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M. Lance Frazier, PhD

Director, MBA Program

Associate Professor

M. Lance Frazier

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Heider College of Business
Marketing & Management - Business
Graduate School
Business Administration DBA (Doctorate)
Business Administration MBA (Master's)
HARP - Harper Center for Student Life & Learn

M. Lance Frazier, PhD

Director, MBA Program

Associate Professor

Lance Frazier is an Associate Professor of Management and the department chair for the Marketing and Management Department in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University. He earned his doctorate from Oklahoma State University with an emphasis on organizational behavior. His research focuses on proactivity at work, examining the factors that encourage employees to speak up at work and help their colleagues. These factors include trust, psychological safety, and leadership. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology, among others. He is an active member in the Academy of Management and Southern Management Association. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Frazier worked for nearly ten years in the telecommunications industry.

Teaching Interests

  • Employee Proactivity

Research Focus

Employee Proactivity
Employee Thriving and Empowerment
Psychological Safety
Trust at Work

Department

Marketing and Management

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Walker, S.S., Ruggs, E.N., Taylor, R.M., & Frazier, M.L. (in press). Reporting sexual harassment: The role of psychological safety climate 2018
  • Small Group Research
    Duan, J., Xu, Y., & Frazier, M.L. (in press). Voice climate, TMX, and task interdependence: A team-level study.  2018
  • Group & Organization Management
    Frazier, M.L. & Tupper, C. (2018). Supervisor prosocial motivation, employee thriving, and helping behavior: A trickle-down model of psychological safety. Group and Organization Management, 43, 561-593.
    43, p. 561-593 2018
  • Managerial Auditing Journal
    Cooper, M., Knight, M.E., Frazier, M.L., Law, D. (in press). Conflict management style and emotional exhaustion in public accounting 2018
  • Long Range Planning
    Fainshmidt, S. & Frazier, M.L. (2017). What facilitates dynamic capabilities? The role of organizational climate for trust. Long Range Planning, 50, 550-566. 
    50, p. 550-566 2017
  • Personnel Psychology
    Frazier, M.L., Fainshmidt, S., Klinger, R.L., Pezeshkan, A., & Vracheva, V. Psychological safety: A meta-analytic review and extension. 
    70, p. 113-165 2017
  • Journal of Business Research
    Pezeshkan, A., Fainshmidt, S., Markowski, E., Frazier, M.L. & Nair, A. An empirical assessment of the dynamic capabilities – performance relationship
    69(8), p. 2950-2956 2016
  • Journal of Management Studies
    Fainshmidt, S., Pezeshkan, A., Frazier, M.L., Nair, A., & Markowski, E.  Dynamic capabilities and organizational performance: A meta-analytic evaluation and extension
    8, p. 1348-1380 2016
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior
    Frazier, M.L., Tupper, C., & Fainshmidt, S. The path(s) to interpersonal trust in nascent and established employee-supervisor relationships: A fuzzy set analysis
    7, p. 1023-1043 2016
  • Journal of Business and Psychology
    Employee attachment styles: Implications for supervisor trustworthiness and trust
    30(2), p. 373-386 2015
  • Journal of Management
    Frazier, M.L. & Bowler, W.M. Voice climate, supervisor undermining, and work outcomes: A group-level examination
    41(3), p. 841-863 2015
  • Frazier, M.L. Voice climate in organizations: Creating a context for speaking up at work. In Burke, R., & Cooper, C.L. (Eds.), Voice and Whistleblowing in Organizations (pp. 205 – 223). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 2013
  • Journal of Trust Research
    Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., & Fainshmidt, S. Development and validation of a propensity to trust scale
    3(2), p. 76-97 2013
  • Group & Organization Management
    Voice climate, work outcomes, and the mediating role of psychological empowerment: A multi-level examination
    37(6), p. 691-715 2012
  • Group & Organization Management
    Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., Gavin, M.B., Gooty, J., & Snow, D.B.  Organizational justice, trustworthiness, and trust: A multifoci examination
    35(1), p. 39-76 2010
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior
    Wallace, J.C., Johnson, P.D., & Frazier, M.L. An examination of the factorial, construct, and predictive validity and utility of the Regulatory Focus at Work Scale
    30(6), p. 805-831 2009
  • Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies
    Gooty, J., Gavin, M.B., Johnson, P.D., Frazier, M.L., & Snow, D.B.  In the eyes of the beholder: Transformational leadership, positive psychological capital, and performance
    15(4), p. 353-367 2009
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
    Wallace, J.C., Edwards B.D., Arnold T., & Frazier, M.L., Finch, D.M. Work stressors, role-based performance, and the moderating influence of organizational support
    94(1), p. 254-262 2009
  • Nelson, D.L., Little, L.M., & Frazier, M.L. (2008). Employee well being: The heart of positive organizational behavior. In Kinder A., Hughes, R., & Cooper, C.L. (Eds.) Employee Well Being Support: A Workplace Resource (pp. 51 – 60). Chicester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. 2008

Presentations

  • Frazier, M.L., Frieder, R. E., & Oksoy, A. (2017). The post-voice impact of supervisor justice and employee emotions on work outcomes. In J. Gooty & C.E. Williams (Chairs), The Role of Discrete Emotions in Organizations: An Empirical Investigation of Work Outcomes. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management.  Atlanta, GA.  2017
  • Weber, T., Markowski, E., Madden, T.M., & Frazier, M.L. (2016). Strategic caring: An empirical study. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Anaheim, CA 2016
  • Fainshmidt, S. & Frazier, M.L. (2015). Why dynamic capabilities are heterogeneously distributed: The facilitating role of organizational climate for trust. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. St. Pete Beach, FL 2015
  • Frazier, M.L., Frieder, R. E., & Oksoy, A. (2015). I said it, now what? How perceptions of supervisor justice impact work outcomes after employee voice. In M.L. Frazier & R.E. Frieder (Chairs), Extending the Nomological Network of Voice: Antecedents, Contingencies, and Outcomes of Speaking Up. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Vancouver, BC, Canada 2015
  • Frazier, M.L., Tupper, C., & Fainshmidt, S. (2014). The path(s) to interpersonal trust in nascent and established employee-supervisor relationships: A fuzzy set analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Savannah, Georgia 2014
  • Frazier, M.L. & Tupper, C. (2014). Psychological safety and voice behavior: A trickle-down model of supervisor prosocial motivation. In H. Guenter (Chair), An Impetus for Voice/Silence Research: Uncovering New Drivers and Contingencies. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA 2014
  • Fainshmidt, S., Pezeshkan, A., Frazier, M.L., Markowski, E., & Nair, A. (2013, November). Dynamic capabilities, environment, and performance: A meta- analytic review. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
  • Frazier, M.L., Edwards, B. D., & Casper, C. (2013, August). Workplace incivility, feedback from others, and voice behavior: Organizational justice as uncertainty reduction. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), The Positive Side of Fairness: The Role of Organizational Justice in Positive Workplaces. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Lake Buena Vista, FL 2013
  • Frazier, M.L., Fainshmidt, S., Klinger, R.L., Vracheva, V., & Pezeshkan, A. (2012, August). A meta-analytic examination of the antecedents and consequences of psychological safety. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), Research on Psychological Safety: Past Findings and Future Directions. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Boston, MA 2012
  • Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., & Fainshmidt, S. (2011, August). Development and validation of a propensity to trust scale. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), Trust in Interpersonal Relationships: Emerging Concepts and Future Directions. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. San Antonio, TX 2011
  • Frazier, M.L. (2010, August). Voice climate, work outcomes, and the mediating role of psychological empowerment. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), Empowerment research: Enabling employees to make a difference. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Montreal, QC Canada 2010
  • Frazier, M.L. & Bowler, W.M. (2009, August). Voice climate in organizations: A group-level examination of antecedents and performance outcomes. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), Challenging the status quo: Advances in voice behavior research. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Chicago, IL 2009
  • Frazier, M.L, Little, L.M., Gooty, J., Nelson, D.L. Johnson, P.D., & Bolton, J.F. (2009, April). Does similarity in attachment security predict performance outcomes? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New Orleans, LA 2009
  • Gooty, J., Gavin, M.B., Johnson, P.D., Frazier, M.L., & Snow, D.B. (2008, April). Transformational leadership and psychological capital: Implications for performance and OCB. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, CA 2008
  • Finch, D., Wallace, J.C., Edwards, B.D., Arnold, T., & Frazier, M.L. (2008, April). Work stressors, role-based performance, and support climate: A moderated model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, CA 2008
  • Frazier, M.L., Wallace, J.C., Edwards, B.D., & Arnold, T. (2007, November). The relationship between challenge stress and performance: The moderating role of perceived organizational support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Nashville, TN 2007
  • Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., Gooty, J., & Gavin, M.B. (2007, August). Fairness heuristic theory: The influence of justice on trustworthiness and trust perceptions. In R.J. Lewicki (Chair), Justice and trust: Disentangling their connection. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA 2007
  • Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., Bolton, J.F. (2007, August). Attachment at work questionnaire: Development of a scale. In J.C. Quick (Chair), Good relationships, positive outcomes: Attachment theory, trust, and leadership at work. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA 2007
  • DeGroot, T., Kluemper, D., Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P. & Bolton, J. (2006, October). An examination of computerized versus paper-and-pencil data gathering techniques in the assessment of personality, vocal attractiveness, and job performance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Clearwater Beach, FL 2006
  • Frazier, M.L. (2006, October). Performance appraisal systems in an organizational justice context: A theoretical model of the effects on performance of organizational citizenship behaviors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Clearwater Beach, FL 2006