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Elizabeth Campbell

Assistant Professor
Department of Work and Organizations


  • Ph.D.
    Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

  • B.A.
    Psychology, University of Michigan


  • Interpersonal processes, states, and interactions within workgroups and teams
  • Multilevel phenomena within workgroups and teams
  • Consequences of high performance, status differences, and proactivity

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Campbell teaches management and leadership development. Her research examines team development and interpersonal interactions in teams. Her main projects focus on the consequences high performers create for themselves and how high performers affect their peers and their teams.

Joining the Carlson School makes this her third “U of M”. Campbell holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of Maryland and a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan. She has published in leading outlets, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Prior to academia, Campbell worked as a human capital consultant for Deloitte, where she advised and supported public sector and Fortune 100 leaders in their organizational design, leadership development, and change management efforts. 

Selected Works

Campbell, E. M., Liao, H., Chuang, A., Zhou, J., & Dong Y. 2016. Hot Shots and Cool Reception? An expanded view of social consequences for high performers. Journal of Applied Psychology, in press.
Dong, Y., Liao, H., Chuang, A., Zhou, J., & Campbell, E. M. 2015. Fostering employee service creativity: Joint effects of customer empowering behaviors and supervisory empowering behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology.
Chen, G., Farh, J.L., Campbell, E.M., Wu, Z., & Wu, X. in press. Teams as innovative systems: Multilevel motivational antecedents of innovation in R&D teams. Journal of Applied Psychology.
Martin, S., Liao, H., & Campbell, E.M., 2013. A field experiment comparing directive to empowering leadership in the Middle East. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 1372-1395.
Grant, A.M., Campbell, E.M., Chen, G., Cottone, K., Lapedis, D., & Lee, K. 2007. Impact and the art of motivation maintenance: The effects of contact with beneficiaries on persistence behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 103: 53-67.
Grant, A.M., & Campbell, E.M., 2007. Doing harm, doing good, being well and burning out: The interactions of perceived prosocial and antisocial impact in service work. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80: 665-691.

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Honors and Awards

  • Lawrence Fellowship (2018-2019)

    Core Faculty of the Year Finalist

    Best Paper Finalist, Isreal Organizational Behavior Conference

    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management

    Allen Nash Award for Outstanding Doctoral Student, Robert H. Smith School of Business (college-level award for excellence in research, teaching, and service contributions)

    OB Division Most Innovative Student Paper, Academy of Management