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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