Ph.D., Boston College
4550 Van Munching Hall
Dr. Myeong-Gu Seo is
Associate Professor of
Management and Organization at
the University of Maryland's
Robert H. Smith School of
Business. His primary areas of
research regard issues relating
to work-related emotions,
institutional-change. Dr. Seo
received the 2001 Best Doctoral
Student Paper from the Academy
of Management's Organizational
Development and Change Division,
and the 2002 Second Place Winner
of INFORMS Dissertation Proposal
Competition. His work, which has
received funding from NSF in
2002 and 2005, has been
published in several journals
including Academy of
Management Journal, Academy of
Organizational Behavior and
Human Decision Processes,
Journal of Organizational
Behavior, Journal of Applied
Behavioral Science, Handbook of
Organizational Change, and
Academy of Management Learning
Dong, Y., Seo, M., & Bartol, K. Forthcoming. No Pain, No Gain: An Affect-based Model of Developmental Job Experience and the Buffering Effects of Emotional Intelligence.
Academy of Management Journal.
Hill, N. S., Seo, M., Kang, J., & Taylor, M. S. 2012. Distance Matters: Influences on Perceived Top Management Communication and Commitment to Change.
Organization Science, 23: 758-777.
M., Goldfarb, B., & Barrett, L.
F. 2010. Affect and the
framing effect within
individuals across time: Risk
taking in a dynamic investment
simulation.” Academy of
Management Journal, 53: 411-431.
Seo, M. &
Ilies, R. 2009. The role of
self-efficacy, goal, and affect in
dynamic motivational self-regulation.
Organizational Behavior and Human
Decision Processes , 109: 120-133
Seo, M. &
Barrett, L. F. 2007. Being emotional
during decision making, good or bad? An
empirical investigation. Academy of
Management Journal, 50: 923-940.
Barrett, L., & Bartunek, J. M. 2004. The
role of affective experience in work
motivation. Academy of Management
Review, 29 (3): 423-439
Seo, M. &
Creed, W. E. D. 2002. Institutional
contradictions, praxis, and
institutional change. Academy of
Management Review, 27 (2): 222-247.
Curriculum Development Grant
($50,000) from The
Top 15% Teaching Award from Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2007 and 2009.
Research Board Summer Award ($8,000)
from University of Maryland, 2007.
Grant ($273,175 / PI) from National
Science Foundation, 2005.
Award ($7,060) from University of
Dissertation Research Grant from
National Science Foundation, 2002.
Place Winner of INFORMS Dissertation
Proposal Competition, 2002.
of Management ODC Division Best Doctoral
Student Paper, 2001.
White Teaching Excellence Award at
Boston College, 2001.