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Mary Dana Laird, PhD

Associate Professor

Mary Dana Laird

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Heider College of Business
Marketing & Management - Business
HARP - Harper Center for Student Life & Learn

Mary Dana Laird, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. MD Laird is an associate professor of management in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University. In addition to earning graduate degrees in human resource management (i.e., MS, Texas A&M University; PhD, Florida State University), Dr. Laird has worked in HR for a large non-profit and a major corporation. She now studies individual differences and stress, publishes in journals including Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Journal of Management, and serves as an associate editor for Organization Management Journal. Because of her work experience and research, Dr. Laird enjoys teaching “the people side of business” in classes on organizational behavior, human resource management, and recruitment and selection. Dr. Laird loves spending time with her husband (Jim), daughter (Julie), and two incorrigible cats (Polly and Gracie).    

Department

Marketing and Management

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Journal of Managerial Psychology
    Laird, M.D., Zboja, J.J., Harvey, P., Victoravich, L.M., & Narayan, A. Psychological Entitlement: Friend or Foe of Work-family Conflict?
    36, p. 447-460 2021
  • Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice
    Zboja, J.J., Brudvig, S., Laird, M.D., & Clark, R.A. The Roles of Consumer Entitlment, Persuasion Knowledge, and Perceived Product Knowledge on Perceptions of Sales Pressure. (2021).
    29, p. 435-447 2021
  • The Case Research Journal
    Laird, M.D., Zboja, J.J., & Paul, J.P., This is Not What I Saw on HGTV
    37(3), p. 5-8 2017
  • Sport Management Review
    Bouchet, F.A., Laird, M.D., &, Troilo, M., Hutchinson, M., & Ferris, G.R. The Role of Reputation, Status, and University Endowment in Increased Athletic Competition: Evidence from NCAA Division I
    20, p. 395-407 2017
  • International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems
    Breland, J., Laird, M.D., Bhakta, S., & Zantow, K. The Effects of Felt Accountability and Role Ambiguity on Organizational Commitment: A Replication of Results using Social Network Analysis
    5, p. 231-253 2016
  • Journal of Business and Management
    Paul, J., Laird, M.D., & Tune, S. Autism at Work: Calvin’s Journey of Living and Working with Autism
    22(1), p. 103-115 2016
  • Journal of Consumer Behaviour
    Zboja, J.J., Laird, M.D., & Bouchet, F.A. The Moderating Role of Consumer Entitlement on the Relationship of Value with Customer Satisfaction
    15(3), p. 216-224 2016
  • International Journal of Organizational Analysis
    Zinko, R., Gentry, W.A., & Laird, M.D. A Development of the Dimensions of Personal Reputation in Organizations
    24(4), p. 634-649 2016
  • Journal of Managerial Psychology
    Laird, M.D., Harvey, N.P., & Lancaster, J. Accountability, Entitlement, Tenure, and Job Satisfaction in Generation Y
    30(1), p. 87-100 2015
  • Journal of Managerial Psychology
    Laird, M.D., Zboja, J.J., Martinez, A.D., & Ferris, G.R. Performance and political skill in personal reputation assessments
    28, p. 661-676 2013
  • Career Development International
    Laird, M.D., Zboja, J.J., & Ferris, G.R. Partial mediation of the political skill-reputation relationship
    17, p. 557-582 2012
  • Journal of Management
    Hochwarter, W.A., Ferris, G.R., Laird, M.D., Treadway, D.C., & Gallagher, V.C. Non-linear politics perceptions-work outcomes relationships: A three-study, five-sample investigation
    36, p. 740-763 2010
  • Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
    Laird, M.D., Perryman, A.A., Hochwarter, W.A., Ferris, G.R., & Zinko, R. The moderating effects of personal reputation on accountability-strain relationships
    14, p. 70-83 2009
  • Journal of Applied Phycology
    Gallagher, V.G., & Laird, M.D. The interaction of political skill and political decision-making on job satisfaction
    38, p. 2336-2360 2008
  • Human Resource Management Review
    Martinez, A.D., Laird, M.D., Martin, J.A., & Ferris, G.R. Job title inflation. Human Resource Management Review
    18, p. 19-27 2008
  • Journal of Management
    Hochwarter, W.A., Laird, M.D., & Brouer, R.L. Board up the windows: The interactive effects of hurricane-induced job stress and perceived resources on work outcomes
    34, p. 263-289 2008
  • Sage
    Lux, S., Ferris, G.R., Brouer, R.L., Laird, M.D., & Summers, J.K. A multi-level conceptualization of organizational politics. In C.L. Cooper & J. Barling (Eds.), Handbook of organizational behavior, p. 353-371 2008
  • Elsevier Science Ltd.
    Zinko, R., Ferris, G.R., Blass, F.R., & Laird, M.D. Toward a theory of reputation in organizations. In J.J. Martocchio (Ed.), Research in personnel and human resources management
    26, p. 129-209 2007
  • Human Resource Management Review
    Ferris, G.R., Perrewé, P.L., Ranft, A.L., Zinko, R., Stoner, J.S., Brouer, R.L., & Laird, M.D. Human resources reputation and effectiveness. Human Resource Management Review
    17, p. 117-130 2007
  • Edward Elgar Publishing
    Brouer, R.L. Ferris, G.R., Hochwarter, W.A., Laird, M.D., & Gilmore, D.C. The strain-related reactions to perceptions of organizational politics as a workplace stressor: Political skill as a neutralizer. In E. Vigoda-Gadot & A. Drory (Eds.), Handbook of organizational politics, p. 187-206 2006
  • Information Age Publishing
    Ferris, G.R., Brouer, R.L., Laird, M.D., & Hochwarter, W.A. The consequences of organizational politics perceptions as a workplace stressor. In A.M. Rossi, P.L. Perrewé, & S.L. Sauter (Eds.), Stress and quality of working life: Current perspectives in occupational health, p. 151-161 2006
  • Atlas S.A.
    Ferris, G.R., Brouer, R.L., Laird, M.D., & Hochwarter, W.A. As consequencias das percepcoes da politica organizational como estressor no local de trabalho. In A.M. Rossi, P.L. Perrewé, & S.L. Sauter (Eds.), Stress e qualidade de vida no trabalho - Perspectivas atuais da saúde ocupacional (Stress & quality of working life: Current perspectives in occupational health), p. 156-166 2005

Presentations

  • Laird, M.D., Zboja, J.J., Narayan, A., Victoravich, L., & Harvey, N.P. (2019). The Moderating Effects of Entitlement on the Work-family Conflict-Job Satisfaction Relationship. Paper presented at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, Omaha, NE. 2019
  • Zboja, J.J., Brudvig, S., & Laird, M.D. (2019). Knowledge is Power: The Moderating Effect of Product Knowledge on Consumer Perceptions of Sales Pressure. Paper presented at the Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 2019
  • Laird, M.D. (2018). A Discussion of Norma Rae to Illustrate Labor Relations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, Lexington, Kentucky. 2018
  • Harvey, N.P, & Laird, M.D. Managing Psychological Entitlement through Accountability. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL. 2017
  • Laird, M.D., Zboja, J.J., & Paul, J. This Is Not What I Saw on HGTV. Case presented at North American Case Research Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 2016
  • Zboja, J.J., Laird, M.D., & Clark, R.A. Consumer Entitlement’s Moderating Role on the Impact of Salesperson Credibility on Perceptions of Sales Pressure. Paper presented at Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL. 2016
  • Bouchet, A., Hutchinson, M., Laird, M.D., & Troilo, M.L. The Role of Repuation, Status, and University Endowment in Increased Athletic Competition: Evidence from NCAA Division I. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, St. Pete Peach, FL.• Best-in-Track Paper for Strategic Management. 2015
  • Zboja, J.J., Laird, M.D., & Bouchet, F.A. On the Service Quality and Satisfaction Relationship: The Moderating Role of Consumer Entitlement. Paper presented at the Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN. 2014
  • Laird, M.D. & Zboja, J.J. The effects of introversion on the relationship between other and self-reports of reputation. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, 73rd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. 2013
  • Harvey, P., Laird, M.D., & Harris, K. The effect of accountability, entitlement, and tenure on job satisfaction. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, California. 2012
  • Harvey, P. & Laird, M.D. Coping consequences of workplace entitlement. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, 70th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec. 2010
  • Harvey, P., & Laird, M.D. Too much of a good thing? Inflated self-perceptions in the workplace. Paper presented at the European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2010
  • Laird, M.D., Blickle, G., Zboja, J.J., Schneider, P., Martinez, A.D., & Ferris, G.R. Political skill as a moderator of the performance-reputation relationship: A two study replication and extension. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL. 2010