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Dr Joe Cooper

BSE MBA (Case Western Reserve University) PhD (Ohio State)Joe Cooper image 2020

Senior Lecturer
Room: TBA
Tel: TBA
Email: joe.cooper@otago.ac.nz

Joe joined the Department of Management in April 2020. Prior to coming to Otago, he served as an associate professor in the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo and as an assistant professor in the College of Business at the University of Wyoming in the United States. Joe earned his B.S.E. (Civil Engineering) and M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Prior to earning his Ph.D., he worked as a structural designer for Barber & Hoffman, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also worked as a senior HR analyst for the Timken Company in Canton, Ohio. Dr. Cooper’s research focuses on the motivation and performance of individuals through the study of workplace commitments, goal setting, organizational roles, and culture. His teaching experience includes courses in Organizations and Sustainability, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Recruitment and Selection, Human Resource Development, and Managerial Skills.

Joe grew up in the mountains of West Virginia and loves all things outdoors. He is an avid skier and can often be found hiking or mountain biking with his wife and three kids.

Research interests

Joe’s research interests are varied but tend to focus on the following areas:

  • Workplace commitments
  • Organizational roles, role conflict, and role transitions
  • Motivation
  • Culture

Teaching responsibilities

Joe’s teaching responsibilities include:

Awards

Joe has received the following awards:

  • DeJute Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Toledo, College of Business and Innovation, 2019
  • John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award, University of Wyoming, 2014
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award, University of Wyoming, College of Business, AY 2013-14
  • Top Prof, Mortar Board (UW Cap & Gown chapter), 2013
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Alpha Kappa Psi (UW Beta Nu chapter), 2013
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award, University of Wyoming, College of Business, AY 2010-11
  • Commended for Teaching Excellence, The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, 2009
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (Business/Management Honor Society)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (All Discipline Honor Society)

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Publications

Cooper, J. T., Stanley, L. J., Stevens, C. E., Shenkar, O., & Kausch, C. (2020). Switching analytical mindsets: A person-centered approach to the analysis of cultural values. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 20(2), 223-247. doi: 10.1177/1470595820939981

Klein, H. J., Brinsfield, C. T., & Cooper, J. T. (2020). The experience of commitment in the contemporary workplace: An exploratory reexamination of commitment model antecedents. Human Resource Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hrm.22040

Cooper, J. T., & Cardon, M. S. (2019). Role residual: A model of the antecedents and consequences of enduring role sender expectations. Group & Organization Management, 44(5), 990-1017. doi: 10.1177/1059601118815030

Cooper, J. T., Stanley, L. J., Klein, H. J., & Tenhiälä, A. (2016). Profiles of commitment in standard and fixed-term employment arrangements: Implications for work outcomes. European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology, 25(1), 149-165. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2014.990443

Klein, H. J., Cooper, J. T., Molloy, J. C., & Swanson, J. A. (2014). The assessment of commitment: Advantages of a unidimensional, target-free approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(2), 222-238. doi: 10.1037/a0034751

Chapter in Book - Research

Klein, H. J., Cooper, J. T., & Monahan, C. A. (2013). Goal commitment. In E. A. Locke & G. P. Latham (Eds.), New developments in goal setting and task performance. (pp. 65-89). New York, NY: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203082744

Klein, H. J., Molloy, J. C., & Cooper, J. T. (2012). Conceptual foundations: Construct definitions and theoretical representations of workplace commitments. In H. J. Klein, T. E. Becker & J. P. Meyer (Eds.), Commitment in organizations: Accumulated wisdom and new directions. (pp. 3-36). New York, NY: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203882122

Klein, H. J., Austin, J. T., & Cooper, J. T. (2008). Goal choice and decision processes. In R. Kanfer, G. Chen & R. D. Pritchard (Eds.), Work motivation: Past, present and future. (pp. 101-150). New York, NY: Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Cooper, J. T., Stanley, L. J., Stevens, C. E., Shenkar, O., & Kausch, C. (2020). Switching analytical mindsets: A person-centered approach to the analysis of cultural values. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 20(2), 223-247. doi: 10.1177/1470595820939981

Klein, H. J., Brinsfield, C. T., & Cooper, J. T. (2020). The experience of commitment in the contemporary workplace: An exploratory reexamination of commitment model antecedents. Human Resource Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hrm.22040

Cooper, J. T., & Cardon, M. S. (2019). Role residual: A model of the antecedents and consequences of enduring role sender expectations. Group & Organization Management, 44(5), 990-1017. doi: 10.1177/1059601118815030

Cooper, J. T., Stanley, L. J., Klein, H. J., & Tenhiälä, A. (2016). Profiles of commitment in standard and fixed-term employment arrangements: Implications for work outcomes. European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology, 25(1), 149-165. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2014.990443

Klein, H. J., Cooper, J. T., Molloy, J. C., & Swanson, J. A. (2014). The assessment of commitment: Advantages of a unidimensional, target-free approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(2), 222-238. doi: 10.1037/a0034751

Cooper, J. T., Kidwell, R. E., & Eddleston, K. A. (2013). Boss and parent, employee and child: Work-family roles and deviant behavior in the family firm. Family Relations, 62(3), 457-471. doi: 10.1111/fare.12012

Stevens, C. E., & Cooper, J. T. (2010). A behavioral theory of governments' ability to make credible commitments to firms: The case of the East Asian paradox. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 27(4), 587-610. doi: 10.1007/s10490-009-9166-z

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