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Martin G. Evans

Martin Evans

    Martin G. Evans

    Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management

    Degrees: PhD, Yale University
    MIA, Yale University
    MSc Tech (Administrative Sciences), University of Manchester
    BSc (Physics & Chemistry), University of Manchester
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    Martin Evans is a Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour at Rotman. He has taught courses in Organizational Behaviour and Research Methods. Martin’s areas of expertise include leadership, motivation, the quality of working life, job design, as well as an interest in organization design and interaction effects in multiple regression analysis. He was one of the developers of the Path-Goal Theory of Leadership. Since his retirement, he has volunteered with Learning Ally and Common Cause in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Academic Positions

    2002-Present  Professor Emeritus; Rotman School of Management
    1975-2002  Professor of Organizational Behaviour; School of Management, University of Toronto (on leave 1984-86)
    1995-1997  Director, PhD Program; Faculty of Management
    1987-1990  Director of Research and Associate Dean; Research Faculty of Management
    1985-1986  Visiting Professor; Department of Management, Rutgers University
    1985  Visiting Professor; Department of Psychology, George Mason University
    1984  Visiting Professor; College of Business and Management, University of Maryland
    1983-84, 1986-90  Director of Doctoral Program; Faculty of Management Studies, University of Toronto
    1972-1973  Senior Research Officer; London Business School
    1971-1973  Lecturer and Senior Research Officer; London Business School
    1970-1974  Associate Professor; University of Toronto (on leave 1971-73)
    1966-1970  Assistant Professor; University of Toronto

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Picking a President -- Through he Constitution; Martin G. Evans; Boston Globe; Issue: January 4th; 2008
    • Tax Surcharge Needed to Pay for the Iraq War; Martin G. Evans; Providence Journal; Issue: March 3rd; 2008
    • My Modest Changes Would Fix Social Security; Martin G. Evans; Providence Journal; Issue: June 24th; 2008
    • On the Asymmetry of G; Evans, M.G.; Psychological Reports; Issue: 85; 1999; Pages: pp. 1059-1069
    • Right strategy, wrong managers? What you need to know about career streams; with H.P. Gunz & R.M. Jalland; Academy of Managemet Executive; Issue: 12 (2); 1998; Pages: pp. 21-37
    • Cheater detection and altruistic behaviour: An experimental and methodological exploration; Evans, M.G., & Chang, Y.C.; Management and Decision Economics; Issue: 19; 1998; Pages: pp. 467-480
    • The impact of downsizing on managerial careers; with H.P. Gunz & R.M. Jalland; Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences; Issue: 14; 1997; Pages: pp. 359-371
    • Life and death along gasoline alley: Darwinian and Lamarckian processes in a differentiating population; with J.M. Usher; Academy of Management Journal; Issue: 39; 1996; Pages: pp. 1428-1466
    • The problem of analyzing multiplicative composites: Interactions revisited; American Psychologist; Issue: 46; 1991; Pages: pp. 6-15
    • Organizational Behaviour: The central role of motivation; Journal of Management, Yearly Review (Invited Paper); Issue: 12; 1986; Pages: pp. 203-222
    • A Monte-Carlo study of the effects of correlated method variance in moderated multiple regression analysis; Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes; Issue: 36; 1985; Pages: pp. 305-323
    • Leadership; In S. Kerr (Ed.), Organizational Behaviour. Columbus, Ohio: Grid Publishing; 1979
    • A longitudinal analysis of the context and structure of a large British financial institution; with W.McQuillan; Journal of Management Studies; Issue: 14; 1977; Pages: pp.131-146
    • Opportunistic organizational research: The role of patch up designs; Academy of Management Journal; Issue: 18; 1975; Pages: pp. 98-108
    • Conceptual and operational problems in the measurement of various aspects of job satisfaction; Journal of Applied Psychology; Issue: 53; 1969; Pages: pp. 93-101

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Careers in Biotechnology; Gunz, H.P., Jalland, R.M., & Evans, M.G.; In M. Arthur & M. Peiperl (Eds.), Career Frontiers. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press; 2000; Pages: pp. 24-53
    • Methodological contributions of Donald Campbell to organizational science; In J.A.C. Baum & W. McKelvey (Eds.) Variations in Organizational Science: A Conference in Honor of Donald T. Campbell. Sage (in press)

    Academic / Professional Service

    1987-1990  Associate Dean, Research; Faculty of Management, University of Toronto
    1983-84,1986-90  Director of the Doctoral Program; Faculty of Management, University of Toronto
    1975-83, 1990-93, 1995-97  Area Coordinator, Organizational Behaviour Group; Faculty of Management, University of Toronto
    1991-1993  Council; School of Graduate Studies

    Honors and Awards

    1991  Fellow; Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    1991  Fellow; American Psychological Society
    1991  Fellow; American Psychological Association, Division 14
    2001  Distinguished Educator Award; Academy of Management
    2008  Distinguished Service Award; Common Cause Massachusetts
    2014  Fellow; American Psychological Association, Division 5
    2016  Fellow; American Psychological Association, Division 8

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Taught courses in organizational behaviour and research methods. Primary supervision of 19 Ph.D. students in Organizational Behaviour as well as serving on an additional 43 Doctoral committees in Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Finance, Social Work, Industrial Relations, Educational Administration, Health Administration and Nursing. Research interests include Leadership, the Nature of Managerial Work, Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and methods of empirical organizational research.  

    Other Info

    Retired. He lives in Cambridge Massachusetts where he is actively engaged in progressive political activity. Member of the Board of Common Cause, Massachusetts.  

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