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Scott E. Seibert

Scott E. Seibert Management & Organizations

Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow
W370  John Pappajohn Bus Bldg
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Organizational Behavior, Cornell University, 1994
  • MS in Organizational Behavior, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1988
  • BS in Psychology, State University of New York, Oswego, 1983


  • Careers
  • Leadership
  • Motivation


  • Best Applied Conference Paper , Careers Division of Academy of Management, 2006
  • Best Small Business MGT Conference Paper , Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management, 2006
  • Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior, OB Division of the Academy of Management, 2004
  • Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2001
  • Careers Division Best Conference Paper Award, Careers Division of the Academy of Management, 1999

Selected Publications

Working Papers

  • What Role does Leaders' Emotional Labor Play in Followers' Job Performance and Transformational Leadership Perceptions? , Scott E. Seibert, Gang Wang, Terry L. Boles
  • Applicant reactions to online background checks: Welcome to a Brave New World, Scott E. Seibert, Patrick Downes, Justin Christopher

Conference Proceedings

  • General mental ability and entrepreneurial behavior and performance: A meta-analytic review, David DeGeest, Scott E. Seibert, Ernest H. O'Boyle, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2014

Sponsored Research

  • Career obstacles, shocks, and facilitators of occupational and career satisfaction among Academy of Management academic members: A social identity perspective, Maria L. Kraimer, Scott E. Seibert, Leisa A. Sargent. Academy of Management
  • An evidenced based approach to developing human and social capital in organizations, Maria L. Kraimer, Scott E. Seibert, Leisa Sargent. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant
  • The Role of MBA Education and other development programs in managerial career paths, Maria L. Kraimer, Scott E. Seibert. GMAC Management Education Research Institute

Other Work

  • Consequences of leader-member exchange: Career mobility and success, Maria L. Kraimer, Scott E. Seibert, Stacy Astrove, Oxford Handbook of Leader-member Exchange - Publication Details Forthcoming
  • Synthesizing what we know and looking ahead: A meta-analytic review of 30 years of emotional labor research, Gang Wang, Scott E. Seibert, Terry L. Boles, Research on Emotions in Organizations, vol 7, 2011, 15-43
  • Themes in the Study of Careers: Continuity, Emergence, and Opportunities for Convergence, Maria L. Kraimer, Scott E. Seibert, Handbook of Career Studies, 2007
  • Career Success, Scott E. Seibert, Encyclopedia of Career Develoment, 2006

    Current & Prior Positions

    • Professor, Department of Management and Organizations, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2014 - Present
    • Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2008 - Present
    • Associate Professor, University of Melbourne, August 2004 - May 2008
    • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2001 - May 2004

      Professional Affiliations

      • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2013 - 2016
      • Editorial Board Member, Personnel Psychology, 2007 - 2016
      • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2006 - 2016
      • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Review, 2008 - 2011


      • The Interactive Role of Leaders' Emotional Labor in Followers' Outcomes, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, August 2013
      • Insights for Publishing Careers Research in Top Journals, Academy of Management Mettings, Career Division PDW, Boston, MA, 2012
      • Integrating Career Issues into Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurship Research, University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada, 2012
      • Applicant Reactions to Online Background Checks, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Academy of Management, Boston, August 2012
      • Key Levers and Critical Outcomes of Employee Empowerment, ACT Visiting Scholar Program, Iowa City, Iowa, July 2011
      • Editors and Authors Session, Entrepreneurship Research Exemplars Conference, Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division, Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2009
      • Responding to Reviewers, Academy of Managment Annual Meetings, HR Division PDW, Anneheim, CA, 2008
      • Careers and Climates, Society for Organizational Behavior Australia, Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia, 2005

      Committees and Professional Service

      • Faculty Council , 2013-2015
      • Faculty Senate, 2011-2015
      • Graduate Management Admissions Council MERInstitute, 2010-2013
      • Academy of Management Best Paper Award Committee, 2012
      • UI Social Science Funding Program, 2012
      • Academy of Management Best Paper Award Committee, 2011
      • M&O Faculty Search Committee, 2011
      • PhD Applicant Selection Committee, 2009-2011
      • M&O Faculty Search Committee, 2010
      • College Library Committee, 2008-2010