Office: 467 PACCAR Hall
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3226
“There is a reason to question the conventional wisdom that bureaucracies are fundamentally incapable of the flexibility required to cope effectively with unstable task environments. For example, highly bureaucratic firefighting organizations often manage extremely dynamic emergency situations. Ironically, flexible bureaucracy seems to depend, at least in part, on procedures for organizational structuring, creating and maintaining collective understandings, and improvisation.”
- Associate Professor of Management Longbrake Endowed Professor in Innovation
- Bcom UofTest (1997)
- PhD University of California, Irvine (1996)
- MBA University of California, Irvine (1991)
- BA University of California, Los Angeles (1984)
- organizational behavior
- Trust, justice, and foundations of learning and flexibility in high-reliability/performance systems.
- At the University of Washington since 2000
- Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati
- Visiting Assistant Professor at University of California, Irvine
- “Combined Effects of Organizational and Professional Identification on the Reciprocity Dynamic for Professional Employees“
Journal Article: Hekman, D.R., Bigley, G.A., Steensma, K., & Hereford, J.F., (2009). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 52(3), pp. 506-526.
- “Effects of Social Identification on the Relationship Between Administrators’ Influence and Professional Employees’ Adoption of New Work Behavior“
Journal Article: Hekman, D.R., Steensma, K., Bigley, G.A., & Hereford, J.F., (2009). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 94, pp. 1325-1335.
- “Insufficient Bureaucracy: Trust and Commitment in Particularist Organizations“
Journal Article: Pearce, J.L., Branyiczki, I., & Bigley, G.A., (2000). Organization Science, Vol. 11(2), pp. 148-162.
- “Procedural Justice as Modernism: Placing Industrial/Organizational Psychology in Context“
Journal Article: Pearce, J.L., Bigley, G.A., & Branyiczki, I., (1998). Applied Psychology, Vol. 47(3), pp. 371-396.
- “Straining for Shared Meaning in Organization Science: Problems of Trust and Distrust“
Journal Article: Bigley, G.A, & Pearce, J.L., (1998). Academy of Management Review, Vol. 23(3), pp. 405-421.
- “Culture as a Mechanism of Control in High Reliability Organizations: An Extension“
Journal Article: Klein, R., Bigley, G.A., & Roberts, K.H., (1995). Human Relations,
Honors and Awards
- EMBA Excellence in Teaching Award for 2008-2009, North America Class 10 (2009)
- TMMBA Excellence in Teaching Award for 2008-2009, Monday Section (2009)
- TMMBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2008)
- Dean's Citizenship Award (2004)
- MBA Award for Teaching Excellence from University of Cincinnati (1999)
- Regent’s Dissertation Fellowship from University of California, Irvine (1996)
- Regent’s Fellowship from University of California, Irvine (1991-95)