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Martin G. Evans

Martin G. Evans

Martin G. Evans

Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management


PhD, Yale University
MIA, Yale University
MSc Tech (Administrative Sciences), University of Manchester
BSc (Physics & Chemistry), University of Manchester


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.

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.

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

  • My Modest Changes Would Fix Social Security

    Martin G. Evans

    Providence Journal

    Issue:June 24th


  • Picking a President -- Through he Constitution

    Martin G. Evans

    Boston Globe

    Issue:January 4th


  • Tax Surcharge Needed to Pay for the Iraq War

    Martin G. Evans

    Providence Journal

    Issue:March 3rd


  • On the Asymmetry of G

    Evans, M.G.

    Psychological Reports



    Pages: pp. 1059-1069

  • Cheater detection and altruistic behaviour: An experimental and methodological exploration

    Evans, M.G., & Chang, Y.C.

    Management and Decision Economics



    Pages: pp. 467-480

  • 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)


    Pages: pp. 21-37

  • The impact of downsizing on managerial careers

    with H.P. Gunz & R.M. Jalland

    Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences



    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



    Pages: pp. 1428-1466

  • The problem of analyzing multiplicative composites: Interactions revisited

    American Psychologist



    Pages: pp. 6-15

  • Organizational Behaviour: The central role of motivation

    Journal of Management, Yearly Review (Invited Paper)



    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



    Pages: pp. 305-323

  • Leadership

    In S. Kerr (Ed.), Organizational Behaviour. Columbus, Ohio: Grid Publishing


  • A longitudinal analysis of the context and structure of a large British financial institution

    with W.McQuillan

    Journal of Management Studies



    Pages: pp.131-146

  • Opportunistic organizational research: The role of patch up designs

    Academy of Management Journal



    Pages: pp. 98-108

  • Conceptual and operational problems in the measurement of various aspects of job satisfaction

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: pp. 93-101

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • 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)

  • 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


    Pages: pp. 24-53

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.

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

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