Heather Vough

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Heather Vough, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Management

3354 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-5440

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.

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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.

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
Brianna Caza, Heather Vough, Harshad Puranik,  (Accepted). Identity Work in Organizations and Occupations:  Definitions, Theories, and Pathways Forward. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

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.

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: Study on workplace interruptions
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Social gaffes:  Awkward interpersonal encounters and their emotional and relational outcomes
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Guilt and Managers
Status: On-Going
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: 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: Awkward interpersonal encounters at work and their interpersonal repercussions
Location: Chicago, US
Year: 2018

Title: I Am and I Am Not: Ambivalence in Entrepreneur Identification
Location: Chicago
Year: 2018

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