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 (2)
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.

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.

BA 502 – Team Proc and Perf (2)
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.

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

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.

B A 597C – Leadership & Identity (2)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

MGMT 596 – Individual Studies (1)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MGMT 597A – Performance Consulting (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 managing a business network. The topics may change from year to year. The

MGMT 601 – PH.D. DISSERTATION FULL-TIME
NO DESCRIPTION.

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

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 597B – Seminar in Advanced Analytical Skills (1)
Lab to work with 1st year teams.

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

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

Selected Publications

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.
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.
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, 2017.
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