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Professor Robert Lord

Professor of Leadership

B.A, MSc, PhD


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Professor of Leadership in the Business SchoolMHL 373+44 (0) 191 33 45184

Biography

Robert G. Lord was a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Akron where he held a position for 38 years prior to joining the Durham Business School. He received his Ph. D. from Carnegie-MellonUniversity in 1975. He has published more than 125 journal articles and book chapters in leading I/O, psychology, and management sources. His research focuses on motivation and self-regulation, leadership perceptions and leadership skill development, information processing, ethical leadership behaviour, leader behaviour measurement, complexity leadership theory, and alternative perspectives on knowledge. He recently received the 2009 Leadership Quarterly distinguished scholar award for career contribution to the study of leadership and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Distinguished Scientific Contribution award for career contributions in 2012. He is an editorial board member of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Leadership Quarterly, and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. He has co-authored the books Leadership and Information Processing: Linking Perceptions and Performance with Karen Maher, and Leadership Processes and Follower Self-Identity with Douglas Brown. He co-edited Emotions in the Workplace: Understanding the Structure and Role of Emotions in Organizational Behavior with Richard Klimoski and Ruth Kanfer. Dr. Lord is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Sciences. 

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Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Complexity theory
  • Motivation
  • Information Processing and Decision Making
  • Social Cognitions

Publications

Authored book

  • Lord, R.G. & Brown, D.J. (2004). Leadership processes and follower self-identity. Mahwah, N. J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Lord, R.G. & Maher, K.J. (1994). Leadership and Information Processing: Linking Perceptions and Organizational Performance. New edition. New York: Routledge, Chapman Hall.
  • Lord, R.G. & Maher, K.J. (1991). Leadership and Information Processing: Linking Perceptions and Organizational Performance. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall.

Chapter in book

  • Dinh, J. E., Lord, R. G. & Hoffman, E. (2013). Leadership perception and information processing: Influences of symbolic, connectionist, emotion, and embodied architectures. In The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations. Day, D.V. New York: Oxford University Press. In Press.
  • Lord, R.G. & Dinh, J.E. (2012). Aggregation processes and levels of analysis as organizing structures for leadership theory. In The Nature of Leadership. Day, D.V. & Antonaki, J. Los Angeles, CA: Sage. 29-65.
  • Lord, R.G., Hall, R.J. & Halpin, S.M. (2011). Leadership skill development and divergence: A model for the early effects of gender and race on leadership development. In Early development and leadership: Building the next generation of leaders. Murphy, S.M. & Reichard, R.J. New York: Psychology Press/Routledge. 229-252.
  • Hall, R.J., Lord, R.G. & Foster, K.E. (2009). Considerations in applying the social relations model to the study of leadership emergence in groups: a leadership categorization perspective. In Multi-Level Issues in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Yammarino, F.J. & Dansereau, F. Bingley, UK: Emerald. 8: 193-213.
  • Lord, R.G. (2008). Follower cognitive structures and affective structures and leadership processes. In Rethinking Followership. Riggio, R.E., Chaleff, I. & Lipman-Blumen, J. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Diefendorff, J.M. & Lord, R.G. (2008). Goal striving and self-regulation processes. In Work motivation: Past, Present, and Future. Kanfer, R., Chen, G. & Prichard, R.D. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 151-196.
  • Lord, R.G. (2008). Beyond transformational and transactional leadership: Can leaders still lead when they don’t know what to do? In Complexity and leadership volume I: Conceptual foundations. Uhl-Bien, M. & Marion, R. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 155-184.
  • Allen, P., Kaut, K. & Lord, R.G. (2008). Emotion and episodic memory. In Handbook of behavioral neuroscience: Episodic memory research. Dere, E., Easton, A., Nadel, L. & Huston, J.P. Elsevier. 18: 115-132.
  • Medvedeff, M.E. & Lord, R.G. (2007). Implicit leadership theories as dynamic processing structures. In Follower-centered perspectives on leadership: A tribute to the memory of James R. Meindl. Shamir, B., Pallai, R., Bligh, M.C. & Uhl-Bien, M. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc. 19-50.
  • Kohari, N.E. & Lord, R.G. (2007). Consequences of interactional (in)justice: A closer look at leader behavior and follower perceptions. In Advances in the psychology of justice and affect. De Cremer, D. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Norris-Watts, C. & Lord, R.G. (2004). Attribution Theory and Leadership Processes. In Encyclopedia of Leadership. Burns, J.M., Cho, K., Goethals, G.R. & Sorenson, G.J. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Ritter, B. & Lord, R.G. (2004). Mental representations in leadership: Schemas, scripts, and mental models. In Encyclopedia of Leadership. Burns, J.M., Cho, K., Goethals, G.R. & Sorenson, G.J. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Fischbein, R. & Lord, R.G. (2004). Implicit leadership theories. In Encyclopedia of Leadership. Burns, J.M., Cho, K., Goethals, G.R. & Sorenson, G.J. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Johnson, R.E. & Lord, R.G. (2004). Leadership Categorization Theory. In Encyclopedia of Leadership. Burns, J.M., Cho, K., Goethals, G.R. & Sorenson, G.J. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Lord, R. G. & Hall, R. J. (2003). Identity, leadership categorization, and leadership schema. In Leadership and Power: Identity Processes in Groups and Organizations. van Knippenberg, D. & Hogg, M.A. Newbury Park, CA.:Sage. 48-64.
  • Lord, R.G. & Kanfer, R. (2002). Emotions and organizational behavior. In Emotions in the Workplace: Understanding the Structure and Role of Emotions in Organizational Behavior. Lord, R.G., Klimoski, R. & Kanfer, R. Jossey-Bass, SIOP Frontiers Series Book. 5-19.
  • Hanges, P.J., Lord, R.G., Godfrey, E.G. & Raver, J.L. (2002). Modeling nonlinear relationships: Neural networks and catastrophe analysis. In Handbook of research methods in Industrial/Organizational psychology. Rogelberg, S. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. 431-455.
  • Lord, R.G. & Harvey, J.L. (2002). An information processing framework for emotional regulation. In Emotions in the Workplace: Understanding the Structure and Role of Emotions in Organizational Behavior. Lord, R.G., Klimoski, R. & Kanfer, R. Jossey-Bass, SIOP Frontiers Series Book. 115-146.
  • Lord, R.G., Brown, D.J. & Harvey, J.L. (2001). System constraints on leadership perceptions, behavior and influence: An example of connectionist level processes. In Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Group Processes. Hogg, M.A. & Tindale, R.S. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. 283-310.
  • Lord, R.G. (2001). Collective construction of a theory of executive leaderhip. In The nature of organizational leadership: Understanding the performance imperatives confronting today's leaders. Zaccaro, S.J. & Klimosky, R.J. Jossey-Bass. 414-436.
  • Dickson, M.W., Hanges, P.J. & Lord, R. G. (2001). Trends, developments and gaps in cross-cultural research on leadership. In Advances in Global Leadership. Mobley, W. 2: 2-22.
  • Brown, D.J. & Lord, R.G. (2001). Leadership and perceiver cognitions: Moving beyond first order constructs. In How people evaluate others in organizations: Person perception and interpersonal judgment in I/O psychology. London, M. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum. 181-202.
  • Lord, R.G. (2000). Leadership. In Encyclopedia of Psychology. Vol. 3. Kazdin, A.E. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. 3: 775-786.
  • Lord, R.G. & Smith, W.G. (1999). Leadership and the changing nature of work performance. In The Changing Nature of Work: Implications for Staffing, Personnel Actions, and Development. Ilgin, D.R. & Pulakos, E. D. Santa Barbara, CA: New Lexington Press. 192-239.
  • Hall, R.J. & Lord, R.G. (1998). Multi-level information-processing explanations of followers’ leadership perception. In Monographs in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations. John Wiley & Sons. 24B: 159-184.
  • Hall, R.J. & Lord, R.G. (1998). Response to commentaries: The role of within-individual cognitive structures in determining higher-level effects. In Monographs in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations. 24B: 205-214.
  • Hall, R.J. & Lord, R.G. (1998). Measures and assessments for the information processing approach. In Monographs in Organizational Behavioral and Industrial Behavior. 24B: 185-190.
  • Lord, R.G. & Engle, E. (1996). Leadership, teams and culture change: Changing processing structures and processing dynamics. In Advances in interdisciplinary studies of work teams, Vol. 3. Beyerlein, M. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 3.
  • Lord, R.G. (1995). Intelligence, testing. In Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior. Nicholson, N. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell. 244-245.
  • Lord, R.G. (1995). Cognitive Processing. In Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior. Nicholson, M. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell. 66-68.
  • Lord, R.G. (1995). An alternative perspective on attributional processes. In Attribution theory: An Organizational Perspective. Martinko, M.J. Delray Beach, Fl: St. Lucie Press. 338-350.
  • Lord, R.G. (1995). Self-regulation. In Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior. Nicholson, N. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell. 513-514.
  • Lord, R.G. & Maher, K.M. (1991). Cognitive theory in industrial and organizational psychology. In Handbook of Industrial Organizational Psychology (2nd Ed.) Vol 2. Dunnette, M. & Hough, L. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychological Press. 2: 1-62.
  • Lord, R.G. & Maher, K.J. (1990). Perceptions of leadership and their implications in organizations. In Applied Social Psychology and Organizational Settings. Carroll, J. Hillsdale, NJ: Earlbaum. 129-154.
  • Lord, R.G. & Kernan, M.C. (1989). Application of control theory to work settings. In Volitional Action. Hershberger, W.A. North-Holland. 493-514.
  • Lord, R.G. & Maher, K.J. (1989). Cognitive processes in Industrial and organizational psychology. In International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 4. Cooper, C.L. & Robertson, I.T. Manchester, UK: Wiley. 4: 49-91.
  • Hauenstein, N.M.A. & Lord, R.G. (1988). A Bayesian approach to leadership perceptions: Numbers are no substitute for experience. In Advances in Information Processing in Organizations, Vol. 3. Cardy, R., Newman, J. & Puffer, S.M. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 3: 169-182.
  • De Vader, C.L., Bateson, A.G. & Lord, R.G. (1986). Attribution theory: A meta-analysis of attributional hypotheses. In Generalizing from laboratory to field settings. Locke, E. Boston: Heath Lexington. 63-82.
  • Lord, R.G. & Foti, R.J. (1986). Schema theories, information processing and organizational behavior. In The thinking organization: Dynamics of organizational social cognitions. Sims, H.P. Jr. & Gioia, D.A. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 20-48.
  • Lord, R.G. (1985). An information processing approach to social perceptions, leadership perceptions and behavioral measurement on organizational settings. In Research in Organizational Behavior. Staw, B.M. & Cummings, L. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 87-128.
  • Lord, R.G., Foti, R.J. & Phillips, J.S. (1982). A theory of leadership categorization. In Leadership: Beyond establishment views. Hunt, J.G., Sekaran, U. & Schriesheim, C. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 104-121.
  • Foti, R.J., Lord, R.G. & Phillips, J.S. (1982). Properly categorizing the commentary: A rejoinder to Bass and Morley. In Leadership: Beyond establishment views. Hunt, J.G., Sekaran, U. & Schriesheim, C. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. 159-160.
  • Lord, R.G. (1979). Leadership valance: A transactional measure of the leadership emergence process? In Crosscurrents in Leadership. Hunt, J.G. & Larson, L.L. Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Edited book

  • Lord, R.G., Klimoski, R. & Kanfer, R. (2002). Emotions in the Workplace: Understanding the Structure and Role of Emotions in Organizational Behavior. San Francisco, CA.: Jossey-Bass.

Journal Article

Report

  • Lord, R.G., Jones, A., Dickinson, T.L., Ledvinka, I. & Balloun, J. (1987). Research funding in industrial/organizational psychology. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Lord, R.G. (1979). An examination of leader behavior coding techniques. Report to National Institute of Mental Health.
  • Lord, R.G. (1972). Decision making model for utilization of medical facilities: Development, application, implications. Report to the Office of the Secretary, U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

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