Michael Lane Morris, Ph.D.
Consistent with interdisciplinary scholarship, my research agenda has bridged or overlapped multiple scholarly domains to form an integrated research agenda.
I have conducted numerous research/empirical studies, but the majority of my work has focused on examining topics like evaluation strategies of training programs, marketing training programs, and the work-family stress and health/wellness issues of unique occupational groups. Most of my interdisciplinary research has involved multiple audiences (e.g., students, couples, employees) and settings (e.g., organizations, communities).
Regarding the work-family stress research I have conducted has supported the notion that work-family stress has a negative impact on a host of variables like marital satisfaction, parenting satisfaction, life satisfaction, physical symptoms associated with health and well being, problem solving styles, and a multitude of family functioning dynamics like communication, closeness, intimacy, etc. Concerning the research I have conducted on training and development programs, I found that blended learning formats that combine technology and traditional classroom experiences are very effective in promoting multiple aspects of learning. Additionally, concerning my research on training and development programs, I have examined the influence of various aspects of the marketing mix (price, place, product, people, and promotional campaign on the attendance and assessment (satisfaction) of training program participants.
Morris, M.L., McMillan, H.S., Heames, J.T. (Forthcoming). Work/life initiatives: A comparative study of HR managers’ perceptions and their measurement behaviors. Human Resource Development Quarterly
Morris, M.L., McMillan, H.S., Duncan, S., Larsen, J., (2011). Who will attend? Characteristics of couples and individuals in marriage education. Marriage & Family Review 47, 1-22
McMillan, H.S., Morris, M.L., Atchley, K.E.P. (2011). Constructs of the work/life interface and their importance to HRD. Human Resource Development Review 10, (1), 6-25.
Gilley, J.W., Morris, M.L., Waite, A.M., Coathes, T., & Veliqutte, A. (2010). Integrated model for building teams. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12, 7-28.
Crook, T. R., Shook, C. L., Madden, T. M., & Morris, M. L. (2010). A review of current construct measurement in entrepreneurship. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 6(4): 387-398.
Morris, M.L., Storberg-Walker, J., & McMillan, H.S. (2009). Developing an OD intervention metric system using applied theory building methodology: A work/life intervention example. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 20 (4), 419-449.
Crook, R.C., Shook, C. Morris, M.L., & Madden, T. (2009). Are We There Yet? An Assessment of Research Design and Construct Measurement Practices in Entrepreneurship Research Organizational Research Methods, 13, 192-206.
Lim, D.H. & Morris, M.L. (2009). Learner and instructional factors influencing learning outcomes within a blended learning environment. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 12, (4).
Morris, M.L. (2008). Combating workplace stressors: Using work-life initiatives as an OD intervention, Human Resource Development Quarterly, 95-105. [Note: This article received editor’s review and became a selected “Editorial.”]
For more information about my research disciplinary areas, I encourage you to visit the following sites:
- The Academy of Human Resource Development (www.ahrd.org)
- The Sloan Work and Family Research Network (http://wfnetwork.bc.edu/ )
- The Society of Human Resource Management (http://www.shrm.org/Pages/default.aspx)
- The National Council on Family Relations (http://www.ncfr.org/index.asp)
The Department of Management
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