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Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison

Elizabeth  Wolfe Morrison

Joined Stern 1990

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-61
New York, NY 10012


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Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison is a Professor in the Management and Organizations Department and the ITT Harold Geneen Professor in Creative Management. From 2012 to 2018, she was the Vice Dean of Faculty at the Stern School.

Professor Morrison's research focuses on different ways in which employees behave proactively at work, the conditions that motivate and enable such behavior, and how various types of proactive behavior both facilitate career success and improve organizational effectiveness. Her research also focuses on employee voice and silence, and in particular, the reasons why employees are often reluctant to speak up about problems and concerns, and how organizations can create climates more open to employee input. She has won several awards for her research, including the Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.

Professor Morrison has published her work in a wide range of journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management (2008-2013) and as Associate Editor for Academy of Management Journal (2007-2010). She teaches courses in Leadership, Collaboration and Negotiation, and Organizational Behavior.

Research Interests

  • Proactive Work Behaviors
  • Employee Voice and Silence

Courses Taught

  • Collaboration, Conflict and Negotiation
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Leadership Training for High Potentials

Academic Background

Ph.D., Organization Behavior, 1991

B.A., Psychology, 1984
Brown University

Selected Publications

Weiss, M. & Morrison, E.W. (2019)
Speaking Up and Moving Up: How Voice Can Enhance Employees’ Social Status
Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40: 5-19

Morrison, E.W. & See, K.E. (2015)
An Approach-Inhibition Model of Employee Silence: The Joint Effects of Personal Sense of Power and Target Openness
Personnel Psychology, 68: 547-580

Morrison, E.W. (2014)
Employee Voice and Silence
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 1: 173-197

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Culture
  • Negotiation
  • Team Dynamics & Performance