Jennifer Carson Marr Directory Page

Jennifer Carson Marr

Jennifer Carson Marr

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., London Business School

Dr. Jennifer Carson Marr is an Assistant Professor in the Management and Organization Department, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from London Business School.

Professor Marr's research examines the dynamics of status hierarchies and motivational goals. Her research was awarded the Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management Meeting, it has been published in top academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science, and it has been profiled in various media outlets including The Washington Post and The Financial Times.

Professor Marr currently serves on the editorial boards for Academy of Management Journal and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Selected Publications

Wee, E.X., Derfler-Rozin, R. & Marr, J.C. (Forthcoming). Jolted: How Task-Based Jolts Disrupt Status Conferral by Impacting Higher- and Lower-Status Individuals’ Generosity. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Harari, D., Parke, M. & Marr, J.C. (Forthcoming). When helping hurts helpers: Anticipatory versus reactive helping, helper’s relative status, and recipient self-threat. Academy of Management Journal.

Pettit, N. C. & Marr, J. C. (2020). A trajectories based perspective on status dynamics. Current Opinion in Psychology, 33, 233-237.

Marr, J.C. , Pettit, N. & Thau, S. (2019). After the Fall: How Perceived Self-Control Protects the Legitimacy of High-Ranking Individuals After Status Loss. Organization Science, 30, 1165-1188.

Gibson, K. R., +Harari, D. & Marr, J.C. (2018). When sharing hurts: How and why self-disclosing weakness undermines the task-oriented relationships of higher status disclosers. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , 144, 25-43.

Marr, J.C. , & Cable, D. (2014). Do interviewers sell themselves short? The effect of selling orientation on interviewers’ judgments. Academy of Management Journal, 57, 624-651.

Marr, J.C. , & Thau, S. (2014). Falling from great (and not so great) heights: How initial status position influences performance after status loss. Academy of Management Journal, 57, 223-248.

Pettit, N. C., Sivanathan, N., Gladstone, E., & Marr, J.C. (2013). Rising stars and sinking ships: Consequences of status momentum. Psychological Science, 24, 1579-1584.

Marr, J.C., Thau, S., Aquino, K., & Barclay, L. (2012). Do I want to know? How the motivation to acquire relationship threatening information in groups contributes to paranoid thought, suspicion behavior, and social rejection. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , 117, 289-297.

Moon, H., Quigley, N. & Marr, J.C. (2012). How interpersonal motives explain the influence of organizational culture on organizational productivity, innovation, and adaptation: The Ambidextrous Interpersonal Motives (AIM) Model of organizational culture. Organizational Psychology Review, 2, 109-128.

Carson, J. , Barling, J., & Turner, N. (2007). Group alcohol climate, alcohol consumption, and student performance.Group Dynamics: Research, Theory and Practice , 11, 31-41.


When Helping Hurts the Helpers and How to Avoid It.

Proactive Helping Can Be Seen As a Threat, Unless You Do It Right, Finds Research

Read the article : When Helping Hurts the Helpers and How to Avoid It.


A Consummate Professional's Guide to Office Romance

What To Know When You're In Love With the Colleague Next Door

Read the article : A Consummate Professional's Guide to Office Romance
How Can Leaders Recover After a Fall?

Women Leading Research 2019: Jennifer Carson Marr

Read the article : How Can Leaders Recover After a Fall?
Back to Top