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Jason R. Lambert, Ph.D.

Jason, aka Dr. J, is an author, professor, and researcher who investigates and discusses topics related to workplace diversity, organizational behavior, and international recruitment. Dr. Lambert earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington with an emphasis in organizational behavior.  His research has been presented at local, national, and international conferences. His published work can be found in The Oxford Handbook of Diversity at Work, and the journals Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management.  Outside of academia, he has more than 15 years of combined leadership experience in the public, private, non-profit sector, and academic sector of industry, and as a freelance consultant. He currently resides in Arlington, TX with his wife, three children, and their dog.

Select Publications and Lectures:

Cultural diversity as a mechanism for innovation: Workplace diversity and the absorptive capacity framework
J Lambert
Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict 20 (1), 68 28 2016

Diverse forms of difference
JR Lambert, MP Bell
The Oxford handbook of diversity and work, 13-31 18 2013

The Moderating Effect Of Instrumental Job Attributes On The Relationship Between A Firm’s Perceived Value Of Diversity And Its Organizational Attractiveness
JR Lambert
Management 1 2016

The hashtag heard round the world: how# MeToo did what laws did not
J Leopold, JR Lambert, IO Ogunyomi, MP Bell
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 2019

Immigrant stereotypes and differential screening
J Lambert, E Akinlade
Personnel Review 2019

Diversity in Organizations
J Lambert, J Leopold
Principles of Management, 369-406 2019

The Effect of Employer Directed Volunteering Programs on the Emotion and Organizational Identification of Employees.
JR Lambert
Southwest Academy of Management Conference

lee brown profile picLee Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Brown’s expertise and research interests focus primarily on firm strategy. Dr. Brown studies firm interactions with government and the firm performance implications of those actions. His current projects explore CEO ethical leadership in organizations, firm lobbying behaviors, foreign firm’s cross-border lobbying behaviors in the US and CEO political activism. His seminars and workshops address how firm decision-makers navigate the market through analysis of both the internal and external environment, formulating strategies and finally implementing strategies. In his spare time, he spends time with his family and enjoys reading, traveling or playing basketball and tennis.

Select Publications and Lectures:

Resources, Broad Distribution Strategy, Identity and Firm Performance In Digital Environments
JA De Leon, LW Brown, L Pérez-Nordtvedt
Academy of Management Proceedings 2019 (1), 17652 2019

Theology and Corporate Environmental Responsibility: A Biblical Literalism Approach to Creation Care
MB Spence, LW Brown
Journal of Biblical Integration in Business 21 (1) 2018

Corporate social responsibility, corporate political activities, and firm performance
L Brown, I Goll, A Rasheed
Academy of Management Proceedings 2017 (1), 15733 5 2017

Ethical Leadership Perceptions: Does It Matter If You’re Black or White?
DJ Marquardt, LW Brown, WJ Casper
The Journal of Business Ethics, 1-14 5 2016

Workplace Health
LW Brown, JC Quick
Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd edition, Vol 4, 2 2016

Examining the Effects of Race and Communication Style on Ethical Leadership Perceptions
DJ Marquardt, L Brown
Academy of Management Proceedings 2014 (1), 16875 2014

Environmental influences on individual burnout and a preventive approach for organizations
LW Brown, JC Quick
Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research 18 (2), 104-121