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

E-mail ewm1@stern.nyu.edu

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Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison is a Professor in the Management and Organizations Department, the ITT Harold Geneen Professor in Creative Management, and Vice Dean of Executive Programs. 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

Awards & Appointments

Faculty Leadership Award Stern School of Business 2018
ITT Harold Geneen Chair in Creative Management Stern School of Business 2006
Outstanding Reviewer Reward Academy of Management Journal 2006
Research Professorship in Management Stern School of Business 2002
Peter Drucker Faculty Fellowship Stern School of Business 1999
Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award OB Division of the Academy of Management 1999
Research Grant Citigroup Behavioral Sciences Research Council 1999
Research Grant Tenneco Research Fund 1998
S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology 1992
Award for the Outstanding Competitive Paper Based on a Dissertation OB Division of AOM 1991
National Science Foundation Dissertation Grant 1990
Borg-Warner Research Award Northwestern University 1989
Unisys Doctoral Fellowship Northwestern University 1987
Murial Fain Sher Award in Psychology Brown University 1984
Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi National Scientific Research Society 1984

Selected Publications

Lim, J.H., Tai, K., Bamberger, P.A., & Morrison, E.W. (2020)
Soliciting resources from others: An integrative review
Academy of Management Annals, 14: 122-159.

Wilkinson, A., Barry M., Morrison, E. (2020)
Toward an integration of research on employee voice
Human Resource Management Review, 30: 1-6.

Sherf, E.N., & Morrison, E.W. (2020)
I do not need feedback, or do I? Self-efficacy, perspective taking, and downward feedback seeking
Journal of Applied Psychology, 105: 146-165.

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

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Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Culture
  • Negotiation
  • Team Dynamics & Performance