Professor Katherine Klein
Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management
Vice-Dean, Wharton Social Impact Initiative
3115 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
215.898.6352
kleink@wharton.upenn.edu
 
 


Research Interests

Over the years, my research and writing have focused primarily on the following topics:

Examples of my current and past work in each of these areas appear below.
 


Levels of Analysis Issues in Organizational Theory and Research

Klein, K. J., Dansereau, F., & Hall, R. J. (1994).  Levels issues in theory development, data collection, and analysisAcademy of Management Review, 19, 195-229. 

Klein, K. J., Cannella, A. & Tosi, H.  (1999).  Multilevel theory: Challenges and contributionsAcademy of Management Review, 24, 243-248.

Klein, K. J. & Kozlowski, S. W. J., (Eds.).  (2000).   Multilevel theory, research, and methods in organizations: Foundations, extensions, and new directions.  Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Frontiers Series.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Klein, K. K., Bliese, P. D., Kozlowski, S. W. J., Dansereau, F., Gavin, M. B., Griffin, M. A., Hofmann, D. A., James, L. R., Yammarino, F. J., & Bligh, M. C.  (2000).  Multilevel analytical techniques: Commonalities, differences, and continuing questions.  In Multilevel theory, research, and methods in organizations: Foundations, extensions, and new directions (pp. 512-553).

Kozlowski, S. W. J. & Klein, K. J.  (2000).  A multilevel approach to theory and research in organizations: Contextual, temporal, and emergent processes.  In Multilevel theory, research, and methods in organizations: Foundations, extensions, and new directions (pp. 3-90).

Klein, K. J. and Kozlowski, S. W. J.  (2000).  From micro to meso: Critical steps in conceptualizing and conducting multilevel research Organizational Research Methods, 3, 211-236. 

Klein, K. J., Conn, A. B., Smith, D. B., & Sorra, J. S.  (2001).  Is everyone in agreement? An exploration of within-group agreement in employee perceptions of the work environmentJournal of Applied Psychology, 86, 3-16.

Harrison, D. A. & Klein, K. J. (2007). What's the difference? Diversity constructs as separation, variety or disparity in organizations. Academy of Management Review, 32, 1199 – 1228.

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Leadership, Diversity, Teams, and Social Networks

Schulte, M., Cohen, N. A., & Klein, K. J. (2012). The coevolution of network ties and perceptions of team psychological safety. Organization Science, 23, 564

Klein, K. J, Knight, A. P., Ziegert, J. C., Lim, B.C., & Saltz, J. L. (2011). When team members’ values differ: The moderating role of team leadership. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 114, 25–36

Harrison, D. A. & Klein, K. J. (2007). What's the difference? Diversity constructs as separation, variety or disparity in organizations. Academy of Management Review, 32, 1199 – 1228.

Lim, B. C. & Klein, K. J. (2006). Team mental models and team performance: A field study of the effects of team mental model similarity and accuracy. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 27, 403-418.

Klein, K. J., Ziegert, J. C., Knight, A. P. & Xiao, Y. (2006). Dynamic delegation: Shared, hierarchical and deindividualized leadership in extreme action teams. Administrative Science Quarterly, 50, 590-621.

Klein, K. J., Lim, B. C., Saltz, J. L., & Mayer, D. M. (2004).  How do they get there?  An examination of the antecedents of network centrality in team networksAcademy of Management Journal, 47, 952-963.

Ehrhart, M. G. & Klein, K. J.  (2001).  Predicting followers’ preferences for charismatic leadership:  The influence of follower values and personalityLeadership Quarterly, 12, 153-179.

Klein, K. J. & House, R. J.  (1995).  On Fire:  Charismatic leadership and levels of analysisLeadership Quarterly, 6, 183-198.

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Innovation and Technology Implementation

Tornatzky, L. G. & Klein, K. J.  (1982).  Innovation characteristics and innovation adoption‑implementation: A meta‑analysis of findingsIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 29, 28‑45.

Klein, K. J. & Ralls, R. S. (1995).  The organizational dynamics of computerized technology implementation:  A review of the empirical literature.  In L. R. Gomez‑Mejia and M. W. Lawless (Eds.), Advances in global high-technology management (Volume 5, Part A, pp. 31-79).  Greenwich, CT:  JAI Press.

Klein, K. J. & Sorra, J. S. (1996).  The challenge of innovation implementationAcademy of Management Review, 21, 1055-1080.

Klein, K. J., Conn, A. B. & Sorra, J. S.  (2001).  Implementing computerized technology: An organizational analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 3-16.

Klein, K. J. & Knight, A. P. (2005). Innovation implementation: Overcoming the challenge. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 243-246.


Employee Ownership: ESOPs and Stock Options

Rosen, C., Klein, K. J., and Young, K. M. (1986). Employee ownership in America: The equity solution. Lexington, MA:  Lexington Books.

Klein, K. J.  (1987).  Employee stock ownership and employee attitudes: A test of three models Journal of Applied Psychology Monograph, 72, 319-332.

Klein, K. J. & Hall, R. J.  (1988).  Correlates of employee satisfaction with stock ownership:  Who likes an ESOP most?  Journal of Applied Psychology,, 73, 630-638.


Other Topics

Klein, K. J. Berman, L. & Dickson, M.  (2000). May I work part-time?  An exploration of predicted employer responses to employee requests for part-time workJournal of Vocational Behavior, 57, 85-101.

Major, V. S., Klein, K. J., & Ehrhart, M. G.  (2002).  Work time, work interference with family, and employee distressJournal of Applied Psychology, 87, 427-436.

Klein, K. J. & Zedeck, S. (2004). Theory in applied psychology: Lessons (re)-learned. (Introduction to the Special Section on Theoretical Models and Conceptual Analyses). Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 931-933.


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