Richard Field


Alberta School of Business

Strategic Management and Organization

About Me


Research Interests

Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management


  1. (2006) “Discontinuous Change in University Web Sites: The Relative Importance of Reasons for Change”. Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations, Volume 1, pp. 43-57. With Terry Ryan and Lorne Olfman. 
  2. (2003) "The Evolution of U.S. Government State Home Pages From 1997 To 2002". International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 59, pp. 403-430. With Terry Ryan and Lorne Olfman. [Selected Figures and Tables]
  3. (2001) "The Behavioral Tourist: Reflections on a Journey to the Land of IS", Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 7 Article 21. [See article]
  4. (1999) "Culture specific and cross culturally generalizable implicit leadership theories: Are attributes of charismatic/transformational leadership universally endorsed?" Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 10, pp. 219-256. With Den Hartog, D.N., House, R. J., Hanges, P.J., Ruiz-Quintanilla, S. A., Dorfman, P.W.,. et al. (all co-authors of the GLOBE research project from 61 countries). [See article] [See tables]
  5. (1998) "Testing the incremental validity of the Vroom-Jago versus Vroom-Yetton models of participation in decision making." With Julian P. Andrews. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Vol 11., pp. 251-261. [See article]
  6. (1998) "Regrounding the concept of leadership." With Julian P. Andrews. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Vol. 19, pp. 128-136. [See article page 128; further pages]
  7. (1993) "The case of the purloined journal article, or on being at the receiving end of academic dishonesty." Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 2(4), Dec. 1993, pp. 317-324. [See plagiarism article]
  8. (1992) "The environmental crisis in the office: Why aren't managers managing the office environment?" With N. Phillips, Journal of General Management, 18(1), pp. 35-50. [See article]
  9. (1990) "A test of the Vroom-Yetton model using manager and subordinate reports." With R.J. House, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 75, pp. 362-366.
  10. (1990) "The effect of situation attributes on decision method choice in the Vroom-Jago model of participation in decision making." With P.C. Read and J.J. Louviere, Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 1, pp. 165-176.
  11. (1990) "Expert systems for management decision making: Two tests and prescriptions for future systems." With W.C. Wedley, Journal of Management Systems, Vol. 2, pp. 61-76.
  12. (1990) "The evolution of leadership theory." With D.A. Van Seters, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 3, pp. 29-45. [See article]
  13. (1989) "The self-fulfilling prophecy leader: Achieving the Metharme effect." Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 26, pp. 151-175.
  14. (1989) "The MBA program: Views from a student and a professor." With D.A. Van Seters, Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, Vol. 13, pp. 59-71.
  15. (1989) "Criteria used in selecting Vroom-Yetton decision styles." With W.C. Wedley and M.W.J. Hayward, Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies, Vol. 6, pp. 18-24.
  16. (1988) "Management by Expectations (MBE): The power of positive prophecy." With D.A. Van Seters, Journal of General Management, Vol. 14(2), pp. 19-33. [See article]
  17. (1988) "Informational social influence and vicarious learning in group decision making." International Journal of Small Group Research, Vol. 4, pp. 84-93.
  18. (1986) "Constructive controversy, the Vroom-Yetton model, and managerial decision making." With D. Tjosvold and W.C. Wedley, Journal of Occupational Behavior, Vol. 7, pp. 125-138.
  19. (1986) "Effect of concurrence, controversy, and consensus on group decision making." With D. Tjosvold, Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 125, pp. 355-363.
  20. (1984) "A predecision support system." With W.C. Wedley, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 9, pp. 696-703. [See article]
  21. (1984) "Managers' structuring cooperative and competitive controversy in group decision making." With D. Tjosvold, International Journal of Management, Vol. 1, pp. 26-32. [See article]
  22. (1983) "Effects of social context on consensus and majority vote decision making." With D. Tjosvold, Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 26, pp. 500-506. [See article]
  23. (1982) "Climate: A reconceptualization and proposed model." With M.A. Abelson, Human Relations, Vol. 35, pp. 181-201.
  24. (1982) "A test of the Vroom-Yetton normative model of leadership." Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 67, pp. 523-532.
  25. (1979) "A critique of the Vroom-Yetton contingency model of leadership behavior." Academy of Management Review, Vol. 4, pp. 249-257. [See article]
  26. (1979) "Employee selection as a bargaining process: An exercise." Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal, Vol. 4(1), pp. 41-42.


Course Syllabus

SMO 200 Undergraduate Students -- May/June 2012 -- "Introduction to Management for Non-Business Students"

SMO 310 BComm -- January/April 2013 -- "Introduction to Management"

SMO 402 BComm Leadership Certificate -- Fall 2012 -- "Management Skills for Leaders and Supervisors"

SMO 652 MBA -- Fall 2012 for incoming Full-Time MBA Students -- "Leadership Skills"

SMO 820 EMBA -- Fall 2012 -- "Managing Human Resources"

SMO 875 -- January/April 2013 -- "Leadership"