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Jeffery Thompson


Jeffery Thompson

Jeffery Thompson is an Affiliated Scholar at the Wheatley Institution and an assistant professor of public management in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University with a specialization in organizational behavior. His overarching research interest is employee expression of personal values through work. Specific interests include: Work as a calling; Ideology-based psychological contracts; Meaningful work; Employee initiative-taking; and organizational ethics. His selected publications include: "Untangling employee loyalty: A psychological contract perspective," Business Ethic Quarterly Volume 17, Pages 297-323, 2007; "Psychological Contracts: A Nano-Level Perspective on Social Contract Theory," Journal of Business Ethics Volume 68, Pages 229-241, Springer, October, 2006; "Proactive Personality and Job Performance: A Social Capital Perspective," Journal of Applied Psychology Volume 90, Issue 5, Pages 1011-1017, American Psychological Association, September, 2005; and "Violations of principle: Ideological currency in the psychological contract.," Academy of Management Review Volume 28, Pages 571-586, 2003. Thompson received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He was an assistant professor at Miami University from 1999-2003. Received awards include: Teacher of the Year, Romney Institute of Public Management; Stephen White Fellowship, Marriott School; and William H. Newman Award, Academy of Management.

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