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Daniel B. Turban

Professor Emeritus and Chair, Department of Management
403 Cornell Hall
By Appointment Only

Professor Turban is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. In the Spring of 1996 he was a visiting professor for Southern Illinois University's Hong Kong Executive MBA Program, and in 1997 he was a research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. During the Winter Semester of 2000 he was a visiting professor at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia, and in 2003 at the National University of Singapore. His current research interests include job search, mentoring processes, recruitment and employee energy at work. He has received several teaching, research and advising awards, including the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2006), the William T. Kemper Fellow for Excellence in Teaching (2001), the University of Missouri Faculty-Alumni Award (2002), and the Excellent in Advising Award (2001). Additionally, he was the recipient of the College of Business Distinguished Research Fellowship Award for the academic year 1997-1998 and the Distinguished Research Achievement Award in 2012-2013. He has published articles in journals such as the Academy of Management JournalJournal of Applied PsychologyPersonnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesJournal of Vocational Behavior, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He is serving or has served on the editorial board of the Academy of Management JournalJournal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.


BA, University of Hawaii, 1980; MA, University of Houston, 1985; PhD, University of Houston, 1989


Journal Articles

Georgiou, K., Nikolaou, I., & Turban, D. B. (in press).  "The impact of a training intervention developing psychological capital on job search success."  Journal of Career Development.  

Gupta, V. K., Mortal, S. C., Silveri, S., Sun, M. & Turban, D. B. (in press).  "You’re fired!:  Gender disparities in CEO dismissal." Journal of Management

Gupta, V. K., Mortal, S., Chakrabarty, B. Guo, X. Turban, D. B. (in press).  "CFO gender and financial statement irregularities."  Academy of Management Journal.  

Gupta, V. K., Wieland, A. M., Turban, D. B. (2019). "Gendered characterizations in entrepreneurship:  A multi-level investigation of sex-role stereotypes about high-growth, commercial and social entrepreneurs."  Journal of Small Business Management, 57: 131-153.  

Gupta, V. K., Wieland, A. M., Turban, D. B. (accepted November 1, 2018). "Gendered Characterizations in Entrepreneurship: A Multi-Level Investigation of Sex-Role Stereotypes about High-Growth, Commercial and Social Entrepreneurs." Journal of Small Business Management.

Gupta, V. K., Mortal, S. C., Silveri, S., Sun, M. & Turban, D. B. (accepted October 9, 2018). "You’re fired!: Gender disparities in CEO dismissal." Journal of Management.

Gupta, V., Han, S., Mortal, S., Silveri, S. & Turban, D. B.  (2018). "Do Women CEOs Face Greater Threat of Shareholder Activism Compared to Male CEOs? A Role Congruity Perspective." Journal of Applied Psychology, 103, 228-236.

Da Motta Veiga, S. P. & Turban, D. B. (2018). "Insight into Job Search Self-Regulation: The Effects of Employment Self-Efficacy and Perceived Progress on Job Search Intensity." Journal of Vocational Behavior, 108, 57-66.

Da Motta Veiga, S. P., Turban, D. B., Gabriel, A. S. & Chawla, N.  (2018). "From the unfolding process to self-regulation in job search:  Integrating between- and within-person approaches." Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, 36, 243-274.

Turban, D. B., Moake, T. R., Wu, S. Y. H., & Cheung, Y. H. (2017 accepted January 7, 2016). "Linking extraversion and proactive personality to career success: The role of mentoring received and organizational knowledge."  Journal of Career Development. 44, 20-33.

Heslin, P. A. & Turban, D. B. (2016). "Enabling career success." Organizational Dynamics, 45: 155 - 164.

Turban, D. B., & Wan. Y. (2016). "Relationship of eudaimonia and hedonia with work outcomes." Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31: 1006 - 1020.

Van Hoye, G. & Turban, D. B. (2015).  "Applicant-employee fit in personality: Testing prediction for similarity-attraction theory and trait activation theory."  International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 23, 210 - 223.

Slaughter, J. E., Cable, D. M., & Turban, D. B. (2014).  "Changing job seekers’ image perceptions during recruitment visits: The moderating role of belief confidence."  Journal of Applied Psychology99, 1146 - 1158.

da Motta Veiga, S. P. & Turban, D. B. (2014). "Are affect and stress detrimental or beneficial to job seekers? The role of learning orientation in job search self-regulation."  Organizational Behavior and Decision Human Processes125, 193-203.

Gupta, V. K., Turban, D. B., & Pareek, A. (2013). "Differences between men and women in opportunity evaluation as a function of gender stereotypes and stereotype activation." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37, 771-788. 

Turban, D. B., Lee, F. K., da Motta Veiga, S. P., Haggard, D. L., & Wu, S. Y. (2013).  "Be happy, don’t wait: The role of trait affect in job search."  Personnel Psychology, 66, 483-514. 

Gupta, V. K. & Turban, D. B. (2012).  "Evaluation of new business ideas:  Do gender stereotypes play a role?"  Journal of Managerial Issues, 14, 140-156. 

Haggard, D. L. & Turban, D. B. (2012).  "The mentoring relationship as a context for psychological  contract development."  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 1904-1931.

Wu, S. Y., Turban, D. B., & Cheung, Y. H. (2012).  "Social skill in workplace mentoring relationships." Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, 16, 51-62.

Longo, D.R., Katerndahl, D.A., Turban, D.B., Griswold, K., Ge, B., Hewett, J.E., Dougherty, T.W., & Schubert, S. (2011).  The research mentoring relationship in family medicine:  Findings from the Grant Generating Project.  Family Medicine, 43(4), 240-247.


Haggard, D.L., Dougherty, T.W., Turban, D.B., & Wilbanks, J. E.. (2011).  Who is a mentor?  A review of evolving definitions and implications for research.  Journal of Management, 37, 280-304.

Lee, F. K. & Turban, D. B. (2010).  "Managing the process:  How extraversion, neuroticism, and natural rewards influence performance."  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 1904-1931.

Gupta, V. K., Turban, D. B., Wasti, S. A., & Sikdar, A.  (2009).   "The role of gender stereotypes in perceptions of entrepreneurs and intentions to become an entrepreneur."  Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33, 397-417.

Turban, D. B., Stevens, C. K., Lee, F. K. (2009). "Effects of conscientiousness and extraversion on new labor market entrants’ job search:  The mediating role of meta-cognitive activities and positive emotions."  Personnel Psychology, 62, 553-573.

Wu, P. C., Foo, M.D. & Turban, D. B. (2008). "The role of personality in relationship closeness, developer assistance and career success."  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 440-448.

Gupta, V. K., Turban, D. B., Bhawe, N.M. (2008).  "The effect of gender stereotype activation on entrepreneurial intentions."  Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 1053-1061.

McAllister, D.M., Kamdar, D., Morrison, E.W., & Turban, D.B. (2007).  "Disentangling role perceptions: How perceived role breadth, discretion, instrumentality and efficacy relate to helping and taking charge."  Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 1200-1211.

McCulloch, M.C. & Turban, D.B. (2007).  "Using person-organization fit to select employees for high-turnover jobs."  International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 15, 63-71.

Turban, D. B., Tan, H. H., Brown, K.G. & Sheldon, K. M. (2007).  "Antecedents and outcomes of perceived locus of causality:  An application of self-determination theory."  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, 2376-2404.

Kamdar, D., McAllister, D.M. & Turban, D.B. (2006).  "'All in a day's work': How follower individual differences and justice perceptions predict OCB role definitions and behavior." Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 841-855. 

Sheldon, K. M., Kasser, T., Houser-Marko, L., Jones, T., & Turban, D. (2005). "Doing one's duty: Chronological age, felt autonomy, and subjective well-being." European Journal of Personality, 19, 97-115.

Turban, D.B. & Cable, D.M. (2003). "Firm reputation and applicant pool characteristics." Journal of Organizational Behavior, 24, 733-751.

Lee, F.K. Sheldon, K.M. & Turban, D.B. (2003). "Personality and the goal striving process: The influence of achievement goal patterns, goal level, and mental focus on performance and enjoyment." Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, pp. 256-265.

Sheldon, K.M., Turban, D.B., Brown, K.G., Barrick, M.R. & Judge, T.A., (2003). "Applying self-determination theory to organizational research." Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 22, 357-393.

Cable, D.M. & Turban, D.B. (2003). "The value of organizational image in the recruitment context: A brand equity perspective." Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 2244-2266.

Turban, D.B., Dougherty, T.W., & Lee, F.K., (2002). Gender, race, and perceived similarity effects in developmental relationships: The moderating role of relationship duration. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 61, pp. 240-262.

Howard, L.W., Turban, D.B., & Hurley, S.K., (2002). "Cooperating teams and competing reward strategies: Incentives for team performance and final productivity." Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, Vol. 3, pp. 248-263.

Turban, D. B., Lau, C.M., Ngo, N.Y., Chow, I.H.S., & Si, S., (2001). "Organizational attractiveness of firms in the People's Republic of China: A person-organization fit perspective." Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 86, pp. 194-206.

Turban, D.B., (2001). "Organizational attractiveness as an employer on college campuses: An examination of the applicant population." Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 58, pp. 293-312.

Cable, D.M. & Turban, D.B. (2001). "Establishing the dimensions, sources and value of job seekers' employer knowledge during recruitment." Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 20, pp. 115-163.

Greening, D. & Turban, D.B., (2000). Corporate social performance as a competitive advantage in attracting a quality workforce. Business and Society, 39, pp. 254-280.

Lee, F.K., Dougherty, T.W., & Turban, D.B., (2000). The role of personality and work values in mentoring programs. Review of Business, 21, pp. 33-37.

Bluedorn, A. C., Turban, D. B. and Love, M. S. (1999). "The Effects of Stand-Up and Sit-Down Meeting Formats on Meeting Outcomes." Journal of Applied Psychology, 84, pp. 277-285.

Callister, R.R., Kramer, M.W. & Turban, D.B., (1999). "Feedback seeking following career transitions." Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 42, pp. 429-438.

Ngo, H.Y., Turban, D.B., Lau, C.H., & Lui, S.Y., (1998). "Human resource practices and firm performance of multi-national corporations: Influences of country origin." The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 9, pp. 632-652.

Turban, D.B., Forret, M.L., & Hendrickson, C., (1998). "Applicant attraction to firms: Influences of organization reputation, job attributes, and recruiter behaviors." Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 52, pp. 24-44.

Turban, D.B. & Greening, D. (1997). Corporate social performance and organizational attractiveness to prospective employees. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 40, pp. 658-672.

Dougherty, T.W., Turban, D.B., Olson, D., Dwyer, P.D. & LaPreze, M.W., (1996). Factors affecting perceptions of workplace sexual harassment. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 17, pp. 489-501.

Forret, M.F., Turban, D.B., & Dougherty, T.W., (1996). Issues facing organizations when implementing formal mentoring programs. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 17(3), pp. 28-31.

Johnson, D.S., Turban, D.B., Pieper, K.F., & Ng, Y.M., (1996). "Exploring the role of normative- and performance-based feedback in motivational processes." Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Vol. 26, pp. 973-992.

Forret, M.F. & Turban, D.B., (1996). "Implications of the elaboration likelihood model for inteviewer decision processes: A research agenda." Journal of Business and Psychology, Vol. 19, pp. 415-428.

Forret, M.L., Turban, D.B., & Dougherty, T.W. (1996). Questions and answers about formal mentoring programs. Journal of Leadership and Organization Development, 17(3), 27-30. 

Turban, D.B., Campion, J.E., & Eyring, A.R., (1995). "Factors related to job acceptance decisions of college recruits." Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 47, pp. 193-213.

Kramer, M.K., Callister, R.R., & Turban, D.B., (1995). "Information-receiving and information-giving during job transitions." Western Journal of Communication, 59, pp. 151-170.

Dougherty, T.W., Turban, D.B., & Callender, J.C., (1994). Confirming first impressions in the employment interview: A field study of interviewer behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 79, pp. 659-665.

Turban, D.B. & Dougherty, T.W., (1994). The role of protege personality in receipt of mentoring and career success. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 37, pp. 688-702.

Turban, D.B. & Keon, T. L., (1993). "Organizational attractiveness: An interactionist perspective." Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 78, pp. 184-193.

Turban, D.B., Eyring, A.R., & Campion, J.E., (1993). "Job attributes: Preferences compared with reasons given for accepting and rejecting job offers." Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 66, pp. 71-81.

Turban, D.B., Campion, J.e., & Eyring, A.R., (1992). "Factors relating to relocation decisions of research and development employees." Journal of Vocational Behavior, 41, pp. 183-199.

Turban, D.B., & Dougherty, T. W., (1992). Influences of campus recruiting on applicant attraction to the firm. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 35, pp. 739-765.

Turban, D.B., Jones, A.P., & Rozelle, R.M., (1990). "Influences of supervisor liking of a subordinate and the reward context on the treatment and evaluation of that subordinate." Motivation and Emotion, 14, 215-233.

Turban, D.B., Sanders, P.A., Francis, D.J., & Osburn, H.G., (1989). "Construct equivalence as an approach to replacing validated cognitive ability selection tests." Journal of Applied Psychology, 74, pp. 62-71.

Turban, D.B., & Jones, A.P., (1988). "Supervisor-subordinate similarity: Types, effects and mechanisms." Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 73, pp. 228-234.

Book Chapter

da Motta Veiga, S. P. & Turban, D. B. (in press).  Who is searching for whom?  Integrating applicant attraction and job search research.  In E. A. J. van Hooft and U. C. Klehe (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Dougherty, T.W., Turban, D.B., & Haggard, D.L. (2007).  Naturally occurring mentoring relationships involving workplace employees.  In T.D. Allen and L.T. Eby (Eds.), The Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring: A Multiple Perspective Approach, pp. 139-158.  Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Turban, D.B. & Lee, F.K. (2007).  "The role of personality in mentoring relationships: Formation, dynamics, and outcomes."  In B.R. Ragins & K.E. Kram (Eds.), The Handbook of Mentoring, pp. 21-50.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Dougherty, T.W., & Turban, D.B., (1999). Behavioral confirmation of interviewer expectations. In R.W. Eder & M.M. Harris (Eds.), The Employment Interview Handbook (Revised Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Yan, W. & Turban, D. (2009). Book Review of P. Warr Work, Happiness, and Unhappiness.  Journal of Positive Psychology, 4: 193–195.

Turban, D.B. (2006).  Recruitment.  In J.H. Greenhaus & G.A. Callanan (Eds.)., Encyclopedia of Career Development.  pp. 675-679.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.