PROFESSOR JON L. PIERCE NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGOUS MANAGEMENT BOOK AWARD
Jon Pierce, LSBE professor of organization and management in the Department of Management Studies, was one of three finalists for the prestigious 2012 George R. Terry Book Award.
Pierce was nominated for his book, Psychological Ownership and the Organizational Context: Theory, Research and Application, which he co-authored with Iiro Jussila, a professor from the Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland.
Given annually by the Academy of Management, the award honors the book that has made the most exemplary contribution to enhancing management knowledge, with a special contribution to management theory, research, or practice.
“Receiving this nomination has been a tremendous honor, and I am humbled when I review the names and affiliations of past winners,” said Pierce.
His book illustrates the up-and-coming theory of psychological ownership, including the origin of ownership emotions, its impact on managerial operations, and its effect on employee work-related motivation, attitudes, and behavior.
Pierce says evidence-based management practice is not a common practice, at least not as commonplace as in other professions, such as medicine. He hopes his book will provide a rare and valuable link between management professionals and the research evidence that is generated by business school faculty.
Pierce has studied the psychology of work and organizational behavior for 30 years, working with scholars across the globe, from North America and Finland to China and New Zealand.
“My journey and the collaborative process in developing an understanding of psychological ownership has been an extremely rewarding and enriching experience,” said Pierce.