David M. Sluss
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology
(404) 385-4893

Related Research Interests

My research centers on how individuals gain a sense of meaning and identity via work relationships, occupational groups, and organizational memberships. More specifically, I focus on how individuals cooperate, forgive, and forge productivity within work role-relationships.

Related Publications

  • Sluss, D.M., Ashforth, B.E., & Gibson, K.R. (2012). The search for meaning in (new) work: Task significance and newcomer plasticity. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 81: 199-208.
  • Sluss, D.M., Ployhart, R.E., Cobb, M.G., & Ashforth, B.E. (2012). Generalizing newcomer’s relational and collective identifications: Processes and prototypicality. Academy of Management Journal, 55: 949-975.
  • Sluss, D.M., & Thompson, B.S. (2012). Socializing the newcomer: The role of leader-member exchange. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 119: 114-125.
  • Sluss, D.M., van Dick, R., & Thompson, B.S. (2010). Role theory in organizations: A relational perspective. In S. Zedeck (Ed.), APA handbook of industrial and organizational psychology, Vol. 1: Building and helping the organization: 505-534. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Sluss, D.M., & Ashforth, B.E. (2008). How relational and organizational identification converge: Processes and conditions. Organization Science, 19: 807-823.
  • Sluss, D.M., Klimchak, M., & Holmes, J.J. (2008). Perceived organizational support as a mediator between relational exchange and organizational identification. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73: 457-464.
  • Sluss, D.M., & Ashforth, B.E. (2007). Relational identity and identification: Defining ourselves through work relationships. Academy of Management Review, 32: 9-32.