Christina Shalley is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received both her PhD in Business Administration and her MA in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Chris was a faculty member at the University of Arizona. She is a co-founder of the College of Management's BizLab, which brings together researchers from multiple business disciplines who study human behavior.
Her current research interests include investigating the effects of various social and contextual factors on employees' creativity and examining ways to structure jobs and the work environment to support creative and innovative work. Chris has published several articles and chapters on enhancing the creative capabilities of employees and motivating them to perform more effectively. Her work has appeared in various academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Creativity Research Journal, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Organizaional Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, and Strategic Enterpreneurship Journal. She is coeditor of the Handbook of Organizational Creativity. The practitioner outlets that she has published in include the Academy of Management Executive and R&D Innovator.
Chris teaches courses in Negotiation and Conflict
Resolution, Research Methods, and Human Resource Management. She has won
several teaching awards including the Bradley Family Award for Faculty Teaching
Excellence at GT, Voted MBA Elective Professor of the Year at GT, Outstanding
Undergraduate Teacher at the University of Arizona, Business Teacher of the
Year at the University of Arizona, and Outstanding PhD Student Teaching Award
at the University of Illinois. Chris has been actively involved in the
College's executive education courses, conducting sessions on such topics as
individual and team creativity, negotiation and conflict resolution, influence,
employment legislation, and other human resource management issues.
Chris has worked in human resource management at
International Business Machines (IBM) and in development for the American
Foundation for the Blind (AFB). Additionally, she has worked with several
companies on issues such as motivation, creativity, communication, conflict
management and negotiation. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Management, Academy
of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior
and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Psychology Review, and Journal of
Applied Behavioral Sciences.
• BizLab Website
Areas of Specialization
Creativity and Innovation
Bargaining and Negotiation
Human Resource Management
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign