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Kris Byron

Associate Professor    
  • Ph.D., management, Georgia State University
  • M.S., urban studies (nonprofit management), Georgia State University
  • B.A., sociology, Emory University
  • organizational behavior
  • employee creativity
  • self-regulation at work
  • diversity at work
  • meta-analysis

Kris Byron, associate professor at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, has published in leading management and psychology journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Review, Psychological Bulletin, and Journal of Management. Her current research interests include creativity, emotion, stress, and diversity. She currently serves as associate editor of the Academy of Management Review, the field’s top-ranked academic publication. Her research has been featured in BusinessWeek, New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad.

Kris earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Emory University. She has a master’s degree in non-profit management from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and a Ph.D. in management (organizational behavior) from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.

Her previous work experience includes working for profit and nonprofit organizations in the areas of employee training, research, and development. She has consulted for or contracted with for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Progressive Redevelopment, North Highland Consulting, McGraw-Hill Company, Atlanta Rape Crisis Center, and Zoo Atlanta.

  • Byron, K. & Thatcher, S. What I know now that I wish I knew then: Teaching theory and theory-building to doctoral students. Forthcoming invited submission in the “From The Editors” section of the Academy of Management Review.
  • Post, C. & Byron, K. Women on boards and firm financial performance: A meta-analysis. Forthcoming at Academy of Management Journal.
  • Byron, K., & Laurence, G.* Diplomas, photos, & tchotchkes as symbolic self-representations: Understanding employees’ individual use of symbols. Academy of Management Journal, 58, 2015: 298-323.
  • Byron, K., & Khazanchi, S. Rewards and creative performance: A meta-analytic test of theoretically-derived hypotheses. Psychological Bulletin, 138, 2012: 809-830.
  • Byron, K., Khazanchi, S., & Nazarian, D.* The relationship between stressors and creativity: A meta-analytic investigation of competing theoretical models. Journal of Applied Psychology, 2010, 95: 201-212.