Patrick M. Wright, Gary C. McMahan, Blaine McCormick, and W. Scott Sherman examined the impact strategy, core competence, and involvement of HR executives in strategic decision making on the refinery managers’ evaluation of the effectiveness of HR and refinery performance among 86 U.S. petro-chemical refineries.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Automate or Informate? An Investigation of the Effects of Information Technology on Motivation and Performance
Research by Gary C. McMahan, Richard W. Woodman, and Patrick M. Wright supports the hypotheses that task discretion moderates the relationship between both information technology and task motivation and the relationship between information technology and task performance.
On the Integration of Strategy and Human Resources: An Investigation of the Match between Human Resources and Strategy among NCAA Basketball Teams
Patrick M. Wright, Dennis Smart, and Gary C. McMahan examine the relationships among strategy, human resources, and performance among NCAA basketball teams.
This study by Patrick M. Wright, Gary C. McMahan, and Dennis Smart examined the relationship between team cognitive ability (average Scholastic Aptitude Test score) and team performance (a subjective coach’s evaluation and an objective measure using Sagarin’s Power Rankings) among NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball teams during the 1991-92 season.
The Impact of Individual Differences on the Socialization of Workers to a Technological Intervention
This study by K. Michele Kacmar, Patrick M. Wright, and Gary C. McMahan examined the role of ability, motivation, and their interactions in the effectiveness of the use of training as a socialization tool.
The Effects of Information Technology: An Investigation of the Motivational Impact of Information Technology
The results of this research by Gary C. McMahan, Richard Woodman, and Patrick M. Wright support the notion that there are at least two distinct types of information technology that affect the motivational level of a task. Results also support the hypothesis that task discretion moderates the relationship between information technology and task motivation.
This article by Patrick M. Wright and Gary C. McMahan attempts to further the theoretical development of SHRM through discussing six theoretical models (behavioral perspective, cybernetic models, agency/transaction cost theory, resource-based view of the firm, power/resource dependence models, and institutional theory) that are useful for understanding both strategic and non-strategic determinants of HR practices.
This paper by Patrick M. Wright, Gary C. McMahan, and Abagail McWilliams integrates the theories and findings of micro-level organizational behavior/human resource management research with the macro-level resource-based view of the firm, specifically presenting a firm’s human resources as an important potential source of sustained competitive advantage.
P=F(MxA): Cognitive Ability as a Moderator of the Relationship between Personality and Job Preference
This study by Patrick M. Wright, K. Michele Kacmar, Gary C. McMahan, and Kevin Deleeuw tested the validity of the use of personality tests with aptitude tests as predictors of performance for 203 warehousers using the Hollenbeck and Whitener (1988) interactive model.
This paper by Gary C. McMahan and Patrick Wright attempts to describe the integrated nature of norm formation and norm enforcement.