • Associate Professor of Management
  • Bobby & Barbara Martin Fellow

Contacts:

lmarler@business.msstate.edu
Office: (662) 325-1957
302I

Overview

Summary:

Dr. Laura E. Marler is an Associate Professor of Management at Mississippi State University and co-coordinator of the Management Ph.D. program. Her research which examines proactive personality and behavior in the workplace has been published in top management journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and others. Dr. Marler’s research also focuses on understanding the management of human talent in family firms and has been funded by the Center for Family Enterprise Research at Mississippi State University. Her family firm research has been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Family Business Management, and other journals. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Managerial Issues.

Education:

  • DBA, Organizational Behavior & Human Resources, Louisiana Tech University, 2008
  • MBA, Management, Louisiana Tech University, 2004
  • BS, Accounting, Louisiana College, 2002

Research interests:

Proactivity; HR & OB in the Family Firm

Biography

Dr. Laura E. Marler is an Associate Professor of Management at Mississippi State University and co-coordinator of the Management Ph.D. program. Her research which examines proactive personality and behavior in the workplace has been published in top management journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and others. Dr. Marler’s research also focuses on understanding the management of human talent in family firms and has been funded by the Center for Family Enterprise Research at Mississippi State University. Her family firm research has been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Family Business Management, and other journals. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Managerial Issues.

Publications

Book, Chapter

  • Justice in the family firm: An integrative review and future research agenda. Heterogeneity among Family Firms. 2018
  • 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. SIOP Frontier Series . 2016

Conference Paper

  • Inter-organization cooperation of family firms and innovation.  Family Enterprise Research Conference. 2019

Conference Proceeding

  • Research Frontiers for the Creative Class.  Proceedings from the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance Conference. 2008

Journal Article

  • The effects of spiritual leadership in family firms: A conservation of resources perspective. Journal of Business Ethics. 2020
  • An image theory of strategic decision-making in family businesses. Journal of Family Business Management. 2019
  • Mentoring in family businesses: Toward an understanding of commitment outcomes. Human Resource Management Review. Volume 28, Pages 46-55. 2018
  • Socioemotional wealth importance within family firm internal communication. Journal of Family Business Management. 2018
  • Who Are Your Friends? The Influence of Identification and Family In- and Out-Group Friendships on Nonfamily Employee OCB and Deviance. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Volume 42, Issue 2, Pages 310-316. 2018
  • Examining how the personality, self-efficacy, and anticipatory cognitions of potential entrepreneurs shape their entrepreneurial intentions. Personality and Individual Differences. Volume 125, Pages 120-125. 2018
  • You’ve got the touch, or do you? A gendered emotional display perspective on workplace touch and perceived supervisor support. . Journal of Managerial Issues. Pages 395-413. 2017
  • Intra-family succession in the family firm: The role of incumbent proactive personality. Journal of Managerial Issues. Volume 29, Pages 57-81. 2017
  • Formal or informal mentoring: What drives employees to seek informal mentors? . Journal of Managerial Issues. Volume 28, Issue 1, Pages 67-83. 2016
  • Leader Reactions to Follower Proactive Behavior: Giving Credit When Credit Is Due. Human Relations. Volume 68, Issue 6, Pages 879-898. 2015
  • Feedback distractions during computer-mediated . Journal of Managerial Issues. Volume 25, Issue 2, Pages 172-191. 2013
  • Tactile interaction norms and positive workplace touch. Journal of Managerial Issues. Volume 25, Issue 2, Pages 132-153. 2013
  • Don't make me the bad guy: Self-monitoring, organizational norms, and the Mum Effect.. Journal of Managerial Issues. Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 97-116. 2012
  • Vision and exchange in intra-family succession: Effects on procedural justice climate among non-family managers. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Volume 36, Pages 1207-1225. 2012
  • Bridge building within the province of proactivity. Journal of Organizational Behavior. Volume 33, Issue 8, Pages 1053-1070. 2012
  • Exploring touch as a positive workplace behavior. Human Relations. Volume 64, Issue 2, Pages 231-256. 2011
  • Giving feedback: Development of scales for Mum Effect, discomfort giving feedback, and feedback medium preference. Performance Improvement Quarterly. Volume 23, Issue 4, Pages 49-69. 2011
  • Exploring the role of touch and apologies in forgiveness of workplace offenses. Journal of Managerial Issues. Volume 23, Issue 2, Pages 144-163. 2011
  • A leadership perspective of reciprocal stewardship in family firms. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Volume 34, Issue 6, Pages 1117-1124. 2010
  • Change driven by nature: A meta-analytic review of the proactive personality literature. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Volume 75, Pages 329-345. 2009
  • Construed external image and organizational identification: A test of the moderating influence of need for esteem. The Journal of Social Psychology. Volume 146, Pages 701-716. 2006
  • Promoting felt responsibility for constructive change and proactive behavior: Exploring aspects of an elaborated model of work design. Journal of Organizational Behavior. Volume 27, Pages 1089-1120. 2006

Presentations

Oral Presentation

  • "Advancing the assessment of proactivity: Construct clarity, the emerging developmental view, CMV, and cultural generalizability." Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach. 2017
  • "Social network analysis in family business research." Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, Charlotte, NC. 2016
  • "Turnover and retention of non-family employees in the family firm." Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach. 2016
  • "The Intersection of OB and Family Business." Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. 2016

Paper

  • "Deconstructing the proactive personality construct: Exploring a change-control circumplex model." Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. 2018
  • "The Effects of Spiritual Leadership on Work-Family Conflict and Organizational Commitment in the Family Firm." Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, Lexington, KY. 2018
  • "Personality research in family business." Academy of Management Annual Conference, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 2018
  • "Servant leadership: Righting the wrongs of injustice in the family firm." Southern Management Association, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL. 2017
  • "Pay Gap and Firm Resilience: A Behavioral Integration Perspective." Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach. 2015
  • "You’ve got the touch, or do you? A gendered emotional display perspective on perceptions of supervisor support." Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach. 2015
  • "Dark riders in high performance work systems? The potential for perceived abuses by proactive managers." Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA. 2014
  • "Saying "yes" to succession: Understanding the role of successor autonomy, passion, and commitment." Family Enterprise Research Conference, FERC, 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." Family Enterprise Research Conference, , Portland, Oregon. 2014
  • "Intra-family Succession in the Family firm: The role of incumbent proactive personality." Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, FL. 2013
  • "Leader reactions to proactive behavior: Giving credit when credit is due." Academy of Management Meetings, , Boston, MA. 2012
  • "Feedback distractions during computer-mediated group collaboration." 2011 meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX. 2011
  • "Fulfilling the need for touch at work." Academy of Management Meetings, , San Antonio, TX. 2011
  • "Family vision and exchange systems in family firm dominant coalitions: Effects on procedural justice climate in the family firm." 8th Annual Theories of Family Enterprise Conference, , Vallander, Germany. 2011
  • "Don't make me the bad guy: Self-monitoring, organizational norms, and the Mum Effect. ." Southern Management Association Meetings, , St. Pete Beach, FL. 2010
  • "Tactile interaction norms and touch self-efficacy: Predicting managers' use of touch at work. ." Southern Management Association Meetings, , St. Pete Beach, FL. 2010
  • "A commentary on Why firms strive for non-pecuniary performance: The case of the family firm." 7th Annual Theories of Family Enterprise Conference, , Boston, MA. 2009
  • "Building on the continuous learning model: The role of human agency in training & development." The Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. 2009
  • "Predicting voice and taking charge behavior: A selection perspective." The Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. 2009
  • "An examination of the effects of justice and trust on the development of a forgiveness climate." The Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology Conference, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA. 2009
  • "Mum's the word: Development of scales to measure the Mum Effect." The Southern Managment Association Meetings, Southern Managment Association, Asheville, NC. 2009
  • "Change driven by nature: A meta-analytic review of the proactive personality literature." The Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. 2008
  • "Research frontiers for the creative class." The National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance Conference, National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance, Dallas, TX. 2008
  • "Effects of high self-esteem and empathy on forgiveness." The Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology Conference, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA. 2008
  • "Using performance-based theory to better understand proactive engagement at work." The Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA. 2007
  • "Giving feedback: Development of three scales to assess rater attitudes." The Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, Nashville, TN. 2007
  • "Tactile interaction at work: Validating measures of touch self-efficacy and touch anxiety." The Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, Nashville, TN. 2007
  • "Exploring the connection between forgiveness and touch." The Academy of Management Meetings, Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA. 2006
  • "Touch self-efficacy and touch anxiety: First steps toward touch as a positive organizational behavior." The Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, Clearwater, FL. 2006
  • "Promoting felt responsibility for constructive change: A structural and socio-structural approach." The Southern Management Association Meetings, Southern Management Association, Charleston, SC. 2005
  • "Construed external image and organizational identification: A test of the moderating influence of need for esteem." The Southwestern Academy of Management Meetings, Southwestern Academy of Management, Oklahoma City, OK. 2005

Poster

  • "Inter-organization cooperation of family firms and innovation." Family Enterprise Research Conference, , Burlington, Vermont. 2019
  • "The Preservation of SEW and Family Firm Talent Acquisition: A Curse or a Blessing." Family Enterprise Research Conference, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Burlington, Vermont. 2019
  • "An exploratory study of the effects of HPWS practices on small and micro business." Southwestern Academy of Management, , Houston, TX. 2019
  • "Profiles in motivation: A typology of nonfamily employees in family firms." Family Enterprise Research Conference, Family Enterprise Research Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico. 2018

MSU Synergy Areas

Leading Economy: 21st Century TechnologyLeading Economy: Entrepreneurship and Family Business