Jon Pierce

Jon Pierce
Professional Title
Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Organization & Management; Faculty of Organizational Behavior


  • University of Wisconsin Madison (1977)

Research Interests

  • The Psychology of Work and Organizations
  • Organization-based Self-esteem
  • Psychological Ownership


  • Pierce, J. L., Jussila, I., & Li, D. (In Press). Development and validation of an instrument for assessing Collective Psychological Ownership in organizational field settings.
  • Gardner, D. G., & Pierce, J. L. (2016). Organization-based in work groups. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 19, 394-408.
  • Pierce, J. L., Gardner, D. G., & Crowley, C. (2016). Organization-based self-esteem and well-being: Empirical examination of a spillover effect. European Journal of Work and Organizational Behavior, 25, 181-199.
  • Gardner, D., G., Huang. G-H., Niu, X, Pierce, J. L., & Lee, C. (2015). Organization-based self-esteem, psychological contract fulfillment, and perceived employment opportunities: A test of self-regulatory theory. Human Resource Management, 54, 933-953.
  • Norman, S. M., Gardner, D. G., & Pierce, J. L. (2015). Leader behaviors, organization-based self-esteem, and effects. Leadership & Organizational Development Journal. 36:3, 253-270.
  • Peng, H., & Pierce, J. L. (2915). Job- and organization-based psychological ownership: Relationships and outcomes. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30, 151-168.
  • Brown, G., Pierce, J. L., & Crossley, C. (2014). Toward an understanding of the development of ownership feelings. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 318-338.
  • Gardner, D. G., & Pierce, J. L. (2013). Relationships between focus of attention and organization-based self-esteem. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28, 110-132.
  • Gardner, D., Pierce, J. (2011). A question of false self-esteem: Organization-based self-esteem and narcissism in organizational contexts. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 26(8), 682-699.
  • Matsuda, Y., Pierce, J., Ishikawa, R. (2011). Factorial and nomological validity of the Japanese version of organization-based self-esteem. Journal of Occupational Health, 53(3), 188-196.
  • Pierce, J., Jussila, I. (2010). Collective psychological ownership within the work and organizational context: Construct introduction and elaboration. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 810-834.

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership Studies
  • Management Inquiry

Additional Information

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year (2017
  • Horace T. Morse Distinguished Professor Award (2005)
  • UMD Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research (2005)
  • Inducted into the Academy of Management Journal's Hall of Fame (2000)