Mitchell Neubert

Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business - Management

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4092
Office Location:  H 327

Work Experience

  • Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business, Baylor University (August 2006 - Present)
  • H. R. Gibson Professor of Management Development, Baylor University (August 2002 - August 2009)
  • Director of Masters of Organizational Change and Development Programs, Bowling Green State University (June 2000 - June 2002)
  • Fellow, Institute for the Study of Religion

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Hankamer School of Business (2013)


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Called to Commitment: An Examination of Relationships Between Spiritual Calling, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment," Journal of Business Ethics, (September 2014) (coauthors: Katie Halbesleben).

"Faith and Work: An Exploratory Study of Religious Entrepreneurs," Religions, (August 2014) (coauthors: Jenna Griebel, Jerry Z Park).

"Workplace-bridging Religious Capital: Connecting Congregations to Work Outcomes," Sociology of Religion, (April 2014) (coauthors: Jerry Z Park, Jenna Griebel Rogers, Kevin D Dougherty).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Organizational Behavior: Wiley, 2014 (coauthors: Bruno Dyck).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Entrepreneurs feel closer to God than the rest of us do," Harvard Business Review, Vol. 91, No. 10, (October 2013), pp. 32-33 (coauthors: Alison Beard). Interview discussing my research

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Beliefs about Faith and Work: Development and Validation of Honoring God and Prosperity Gospel Scales," Review of Religious Research, (August 2013) (coauthors: Kevin Dougherty, Jerry Park, Jenna Griebel).

"Religious Profile of American Entrepreneurs," Journal of Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 52, No. 2, (June 2013), pp. 401-409 (coauthors: Kevin Dougherty, Jerry Park, Jenna Griebel).

"Servant Leaders Inspire Servant Followers: Antecedents and outcomes for Employees and the Organization," Leadership Quarterly, The, Vol. 24, No. 2, (April 2013), pp. 316-331 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, Sara Perry, L A Witt, Lisa M Penney, Evan Weinberger).

"The Influence of Ethical Leadership and Regulatory Focus on Employee Outcomes," Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2, (April 2013), pp. 269-296 (coauthors: Ju-Chien C. Wu, Jim Roberts).

"Religous Orthodoxy and Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking," Sociological Focus, (2013) (coauthors: Todd Ferguson, Kevin Dougherty).

"Three Alternatives to Organizational Value Change and Formation: Top Down, Spontaneous Decentralized, and Interactive Dialogical," Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol. 48, No. 3, (September 2012), pp. 380-409 (coauthors: Michael Boniface, Michael Rashmi).

"Christian Perspectives on Faith at Work: An Empirical Exploration of Faith and Work Associations across Christian Religious Traditions," Handbook of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace: Springer, June 2012 (coauthors: Kevin D Dougherty).

"Introduction: The Value of Virtue to Management and Organizational Theory and Practice," Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, Vol. 28, No. 3, (September 2011), pp. 227-230. This is the introductory article for a special issue on virtues in organizations that I edited.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"General Electric: Ecoimagination as a CSR initiative," Journal of Business Ethics Education, Vol. 8, (2011), pp. 245-254 (coauthors: Marlene Reed).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Effects of Ethical Codes on Ethical Perceptions of Actions Toward Stakeholders," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 97, No. 4, (December 2010), pp. 505-516 (coauthors: (Nakao) Tisha Emerson, Joe McKinney).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"An Ethical Leadership Opportunity for BlueCava," (October 2010).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Action Commitments," , Klein, H., Becker, T., & Meyer, j. (eds.), 2009 (coauthors: Ju-Chien C. Wu).

"The Virtuous Influence of Ethical Leadership Behavior: Evidence from the Field," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 90, No. 2, (2009), pp. 157-170 (coauthors: Dawn S. Carlson, K M Kacmar, Jim Roberts, Larry Chonko).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

Management: Current practices and New Directions, 2009 (coauthors: Bruno Dyck).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Unchaining Weber's Iron Cage: A Look at What Managers can do.," Christian Scholar's Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, (2008), pp. 41-60 (coauthors: Bruno Dyck, Kenman Wong).

"The influence of leader regulatory focus on employee creativity," Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 23, (2008), pp. 587-602 (coauthors: Ju-Chien C. Wu, Jeffery McMullen, Xiang Yi).

"Regulatory Focus as a Mediator of the Influence of Initiating Structure and Servant Leadership on Employee Behavior," Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 93, No. 6, (2008), pp. 1220-1233 (coauthors: K M Kacmar, Dawn S. Carlson, Larry Chonko, Jim Roberts).

"A cognitive (attributions)-emotion model of observer reactions to free-riding poor performers," Journal of Business and Psychology, (2008) (coauthors: S. Taggar).

"Causes and consequences of managerial failure in rapidly changing organizations," Business Horizons, Vol. 50, No. 2, (2007), pp. 145-155 (coauthors: C. Longenecker, L. Fink).

"The influence of leader regulatory focus on employee creativity.," Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings, (2007) (coauthors: Ju-Chien C. Wu, Jeffery McMullen, Xiang Yi).

"Transformational leadership, cohesion perceptions, and employee cynicism about organizational change: The mediating role of justice perceptions.," Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol. 43, No. 3, (2007), pp. 327-351 (coauthors: Ju-Chien C. Wu, Xiang Yi).

"An investigation of the generalizability of the Houghton and Neck Revised Self-leadership Questionnaire to a Chinese context," Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 4, (2006), pp. 360-373 (coauthors: Ju-Chien C. Wu).

"The role of conscientiousness and extraversion in affecting the relationship between perceptions of group potency and volunteer group member selling behavior: An interactionist perspective.," Human Relations, Vol. 59, No. 9, (2006), pp. 1235-1260 (coauthors: S. Taggar, S. H. Cady).

"The practices of effective managerial coaches," Business Horizons, Vol. 48, No. 6, (2005), pp. 493-500 (coauthors: C. Longenecker).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"What you need to know about change," (October 2004), pp. 9.

"Why managers fail in rapidly changing organizations: Top Ten Causes," Baylor Business Review, (October 2004), pp. 27 (coauthors: Longenecker).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Pathways to Informal Leadership: The Moderating Role of Gender on the Relationship of Individual Differences and Team Member Network Centrality to Informal Leadership Emergence.," The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 15, (2004), pp. 175-194 (coauthors: S. Taggar).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Emergence of Women in Healthcare Leadership: Transforming the Impact of Gender Differences.," Journal of Men's Health and Gender, Vol. 1, No. 4, (2004), pp. 383-387 (coauthors: L. D. Palmer).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The impact of poor performers on team outcomes: An empirical examination of attribution theory.," Personnel Psychology, Vol. 57, (2004), pp. 935-968 (coauthors: S. Taggar).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

Why managers fail in rapidly changing organizations: Top Ten Causes. American Management Association Executive Matters Newsletter. (2004)(Co-author, c. Longenecker)

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Creating a Group Culture through Group Systems: An Example of Integrating Academic Research into Consulting Practice.," Organization Development Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, (2003), pp. 20-27.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Creating job clarity: HR's role in improving organizational focus and performance," HR Advisor, Vol. 9, No. 4, (2003), pp. 17-21 (coauthors: C. Longenecker).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The management development needs of front-line managers: voices from the field.," Career Development International, Vol. 8, No. 4, (2003), pp. 210-218 (coauthors: C. Longenecker).

"Multilevel Performance Probability: A Meta-Analytic Integration of Expectancy and Self-efficacy," Psychological Reports, Vol. 88, (2001), pp. 1077-1090 (coauthors: S. H. Cady, D. Grey-Boyd).

"Program Commitment: A Multi-Study Longitudinal Field Investigation," Personnel Psychology, Vol. 54, (2001), pp. 421-448 (coauthors: S. Cady).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Teams: How One Bad Apple Can Affect the Whole Barrel," HR Professional, (December 2000) (coauthors: S. Taggar).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Barriers and Gateways to Management Cooperation and Teamwork," Business Horizons, Vol. 43, (2000), pp. 37-44 (coauthors: C. Longenecker).

"Too Much of a Good Thing or the More the Merrier? Exploring the Dispersion and Gender Composition of Informal Leadership in Intact Manufacturing Teams," Small Group Research, Vol. 30, No. 5, (1999), pp. 635-646.

"Relating Member Ability and personality to Work-Team Processes and Team Effectiveness," Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 83, (1998), pp. 377-391 (coauthors: M Barrick, G. Stewart, M. Mount).

"The value of feedback and goal setting over goal setting alone and potential moderators of this effect: A meta-analysis.," Human Performance, Vol. 11, (1998), pp. 321-335.

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Kiva microfinance requests with "purpose" decrease stress responses and result in increased investments," presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, CA, November 2014 (coauthors: Elizabeth T. Terris, Matthew S Wood, Paul J. Zak).

"The influence of servant leadership and organizational structure on employee and patient outcomes," presented at the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, August 2014 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, Remy Tolentino).

"The influence of servant leadership and regulatory focus on forms of deviance in organizations," presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA, August 2014 (coauthors: Ju-Chien C. Wu, Kevin D Dougherty).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Reed, Marlene M., Mitchell Neubert and Theodore Waldron (October 2013). Chick-fil-A: Voicing Values and Responding to Activists' Threats," Proceedings of the North American Case Research Association Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia.

"Virtue at the Organizational Level: Fact or Fiction," presented at the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, August 2013.

"Spiritual Capital: Implications for Management Education," presented at the Practical Wisdom for Management: Yale University, New Haven, CT, July 2013.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Role of Spiritual Capital in Innovation and Performance: Evidence from Developing Economies," presented at the 2013 Ratio Institute Entrepreneurship & Virtues Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2013 (coauthors: Steve Bradley, R. Ardianti, E. Simiyu).

"Cross-Cultural Comparison of Ethical Attitudes of Business Professionals," presented at the Tenth AIMS International Conference on Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, January 2013 (coauthors: Joe McKinney, Leslie E. Palich).

"Exploring Links between Entrepreneurial Orientations, Promotion Focus, and Entrepreneurial Behavior," presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, August 2012 (coauthors: Kevin D Dougherty, Jerry Park).

"The Essentials of Entrepreneurial Leadership," presented at the The Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference, Vancouver, BC, November 2011.

"The Values and Beliefs of The American Public: Wave III of the Baylor Religion Survey," presented at the National Religious Writers Conference, Durham, North Carolina, September 2011 (coauthors: Kevin Dougherty).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Reconfiguring Porter’s generic strategies in a virtuous world," presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, August 2011 (coauthors: Geoff Bell, Bruno Dyck).

"Entrepreneurial Networks – the Ties That Free or the Ties that Bind? Evidence from Microcredit Lending Groups," presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY, June 2011 (coauthors: Steve Bradley, Hana Milanov, Edward Simiyu).

"The virtues of servant leadership," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL, April 2011 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, Sara J Perry, Evan Weinberger, Lisa M Penney, L A Witt, Lisa Walther).

"The Influence of Ethical Leadership and Regulatory Focus on Employee Outcomes," presented at the Academy of Management Meetings, Montreal, CA., August 2010 (coauthors: Ju-Chien C. Wu, Jim Roberts).
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