O’Connor Family Professor
Management & Organization Department, Carroll School of Management
Related Research Interests
Overall, my problem-centered, process-oriented, cross-level research centers on how individuals connect with their work and their collectives (groups, organizations, occupations, etc.) My recent work explores the role of organizations in fostering and repairing interpersonal trust, as well as how organizations can overcome and re-establish positive relationships within and across groups when identities are polarized. This recent research builds on my previous work on identification, identity conflicts, nonconscious processes, emotions (especially ambivalence), and meaningful work.
- Pratt, M.G., Fiol, C.M., O’Connor, E., & Panico, P. (forthcoming). Promoting Positive Change in Physician-Administrator Relationships: Lessons for Managing Intractable Identity Conflicts. To appear in K. Golden-Biddle & J. Dutton (Eds) Exploring Positive Social Change and Organizations. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
- Pratt, M.G. & Pradies, C. 2011. Just a Good Place to Visit?: Exploring Positive Responses to Ambivalence. K. Cameron & G. Spreitzer (Eds.), Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship (pp. 924-937). Oxford University Press.
- Fiol, C.M., Pratt, M.G., and O’Connor, E. 2009. Managing Intractable Identity Conflicts. Academy of Management Review, 34 (1): 32-55.
- Pratt, M.G. & Dirks, K. 2007. Rebuilding Trust and Restoring Positive Relationships: A Commitment Based View of Trust. In J. Dutton & B. Baggins, (Eds.) Exploring Positive Relationships at Work: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation (pp. 117-158). Mahway, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Pratt, M.G. & Rosa, J. A. 2003. Transforming Work-Family Conflict into Commitment in Network Marketing Organizations. Academy of Management Journal, 46(4): 395-418.
- Pratt, M.G. 2000. The Good, the Bad, and the Ambivalent: Managing Identification Among Amway Distributors. Administrative Science Quarterly, 45(3): 456-493.
- Pratt, M.G. and Doucet, L. 2000. Ambivalent Feelings in Organizational Relationships. S. Fineman (Ed.), Emotions in Organizations, Volume II (pp. 204 – 226). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Sala, G. & Pratt, M.G. 2023. How Organizations Influence Interpersonal Trust Repair: The Case of a French Antiterrorist Unit. Academy of Management Journal, 66(4): 1263-1293. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2020.1093
- Pratt, M.G., Lepisto, D. & Dane, E. 2019. Exploring the Hidden Side of Trust: Supporting and Sustaining Leaps of Faith among Firefighters. Administrative Science Quarterly, 64(2): 398-434.
- Pratt, M.G., Fiol, C.M., O’Connor, E., & Panico, P. 2012. Promoting Positive Change in Physician-Administrator Relationships: Lessons for Managing Intractable Identity Conflicts. In K. Golden-Biddle & J. Dutton (Eds) Exploring Positive Social Change and Organizations (pp. 267-288). New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.