James R. Detert
Area Coordinator of Management and Organizations
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
342 Sage Hall
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Professor Detert's research focuses on three topics: the antecedents, processes, and outcomes of improvement-oriented voice from subordinates to authorities in work organizations; leadership processes, behaviors, and outcomes; and ethical decision making and behavior, particularly the sociocognitive processes and mechanisms of moral disengagement. His research and consulting experiences on these and other topics range across a variety of high-technology and service-oriented industries as well as public sector institutions like K-12 education. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Operations Management, and Harvard Business Review. Detert received his MA in sociology and PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin. He has received several awards for his teaching in Johnson’s MBA and Executive MBA programs.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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- Martin, S. R.; Kish-Gephart, J.; Detert, James R.. "Blind Forces: Ethical Infrastructures and Moral Disengagement in Organizations" Organizational Psychology Review (Accepted)
- Kish-Gephart, J; Detert, James R.; Trevino, L; Baker, V; Martin, S. "Situational Moral Disengagement: Can the Effects of Self-interest be Mitigated?" Journal of Business Ethics (Accepted)
- Detert, James R.; Burris, Ethan R.; Harrison, D; Martin, S. "Voice Flows To and Around Leaders: Is More Always Better for Unit Performance?" Administrative Science Quarterly (Sage) 58.4 (2013): 624 - 668.
- McClean, E; Detert, James R.; Burris, Ethan R.. "When does voice lead to exit? It depends on leadership" Academy of Management Journal 56.2 (2013): 525-548.
- Burris, Ethan R.; Detert, James R.; Romney, A. "Speaking Up vs. Being Heard: The Disagreement Around and Outcomes of Employee Voice" Organization Science 24.1 (2013): 22-38.
- Moore, C; Detert, James R.; Trevino, L; Baker, V.; Mayer, D.. "Why employees do bad things: Moral disengagement and unethical organizational behavior" Personnel Psychology 65.1 (2012): 1-48.
- Detert, James R.; Edmondson, A. C.. "Implicit voice theories: Taken-for-granted rules of self-censorship at work" Academy of Management Journal 54.3 (2011): 461-488.
- Detert, James R.; Burris, Ethan R.; Harrison, David A. "Debunking Four Myths About Employee Silence" Harvard Business Review 88.6 (2010): 26.
- Detert, James R.; Trevino, Linda Klebe. "Speaking up to higher ups: How Supervisors and Skip-level leaders influence employee voice" Organization Science 21.1 (2010): 249-270.
- Kish-Gephart, Jennifer J; Detert, James R.; Trevino, Linda Klebe; Edmondson, Amy C. "Silenced by fear: Psychological, social, and evolutional drivers of voice behavior at work" Research in Organizational Behavior 29 (2009): 163-193.
- Burris, Ethan R.; Detert, James R.; Chiaburu, Dan S.. "Quitting before leaving: The mediating effects of psychological attachment and detachment on voice." Journal of Applied Psychology 93.4 (2008): 912-922.
- Detert, James R.; Pollock, Timothy G.. "Values, interests and the capacity to act: Understanding professionalsï¿½ responses to market-based improvement initiatives in highly institutionalized organizations" 44.2 (2008): 186-214.
- Detert, James R.; Trevino, Linda Klebe; Sweitzer, Vicki L.. "Moral Disengagement in Ethical Decision Making: A Study of Antecedents and Outcomes" Journal of Applied Psychology 93.2 (2008): 374-391.
- Detert, James R.; Burris, Ethan R.. "Leadership Behavior and Employee Voice: is the Door really Open?" Academy of Management Journal 50.4 (2007): 869-884.
- Detert, James R.; Trevino, Linda Klebe; Burris, Ethan R.; Andiappan, Meena. "Managerial modes of influence and counterproductivity in organizations: A longitudinal business-unit-level investigation." Journal of Applied Psychology 92.4 (2007): 993-1005.
- Detert, James R.; Edmondson, Amy C. "Why Employees Are Afraid to Speak" Harvard Business Review 85.5 (2007): 23-25.
- Detert, James R.; Schroeder, Roger G.; Cudeck, Robert. "The measurement of quality management culture in schools: development and validation of the SQMCS" Journal of Operations Management 21.3 (2003): 307-328.
- Detert, James R.; Louis, K. S.; Schroeder, R. S.. "A culture framework for education: Defining quality values and their impact in U.S. high schools" School Effectivess and School Improvement 12.2 (2001): 183-212.
- Detert, James R.; schroeder, R. S.; Mauriel, J. J.. "A framework for linking culture and improvement initiatives in organizations" Academy of Management Review 25.4 (2000): 850-863.
- Detert, James R.; Jenni, R.. "An instrument for measuring quality practices in education" Quality Management Journal 7.3 (2000): 20-37.
- Detert, James R.; Bauerly-Kopel, M.; Mauriel, J. J.; Jenni, R.. "Total Quality Management in U.S. high schools: Evidence from the field" Journal of School Leadership 10.2 (2000): 158-177.
- Howell, T.; Harrison, D.; Burris, Ethan R.; Detert, James R.. "Can You Hear Me Now? Demographic and Structural Status Signals in Voice Recognition"
- Ashford, S. J.; Detert, James R.. "Co-creating Change in Organizations: TACTICS for Successful Issue Selling"
- Burris, Ethan R.; McClean, E.; Detert, James R.; Quigley, T.. "Speaking sideways and speaking up: How the choice for voice impacts employee performance"
- Detert, James R.; Martin, S.; Gino, F.. "Through Two Looking Glasses: How Followers Experience and Resolve the Ethical Ambiguity of Leader Directives"
- Detert, James R.; Burris, E.; Howell, T.; Pettit, N.. "Voice Champions: How Advocates and Advocating for Others Influence Performance"
- Edmondson, Amy C.; Detert, James R., 2004, The role of speaking up in work-life balancing, in Work and Life Integration: Organizational, Cultural, and Individual Perspectives, eds E.E. Kossek, S.J. Lambert, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.