Will Felps

Associate Professor

Will Felps teaches and conducts research on a wide range of management-related topics. His research areas include: human resource management, leadership & motivation, team effectiveness, career management, measuring expertise, business ethics, and meta-science.

Will currently teaches Leadership to MBA students and teaches Foundations of Business Research to junior scholars. 

Journal articles
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Wechtler HM; Lee CISG; Heyden MLM; Felps W; Lee TW, 2021, 'The nonlinear relationship between atypical applicant experience and hiring: The red flags perspective.', J Appl Psychol, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/apl0000953
2021
Harrison JS; Felps W; Jones TM, 2019, 'Instrumental stakeholder theory makes ethically based relationship building palatable to managers focused on the bottom line', Academy of Management Review, vol. 44, pp. 698 - 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amr.2018.0442
2019
Byington EK; Felps W; Baruch Y, 2018, 'Mapping the Journal of Vocational Behavior: A 23-year review', Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 110, pp. 229 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2018.07.007
2018
Van Quaquebeke N; Felps W, 2018, 'Respectful Inquiry: A motivational account of leading through asking open questions and listening', Academy of Management Review, vol. 43, pp. 5 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amr.2014.0537
2018
Jones TM; Harrison JS; Felps W, 2018, 'How applying Instrumental Stakeholder Theory can provide sustainable competitive advantage', Academy of Management Review, vol. 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amr.2016.0111
2018
Markoulli M; Lee CISG; Byington E; Felps W, 2017, 'Mapping Human Resource Management: Reviewing the field and charting future directions', Human Resource Management Review, vol. 27, pp. 367 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2016.10.001
2017
Felps W; Byington EK, 2017, 'Solutions to the credibility crisis in Management science', Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol. 16, pp. 142 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amle.2015.0035
2017
Kitts JA; Leal DF; Felps W; Jones TM; Berman SL, 2016, 'Greed and fear in network reciprocity: Implications for cooperation among organizations', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147264
2016
Lee CISG; Felps W; Baruch Y, 2014, 'Toward a taxonomy of career studies through bibliometric visualization', Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 85, pp. 339 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2014.08.008
2014
Jones TM; Felps W, 2013, 'Stakeholder happiness enhancement: A neo-utilitarian objective for the modern corporation', Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 23, pp. 349 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/beq201323325
2013
Jones TM; Felps W, 2013, 'Shareholder wealth maximization and social welfare: A utilitarian critique', Business Ethics Quarterly, vol. 23, pp. 207 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/beq201323215
2013
Felps W; Byington E, 2012, 'That’s Mundane! The Virtues of Publishing ‘Boring’ Research', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2012, pp. 12341 - 12341, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2012.12341abstract
2012
Felps W; van Eck NJ; Waltman L; Leahey E, 2012, 'Optimal specialization: Theory development and testing amongst management scholars', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2012, pp. 13505 - 13505, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2012.13505abstract
2012
Godfrey PC; Agle BR; Waddock S; Wicks A; Ryan L; Harrison J; Hess M; Phillips R; Purnell L; Berman S; Harris J; Bosse D; Keevil A; Griffin J; Freeman E; Donaldson T; Ceranic T; Elms H; Johnson-Cramer M; Epstein E; Felps W; Jones T, 2012, '"He's a Real Dude": Tributes to Tom Jones', BUSINESS & SOCIETY, vol. 51, pp. 310 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0007650312439451
2012
Felps W; Clement J; Kroezen J, 2012, 'Meta-Analyzing the Association Between Age and Professorial Performance Across Contexts', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2012, pp. 15741 - 15741, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2012.15741abstract
2012
Byington EK; Felps W, 2010, 'Why do IQ scores predict job performance? An alternative, sociological explanation.', Research in Organizational Behavior, vol. 30, pp. 175 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.riob.2010.08.003
2010
Aquino K; Freeman D; Reed A; Lim V; Felps W, 2009, 'Testing a social-cognitive model of moral behavior: How moral identity and situations interact to predict moral outcomes', Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 97, pp. 123 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0015406
2009
Felps W; Mitchell TR; Hekman DR; Lee TM; Harman W; Holtom B, 2009, 'Turnover contagion: How coworkers’ job embeddedness and coworkers’ job search behaviors influence quitting. Academy of Management Journal, 52 (3): 545–561.', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 52, pp. 545 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMJ.2009.41331075
2009
Jones TM; Felps W; Bigley GA, 2007, 'Ethical theory and stakeholder-related decisions: The role of stakeholder culture', Academy of Management Review, vol. 32, pp. 137 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMR.2007.23463924
2007
Harman WS; Lee TW; Mitchell TR; Felps W; Owens BP, 2007, 'The psychology of voluntary employee turnover', Current Directions in Psychological Science, vol. 16, pp. 51 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8721.2007.00474.x
2007
Felps W; Mitchell TR; Byington EK, 2006, 'How, when, and why bad apples spoil the barrel: Negative group members and dysfunctional groups.', Research in Organizational Behavior, vol. 27, pp. 181 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0191-3085(06)27005-9
2006
Conference Papers
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Lee CISG; Felps W; Steel P, 2017, 'Who gets the job interview?', in Who gets the job interview?, Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA., presented at Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA., 08 August 2017 - 12 August 2017
2017
Farzadnia S; Felps W; Kroezen J, 2017, 'When and why is there a gender gap in research performance', in When and why is there a gender gap in research performance, Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, 08 August 2017 - 12 August 2017
2017
Byington ; Felps W; Lee CISG, 2016, 'Bridging the topic gap between organizational behavior research and practice', in Bridging the topic gap between organizational behavior research and practice, Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, 08 February 2016 - 12 February 2016
2016
Van Quaquebeke N; Felps W, 2016, 'The motivational power of leaders who ask questions and listen', in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, pp. 224 - 224, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000413720401903&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Markoulli M; Lee CISG; Felps W, 2015, 'Mapping human resource management: A structural analysis of the field', in 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2015, pp. 295 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.70
2015
Felps W, 2015, 'Why leaders should ask more questions but often don’t.', in Why leaders should ask more questions but often don’t., The Future of Leadership Symposium, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, presented at The Future of Leadership Symposium, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16 May 2015 - 19 May 2015
2015
Farzadnia ; Felps W; Kroezen J, 2015, 'Gender and academic research performance: A meta-analysis', in Gender and academic research performance: A meta-analysis, Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, presented at Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, 08 August 2015 - 12 August 2015
2015
Byington ; Felps W; Lee CISG, 2015, 'Mapping organizational behavior: A visual guide to the field for students, scholars, & instructors', in Mapping organizational behavior: A visual guide to the field for students, scholars, & instructors, Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, Canada, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 08 August 2015 - 12 August 2015
2015
Lee CISG; Felps W; Baruch Y, 2014, 'Mapping career studies: A bibliometric analysis', in 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014, pp. 1088 - 1093, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.284
2014
2014, 'Mapping the management discipline - A bibliometric and qualitative synthesis', in Humphreys J (ed.), Mapping the management discipline - A bibliometric and qualitative synthesis, Academy of Managment, presented at Academy of Managment, 08 August 2014 - 13 February 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2014.12315abstract
2014
Schouten ME; Felps W, 2011, 'RATHER A HEDGEHOG OR A FOX? A KNOWLEDGE DENSITY PERSPECTIVE ON SPECIALISTS AND GENERALISTS.', in Academy of Management Proceedings, Academy of Management, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2011.65869633
2011
Byington E; Felps W, 2009, 'Creating whole worlds out of half truths: The IQ-job performance relationship as self-fulfilling', in Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meeting: Green Management Matters, AOM 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2009.44245989
2009
Datasets
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Schouten ME; Felps W; van Knippenberg D, 2012, To Specialize or Not to Specialize?, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/e518332013-152
2012
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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2011, 'Rather a hedgehog or a fox? A knowledge density perspective on Specialists and generalists', http://dx.doi.org/10.5464/AMBPP.2011.161.a
2011

2020    Excellence in Reviewing Award (from Human Resource Management Review)

2018     UNSW Business School Research Achievement Award (1 per school)

2013     Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Conference

2013     Hired by UNSW under auspices of Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Priorities Fund for recruiting talent

2019    Dean’s Research Fellowship (8 in Business School)             equivalent to ~$120,000AU

2016    Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project DP150104081        $173,596AU

            “(When) should organisations employ over/underqualified individuals?”

2010    EUR fellowship from Erasmus University                                                     €200,000

2007    National Science Foundation Research Grant                                                $10,000US

2006    Grant from the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics              $20,000US

Leadership; Problem employees ("bad apples"); Business ethics; (Virtual) Teams; University management; Human resource management; Careers

MBAX9131 Leadership (Facilitator in Charge)

COMM8100 Foundations of Business Research (coordinator and instructor)