- Ph.D., Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- M.M., Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
- B.S., Northwestern University
- psychological contracts
- person-environment fit
- social exchange
- organizational justice
- research methods
Dr. Lambert is an associate professor of managerial sciences and Ph.D. program director in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her MBA and undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University. Dr. Lambert’s research focuses on the psychological contract, leadership, person-environment fit theory, and research methods. She has published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Psychological Methods, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organizational Research Methods. She is an associate editor for Organizational Research Methods and is on editorial boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. She also has served as the chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management, is on the board for the Southern Management Association, and has been a CARMA workshop presenter on multiple topics.
- Hartnell, C.A., Kinicki, A., Lambert, L.S., Fugate, M., & Corner, T. (2016). “Which fit fits? The effect of two types of leadership-culture fit on firm performance.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(6), 846-861.
- Lambert, L.S., Tepper, B.J., Carr, J.C., Holt, D.T., & Barelka, A.J. (2012). “Forgotten but not gone: An examination of fit between leader consideration and initiating structure needed and received.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(5), 913-930. (Lead article)
- Lambert, L.S. (2011). “Promised and delivered inducements and contributions: An integrative view of psychological contract appraisal.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(4), 695-712.
- Gyamfi-Yeboah, F., Ziobrowski, A.J., & Lambert, L.S. (2010). “REIT’s price reaction to unexpected FFO announcements.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 12, 1-23.
- Gregoire, D.A., Shepherd, D.A., & Lambert, L.S. (2010). “Measuring opportunity recognition beliefs in entrepreneurship.” Organizational Research Methods, 13(1), 114-145.
- Shipp, A.J., Edwards, J.R., & Lambert, L.S. (2009). “Conceptualization and measurement of temporal focus: The subjective experience of the past, present, and future.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 110, 1-22.
- Tepper, B.J., Henle, C.A., Lambert, L.S., Giacolone, R.A., & Duffy, M.K. (2008). “Abusive supervision and subordinates’ organization deviance.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(4), 721-732.
- Edwards, J.R. & Lambert, L.S. (2007). “Methods for integrating moderation and mediation: A general analytical framework using moderated path analysis.” Psychological Methods, 12(1), 1-22.
Winner of the Sage Publications / Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award, 2013.
- Tepper, B.J., Duffy, M.K., Henle, C.A, & Lambert, L.S. (2006). “Procedural injustice, victim precipitation, and abusive supervision.” Personnel Psychology, 59(1), 101-123.
- Edwards, J.R., Cable, D.M., Williamson, I.O., Lambert, L.S. & Shipp, A. (2006). “The phenomenology of fit: Linking the person and environment to the subjective experience of fit.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(4), 802-827.
Finalist for the Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2007.