New Organization Studies Professor On Board

From the Fall 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Business

Jessica KennedyJessica Kennedy has joined the Owen faculty as assistant professor of management in organization studies. Previously with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Kennedy teaches Leading Teams and Organizations and Negotiation.

Kennedy’s research interests focus on power and status hierarchies, as well as ethics in organizations. She studies how groups allocate power and status to individuals, how power and status affect individuals’ decisions and how ethical compromises can negatively influence women’s attraction to business careers. Recent research has revealed the way stereotypes about women’s competence in negotiations lead women to be targets of deception.

Kennedy has published in top journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Social Psychological and Personality Science. A former investment banker, she earned her doctorate at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.


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