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Marr, Jennifer Carson

Jennifer Carson Marr

Assistant Professor

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Jennifer Carson Marr is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, at the Scheller College of Business, at Georgia Tech. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from London Business School in the UK, and her MSc in Organizational Behavior from Queen's University in Canada.

Professor Marr's research examines how motivational goals (e.g., status-striving, relational focus, selling orientation), and status loss influence people's cognitions and behavior in groups and interpersonal interactions at work. Her research was awarded the Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management Conference, it has been profiled in various media outlets and has been published in top academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science.

Published Papers

  • Marr, J.C., & Thau, S. (2014). Falling from great (and not so great) heights: How initial status position influences performance after status loss. Academy of Management Journal.

  • Pettit, N. C., Sivanathan, N., Gladstone, E., & Marr, J.C. (2013). Rising stars and sinking ships: Consequences of status momentum. Psychological Science.

  • Marr, J.C., Thau, S., Aquino, K., & Barclay, L. (2012). Do I want to know? How the motivation to acquire relationship threatening information in groups contributes to paranoid thought, suspicion behavior, and social rejection. OBHDP, 117, 289-297.

  • Moon, H., Quigley, N. & Marr, J.C. (2012). How interpersonal motives explain the influence of organizational culture on organizational productivity, innovation, and adaptation. Organizational Psychology Review, 2, 109-128.