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Research Seminar with Jason Shaw
February 5, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 1:15 pm
PERSONALITY, SOCIAL NETWORKS, AND CAREER SUCCESS
Is personality or social network position more important to career success? I address this question by reporting the results of a new meta-analysis of the relationships among personality dimensions, the two most-studied structural positions in networks, and elements of career success. Using data from 138 independent samples, the results show that self-monitoring predicted indegree centrality (across expressive and instrumental networks) and brokerage (in expressive networks) after controlling for Big Five traits. Self-monitoring, therefore, was especially relevant for understanding why people differ in their acquisition of advantageous positions in social networks. Personality, in general, explained job performance and career success above and beyond network position and network position partially mediated the effects of certain personality variables on success, although effect sizes were modest. Surprisingly, indegree centrality was more strongly related to job performance and career success than brokerage.
Bio in brief:
Jason D. Shaw is Chair Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Centre for Leadership and Innovation in the Faculty of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 1997.
His research has appeared or been accepted for publication in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management, among other scientific outlets.
From 2010-2013, he served as Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He previously served in elected positions on the Executive Committee of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management and on the Board of Governors for the Southern Management Association.
He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Psychology Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, Africa Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Journal, and Journal of Managerial Issues.
He has been invited for visiting scholar positions and other speaking engagements in China, Finland, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Thailand, and the USA.
Prior to his appointment at PolyU, he was the Curtis L. Carlson School-wide Professor in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, the Clark Material Handling Company Professor at the University of Kentucky, an assistant professor at Drexel University, and an analyst for the Boeing Company.