Jone L. Pearce

Jone L. Pearce

Distinguished Professor Emerita

SB2 442

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PhD in Administrative Sciences, Yale University
MA in Administrative Sciences, Yale University
BA in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interest

Human resources management

Organizational behavior and design


Jone L. Pearce is Distinguished Professor Emerita of organization and management at the University of California, Irvine. She conducts research on how workplace interpersonal processes may be affected by political structures and organizational policies and practices. Her work has appeared in over 100 scholarly publications such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science; she has edited several volumes and written several books including Volunteers: The Organizational Behavior of Unpaid Workers (Routledge, 1993), Organization and Management in the Embrace of Government (Erlbaum, 2001), Status in Management and Organizations (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Organizational Behavior: Real Research for Public and Nonprofit Managers (with Jessica Sowa, Melvin & Leigh, 2019) and Organizational behavior real research for real managers (5th edition, Melvin & Leigh, 2021). She currently serves on several editorial boards and is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the International Association of Applied Psychology, the American Psychological Association (Div 14, SIOP), the Association for Psychological Science and the British Academy of Management. More information can be found at

Education: BA 1974, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley; MA 1976, Administrative Sciences, Yale University; PhD 1978, Administrative Sciences, Yale University.