Professor Publishes Paper in Top Management Journal


High Point University's Professor of Management Tjai NielsenHIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management, recently published a paper in the “Journal of Management” – one of the top journals in the field of management, which was recently ranked No. 4 out of 168 journals in management.

His article, titled “Utility of OCB: Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Group Performance in a Resource Allocation Framework,” details research examining motivational and behavioral contingencies that directly impact team performance.

Nielsen, who co-authored the article with faculty members from the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee, says the article was comprised of field data collected from multiple teams across multiple organizations. Research results indicated that teams benefit from engaging in organizational citizenship behaviors, but only in specific contexts.

“The findings from this research have led to several other projects that explore different facets of team performance in organizations,” Nielsen says. “Most companies utilize team-based structures today, so results from studies like this are readily applicable. I integrate my research with a background in consulting to provide students with a realistic picture of the challenges faced by teams in today’s business environment. This creates an opportunity to discuss key success factors for teams that can be used by students once they leave HPU.”

Nielsen teaches leadership, change management, cross-cultural management and principles of management and organizational behavior.

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