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Steven L. Blader

Steven L. Blader

Joined Stern 2003

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 718
New York, NY 10012

E-mail sblader@stern.nyu.edu

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Biography

Steven Blader received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1994) and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University (2002). His research identifies the organizational conditions that motivate employee performance by addressing employees' social and relational concerns in the workplace. His work focuses on understanding how employees assess their social and relational standing in their work organizations, and the influence of those judgments on their behavior at work. He is currently investigating these issues by examining employee perceptions of the fairness they experience at work, their judgments about status in their organizational lives, and the extent to which their work organizations constitute an important part of how they think and feel about themselves.

Professor Blader has published his research in many of the leading organizational and psychology journals, including Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. In addition, Professor Blader has published two books, Identity and the Modern Organization (with C. Bartel & A. Wrzesniewski) and Cooperation in Groups (with Tom Tyler).

Research Interests

  • Social hierarchy
  • Status and power
  • Organizational justice
  • Social identity processes in organizations

Courses Taught

  • Conflict, Collaboration & Negotiation
  • Leadership in Organizations

Academic Background

Ph.D., 2002
New York University

B.A., 1994
University of Pennsylvania

Awards & Appointments

 
Kenneth G. Langone Professor of Business 2018
Edward J. Giblin Faculty Fellow 2013
Daniel Paduano Faculty Fellow 2010
Senior Editor, Organization Science  
Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal  
Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Review  

Selected Publications

Yu, S. & Blader, S. L. (2019)
Why does social class impact subjective well-being? The role of status and power.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Blader, S. L., Patil, S., & Packer, D. J. (2017)
Organizational identification and workplace behavior: More than meets the eye
Research in Organizational Behavior, 37, 19-34

Hays, N. A. & Blader, S. L. (2017)
To give or not to give? Interactive effects of status and legitimacy on generosity
Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 112, 17-38

Blader, S. L. & Yu, S. (2017)
Are status and respect different or two sides of the same coin?
Academy of Management Annals, 11, 800-824

Blader, S. L., Shirako, A., & Chen, Y. (2016)
Looking out from the top: Differential effects of status and power on perspective taking
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 723-737

Blader, S.L. & Rothman, N.B. (2014)
Paving the road to preferential treatment with good intentions: Empathy, accountability and fairness
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50, 65-81

Blader, S. L. & Chen, Y. (2012)
Differentiating the effects of status and power: A justice perspective
Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 102, 994-1014.

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International Society for Justice Research Conference 2014

Prof. Steven Blader on an NAACP suggestion to fast-track underrepresented workers

MBA Teams Compete in 1st Annual Stern Leadership Case Competition with Mike Indursky of Bliss

Third Annual Faculty Excellence Dinner

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Areas of Expertise

Finance

  • Executive Pay

Management

  • Corporate Culture
  • Diversity
  • Employee Motivation & Retention
  • Executive Compensation/Incentives
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Performance Measures