Elaine Hollensbe

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Elaine Hollensbe

Department Head and Professor of Management

3350 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-7122

Elaine Hollensbe is a Professor and Head of the Management Department. She completed her PhD in organizational behavior and human resource management at the University of Kansas. She is a former Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal and is currently on the editorial boards for the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal and 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 (mostly with doctoral students) is qualitative and focuses on individual and organizational identity; work-home balance, and organizational identification. 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 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.

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

Organization: 74th Annual Academy of Management Meeting
Name: Outstanding 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: Academy of Management
Name: Outstanding Reviewer 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

Organization: Academy of Management
Name: Outstanding Reviewer Award
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
Michael Urick, Elaine Hollensbe, Gail Fairhurst,  (2017). Differences in Understanding Generation in the Workforce. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 221-240.

Michael Urick, Elaine Hollensbe, Suzanne Masterson, Sean Lyons,  (2017). Understanding and managing intergenerational interactions:  An examination of influences and strategies. Work, Aging, and Retirement, 166-185.

Marcia Lensges, Elaine Hollensbe, Suzanne Masterson,  (2016). The human side of restructures:  The role of shifting identification. Journal of Management Inquiry, 382-396.

Glen Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, Mathew Sheep, Brett Smith, Niyati Kataria,  (2015). The dialectic tensions of identity elasticity:  How can we hold together while we’re pulling apart? . Academy of Management Journal, 981-1011.

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.

Michael Urick, Elaine Hollensbe,  (2014). Toward an identity-based perspective of generations. Palgrave Macmillan.

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.

Elaine Hollensbe, Jan Asnicar,  (1994). A peer review program for assessing and developing quality faculty. 11th Annual Academic Chairperson's Conference.

Accepted Contributions
Niyati Kataria, Glen Kreiner, Elaine Hollensbe, Mathew Sheep, J. Stambaugh,  (Accepted). The catalytic role of emotions in sensemaking:  Evidence from the blogosphere.. Australian Journal of Management.

Sungdoo Kim, Elaine Hollensbe,  (Accepted). When work comes home:  Technology-related pressure and home support. Human Resource Development International.

Sungdoo Kim, Elaine Hollensbe,  (Accepted). Work interrupted:  A closer look at work boundary permeability. Management Research Review.

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: Guilt and 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: Investigating the healthy adoption of mobile communication technologies to manage work demands:  Implications for HR and beyond (working title).
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Managing Boundaries in Highly Visible, Prestigious Occupations
Status: Writing Results
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

Presentations
Title: I Feel Like Risking It All!Influence of Emotions on Managerial Risk-Taking
Location: Chicago
Year: 2018

Title: Navigating qualitative dissertations:  Advice from the experts.
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Atlanta, GA
Year: 2017

Title: At the interface of positive psychology and work-life balance research
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Atlanta, GA
Year: 2017

Title: Home-related matters creeping into the office:  Examining work boundary permeability
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Atlanta, GA
Year: 2017

Title: How authors and editors collaborate on theoretical contribution
Organization: University of Cincinnati
Location: Atlanta, GA
Year: 2017

Title: Me-time:  The nature and effects of claiming time for self
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Atlanta, GA
Year: 2017

Title: Did you get my message? A multi-stakeholder model of technology use and signaling behaviors
Organization: IESE Business School
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Year: 2017

Title: Affording social interaction and collaboration in musical joint action.
Location: San Francisco, California
Year: 2016

Title: Investigating the consequences of boundary permeability at work and home
Organization: Academy of Management
Location: Anaheim, CA
Year: 2016

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: 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