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Christopher Winchester

PhD Student
Work & Organizations


  • MBA
    Organizational Behavior & Strategy University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • BSBA
    Management, Innovation, & Mktg University of Nebraska at Omaha


  • High/Star Performers & Productive Workers
  • Task Characteristics
  • Mixed Methods Research


Christopher (Chris) C. Winchester is an award-winning research- and teaching-oriented Ph.D. student in organizational behavior at the Carlson School of Management within the Department of Work and Organizations. At the University of Minnesota, Winchester's current research activities focus on theoretical development and the use of advanced mixed methods to better understand how the context and characteristics of star performers and productive workers shape their motivations—and the consequences that they face for their high performance and productivity. 

Winchester holds an M.B.A from the University of Nebraska and a B.S. in business administration with concentrations in management, entrepreneurship, and marketing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has published multiple research and teaching publications in the Journal of Organizational BehaviorJournal of Business Ethics, and The CASE Journal. Additionally, Winchester teaches Leading Self and Teams (BA 1011) at the University of Minnesota, and serves in several service positions across the field, including as Ph.D. Student Representative for the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

​Prior to academia, Winchester owned and operated Your Wedding Planner, one of Omaha Nebraska's largest wedding planning and floral design businesses. Winchester also has professional experience as a marketing associate and an e-commerce associate which he leverages in his research and teaching.

Selected Works & Activities.

  • Journal Articles
    Damadzic, A., Winchester, C. C., Medeiros, K., & Grisso, J. (In press). [Re]thinking outside the box: A meta-analysis of constraints and creative performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Journal Articles
    Winchester, C. & Medeiros, K. (In Press). In bounds but out of the box: A meta-analysis clarifying the effect of ethicality on creativity. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Journal Articles
    Winchester, C.C., Pleggenkuhle-Miles, E. and Bass, A.E. (2021). Peloton’s ride to growth. The CASE Journal, 17, 754-783.
  • Conference Proceedings
    Winchester, C. & Campbell, E. M. (2021). The tasks at hand: An integrative conceptual review and dimensional scaling framework. Academy of Management Proceedings.
  • Journal Articles
    Pleggenkuhle-Miles, E.G., Winchester, C.C., Bass, A.E. and West, T. (2021). Streaming success: positioning Roku’s future in a hypercompetitive industry. The CASE Journal, 17, 295-319.
  • Journal Articles
    Bass, E., Pleggenkuhle-Miles, E. G., Winchester, C., & West, T. (2019). GameStop’s next play: Reconfiguring the value offering. The CASE Journal, 16, 7-33.
  • Honors and Awards

    Best Case Award Finalist, The CASE Journal (2022)

    Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) Doctoral Institute Scholarship (2022)

    Carlson School of Management PhD Student Conference Travel Fellowship (2021-2022)

    Work and Organizations Small Research Grant (2021)

    Dean's Small Research Grant (2021)

    Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award (2020)

    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Midwest Academy of Management (2019)

    Service to the Profession

    PhD Student Representative (elected) - Research Methods Division's Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (2022-Present)

    Logistics Subcommittee Chair (appointed) - Academy of Management New Doctoral Student Consortium Committee (2021-Present)

    Representative (appointed) - CARMA PhD Student Representative (2021-Present)

    PhD Student Volunteer - Organizational Behavior Division's Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (2021-Present)

    Co-Lead - Department of Work and Organizations Seminar Series (2021-Present)

    Chair - Department of Work and Organizations PhD Student Social Committee (2021-Present)

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