Barbara S. Lawrence has been a member of the faculty since 1983 and teaches in the MBA, Doctoral, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA and Executive programs. Dr. Lawrence teaches management, organizational behavior, research methods, organizational change, group dynamics, and career development.
Dr. Lawrence's current research examines organizational reference groups, the evolution of organizational norms, internal labor markets and their influence on employees' expectations and implicit work contracts, and the impact of population age change on occupations. Her work on careers includes the Handbook of Career Theory, Cambridge University Press (with Michael Arthur & Tim Hall). She received the 1998 Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award from the Academy of Management and a Citation of Excellence from Anbar Electronic Intelligence, UK. In 1999 her work with co-authors in Spain and the United States received the Best Paper Award of the First International Conference of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management. In 2009 she received the Everett Cherington Hughes award for her contributions to interdisciplinary research on careers. Her research has been funded by corporate, academic, and government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health.
Professor Lawrence is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, American Sociological Association, INFORMS, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is a Past-President of the Careers Division. She served as Senior Editor for Organization Science for nine years, as Co-Editor of special issues for the Academy of Management Review and the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and on the editorial boards of The Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science.
Barbara S. Lawrence. (1997). The black box of organizational demography. Organization Science, 8: 1-22 [ Link ]
Barbara S. Lawrence. (1996). Interest and indifference: The role of age in the organizational sciences. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 14: 1-60 [ Link ]
Barbara S. Lawrence. (1996). Organizational Age Norms: Why is it so difficult to know one when you see one? The Gerontologist, 35: 209-220 [ Link ]
Barbara S. Lawrence. (1990). At the crossroads: A multiple-level explanation of individual attainment. Organization Science, 1: 65-86 [ Link ]
Todd R. Zenger & Barbara S. Lawrence. (1989). Organizational demography: The differential effects of age and tenure distributions on technical communication. Academy of Management Journal, 32: 353-376 [ Link ]
Barbara S. Lawrence. (1988). New wrinkles in the theory of age: Demography, norms, and performance ratings. Academy of Management Journal, 31: 309-337 [ Link ]
Barbara S. Lawrence. (1984). Historical perspective: Using the past to study the present. Academy of Management Review, 9: 307-312 [ Link ]
Barbara S. Lawrence. (1984). Age grading: The implicit organizational timetable. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 5: 23-35 [ Link ]