Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Elaine Hollensbe

Professor of Management
Professional Summary
Elaine Hollensbe is a Professor of Management and Doctoral Program Coordinator for the Management Department. She completed her PhD in organizational behavior and human resource management at the University of Kansas. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Hollensbe has completed quantitative research on goal setting, compensation and self-efficacy, and qualitative research in the areas of identity, work-life balance, and emotion. Her current research is qualitative and focuses on organizational identity; the impact of mobile technology on work-home balance; role management; organizational identification in exterior employees and employees experiencing mergers; individual influences on sustainability; and intergenerational differences at work. Her research has been published in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, and Human Resource Development Quarterly and has been recognized with national awards, including the Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award, and the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award. Dr. Hollensbe teaches classes in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has received four teaching awards from the Lindner College of Business. She is a Fellow of the University's Academy of Fellows of Teaching and Learning, and is both a Research Fellow and a Teaching Fellow in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. She also is involved in designing and facilitating executive programs and workshops on leadership, team building, and work-life balance. She has a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from Iowa State University, and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to completing her PhD, she was an academic administrator and a communications consultant in Kansas City.
Contact Information
E-mail:
Office:
518 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone:
513-556-7122
Fax:
513-556-5499
Teaching Interest
  • Organizational behavior
  • Human resource management
  • Teams
  • Leadership
Research Interest
  • Identity and identification
  • Occupational identity
  • Emotion
  • Work-life balance
  • Self-efficacy/training
History

Institution:
University of Cincinnati
Title:
Professor


Institution:
University of Cincinnati
Title:
Associate Professor of Management
End Date:
2015-08-31


Institution:
University of Cincinnati
Title:
Assistant Professor of Management
End Date:
2008-08-31


Institution:
University of Kansas
Title:
Lecturer
End Date:
2001-06-30


Institution:
Emporia State University
Title:
Lecturer
End Date:
2000-12-31


Institution:
University of Kansas
Title:
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant
End Date:
2000-06-30


Institution:
Baker University
Title:
Adjunct Faculty
End Date:
1999-05-31


Institution:
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Title:
Lecturer
End Date:
1998-12-31


Institution:
Baker University, School of Professional and Graduate Studies
Title:
Faculty Director
End Date:
1995-06-30


Institution:
Office of Professional Development, Bloch School of Business, University of Missouri- Kansas City
Title:
Program Coordinator
End Date:
1991-08-31


Institution:
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant
End Date:
1991-08-31


Institution:
Title:
Communications Consultant
End Date:
1991-08-31


Institution:
American Nurses' Association (ANA)
Title:
Communications Specialist
End Date:
1987-08-31


Institution:
American Family Physician
Title:
Associate Editor
End Date:
1985-08-31


Awards | Honors

Organization:
29th British Academy of Management
Name:
Best Paper Award
Year Received:
2015


Organization:
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI),
Name:
“Highly Cited Paper” Distinction
Year Received:
2015


Organization:
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Name:
Best Reviewer Award
Year Received:
2014


Organization:
Lindner College of Business
Name:
Lindner Research Fellow
Year Received:
2013


Organization:
Lindner College of Business
Name:
Lindner Teaching Fellow
Year Received:
2013


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
College Nominee - Distinguished Teaching Professor Award
Year Received:
2012


Organization:
University of Cincinnati
Name:
Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program
Year Received:
2012


Name:
Ronald J. Dornoff Fellow of Teaching Excellence
Year Received:
2012


Organization:
Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning (AFTL)
Name:
Fellow
Year Received:
2011


Organization:
College of Business
Name:
Graduate EXCEL Teaching Award
Year Received:
2011


Organization:
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Name:
Owens Scholarly Achievement Award
Year Received:
2011


Organization:
Alliance of Work-Life Progress (AWLP)
Name:
Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research
Year Received:
2011


Organization:
Academy of Management Journal
Name:
Academy of Management Journal - Best Paper Finalist
Year Received:
2010


Organization:
Organizational Behavior Division-Academy of Management
Name:
Best Reviewer
Year Received:
2010


Name:
Graduating Senior Award
Year Received:
2009


Organization:
College of Business
Name:
Daniel J. Westerbeck Junior Faculty Graduate Award
Year Received:
2008


Name:
Graduating Senior Award
Year Received:
2008


Organization:
Outstanding Paper in Organizational Behavior
Name:
Academy of Management
Year Received:
2007


Name:
Graduating Senior Award
Year Received:
2007


Organization:
Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta
Name:
Best Paper, Organizational Behavior Division
Year Received:
2006


Organization:
Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program
Name:
Recipient, Mentor Award
Year Received:
2006


Organization:
College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Name:
Undergraduate EXCEL Award
Year Received:
2004


Organization:
University of Kansas
Name:
Dorothy Haglund Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation
Year Received:
2002


Organization:
University of Kansas
Name:
Commencement Speaker
Year Received:
2001


Organization:
School of Business, University of Kansas
Name:
Max E. Fessler Dissertation Award
Year Received:
2001


Education

Institution:
University of Kansas
Location:
Lawrence, KS
Major:
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Dissertation:
An Ethnographic Study of the Interrelationship of Identity and Team Sense-making
Completed:
2001
Degree:
Ph D


Institution:
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Location:
Kansas City, MO
Major:
Organizational Behavior
Completed:
1991
Degree:
MBA


Institution:
Iowa State University
Location:
Ames, IA
Major:
Journalism/Mass Communications
Completed:
1979
Degree:
BA


Published Contributions

Mariah Yates, Elaine Hollensbe,  (). On the Positives of Peripheral CSR. Industrial and Organizational Psychology Perspectives, .


Elaine Hollensbe,  (2015). "Tearing the fabric" or "weaving the tapestry"? A discursive psychology approch to organizational identity work. . Best Paper Proceedings - 29th British Academy of Management, .


Sung Kim, Elaine Hollensbe, C. Schwoerer, J. Halbesleben,  (2015). Dynamics of a Wellness Program: A Conservation of Resources Perspective. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 62-71.


Sung Kim, Elaine Hollensbe, Catherine Schwoerer, Jonathon Halbesleben,  (2014). Dynamics of a Wellness Program: A Conservation of Resources Perspective. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, .


Elaine Hollensbe, C. Wookey, L. Hickey, G. George, V. Nichols,  (2014). Organizations with Purpose. Academy of Management Journal, 1227-1234.


Sung Kim, Daniele Bologna, Stacie Furst-Holloway, Elaine Hollensbe, Suzanne Masterson, Therese Sprinkle,  (2014). Taking a break via technology? Triggers, nature, and effects of "online" work breaks. Academy of Management Annual Meetings Best Papers Proceedings, .


Mariah Yates, Elaine Hollensbe,  ,  (2013). On the Positives of Peripheral Corporate Social Responsibility. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 368-372.


Joshua Knapp, Elaine Hollensbe, Janelle Enns,  (2012). Not All Organization-Based Self-Esteem is Created Equal: Sources and Consequences of OBSE Fragility. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 82-96.


Joe Stewart-Sicking, Joseph Ciarrocchi, Elaine Hollensbe, Mathew Sheep,  (2010). Workplace Characteristics, Career/Vocation Satisfaction, and Existential Well-Being in Episcopal Clergy. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 1-16.


Glen Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, Mathew Sheep,  (2009). Balancing the "Me" and the "We": Identity Work as a Path Toward Wellness. Morehouse Publishing, .


Elaine Hollensbe,  (2009). Emotion Work and Wellness. Morehouse Publishing, .


Glen Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, Mathew Sheep,  (2009). Fitting Square Pegs into Round Holes and Other Challenges of Fit and Wellness. Morehouse Publishing, .


Elaine Hollensbe,  (2009). Self-efficacy and Readiness to Change. Morehouse Publishing, .


G. Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, M. Sheep,  ,  (2009). Balancing Borders and Bridges: Negotiating the Work-Home Interface via Boundary Work Tactics. Academy of Management Journal, 704-730.


Elaine Hollensbe, Shalini Khazanchi, Suzanne Masterson,  (2008). How Do I Assess if My Supervisor and Organization Are Fair?: Identifying the Rules Underlying Entity-Based Justice Perceptions. Academy of Management Journal, 1099 - 1116.


Glen Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, Mathew Sheep,  (2006). Boundary Work Tactics: Negotiating the Work-Home Interface. Academy of Management, .


G. Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, M. Sheep,  (2006). On the Edge of Identity: Boundary Dynamics at the Interface of Individual and Organizational Identities. Human Relations, 1315-1341.


G. Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, M. Sheep ,  (2006). Where Is the ‘Me’ Among the ‘We’?: Identity Work in a Greedy Occupation. Academy of Management Journal, 1031-1057.


C. Schwoerer, D. May, Elaine Hollensbe, J. Mencl,  (2005). General and Specific Self-efficacy in the Context of a Training Intervention to Enhance Performance Expectancy. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 111-129.


J. Guthrie, Elaine Hollensbe,  (2004). Group Incentives and Performance: A Study of Spontaneous Goal setting, Goal Choice, and Commitment. Journal of Management, 263-284.


James Guthrie, Elaine Hollensbe,  (2000). Group Incentives, Goal Setting and Task Performance: Some Preliminary Evidence. Southern Management Association, .


Elaine Hollensbe, James Guthrie,  (2000). Group Pay-for-Performance Plans: The Role of Spontaneous Goal Setting. Academy of Management Review, 864-872.


K. Mackenzie, Elaine Hollensbe,  (2000). Thompson, James David (1920-73). International Encyclopedia of Business and Management, .


Elaine Hollensbe,  ,  (1998). General and Specific Self-Efficacy: Their Roles in a Training Intervention. Midwest Academy of Managment, .


K. Mackenzie, Elaine Hollensbe,  (1996). Thompson, James David (1920-73). International Encyclopedia of Business and Management, .


Elaine Hollensbe, Jan Asnicar,  (1994). A Peer Review Program for Assessing and Developing Quality Faculty. 11th Annual Academic Chairperson's Conference, .



Accepted Contributions

Marcia Lensges, Elaine Hollensbe, Suzanne Masterson,  (Accepted). The human side of restructures: The role of shifting identification. Journal of Management Inquiry.


Michael Urick, Elaine Hollensbe, Suzanne Masterson, Sean Lyons,  (Accepted). Understanding and managing intergenerational interactions: An examination of influences and strategies. Work, Aging, and Retirement/Oxford University Press.


Glen Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, Mathew Sheep, Brett  Smith, Niyati Kataria,  (Accepted). The Dialectic Tensions of Identity Elasticity: How Can We Hold Together While We’re Pulling Apart? . Academy of Management Journal.


Michael Urick, Elaine Hollensbe,  (Accepted). Toward an Identity-Based Perspective of Generations. Palgrave Macmillan.


G. Ishqaidef, J. Guthrie, Elaine Hollensbe,  (Accepted). Impact of Group Performance Incentives and Planning Quality on Group and Individual Outcomes. Proceedings of the Southern Management Association Meeting.




Research in progress

Title:
Employee Responses to Sustainability (working title)

Description:
Working symposium & journal article

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
From Sad to Glad, from Mad to Bad: Negotiating Emotion Transitions at Work

Description:
Paper from the first priest study (Borders and Bridges); Target: Journal of Organizational Behavior (with Glen Kreiner and Mathew Sheep).

Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Guilt and Managers (working title)

Description:
Qualitative study aimed at studying the experience of guilt among managers

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Identification and Justice Perceptions in Exterior Employees

Description:
Second-year project: Nathan Tong (with Suzanne Masterson)

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Investigating the healthy adoption of mobile communication technologies to manage work demands: Implications for HR and beyond

Description:
SHRM Foundation Grant (with Stacie Furst-Holloway, Suzanne Masterson, & Therese Sprinkle)




Title:
Managing Boundaries in Highly Visible, Prestigious Occupations


Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Navigating necessary evils: Identity and image influences on manager decision making, guilt and outcomes.

Description:
This empirical research focuses on the experience of guilt and its consequences among managers, in response to the tough decisions that managers take take as a part of their job. Identity orientation and professional image concerns are posited to influence the experience of guilt and its consequences.

Status:
Planning

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Tactics for managing voluntary roles

Description:
qualitative and quantitative research conducted with spouses and partners of the Episcopal Bishops. Exploring topics such as: socialization, impression management, career transitions.

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Taking a break via technology? Triggers, nature, and effects of online work breaks

Description:
Preparing for submission (with Sung Doo Kim, Stacie Furst-Holloway, Suzanne Masterson, Therese Sprinkle...SHRM Foundation Grant

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
To Be or Not to Be? Signaling Levels of Engagement in Involuntary Roles

Description:
Qualitative/quantitative research with spouses/partners of Episcopal bishops (with Therese Sprinkle).

Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
UNDER REVIEW: Generational differences in understanding “generation” in the workforce

Description:
Under first revision at the Journal of Management Inquiry

Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
When in Rome...: Impact of Group Work-Family Boundary Norms on Individual Boundary Management and Outcomes (Working Title)

Description:
Multi-level research focused on developing a theoretical model for the influence of group norms for work-family boundary management on individual boundary management and outcomes

Status:
Planning

Research Type:
Scholarly


Presentations

Title:
Off-hours connectivity to work: The impact of boundary preference and organizational norms to be responsive
Organization:
Work and Family Researchers Network
Location:
Washington, DC
Year:
2016


Title:
“Tearing the fabric” or “weaving the tapestry”?
Organization:
British Academy of Management
Location:
Portsmouth, UK
Year:
2015


Title:
Investigating the antecedents of work and home boundary permeability
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Year:
2015


Title:
Meet the Editors (AMJ)
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Year:
2015


Title:
Navigating qualitative dissertations: Advice from the experts
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Year:
2015


Title:
Using tensions and contradictions to advance process research.
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Year:
2015


Title:
Work/non-work dynamics: Rethinking organizational practices and individual strategies
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Year:
2015


Title:
Utilization of mobile technologies to bridge the work and home borders: A cautionary tale
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Year:
2015


Title:
Managing Boundaries in Highly Visible, Prestigious Occupations
Location:
Vancouver, BC
Year:
2015


Title:
Navigating necessary evils: Identity and image influences on manager decision making, guilt and outcomes
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Year:
2015


Title:
Discovery or Justification? A Qualitative Approach to Examining Generations
Organization:
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Location:
Hawaii
Year:
2014


Title:
Meet the Editors (AMJ)
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Orlando, FL
Year:
2014


Title:
Navigating Qualitative Dissertations: Advice from the Experts
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Philadelphia
Year:
2014


Title:
Corporate Sustainability: A Case Study of Challenges and Strategies for Employee Acceptance
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Year:
2014


Title:
Taking a break via technology? Triggers, nature, and effects of online work breaks
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Year:
2014


Title:
Unhooking and rehooking identification: A study of an organizational restructuring
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Year:
2014


Title:
Is It Worth a Thousand Words?: Effective Use of Visuals in the Classroom
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Year:
2014


Title:
Strategic use of mobile technology to manage the work-family boundary.
Organization:
Work and Family Researchers Network
Location:
New York City, NY
Year:
2014


Title:
Observing Autopoiesis: A Categorization Approach to CCO in the Episcopal Church
Organization:
European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
Location:
Montreal
Year:
2013


Title:
Meet the Editors (AMJ)
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
La Buena Vista, FL
Year:
2013


Title:
"Free range" workers: Organizational identification and justice perception formation in exterior workers.
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Year:
2013


Title:
An exploratory study of mobile technology use and its effects on perceived work-home boundaries, organizational membership, and job control.
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Year:
2013


Title:
Understanding and managing intergenerational tensions
Location:
Boston, MA
Year:
2012


Title:
Age cohort or identity? Examining the meaning of "generation"
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Boston, MA
Year:
2012


Title:
Preserving "me" beyond "thou and thee": Crafting identity through past and present selves
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Boston, MA
Year:
2012


Title:
Leadership development challenges and best practices: A scientist-practitioner forum
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Year:
2011


Title:
Secular meets sacred: Lessons on leadership and identitiy from religious-based research
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Year:
2011


Title:
The sweet spot: Role-identity congruence and passionate leadership
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Year:
2011


Title:
Impact of group performance incentives and planning quality on group and individual outcomes
Organization:
Southern Academy of Management
Location:
Savannah, GA
Year:
2011


Title:
Integrating identity into work-life literature: When one plus one equals more than two
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Montreal, Canada
Year:
2010


Title:
Tales of TEC: Narrating the identity of the Episcopal Church
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Montreal, Canada
Year:
2010


Title:
Spiraling toward Identity: The catalytic role of emotions in sensemaking
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Year:
2009


Title:
Tearing fabric or weaving tapestry?: Discursive interplay of culture and organizational Identities
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Year:
2009


Title:
From one to many: The cross-level role of affect in response to organizational identity Threats"
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Anaheim, CA
Year:
2008


Title:
Divided we stand: A study of the Episcopal Church through multiple qualitative lenses
Organization:
University of Hull
Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Year:
2008


Title:
Dimensions of fit for work and home boundary preferences
Organization:
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Location:
New York
Year:
2007


Title:
From exclusive to inclusive: Responses to an organizational identity shift
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Philadelphia
Year:
2007


Title:
Toward a model of work-home boundary work
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Philadelphia
Year:
2007


Title:
Boundary work tactics: Negotiating the work-home interface
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Atlanta
Year:
2006


Title:
New job entrants: Heuristics as a source of fairness perceptions
Organization:
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Location:
Los Angeles
Year:
2005


Title:
Tearing the communion fabric? A case study of threatened identity and identification in the Episcopal Church
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Honolulu
Year:
2005


Title:
Emotion transitions: Navigating emotion boundaries at work
Location:
Toronto
Year:
2005


Title:
Discerning the effects of a well-being intervention longitudinally: Vocational satisfaction, self-efficacy and well-being
Organization:
The Gallup Organization
Location:
Washington, D.C
Year:
2004


Title:
Emotion ambivalence in new job entrants: Responses to fair and unfair events
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
New Orleans
Year:
2004


Title:
A cultural simulation
Organization:
University of Cincinnati Division of Adult and Continuing Education
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Year:
2003


Title:
Emotion shape-shifting: A study of emotion transitions at work
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Seattle
Year:
2003


Title:
Managing identity boundaries: The case of Episcopal priests
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Seattle
Year:
2003


Title:
Toward a more precise understanding of emotion display: Conceptual and cultural connections
Organization:
Divisions of Organizational Behavior and Managerial & Organizational Cognition
Location:
Seattle
Year:
2003


Title:
Group incentives and performance: A study of spontaneous goal setting, goal choice and commitment
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Denver
Year:
2002


Title:
Group incentives, goal setting and task performance: Some preliminary evidence
Organization:
Southern Management Association
Location:
Orlando
Year:
2000


Title:
Differential effects of group pay on intrinsic motivation: An exploratory study of three pay conditions
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Toronto
Year:
2000


Title:
Organization culture(s) and work group socialization
Organization:
Midwest Academy of Managemenet
Location:
Lincoln, NE
Year:
1999


Title:
A goal-setting framework for gainsharing effectiveness
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Chicago
Year:
1999


Title:
Well-being and vocational satisfaction: The influence of self-efficacy beliefs
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
Chicago
Year:
1999


Title:
Implementing classroom research (interactive presentation).
Location:
St. Louis
Year:
1999


Title:
General and specific self-efficacy: Their roles in a training intervention
Organization:
Midwest Academy of Management
Location:
Kansas City, MO
Year:
1998


Title:
A social cognitive view of career intentions: The influence of personality, self-efficacy, performance and meaningfulness
Organization:
Academy of Management
Location:
San Diego
Year:
1998


Title:
A peer review program for assessing and developing quality faculty
Organization:
Kansas State University
Location:
Orlando
Year:
1994


Title:
Learning and workplace linkages via applied research projects
Organization:
American Council on Education
Location:
San Francisco
Year:
1994


Title:
Faculty peer evaluation and mentoring (interactive presentation)
Location:
Boston
Year:
1994


Title:
Developing, assessing and improving faculty quality through peer review
Location:
Evanston, IL
Year:
1992