Richard Field, PhD, MBA, BMath

Professor, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management

Contact

Email
richard.field@ualberta.ca

Professor, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
Email
richard.field@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-5921
Address
4-30J Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Overview

Research

Research Interests

Leadership and Management

(2019) "Leadership and Technology". In "Considering Leadership Anew: A Handbook on Alternative Leadership Theory" edited by Gerardo Daniel Abreu Pederzini. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 14-29. See the preview in Google Books at: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Considering_Leadership_Anew.html?id=sTGyDwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y

(2018) "The Roles of Leaders, Managers, & Supervisors; The Practices of Leadership, Management, & Supervision; and the Decisions of the Leader/Manager/Supervisor." Journal of Organizational Behavior Education", Volume 11: 63-78.  

(2009) Book Chapter “Leadership” in “The Handbook of Technology Management”, Volume 1, pp. 178-188. Hossein Bidgoli, Editor-in-Chief, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. With Stephanie Buddle, MBA Student. [Article link at end of this page]

(2006) "Discontinuous Change in University Web Sites: The Relative Importance of Reasons for Change." Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, Volume 1, pp. 43-57. With Terry Ryan and Lorne Olfman. [Article link at end of this page]

(2003) "The Evolution of U.S. Government State Home Pages From 1997 To 2002". International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 59, pp. 403-430. With Terry Ryan and Lorne Olfman. [Article link at end of this page]

(2001) "The Behavioral Tourist: Reflections on a Journey to the Land of IS", Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 7 Article 21. [Article link at end of this page]

(1999) "Culture specific and cross culturally generalizable implicit leadership theories: Are attributes of charismatic/transformational leadership universally endorsed?" Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 10, pp. 219-256. With Den Hartog, D.N., House, R. J., Hanges, P.J., Ruiz-Quintanilla, S. A., Dorfman, P.W.,. et al. (all co-authors of the GLOBE research project from 61 countries). 

(1999) "Cultural Influences on Leadership and Organizations: Project GLOBE", In Advances in Global Leadership (W. H. Mobley, M.J. Gessner, & V. Arnold, Eds.), pp. 171-233, Stamford, CN: JAI Press. With R. J. House, P.J. Hanges, S.A. Ruiz-Quintanilla, P.W. Dorfman, M. Javidan, M.W. Dickson, V. Gupta et al. (all co-authors of the GLOBE research project from 61 countries). 

(1998) "Testing the incremental validity of the Vroom-Jago versus Vroom-Yetton models of participation in decision making." With Julian P. Andrews. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Volume 11: 251-261. [Article link at end of this page]

(1998) "Regrounding the concept of leadership." With Julian P. Andrews. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Vol. 19: 128-136. [Title page only link at the end of this page]

(1993) "The case of the purloined journal article, or on being at the receiving end of academic dishonesty." Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 2(4), Dec. 1993, pp. 317-324. [Article link at end of this page]

(1992) "The environmental crisis in the office: Why aren't managers managing the office environment?" With N. Phillips, Journal of General Management, 18(1), pp. 35-50. [Article link at end of this page]

(1990) "A test of the Vroom-Yetton model using manager and subordinate reports." With R.J. House, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 75, pp. 362-366. [Article link at end of this page]

(1990) "The effect of situation attributes on decision method choice in the Vroom-Jago model of participation in decision making." With P.C. Read and J.J. Louviere, Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 1: 165-176. [Article link at end of this page]

(1990) "Expert systems for management decision making: Two tests and prescriptions for future systems." With W.C. Wedley, Journal of Management Systems, Vol. 2, pp. 61-76.

(1990) "The evolution of leadership theory." With D.A. Van Seters, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 3, pp. 29-45. [Article link at end of this page]

(1989) "Leaders as stars, pulsars, quasars, and black holes." Business Horizons, Vol. 32(3), pp. 60-64.

(1989) "The self-fulfilling prophecy leader: Achieving the Metharme effect." Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 26, pp. 151-175. [Article link at end of this page]

(1989) "The MBA program: Views from a student and a professor." With D.A. Van Seters, Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, Vol. 13, pp. 59-71.

(1989) "Criteria used in selecting Vroom-Yetton decision styles." With W.C. Wedley and M.W.J. Hayward, Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies, Vol. 6, pp. 18-24. [Article link at end of this page]

(1988) "Management by Expectations (MBE): The power of positive prophecy." With D.A. Van Seters, Journal of General Management, Vol. 14(2), pp. 19-33. [Article link at end of this page]

(1988) "Informational social influence and vicarious learning in group decision making." International Journal of Small Group Research, Vol. 4, pp. 84-93.

(1986) "Constructive controversy, the Vroom-Yetton model, and managerial decision making." With D. Tjosvold and W.C. Wedley, Journal of Occupational Behavior, Vol. 7, pp. 125-138.

(1986) "Effect of concurrence, controversy, and consensus on group decision making." With D. Tjosvold, Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 125, pp. 355-363.

(1984) "A predecision support system." With W.C. Wedley, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 9, pp. 696-703. [Article link at end of this page]

(1984) "Managers' structuring cooperative and competitive controversy in group decision making." With D. Tjosvold, International Journal of Management, Vol. 1, pp. 26-32. [Article link at end of this page]

(1983) "Effects of social context on consensus and majority vote decision making." With D. Tjosvold, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 26, pp. 500-506. [Article link at end of this page]

(1982) "Climate: A reconceptualization and proposed model." With M.A. Abelson, Human Relations, Vol. 35, pp. 181-201. [Article link at end of this page]

(1982) "A test of the Vroom-Yetton normative model of leadership." Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 67, pp. 523-532. [Article link at end of this page]

(1979) "A critique of the Vroom-Yetton contingency model of leadership behavior." Academy of Management Review, Vol. 4, pp. 249-257. [Article link at end of this page]

(1979) "Employee selection as a bargaining process: An exercise." Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal, Vol. 4(1), pp. 41-42.


Teaching

BUS 505 MBA, "Business Ethics"

SMO 402 "Management Skills for Supervisors and Leaders"

SMO 322 "Theories of Organizational Behaviour"

SMO 301 "Behaviour in Organizations"

Courses

BUS 201 - Introduction to Canadian Business

Provides students with an introduction to the Canadian business environment, including the influence of global and other macroeconomic factors on Canadian business. Students learn how to analyze business cases and problems, how to develop tools for ethical decision making in business, and how to create a business plan. Students improve research, communications, presentation, leadership and group skills. Open only to students in the Faculty of Business. Students may take only one of BUS 201 or BUS 202.

Fall Term 2020
SMO 500 - Managing People

Introduces students to organizational behavior (OB) and human resource management (HRM), and how to generate energy and commitment in employees. Examines options relevant to staffing, performance management, reward systems, leadership, motivation, decision making, communication, labor relations, and current issues in the field of management. Credit will not be given for SMO 500 when ORG A 500 or 503 or 504 have been completed.

Fall Term 2020

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