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Jennifer Franczak, PhD Assistant Professor of Organization Theory & Management

Jennifer Franczak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Organization Theory and Management
Graziadio Business School

Biography

Jennifer's primary areas of research interest include organizational culture, downsizing, organizational and individual trust, and employee motivation. Jennifer has published in numerous journals. Among them. Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship and Journal of Managerial Issues. Jennifer's teaching focuses on organizational structure and leadership, organizational theory, and change management.

Prior to receiving her doctorate Jennifer worked in the non-profit sector. Jennifer received her BS in Business Administration and Psychology from Bradley University, an MBA at Bradley University, and her PhD from Southern Illinois University.

Education

  • PhD, Southern Illinois U-Carbondale, 2013
    Business Administration-Organization Studies

  • MBA, Bradley University, 2009
    Management

  • MS, Bradley University, 2006
    Business Administration-Management and Psychology

Hall, A., Franczak, J., Herrera, D., & Hochwarter, W. (2016). Driving away the bad guys: The interactive effects of politics perceptions and work drive across two studies. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies; 24:1.

Weinzimmer, L., Franczak, J., Michel, E. (2013). "Strategic Orientation and SME Performance: Conceptual, Operational and Relational Issues." Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 24 (2).

Drover, W., Franczak, J., Beltramini, R., (2012) "A 30 Year Historical Examination of Ethical Concerns Regarding Business Ethics: Who's Concerned?" Journal of Business Ethics, 111: 431-438.

Weinzimmer, L., Michel, E., & Franczak, J. (2011). "Creativity and Firm-level Performance: The Mediating Effects of Action Orientation" Journal of Managerial Issues, 23 (1): 62-82.

Weinzimmer, L., Franczak, J., & Michel, E. (2008). "Culture-performance Research: Challenges and Future Directions." Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 8 (4): 152-162.

University of New Hampshire, Undergraduate Research Conference, Student Advisee- First Place Thesis Award, 2015

Southern Management Association, Best Reviewer OMT Track, 2015

Southern Illinois University, Dissertation Research Assistantship Award, Fall 2013, Spring 2013

Southern Illinois University, The Asthagiri Chandra Sekaran Award: Most Outstanding Ph.D. Candidate, 2013

Wikhamn, W., Franczak, J., Hall, A. (2017). "Employee legal claiming: the role of personality and organizational justice." Paper accepted for presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta GA, August 2017.

Herrera, D., Franczak, J., Hochwarter, W. (2014). "The Moderating Role of Work Drive on Politics Perceptions-Work Outcome Relationships." Paper accepted for presentation at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, Savannah GA November 2014

Franczak, J. & Robin, J. (2013). "Longitudinal examination of organizational variables that mitigate or exacerbate collective trust during downsizing." Paper accepted for presentation at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, New Orleans, LA November 2013

Weinzimmer, L., Franczak, J., Michel, E. (2012). Strategic orientation and SME performance: Conceptual, operational and relational issues. Paper accepted for presentation at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, October 2012.

Weinzimmer, L., Robin, J., Michel, E., Franczak, J. (2011). Strategic orientation, market orientation, and firm performance: Measurement and validity. Paper accepted for presentation at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, Savannah GA, November 2011.

Franczak, J. (2011). Network perspective of organizational culture: Relationships between Simmelian dyads and culture formation." Abstract accepted for presentation at the International Conference for Social Network Analysis (SUNBELT). Clearwater, FL, February, 2011.

Weinzimmer, L., Michel, E., Franczak, J. (2009). The mediating effects of action orientation on the creativity- performance relationship. Paper accepted for presentation in the Alliances, Innovation & Creativity Track at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, Asheville, NC, November, 2009.

Franczak, J., Weinzimmer, L., Michel, E. (2009). An empirical examination of strategic orientation and SME performance. Paper accepted for presentation at the Small Business Institute Annual meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, February, 2009.

Weinzimmer, L., Franczak, J., Michel, E., (2009). Strategic orientation versus market orientation: Conceptual and operational differences. Paper accepted for presentation at Southwest Academy of Management meetings, Oklahoma City, OK, March, 2009.

Weinzimmer, L., Wheeler, A., Franczak, J., & Michel, E. (2008). Action orientation as a mediator in the culture-performance relationship. Paper accepted for presentation at the Southern Management Association annual meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL, October 2008.

Weinzimmer, L., Franczak, J., & Michel, E. (2008). Culture-performance research: Challenges and future directions. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Academy of Business and Economics meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 2008.

Weinzimmer, L., Franczak, J., & Michel, E. (2008). Inconsistencies in organizational culture performance research: Toward a model of content validity. Paper presented at the Southwest Academy of Management annual meeting, Houston, TX, March 2008.

Weinzimmer, L., Wheeler, A., & Franczak, J. (2007). Preliminary development of a macro measure of organizational culture: Toward a synthesis of culture-performance research. Accepted for presentation in the research methods Track at the Southern Academy of Management meetings in Nashville, TN, November 2007.

Weinzimmer, L., Wheeler, A., Franczak, J. (2006). Organizational culture: Building bridges across approaches, outcomes, and levels of analysis. Accepted for symposium in the OB/OTOD Track at the Southern Academy of Management meetings in Clearwater, FL, October 2006.