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

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Heather Vough, PhD

Associate Professor
Professional Summary
Heather Vough is an Associate Professor in the Management department. Before joining the University of Cincinnati she taught at McGill University in Montreal, QC. She received her doctorate in organizational behavior from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests revolve around how individuals understand who they are in organizations. As such she is interested in sensemaking, identity and identity work, occupations, and meaning. Her work has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Human Resource Development Review. She is currently on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Management Communication Quarterly.
Contact Information
E-mail:
Office:
509 Carl H. Lindner Hall
Phone:
513-556-5440
Fax:
513-556-6278
Teaching Interest
  • Organizational behavior, groups and teams, negotiation
Research Interest
  • Sensemaking in organizations, organizational and occupational identity, identity work, meaning of work
Awards | Honors

Organization:
Academy of Management Journal
Name:
Outstanding Reviewer Award
Year Received:
2017


Organization:
Academy of Management Review
Name:
Outstanding Reviewer Award
Year Received:
2017


Organization:
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Name:
Outstanding Reviewer Award
Year Received:
2017


Organization:
Management and Organizational Cognition Division
Name:
Outstanding Reviewer Award
Year Received:
2017


Organization:
Academy of Management Review
Name:
Outstanding Reviewer Award
Year Received:
2016


Organization:
Journal of Management Studies
Name:
Best Paper Award 2015
Year Received:
2016


Education

Institution:
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Major:
Businesss Administration
Completed:
2008
Degree:
Ph D


Institution:
Washington University
Location:
St. Louis, MO
Major:
Comparative Literature
Completed:
2002
Degree:
BA


Published Contributions

Heather Vough, Uta Bindl, Sharon Parker,  (2017). The routinization of proactive work behaviors: How employees in low autonomy work contexts self-initiate change. Human Relations, 1191-1216.


Heather Vough, Brianna Caza,  (2017). Where do I go from here? Sensemaking and the Construction of Growth-Based Stories in the Wake of Denied Promotions. Academy of Management Review, 103-128.


Harshad Puranik, Heather Vough, Joel  Koopman,  (2016). They Want What I’ve Got: Self-Esteem and Attribution in Determining Responses to Being Envied. Academy of Management Proceedings. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2016.14356abstract, .


Heather Vough, Christine Bataille, Mary Dean Lee, Leisa Sargent,  (2016). Next-Gen Retirement: Post-career life has changed, and it demands a new approach. Harvard Business Review, 104-107.


Heather Vough, Christine Bataille, Sung-Chul Noh, Mary Dean Lee,  (2015). Going off script: How managers make sense of the ending of their careers. Journal of Management Studies, 414-440.


Heather Vough, M. Cardador, Jeffrey Bednar, Erik Dane, Michael Pratt,  (2013). What clients don't get about my profession: The costs and management of role-based image discrepancies. Academy of Management Journal, 1050-1080.


Heather Vough, Brianna Caza,  (2012). Where do I go from here? Meaning-making in response to missed promotions. Proceedings of the Seventy-Second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, .


Suzanne Gagnon, Heather Vough, Robert Nickerson,  (2012). Learning to lead, unscripted: Using improvisational theatre to teach affiliative leadership. Human Resource Development Review, 299-325.


Heather Vough,  (2012). Not all identifications are created equal: Exploring employee accounts for workgroup, organizational, and professional identification. Organization Science, 778-800.


Leisa  Sargent, Christine Bataille, Heather Vough, Mary Dean Lee,  (2011). Metaphors for retirement: Unshackled from schedules. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 315-324.


Heather Vough, Sharon Parker,  (2008). Work design: Still going strong. Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Sage, 410-426.


Heather Vough, Joseph Broschak, Gregory Northcraft,  (2005). Here today, gone tomorrow? Effects of nonstandard employment status on workgroup processes and outcomes. Research on Managing Groups and Teams, Elsevier Press, .


Heather Vough, Kevin Corley,  (2004). Advertising and employees: Exploring the impact of discrepant ads on organizational identification. Proceedings of the Sixty-fourth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, .



Accepted Contributions

Harshad Puranik, Joel Koopman, Heather Vough, Daniel  Gamache,  (Accepted). They Want What I’ve Got (I think): The Causes and Consequences of Attributing Coworker Behavior to Envy. Academy of Management Review. doi: 10.1002/job.2318.


Brianna Caza, Heather Vough, Harshad Puranik,  (Accepted). Identity Work in Organizations and Occupations: Definitions, Theories, and Pathways Forward (In-Press). Journal of Organizational Behavior. doi: 10.1002/job.2318.


Sung-Soo Kim, Donghoon Shin, Heather Vough, Patricia Hewlin, Christian Vandenberghe,  ,  (Accepted). The enactment of one's calling for job performance in organizations: The role of ideological contract fulfillment. Human Relations.


Brianna Caza, Sherry Moss, Heather Vough,  (Accepted). From synchronizing to harmonizing: The process of authenticating multiple work identities. Administrative Science Quarterly.




Research in progress

Title:
2. Review of workplace interruptions literature



Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
3. Social gaffes: Awkward interpersonal encounters and their emotional and relational outcomes


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
6. Guilt and Managers (working title)


Status:
On-Going

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
7. Feeling green: A conceptual review of workplace envy


Status:
Planning

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Managing Boundaries in Highly Visible, Prestigious Occupations


Status:
Writing Results

Research Type:
Scholarly


Title:
Scandals & Strategy

Description:
TOPIC An investigation of how scandals involving employees of a firm, completely unrelated to the actual terms of their employment, can still influence the organization and its strategy. This paper views the phenomenon through the lens of recent domestic violence of NFL players STATUS Project still being conceptualized, some data being collected

Status:
Planning

Research Type:
Scholarly


Presentations

Title:
Inside/Out: How authors and editors collaborate on theoretical contribution
Organization:
Organizational Behavior
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Year:
2017


Title:
Reliving the past: The motivating role of past work selves when pursuing possible work selves
Organization:
Managerial and Organizational Cognition
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Year:
2017


Title:
On facing coworker envy: Importance of self-esteem and attribution in shaping responses to coworker envy
Organization:
Southern Management Association
Location:
Charlotte, US
Year:
2016


Title:
They want what I've got: The role of self-esteem and attribution in determining responses to coworker envy
Location:
Anaheim, US
Year:
2016


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