Jessica R. Methot
Associate Professor
Rutgers University
(848) 445-1112

Related Research Interests

Jessica R. Methot, PhD is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and a Distinguished Research Professor of Management at the University of Exeter Business School. She conducts research at the intersection of interpersonal workplace relationships and social network dynamics, including how formal HR practices transform informal social networks, the functional and dysfunctional consequences of workplace relationships, and their temporal and multidimensional features. Her research in these areas has been published in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior and has been featured in over 300 popular media outlets including Harvard Business Review, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Nasdaq, CNN Money, USA Today, Fast Company, and NY Times Magazine.

Dr. Methot is an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Review and Personnel Psychology and has served on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Discoveries, and Human Resource Management; she is the Graduate Program Director for the Rutgers IRHR PhD Program; and she is a board member for the Center for Women and Work (CWW). She is co-founder of the website, a cultivated repository for academic research and news on work relationships. She frequently presents to and consults for audiences at a variety of corporations and professional organizations on topics ranging from managing personal and organizational networks to the digital HRM transformation.

Related Publications

  • Methot, J. R., Rosado-Solomon, E., & Allen, D. (2018). The network architecture of human capital: A relational identity perspective. Academy of Management Review.
  • Methot, J. R., Melwani, S., & Rothman, N. B. (2017). The space between us: A social-functional emotions view of ambivalent and indifferent workplace relationships. Journal of Management, 43, 1789-1819.
  • Methot, J. R., Lepak, D. P., Shipp, A. J., & Boswell, W. R. (2017). Good Citizen Interrupted: Calibrating a Temporal Theory of Citizenship Behavior. Academy of Management Review, 42, 1-22.
  • Methot, J. R., LePine, J. A., Podsakoff, N. P., & Christian, J. L. (2016). Are workplace friendships a mixed blessing? Exploring tradeoffs of multiplex relationships and associations with job performance. Personnel Psychology, 69, 311-355.
  • Methot, J. R., & Cole, M. S. (2023). Unpacking the microdynamics of multiplex peer developmental relationships: A mutuality perspective. Journal of Management, 49(2), 606-639.
  • Methot, J. R., Rosado-Solomon, E., Downes, P., & Gabriel, A. S. (2021). Office chit-chat as a social ritual: The uplifting yet distracting effects of daily small talk at work. Academy of Management Journal, 64(5), 1445-1471.