Faculty – Tracey Messer

Tracey Messer - Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior

txm51@case.edu
216.368.2138
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Tracey Messer, PhD, holds a doctorate in organizational behavior and an MBA with a specialty in entrepreneurship and organizational behavior, both from Case Western Reserve University.

Messer teaches courses addressing leadership and individual development, team effectiveness, and emotional intelligence, all with the aim of helping individuals become better leaders and teammates, and therein, building stronger organizations. In addition to Weatherhead’s undergraduate program, Messer teaches in the specialized masters programs in engineering and management, business analytics, and operations and supply chain management.

Messer’s research focuses on dynamics of entrepreneurship, specifically family business and social ventures, like B corps, and how these ventures are extensions and expressions of the values of the leaders. Messer’s interest in this area grew out of experience in her family’s chemical company and her own experience as the founder of a small business. Additionally, before entering academia as a career, Messer was a development officer with the World Wildlife Fund, building a keen sense of how individual values come to play in organizational life, leadership and among team members.

Her scholarship has appeared in textbooks, monographs and academic journals. She regularly presents her research at academic meetings including the Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference.

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 2015
MBA, Case Western Reserve University, 1999
BA, Goucher College, 1983

Initially Appointed: 2004

Interests and Courses

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Selected Publications

  • Messer, T. (2015). In Afzal Rahim (Ed.),
    Family Business (2nd ed., pp. 22). Congella Academic Publishing: Congella Academic Publishing.
  • Messer, T. (2012). In Afzal Rahim (Ed.),
    Family Business (1st ed., pp. 22). Congella Academic Publishing: Cognella Academic Publishing.
  • Messer, T. (2010).
    Fasteners For Retail: A Question of Succession (A & B) (3rd ed., pp. 19). southwest: Southwest.
  • Messer, T. (2010).
    Reliance Industries: A case study (pp. 11). South-Western: South-Western.
  • Messer, T. (2006).
    Reliance Industries: A case study (2 ed., pp. 11). South-Western: Southwest.
  • Steven, W., Vanessa, D. U., Liz, K. S., Messer, T. (2006). In Vanessa Urch Druskat, Gerald Mount , Fabio Sala (Ed.),
    The link between group emotional competence and group effectiveness (1 ed., ). Sage: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Messer, T. (2006).
    Fasteners For Retail: A Question of Succession (A & B) (2nd ed., pp. 19). Mason, Ohio: Southwest.
  • Messer, T. (2004).
    Fasteners For Retail: A Question of Succession (A & B) (1st ed., pp. 19). Mason, Ohio: Southwest.
  • Poza, E. J., Messer, T. (2001).
    Spousal leadership and continuity in the family firm (vol. 14, issue 1, pp. 25-36). Blackwell Publishing : Family Business Review.

Presentations

  • Messer, T., Robson, L. OBTC/Org Behavior Teaching Conference, "Educator as Adventurer: Using Inquiry in Place of the Swiss Army Knife", Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Providence College, Providence, RI. (2017).
  • Robson, L. (Presenter & Author), Messer, T. (Author Only) IOBTC, "Thin Slices: The Art & Science of Conversation", OBS, University of Winchester, UK. (2016).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Teaching Society for Management Educators . 2001 - Present
  • Reviewer, Academy of Management . 2001 - Present
  • Committee Member, Pedagogy thinking Group of the Provost's Commission on the Undergraduate Experience , 2017 - Present