Brianna Barker Caza
Associate Professor
University of Manitoba

Related Research Interests
Brianna Barker Caza holds dual appointments as a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University and as a Research Assistant Professor in the Schools of Business at Wake Forest University. She earned her doctorate from the University of Michigan and has previously held a faculty position at the University of Illinois. The overall aim of her research program is to understand the resources and processes that produce resilience at work. Within this framework her work falls into three interrelated streams of research. The first examines how individuals perceive, experience and react to adversity or setbacks in the workplace. This includes understanding how they make meaning of work crises, interpersonal conflict, incivility, and organizational (in)justice. The second stream of research focuses on the construction of individual and social resources that are used in creating functional responses to this adversity. Important resources include work identity, perceived meaningfulness, creativity, relational capabilities, and social support. Third, she examines the processes that foster resilience including cognitive flexibility, behavioral adaptability, and meaning re-construction.

Related Publications
  • Caza, B.B. Forthcoming. An Introduction to Positive Organizational Scholarship. The Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business Management. Springer Publishing.
  • Caza, B.B & Wrzesniewski, A. (2013). How work shapes well-being. The Oxford Handbook of Happiness. K. Cameron (Ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cardador, T. & Caza, B.B. (2012). Relational and Identity Perspectives on Healthy versus Unhealthy Pursuit of Callings. Journal of Career Assessment.
  • Vough, H. & Caza, B.B. (2012). Where do I go from here? Meaning-making in the wake of missed promotions at work. 2012 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Caza, B.B., Tiedens, L., & Lee, F. (2011). Does power change people? Effects of power on the self. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 114, 1, 15-24.
  • Caza, B.B & Milton, L. (2011). Resilience at Work. The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship. K. Cameron & G. Spreitzer (Eds.). (Sage Publications). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Caza, B.B & Wilson, M.K. (2009). Me, myself, and I: The benefits of multiple work identities. In L.M. Roberts & J.E. Dutton (Eds.) Exploring Positive Identities and Organization: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation. New York, New York: Psychology Press.
  • Caza, A., Caza, B.B., & Lind, E.A. (2011). Teaching managers to be fair: The missed promotion exercise. Journal of Management Education, 35, 4.