Research and Publications

Research Interests

  • Diversity and Inclusion Issues
  • Leadership Development and Effectiveness
  • Career Success

Bibliometric Indicators for Academic Research

Citation Count = 3,273
Number of refereed articles = 29
Years = 21
Average citation per publication = 137
Average citation per year = 130
h-index = 19

Academic Articles

Schaffer, B.S. & Riordan, C. M. (2013). Relational demography in supervisor-subordinate dyads: An examination of discrimination and exclusionary treatment. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 30(1), 3-17.

Schaffer, B.S. & Riordan,C.M. (2011). The role of work group status as a contextual variable in relational demography research. Journal of Business Diversity, 11(1), Fall.

Goldberg, C., Riordan, C.M., Schaffer, B.S.  (2010). Missing pieces in relational Demography theory:  Self-continuity and status-enhancement as moderators of similarity. Human Relations, 63(7), 903-926.

Riordan, C.M. (2008). Navigating Leadership Transitions.  Ivey Business Journal. Reproduced in the Economist – Business Intelligence.

Goldberg, C., Riordan, C.M., & Zhang, Lu. (2008). Employees’ perceptions of their leaders: Is being similar always better? Group and Organization Management, 33, 330 -355.

Riordan, C.M. & Holiday-Wayne, J. (2008). Are all measures the same? A critical review and examination of demographic similarity measures in relational demography within groups research.  Organizational Research Methods, 11, 562-592. Top 45 most read article in Organizational Research Methods.

Riordan, C.M, Lankau, M.J., & Holiday-Wayne, J.  (2007). It’s all in how you view it:  Perceptions of a hostile work climate. Diversity Resistance in Organizations, K. Thomas (Ed.), Lawrence Erlbaum.

Riordan, C.M., Vandenberg, R.J., & Richardson, H. (2005). Employee involvement and organizational effectiveness: An organizational system perspective. Human Resource Management, 44 (4), p.471-488.

Lankau, M.J., Riordan, C.M., Thomas, C.H. (2005) Twin perspectives?  The effects of similarity and liking on formal mentoring relationships from mentors’ and protégés’ perceptions.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 67 (2), 252-265.

Riordan, C.M. (2004).  Pointing out problems is a first step, but some solutions would be helpful! Research in Multi-Level Issues, 3, 251-257.

Riordan, C.M., Schaffer, B.S., & Stewart, M. (2004) Relational demography within groups: Through the lens of discrimination. Frontiers in Discrimination, 37-61.

Ciavarella, M., Buchholtz, A., Riordan, C.M., Gatewood, R.D., & Stokes, G.S. (2004). The entrepreneurial personality and venture success:  Is there a linkage? Journal of Business Venturing, 19, 465-483.

Schaffer, B.S., & Riordan, C.M. (2003). A review of cross-cultural methodologies for organizational research:  A best practices approach.  Organizational Research Methods, 6 (2), 169-215.  Finalist for the 2004 Owens Award for Best Research Article, SIOP. Top 20 most cited articles in Organizational Research Methods.

Riordan, C.M., Griffeth, R.W., & Weatherly, E.W.  (2003). Age and work-related outcomes:  The moderating effects of status characteristics.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33(1), 37-57.

Riordan, C.M., Richardson, H., Schaffer, B., Vandenberg, R.J.  (2001). Alpha, beta, and gamma change:  A review of past research with recommendations for new directions. Research in Management. 1, 51 – 97.  

Riordan, C.M., Weatherly, E.W., Vandenberg, R.J., & Self, R.M.  (2001). The effects of pre- and post-entry experiences on newcomer perceptions of fit and worth, attitudes, and turnover.  Journal of Managerial Issues, 13(2), 159-176.

Wayne, J. H., Riordan, C.M., & Thomas, K. M (2001). Is all sexual harassment the same?  The effects of the harasser’s and target’s race and gender on mock juror decisions.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 86(2), 179-187.  

Riordan, C.M. & Weatherly, E.W. (2000). From quality circles to autonomous work groups:  Are employee teams legal in the United States?  Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 12(3), 121-139.

Riordan, C.M. (2000).  Relational demography within groups:  Past developments, contradictions, and new directions for research.  Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, 19, 131-173.

Ryan, L. V., & Riordan, C.M.  (2000). The development of a measure of desired moral approbation.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 60(3), 448-462.  

Gowan, M.A., Riordan, C.M., & Gatewood, R.D. (1999). The development and test of a model of appraisal, coping, distress, and reemployment following involuntary job loss.   Journal of Applied Psychology, 84(1), 75-86.

Riordan, C.M. & Weatherly, E. (1999). Defining and measuring employees’ identification with their work groups.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 59(2), 310-324.

Wan-Huggins, V.N., Riordan, C.M., & Griffeth, R.W. (1998). The development and longitudinal test of a model of organizational identification. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 28(8), 724-749.

Riordan, C.M. & Shore, L.M.  (1997).  Demographic diversity and employee attitudes:   An empirical examination of relational demography within work units. Journal of Applied Psychology, 82(3), 342-358.

Gatewood, R. D., & Riordan, C.M.  (1997). The development and test of a model of total quality:  Organizational practices, TQ principles, employee attitudes, and customer satisfaction.  Journal of Quality Management, 2(1), 41-65.   

Riordan, C. M., Gatewood, R.D., & Bill, J.  (1997). Corporate image:  Employee reactions and implications for managing corporate social performance.  Journal of Business Ethics, 16(4), 401-412.

Riordan, C. M. & Gatewood, R.D. (1996).  Putting the “employee” into quality efforts: A process model of organizational practices, quality principles, and employee reactions. Advances in the Management of Organizational Quality, 297-333, JAI Press.

Riordan, C.M., & Griffeth, R.W.  (1995). The opportunity for friendship within the workplace: An underexplored construct. Journal of Business and Psychology, 10(2):   141-154.  (NOTE:  This article became the subject of at least 12 different newspaper and magazine articles and one radio show.)  

Riordan, C.M., & Vandenberg, R.J.  (1994).  A central question in cross-cultural management research:  Do employees of different cultures interpret work-related constructs and measures in an equivalent manner?  Journal of Management, 20(3):643-671.

Practitioner Bylined Columns

  1. Four Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Sports, SmartBrief on Leadership, Forthcoming, July 2015.
  2. Helping Others, Helping Ourselves. The GlassHammer, December 2014
  3. Creating Value for Others Through Recognition: Not Easy, But Worth It! The Work Style Magazine, Fall 2014.
  4. Diversity is useless without inclusivity. Harvard Business Review, June 2014.
  5. Three ways leaders can listen with more empathy. Harvard Business Review, January 2014.
  6. How to juggle multiple roles. Harvard Business Review, October 2013.
  7. We all need friends at work. Harvard Business Review, July 2013.
  8. Work-life balance isn’t the point. Harvard Business Review, June 2013.
  9. The positive returns of a happy workforce. Financial Times, May 2013.
  10. Foster a culture of gratitude. Harvard Business Review, April 2013.
  11. Killer apps: How to effectively complete a job application. US News & World Report, April 2013.
  12. Three ways overconfidence can make a fool of you. Forbes, January 2013.
  13. Woman power could decide 2012. Politico, October 2012.
  14. How to use optimism to defeat adversity. Forbes, September 2012.
  15. The value you create: Your raison d’être. SmartBrief on Leadership, August, 2012.
  16. Test pattern or job discrimination? The paradox of ability tests in hiring. With Robert Gatewood. CNBC and WSJ MarketWatch, July 2012.
  17. Take these four steps if you want to lead big change. Forbes, June 2012.
  18. For great teamwork: Start with a social contract. Harvard Business Review Online, April 2012.
  19. Seven steps to conquering self-doubt. Forbes, April 2012.
  20. How to deal with really tough criticism. Forbes, February 2012.
  21. Give the holiday gift of a remarkable customer experience, Forbes, December 2011.
  22. Why teams turn toxic, and how to heal them. Forbes, September 2011.
  23. Corporations, listen up: Sex discrimination will cost you big bucks. Daily Finance, April 2011.
  24. It’s a matter of mindset: Ten principles for unleashing critical thinking. Huffington Post, March 2011.
  25. Six elements of mental toughness. Forbes, September 2010.
  26. Hard won workplace advice for my daughter. Forbes Woman, August 2010.
  27. Sometimes micromanaging is good and necessary. But not for long. Forbes, July 2010.
  28. Nice guys may finish last. CNBC and Career Builder, April 2010.
  29. Putting power behind your actions. Huffington Post, January 2010.
  30. Not business as usual. Colorado Biz Magazine, September 2009.
  31. Employee call to action: How you can help your organization recover and thrive. Colorado Biz Magazine, August 2009.

Media Coverage

CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Forbes, US News and World Report, Huffington Post, Chief Learning Officer, Fortune, Investor’s Daily, USA Today, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Winning Workplaces, Atlanta Journal, Birmingham News, Chicago Tribune, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Entrepreneur Magazine, Executive Travel, International Herald Tribune, Working Mother, Winning Workplaces, Capital Hill Blue, Detroit News and Times Record News, BizEd Magazine, Psychology Today, among others.

Refereed Presentations and Proceedings

Riordan, C.M., Lankau, M., Holiday-Wayne, J. It’s all in how you view it: Factors contributing to perceptions of a hostile work climate. Presented at the 2006 Academy of Management meeting.

Riordan, C.M., Lankau, M. & Stewart, M. Assessing the impact of demographic dissimilarity: The importance of personal comfort with diversity and multiple group membership. Presented at the 2006 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.

Weatherly, E.W., Riordan, C.M., & Eby, L. Interacting with coworkers and supervisors: Information acquisition and relationship building in newcomer socialization. Published in the 2005 Proceedings of the Southern Management Association. Winner of the best paper award in the Human Resources/Careers Track and the Michael J. Driver Award for Best Careers Paper at a Regional Meeting.

Schaffer, B.S., Riordan, C.M. Relational demography in supervisor-subordinate dyads: An examination of discrimination and exclusionary treatment. Published in the 2005 Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C.M., Gatewood, R.D., Stokes, G., Butts, M. Individual differences, human capital, or family situation: Which is the most important for males’ and females’ career success? Presented at the 2005 Academy of Management meeting.

Riordan, C.M., & Gatewood, R.D. Stigmatization within organizations: Why it occurs, how it develops, and what results. Presented at the 2005 Academy of Management meeting. Also, published in the Best Paper Proceedings for the Academy of Management.

Schaffer, B., & Riordan, C.M. The effects of relational demography on perceptions of discrimination. Presented at the 2004 Academy of Management meeting.

Goldberg, C., Riordan, C.M., & Zhang, Lu. Relational demography and leadership perceptions: Is similar always better? Presented at the 2004 Academy of Management meeting.

Lankau, M.J., Riordan, C.M., Thomas, C.H. Twin perspectives? The effects of similarity
and liking on formal mentoring relationships from mentors’ and protégés’ perceptions. Presented at the 2004 Academy of Management Meeting.

Goldberg, C., Riordan, C.M., & Schaffer, B. Missing pieces in social identity theory: Continuity and status as moderators of similarity. Presented at the 2003 Academy of Management meeting. Also published in Best Paper Proceedings for the Academy of Management.

Schaffer, B. & Riordan, C.M. (2003, November). The role of work group status as a contextual variable in relational demography research. Presented at the Southern Management Association Annual Conference. Clearwater, FL. (Winner of Best Doctoral Student Paper Award for the Ethics/Social Issues/Diversity Track). Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Lankau, M.J., Thomas, C., Riordan, C.M. Perceived similarity and liking in formal mentoring relationships. Presented at the 2003 SIOP meeting.

Riordan, C.M. Lankau, M.J., Stewart, M. Relational demography: An investigation of demographic dissimilarity and identity. Presented at the 2002 Academy of Management meetings.

Riordan, C.M., Weatherly, E.W. Stewart, M. Relational demography within groups: Does interdependence affect relationships among types of fit? Presented at the 2002 Academy of Management Meetings.

Schaffer, B.S., & Riordan, C.M. A review of cross-cultural methodologies for organizational research: A best practices approach. Presented at the 2001 Academy of Management meeting in Washington, D.C.

Ciavarella, M., Buchholtz, A., Riordan, C.M., Gatewood, R.D., & Stokes, G.S. The entrepreneurial personality and venture success: Is there a linkage? A paper presented at the 2000 Southern Management Association meeting.

Riordan, C.M., Gatewood, R., Ciavarella, M., Gerard, J., Rutherford, M., Schaffer, B., & Stokes, G. Who gets ahead? A longitudinal study of early life experiences, personality, and career success. A paper presented at the 2000 Academy of Management meeting.

Weatherly, E.W., & Riordan, C.M. Newcomer and insider proaction in organizational socialization. A paper presented at the 2000 Academy of Management meeting.

Schaffer, B., Riordan, C.M., Gatewood, R.D., & Stokes, G. S. (2000). Career success differentials between dual-earner males and females: The importance of family position variables. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in New Orleans, LA.

Riordan, C.M., & Schaffer, B. (1999). Methodological issues in cross-cultural research: A best practices approach. A paper presented at the Southern Management Association meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Riordan, C.M., & Weatherly, E.W. (1999). Relational demography within groups: An empirical test of a theoretical model. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, IL.

Riordan, C.M., Weatherly, E.W., & Wayne-Holliday, J. (1999). Measurement issues in the study of relational demography: A levels-of-analysis approach. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Atlanta, GA.

Riordan, C.M., Weatherly, E.W., Vandenberg, R.J., Self, R.M. (1999). The effects of pre- and post-entry experiences on newcomers. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Atlanta, GA.

Wayne, J. H., Thomas, K., Riordan, C.M. (1999). Cross-race and same-gender interactions: Bias in sexual harassment cases? A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Atlanta, GA.

Riordan, C.M. & Wayne-Holliday, J. (1998). Work group gender composition and employee attitudes: A test of competing hypotheses. A paper presented at the Southern Management Association meeting in Atlanta, GA. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Ryan, L. V., & Riordan, C.M. (1998). The development of a measure of desired moral approbation. A paper presented at the Academy of Management meeting in San Diego, CA.

Riordan, C.M. (1998). Relational demography: A theoretical and methodological critique. A paper presented as part of a symposium entitled “Opening the black box of organizational demography: Current research advances” for the Academy of Management meeting.

Riordan, C.M. & Weatherly, E. (1998). Defining and measuring employees’ identification with their work groups. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Dallas, TX.

Gatewood, R.D., & Riordan, C.M. (1998). A study of the reactions of work groups to quality management. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Dallas, TX.

Riordan, C.M. (1997). Advancing relational demography theory: A construct validity study of three measures of demographic similarity. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston, MA. Also published in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

Wan-Huggins, V.N., Riordan, C.M., & Griffeth, R.W. (1997). The development and longitudinal test of a model of organizational identification. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston, MA.

Riordan, C.M., & Gatewood, R.D. (1997). The relationships among group-level attitudes, processes, and group-level effectiveness. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in St. Louis, MO.

Riordan, C.M., & Holliday-Wayne, J. (1997). Methodological issues in the study of relational demography: A case of construct validity or lack thereof? A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in Atlanta, GA. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Weatherly, E., & Riordan, C.M. (1997). Legal issues in the design of work teams: Lessons learned since the Electromation case. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in Atlanta, GA. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C.M., & Shore, L.M. (1996). Relational demography and employees’ attitudes toward their work units. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Riordan, C.M., Weatherly, E., & Gatewood, R.D. (1996). An integrative model of organizational socialization: The what (content), how (process), and why (outcomes). A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in New Orleans, LA (Received the 1996 Outstanding Faculty Paper Award for the Organizational Behavior Track). Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C.M. & Ryan, L.V. (1996). Making sense of an unusual event: A study of individual interpretation of the event and the organization’s responses. A paper presentation for a symposium entitled “Lessons from an unusual event: An analysis of reactions to the fire at the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in New Orleans, LA.

Vandenberg, R.J., & Riordan, C.M. (1996). Job choice experiences: Actual work experiences versus job choice. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Gatewood, R. D., & Riordan, C.M. (1995). The development and empirical test of a process model of total quality management. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Vancouver, Canada.

Riordan, C.M. (1995). Oh, now I remember! An examination of the integrity of retrospective measures following an organizational change. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in Orlando, FL. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C.M., Gowan, M.A., & Gatewood, R.D. (1995). Stress, coping, and well-being following job loss: A longitudinal examination. A paper presented at the 1995 annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Orlando, FL.

Riordan, C.M., & Griffeth, R.W. (1995). Age and work-related outcomes: The moderating effects of status characteristics. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in Orlando, FL. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C.M. & Ledvinka, J. (1995). From quality circles to autonomous work groups: Are employee involvement programs and interventions legal? A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in Orlando, FL. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C.M., & Vandenberg, R.J. (1995). The stability of measurement: Across time and between diverse groups. A presentation for a symposium entitled “Structural Equation Modeling in Practice: Other Issues and Interpretational Confounding.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Orlando, FL.

Riordan, C.M. (1994). On managing information technology: A framework for implementation strategies. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in New Orleans, LA. (Received the 1994 Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper Award for the Technology & Innovation Management and Management Information Systems Track). Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C. M., Gatewood, R.D., & Bill, J. (1994). Corporate image: Employee reactions and implications for managing corporate social performance. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Dallas, TX.

Riordan, C.M., & Griffeth, R.W. (1994). Friendship opportunities within the workplace: An underexplored construct. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Nashville, TN.

Riordan, C.M., & Vandenberg, R.J. (1994). A cross-cultural comparison of a model of newcomers’ changing commitment to the organization. A paper presented at the Conference on Causal Modeling at Purdue University (Sponsored by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management).

Vandenberg, R.J., & Riordan, C.M. (1994). Post-choice justification: The link between pre- and post-organizational entry. A paper presented at the Conference on Causal Modeling at Purdue University (Sponsored by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management).

Vandenberg, R.J., Riordan, C.M., & Stiles, D. (1994). Placing the characteristics of high-involvement work environments in perspective. A presentation for a symposium entitled Organizational, Group, and Individual Determinants of Employee Involvement Program Success.

Riordan, C.M., Vandenberg, R.J., & Stiles, D. (1993). On assessing a hierarchical model of psychological climate. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in Atlanta, GA. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Vandenberg, R.J., Riordan, C.M., & Stiles, D. (1993). An organizational-level analysis of the effectiveness of participative work concepts. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in San Francisco, CA.

Riordan, C.M., Self, R.M., Seo, J., & Vandenberg, R.J. (1993). Assessing cross-cultural differences: A confirmatory factor analytic approach. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Atlanta, GA.

Riordan, C.M., & Vandenberg, R.J. (1992). The user and the information system: A conceptual approach. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in New Orleans, LA. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Vandenberg, R.J., Riordan, C.M., & Stiles, D. (1992). A critical examination of participative work concepts: Do they make a difference? A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Also published in the Proceedings of the Southern Management Association.

Invited Presentations

Riordan, C.M. (2007). Developing the next generation of leaders: What is the role of business schools? AACSB Conference on Faculty Development.

Riordan, C.M. (2007) The effects of relational demography on perceptions of discrimination. Texas A&M Management and Psychology Departments.

Riordan, C.M. (2000). A relational demography perspective on discrimination. An invited keynote presentation for the conference on Psychological and Organizational Perspectives on Unfair Discrimination in the Workplace: Research, Theory, and Practice at Rice University in May 2000.

Riordan, C.M. (1997). Invited panelist for the “Ask the Experts” session on Multivariate Data Analytic Techniques. Southern Management Association meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Riordan, C.M. (1996). Invited instructional seminar on “Basic Data Analytic Techniques” for faculty members of the Southern Management Association. This was a session sponsored by the Southern Management Association Institute, which is a professional education division of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C.M. (1996). Invited address on “Organizational Socialization” for the Graduate Student Organization of Applied Psychology.

Riordan, C.M. (1995). Invited instructional seminar on “Basic Data Analytic Techniques” for faculty members of the Southern Management Association. This was an inaugural session of the Southern Management Association Institute, which is a professional education division of the Southern Management Association.

Riordan, C.M. (1995) Invited panelist for the “Ask the Experts” session on LISREL at the Academy of Management meeting in Vancouver. This was a preconference activity sponsored by the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

Riordan, C.M. (1994) Invited address “From Quality Circles to Cooperative Work Teams: What Works; What Doesn’t” for the Affirmative Action/Diversity 23 Conference sponsored by the Atlanta Industry Liaison Group, Georgia State University, and Region IV DOL/OFCCP.

Riordan, C.M. (1992) Invited address on Participative Management for the International Association of Record Managers & Administrators – Atlanta Chapter.

Grants/Fellowships

Sanford Research Fellowship (Summer 2001)
Sanford Research Fellowship (Summer 2000)
Sanford Faculty-Practitioner Grant (Summer 1999)
Sanford Research Fellowship (Summer 1998)
Terry-Selig Research Fellowship (Summer 1997)
Sarah Moss Fellowship (1997-1998). A $10,000 grant from the University of Georgia to establish international research. Met with faculty at the following universities: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Hong Kong, Australian Graduate School of Management, and University of Melbourne

 
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