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Michael G. Pratt
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., M.A. Psychology (Organizational), University of Michigan, 1994, 1990
B.A. Psychology, Honors Program, University of Dayton, 1988

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1994.

Recent Publications

Rafaeli, A., & Patt, M.G., (Eds). Artifacts and Organizations. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, forthcoming.

Pratt, M. 2004. Reflections on a renaissance scholar. In P. Frost & R. Stablein (Eds.), Researcher renewal, Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, forthcoming.

Obloj, K., & Pratt, M. 2004. Happy kids and mature losers: Differentiating the dominant logics of successful and unsuccessful firms in emerging markets. In R. Bettis (Ed.), Strategy in transition, Oxford, UK: Blackwell, forthcoming.

Pratt, M.G., & Rosa, J. A. 2003. Transforming work-family conflict into commitment in network marketing organizations. Academy of Management Journal, 46: 395-418.

Pratt, M.G., & Asforth, B. E. 2003. Fostering meaningfulness in working and at work. In K. Cameron, J. Dutton, and R. Quinn, (Eds.) Positive organizational scholarship: 309 - 327. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

Pratt, M.G. 2003. Access as relating: On the relationship aspects of different types of access. In M. Feldman, J. Bell, & M. Berger (Eds.) Gaining access: A practical and theoretical guide for qualitative researchers: 150- 154. New York: Altamira Press.

Ashforth, B.E., & Pratt, M.G. 2003. Institutionalized spirituality: An oxymoron? In R.A. Giacalone & C. L. Jurkiewicz (Eds.), The handbook of workplace spirituality and organizational performance: 93-107. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Pratt, M.G. 2003. Disentangling collective identity. In J. Polzer, E. Mannix, & M. Neale (Eds.), Identity issues in groups: Research in managing groups and teams, v. 5: 161-188. Stamford, CT: Elsevier Science.

Madjar, N., Oldham, G., & Pratt, M.G. 2002. There's no place like home? The contributions of work and non-work support to employees' creative performance. Academy of Management Journal, 45: 757-767.

Rock, K.W., & Pratt, M.G. 2002. Where do we go from here? Predicting identification among dispersed employees. In G. Soenen and B. Moingeon (Eds.), Corporate and organizational identities: Integrating strategy, marketing, communication and organizational perspectives: 51-71. New York: Routledge.

Pratt, M. 2001. Social identity dynamics in modern organizations: An organizational psychology/organizational behavior perspective. In M. Hogg and D.J. Terry (Eds.), Social identity processes in organizational contexts: 13-30. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Pratt, M., & Rafaeli, A. 2001. Symbols as a language of organizational relationships. In B. Staw & R. Sutton (Eds.), Research in organizational behavior, v. 23: 93-132. Stamford, CT: JAI Press.

Barnett, C., & Pratt, M. 2000. From threat-rigidity to flexibility. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 13: 74-88.

Pratt, M. 2000. Building an ideological fortress: The role of spirituality, encapsulation, and sensemaking. Studies in Cultures, Organizations, and Societies, 6: 35-69.

Pratt, M., & Foreman, P. 2000. The beauty of and barriers to organizational theories of identity. Academy of Management Review, 25: 141-143.

Pratt, M., & Foreman, P. 2000. Classifying managerial responses to multiple organizational identities. Academy of Management Review, 25: 18-42.

Pratt, M. 2000. The good, the bad, and the ambivalent: Managing identification among Amway distributors. Administrative Science Quarterly, 45: 456-493.

Pratt, M., & Doucet, L. 2000. Ambivalent feelings in organizational relationships. In S. Fineman (Ed.), Emotions in organizations, v.2: 204-226. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Pratt, M., & Dutton, J. 2000. Owning up or opting out: The role of identities and emotions in issue ownership. In N. Ashkanasy, C. Hartel, & W. Zerbe (Eds.), Emotions in the workplace: research, theory, and practice: 103-129. London: Quorum Books.

Pratt, M., Fuller, M., & Northcraft, G. 2000. Media selection and identification in distributed groups: The potential cost of "rich" media. In T. Griffith, E. Mannix, & M. Neale (Eds.), Research in Managing groups and teams, v.3: 231-255. Stamford, CT: JAI Press.

Honors and Awards

Cameron Carly Award, College of Business, 2003. Incomplete List of Teachers Rated as Excellent, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003. Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2001. Outstanding Reviewer Award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Interest Group, Academy of Management, 2000.

Academic Service

Editorial Board, Organizational Science, 1999-2003; Organization Research Methods, 1999-2003; Administrative Science Quarterly, 2003; Academy of Management Journal, 1999-2003. Editorial Advisory Committee, Academy of Management Journal, 2001-2003.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in organizational behavior and organizational sensemaking. Research focuses on organizational culture and symbolism, the management and consequences of conflicting ideologies and identities, organizational attachment, organizational sensemaking, and emotions in organizations.

Contact Information:
415 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-6023

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