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James K Summers

Title: Max S. Wortman, Jr. Professor / Associate Professor of Management
Department: Management

Office: 3121 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-4790

Academic History

  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Managem, Florida State University
  • MBA, Management, Missouri State University
  • B.S., Administrative Management, Missouri State University

Selected Publications

  • Munyon, T. P., Summers, J. K., Thompson, K. A., & Ferris, G. R. (First two authors contributed equally, authorship is alphabetical) (2015) "Political skill and work outcomes: A theoretical extension, meta-analytic investigation, and agenda for future research. ", Personnel Psychology, 68:143-184.

Summers, J. K., Humphrey, S. E., & Ferris, G. R. (2012). Team member change, flux in coordination, and performance: Effects of strategic core roles, information transfer, and cognitive ability. Academy of Management Journal, 55, 314-338.

Munyon, T. P., Summers, J. K., & Ferris, G. R. (2011). Team staffing modes in organizations: Strategic considerations in individual and cluster hiring approaches. Human Resource Management Review, 21, 228-242.

Hochwarter, W. A., Summers, J. K., Thompson, T., Perrewe, P. L., & Ferris, G. R. (2010). Strain reactions to others' entitlement behavior as a contextual stressor: Moderating role of political skill in three samples. Journal of Occupational and Health Psychology, 15 (4), 388-398.

Munyon, T. P., Summers, J. K., Buckley, M. R., & Ranft, A. L., Ferris, G. R. (2010). Executive work design: New perspectives and future research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 432-447.

Blickle, G., Oerder, K., & Summers, J. K. (2010). The impact of political skill on job performance and career success of employees' representatives. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77, 383-390.

Harvey, P., Summers, J. K. & Martinko, M. J. (2010). Attributional influences on the outcome aggression relationship: A review and extension of past research. International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, 13(2), 174-201.

Summers, J. K., Munyon, T. P., Perryman, A., & Ferris, G. R. (2010). Controlling executive dysfunctional behavior through executive work design. Business Horizons, 53, 581-590.

Ferris, G. R., Liden, R. C., Munyon, T. P., Summers, J. K., Basik, K., & Buckley, M. R. (2009). Relationships at work: Toward a multidimensional conceptualization of dyadic work relationships. Journal of Management, 35, 1379-1403.

Martinko, M. J., Breaux, D., Martinez, A. D., Summers, J. K., & Harvey, P. (2009). Hurricane Katrina and attributions of responsibility: An object lesson on attribution biases. Organizational Dynamics, 38, 52-63.