Glen Kreiner

Color portrait of Glen Kreiner

Professor of Management & Organization, John and Becky Surma Dean's Research Fellow

Department Management and Organization
Office Address 443 Business Building
Phone Number 814-867-2381
Email Address gek12@psu.edu

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Professor Glen Kreiner received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Communications and a Master's of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University. Professor Kreiner serves on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science and reviews regularly for several leading management journals. He has published his research in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Family Business Review, Human Relations, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Human Resource Management Review. His research findings have also been reported on by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, and print and broadcast news organizations internationally. He has received numerous awards for his research, including SIOP's best paper award and the Rosabeth Moss Kanter best paper award.

Expertise

His research areas include social identification (how individuals define themselves by their jobs, organizations, and professions), organization identity change (how organizations respond to threats/changes to their identity), role transitions (how people alternate among their many roles), dirty work (how workers and managers in stigmatized occupations deal with stigma), emotions in the workplace (such as how people shift from one emotion to another as part of their work), mindful leadership, and workers with cognitive disabilities.

Education

Ph D, Business Administration, Arizona State University, 2001

MS, Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University, 1995

BA, Communications, Brigham Young University, 1992

Courses Taught

BA 802 – Team Proc and Perf (1)
This course provides students with basic knowledge about predictable team dynamics and how to constructively deal with issues that arise in the first year M.B.A. teams. The course focuses on observation, diagnosis, and intervention skills for developing effective teams. Topics include diagnosing group dynamics, giving and receiving feedback to teammates, cross-cultural communication, and conflict management techniques. The course provides a real-time practicum for diagnosing team issues and addressing team problems and conflicts. Students apply team process concepts and techniques as they work to complete team projects in their other core M.B.A. classes. Students leave the course with an understanding of how to successfully lead a team and how to diagnose and correct dysfunctional team behaviors.

BA 888 – STRAT LEAD IDENT (3)
The course takes a unique approach to strategic leadership that emphasizes identity issues that are critical to understanding individual and collective processes in organizational life. Students will learn about their own leadership as it relates to their identity and others¿ identities. It will provide practical and experiential exposure to classic and contemporary leadership frameworks that can be applied in a diverse range of professional environments and business settings. Students will assess their own leadership strengths and development areas, create an individual leadership development plan, apply that plan as part of the course, and complete a reflection paper upon executing the plan. The course provides an opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge and skills they developed throughout their education and their careers. The course will include an individual leadership style multi-rater assessment. Students will self-assess and receive feedback from others on their leadership behaviors, and will develop a plan for individual leadership development. The course will also include opportunities for students to focus on self-awareness as a leader and building leadership skills (e.g., active listening, giving/receiving feedback, mindfulness).

MGMT 520 – Team Facilitation (2)
To gain an in-depth understanding of team dynamics and develop skills for facilitating teams to achieve effective performance.

MGMT 592 – Qualmeth (3)
This course provides students with an introduction to and experience with qualitative research methods employed in organizational contexts.

MGMT 601 – Ph.D Dis Full-Time
NO DESCRIPTION.

MBADM 810 – TEAM PERFORMANCE (3)
Overview of concepts, applications, and research on group and team processes and performance in an organizational context. This course provides students with an understanding of team processes and performance as well as other current issues that affect interpersonal dynamics in the workplace. This course provides an overview of the concepts of groups and teams as related to process and performance in organization. The course will blend theory, research, and practice to enable students to create, manage, and participate in teams more effectively. Broad topic areas include team design, context, and process. Specific areas of focus include learning orientation; group process skills; managing emotions, diversity, and conflict in groups; various workplace teams (e.g., virtual, cross-functional); and designing effective teams.

MGMT 590 – Colloquium (3)
Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.

MGMT 596 – Individual Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

BA 502 – Team Proc and Perf (1)
This course provides students with basic knowledge about predictable team dynamics and how to constructively deal with issues that arise in the first year M.B.A. teams. The course focuses on observation, diagnosis, and intervention skills for developing effective teams. Topics include diagnosing group dynamics, giving and receiving feedback to teammates, cross-cultural communication, and conflict management techniques. The course provides a real-time practicum for diagnosing team issues and addressing team problems and conflicts. Students apply team process concepts and techniques as they work to complete team projects in their other core M.B.A. classes. Students leave the course with an understanding of how to successfully lead a team and how to diagnose and correct dysfunctional team behaviors.

BA 597 – Special Topics (2)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

MGMT 597 – Special Topics (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

B A 502 – Team Process and Performance (1)
Development of managerial skills and techniques for diagnosing, intervening and leading effective teams.

B A 597C – Leadership and Identity (3)
This course is concerned with understanding yourself as a leader, particularly as a leader in organizations and especially a leader of organizations undergoing change. The course focuses on: 1) developing conceptual understanding of issues involved in lea

MGMT 597B – Team Facilitation Lab (2)
Lab to work with 1st year teams.

B A 536 – Global Immersion (Variable)
Exploration of the opportunities and the challenges of doing business in another economic region.

B A 596 – Individual Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MGMT 326 – Organizational Behavior and Design (3)
Concepts, theories, and methods of managing people and designing organizations.

MGMT 597A – Topics in Managing (4)
This course covers selected topics in Management. Students will explore topics such as leadership, negotiation strategies, work-life balance, leading teams, power and influence, and managaing a business network. The topics may change from year to year. Th

Selected Publications

Bishop D., Eury J., Trevino L. K., Gioia D. A., Kreiner G., "In the heart of the storm: Reflexively experiencing scandal." Academy of Management Perspectives, 2019
Kreiner G., Mihelcic C., "Stigma and identity. In, The Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organizations (Andrew Brown, ed.)." 2018, Invited
Kreiner G., Joshi A., "The liminal researcher: Being not quite the center of attention." Academy of Management Perspectives, 2018
Piening E. P., Salge T., Antons D., Kreiner G., "Standing Together or Falling Apart? Understanding Employees’ Responses to Negative Media Coverage." Academy of Management Review, 2018, pp. 51
Kataria N., Kreiner G., Hollensbe E., Sheep M., Stambaugh J., "The catalytic role of emotions in sensemaking: Evidence from the blogosphere." Australian Journal of Management, vol. 43, 2018, pp. 456–475
Eury J., Kreiner G., Trevino L. K., Gioia D. A., "The past is not dead: Legacy identification and alumni ambivalence in the wake of the Sandusky scandal at Penn State." Academy of Management Journal, 2018
Rheinhardt A., Kreiner G., Gioia D. A., Corley K., "Conducting and publishing rigorous qualitative research. In Cassell, C.; Cunliffe, A.; & Grandy, G. (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods. Sage Publica." 2018
Kreiner G., Bishop D., Joshi A., "“Seeing the light” or “blinded by the light”? Journeys of positivist scholars into qualitative inquiry. In Mir, R. & Jain, S. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organi." 2018, pp. 17, Invited
Sheep M., Kreiner G., Fairhurst G., "“I am… I said”: Paradoxical Tensions of Individual Identity. In Lewis, M.W.; Smith, W.K.; Jarzablkowski, P.; & Langley, A. (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Paradox: Approaches to Plurality,." 2017, pp. 452-471, Invited
Ashforth B., Kreiner G., Clark M., Fugate M., "Congruence work in stigmatized occupations: A managerial lens on employee fit with dirty work." Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 38, 2017, pp. 1260-1279
Kreiner G., "Dirty work, in Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Volume 2." Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Volume 2, 2017, Invited
Murphy C., Klotz A., Kreiner G., "Blue skies and black boxes: The promise (and practice) of grounded theory in human resource management research." Human Resources Management Review, vol. 27, 2017, pp. 291-305
Kreiner G., Murphy C., "Organizational identity work. In The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Identity." 2016, pp. 276-293, Invited
Mikolon S., Kreiner G., Wieseke J., "Seeing you seeing me: Stereotypes and the stigma magnification effect." Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 101, 2016, pp. 639-656
Kreiner G., "“Tabula Geminus”: A “both/and” approach to coding and theorizing. In Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods." 2016, pp. 350-361, Invited
Kreiner G., Hollensbe E. C., Sheep M. L., Smith B. R., Kataria N., "Elasticity and the dialectic tensions of organizational identity: How can we hold together while we’re pulling apart?." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 58, 2015, pp. 981-1011
Ashforth B., Kreiner G., "Contextualizing dirty work: The neglected role of cultural, historical, and demographic context." Journal of Management and Organization, no. 20, 2014, pp. 423-440
Ashforth B., Kreiner G., "Dirty work and dirtier work: Differences in countering physical, social, and moral stigma." Management and Organization Review, vol. 10, 2014, pp. 81-108
Trevino L. K., den Nieuwenboer N., Kreiner G., Bishop D., "Legitimating the Legitimate: A Grounded Theory Study of Legitimacy Work among Ethics and Compliance Officers." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 123, 2014, pp. 186-205
Knapp J., Smith B., Kreiner G., Sundaramurthy C., Barton S., "Managing boundaries through identity work: The role of individual and organizational identity tactics." Family Business Review, vol. 23, 2013, pp. 333-355
Ashforth B., Kreiner G., "Profane or profound? Finding meaning in dirty work." Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, (APA Books), 2013, pp. 127-150, Invited
Kreiner G., "Identity in organizations: A look at culture's conceptual cousin.." Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate, 2nd Edition, (Sage Publications), 2011, pp. 463-480, Invited
Kreiner G., Hollensbe E. C., Sheep M. L., "Balancing the "Me" and the "We": Identity work as a path toward wellness." 2009, pp. 9-16, Invited
Kreiner G., Sheep M. L., "Growing pains and gains: Framing identity dynamics as opportunities for identity growth." Exploring positive identities and organizations, (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates), 2009, pp. 23-46, Invited
Kreiner G., Hollensbe E. C., Sheep M. L., "Identity congruence." 2009, Invited
Kreiner G., Sheep M. L., "Transforming "Growing Pains" into "Identity Gains"." 2009, pp. 161-170, Invited
Kreiner G., "Wellness at work and home: Managing boundaries." 2009, pp. 123-132, Invited
Kreiner G., Hollensbe E., Sheep M. L., "Balancing borders and bridges: Negotiating the work-home interface via boundry work tactics." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 52, 2009, pp. 704-730
Sundarmurthy C., Kreiner G., "Governing by managing identity boundaries: The case of family businesses." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, vol. 32, 2008, pp. 415-436
Kreiner G., "The struggle of the self: Identify dysfunctions in the contemporary workplace." Research Companion to the Dystunctional Workplace: Management Challenges and Symptoms, (Edward Elgar), 2007, pp. 75-89, Invited
Ashforth B. E., Kreiner G., Clark M. A., Fugate M., "Normalizing dirty work: Managerial tactics for countering occupational taint.." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 50, 2007, pp. 149-174
Note: Shared first authorship between first two authors.
Kreiner G., "Dirty Work." Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, vol. 1, Sage, 2006, pp. 152-154, Invited
Kreiner G., "Consequences of work-home segmentation or integration: A person-environment fit perspective." Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 27, 2006, pp. 485-507
Kreiner G., Ashforth B., Sluss D., "Identity dynamics in occupational dirty work: Integrating social identity and system justification perspectives." Organization Science, vol. 17, 2006, pp. 619-636
Kreiner G., Hollensbe E., Sheep M., "On the edge of identity: Boundary dynamics at the interface of individual and organizational identities." Human Relations, vol. 59, 2006, pp. 1315-1341
Kreiner G., Hollensbe E., Sheep M., "Where is the “Me” among the “We”? Identity work and the search for optimal balance." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 49, 2006, pp. 1031-1057
Kreiner G., Ashforth B., "Evidence toward an expanded model of organizational identification." Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 25, 2004, pp. 1-27
Ashforth B., Kreiner G., "Normalizing emotion in organizations: Making the extraordinary seem ordinary." Human Resources Management Review, vol. 12, 2002, pp. 215-235
Ashforth B., Kreiner G., Fugate M., Johnson S., "Micro role transitions." 2001
Ashforth B., Kreiner G., Fugate M., "All in a day’s work: Boundaries and micro role transitions." Academy of Management Review, vol. 25, 2000, pp. 472-491
Ashforth B., Kreiner G., "“How can you do it?”: Dirty work and the challenge of constructing a positive identity." Academy of Management Review, vol. 24, 1999, pp. 413-434

Editorships

Administrative Science Quarterly, Editorial Board, December 2015 - Present
Organization Science, Editorial Board, January 2013 - Present
Academy of Managment Review, Editorial Board, July 2011 - Present
Administrative Science Quarterly, Editorial Board, March 2009 - January 2013
Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board, July 2004 - July 2013