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Rick Mowday

Professor Emerit of Management

Affiliations: Management
Phone: 541-346-3307
Office: Anstett 293



Rick Mowday is a professor emerit of management at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. His most recent research and writing focused on issues related to work motivation, employee commitment to organizations, and leadership.

Mowday is the former editor of the Academy of Management Journal and currently serves on the editorial review boards of Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship. He is a former president and a fellow of the Academy of Management.

Degree History:
  • PhD, University of California, Irvine, 1975
  • MS, University of California, Irvine, 1972
  • BS, San Jose State University, 1970
Previous Positions:
  • University of Nebraska
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Washington
  • University College, Dublin
Honors and Awards:
  • Distinguished Career Service Award, Academy of Management

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Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Management

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Journal Articles:

Mowday, Richard T. "Vertical Integration as an Explanation for the Creation of Special Issues." Journal of Management Inquiry 16, no. 3: 250-253.

September 2007

Mowday, Richard T. "Reflections on the Academic Field of Management: An Interview with Lyman Porter." Journal of Management and Applied Entrepreneurship 12, no. 3.

July 2007

Mowday, Richard T. "If Special Issues Are Not So Special, Why Has Their Use Proliferated?" Journal of Management Inquiry 15, no. 4: 389-393.

December 2006

Schwarz, Gavin M., Steve Kerr, Richard T. Mowday, William H. Starbuck, Rosalie L. Tung, and Marry Ann Von Glinow. "Astute Foresight or Wishful Thinking?" Journal of Management Inquiry 15, no. 4: 347-361.

December 2006

Steers, Richard M., Richard T. Mowday, and Debra L. Shapiro. "The Future of Work Motivation." Academy of Management Review 29, no. 3: 379-387.

July 2004

Burton, James P., John E. Butler, and Richard T. Mowday. "Lions, Tigers, and Alley Cats: HRM's Role in Asian Business." Human Resource Management Review 13, no. 3: 487-498.

September 2003

Mowday, Richard T., and Ken Colwell. "Escalation of Commitment: The Case of Venture Capitalists." Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship 7, no. 3: 3-26.

July 2002
Book Chapters:

Mowday, Richard T., Ciaran Heavey, Aidan Kelly, and Frank Roche. "Reconceptualizing Executive Environmental Scanning and Search." In Advances in Global Leadership, Vol. 5, edited by William H. Mobley, Ying Wang, and Ming Li, 65-92. Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald Group Publishing.

October 2012

Mowday, Richard T., Lyman W. Porter, and Richard M. Steers. "Do Employee Attitudes Toward Organizations Matter?" In Great Minds in Management: The Process of Theory Development, edited by Ken G. Smith and Michael A. Hitt, 171-189. New York: Oxford University Press.

October 2005

Mowday, Richard T. "Employee Reactions to Unfair Outcomes in the Workplace." In Motivation and Work Behavior, edited by Lyman W. Porter, Gregory A. Bigley, and Richard M. Steers. Columbus, Ohio: McGraw Hill,

December 2003