The Mancini Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor
Sean Martin’s research explores how organizational and societal contexts shape individuals’ values and behaviors. More specifically, his research explores how contexts imbue people with certain values and beliefs, and how those values and beliefs influence their behaviors and organizational experiences. Professor Martin’s research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Psychology Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and Current Opinion in Psychology.
At the Carroll School, Professor Martin teaches the core MBA course in Managing People and Organizations, the required leadership for the undergraduate leadership minor, and a doctoral seminar in quantitative research design. He has also developed numerous cases and executive sessions dealing with topics such as leadership, ethical decision making, and issue selling.
He received his BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, his MBA from California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo, and his PhD in Management from Cornell University. Prior to academia, Sean worked as a business development consultant.
McClean, E., Martin, S. R., Emich, K. J., & Woodruff, T. (In press). The social consequences of voice: An examination of voice type and gender on status and subsequent leader emergence Academy of Management Journal.
Martin, S. R., Innis, B.* & Ward, R.* (in press). Social class, leaders and leadership: A critical review. Current Opinion in Psychology.
Martin, S. R., Côté, S., & Woodruff, T. (2016). Echoes of our upbringing: How growing up wealthy or poor relates to narcissism, leader behavior, and leader effectiveness. Academy of Management Journal, 59, 2157-2177.
Martin, S. R. (2016). Stories about values and valuable stories: A field experiment of the power of narratives to shape newcomers’ actions. Academy of Management Journal, 59, 1707-1724.
Martin, S. R., Kish-Gephart, J., Detert, J. R. (2014) Blind forces: Ethical infrastructures and moral disengagement in organizations. Organizational Psychology Review, 4(4), 295-325.
Kish-Gephart, J., Detert, J., Treviño, L. K., Baker, V., and Martin, S. (2014) Situational influences on moral disengagement: The roles of personal gain and harm to others. Journal of Business Ethics, 125, 267-285.
Detert, J., Burris, E., Harrison, D., and Martin, S. (2013) Voice flows to and around leaders: Is more always better for unit performance? Administrative Science Quarterly, 58, 4, 624-668.