S. Mercedes McBride-Walker | Weatherhead

S. Mercedes McBride-Walker

S. Mercedes McBride-Walker
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2015 - Present
sxm903@case.edu

Mercedes McBride-Walker received her Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and is now a Doctoral Student in the Department of Organizational Behavior in the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University. Mercedes has worked for and consulted with Fortune 500 companies and coached for leadership development for many years before transitioning to academia.

Curriculum Vita

MS, Pepperdine University, 2013
BA, University of Washington, 1992


Interests and Courses

Research

In his book <i>Uncertainty</i>, Jonathan Fields wrote, “If only we’d learned how to harness and ride rather than hunt and kill the butterflies that live in the gut of every person who strives to create something extraordinary from nothing.” Through my research in organizations, I hope to find the mechanisms for why we ‘hunt and kill’ our butterflies at work (e.g., rewards structure, power asymmetry, organizational aesthetics), and am interested in identifying that which will instead liberate employees to ‘harness and ride’ those butterflies to our best work and best selves at work.

Teaching

Managing People & Organizations, Organizational Theory, Behavior in Organizations, Performance & Rewards

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • McBride-Walker, S. (2016).
    Toward a Construct of Fear in the Management Sciences

Presentations

  • McBride-Walker, S. (Presenter & Author) Academy of Management, "Fear of Incompetence: A New Motive for Being a Good Citizen? Impression Management as a Theoretical Framework for Understanding Fear as a Motivation for Non-Task Performance", Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Division, (2017).
  • McBride-Walker, S. (Presenter & Author) Academy of Management, "Unconstrained by Fear: Reallocating Our Resources to Enable Meaningful Interfaces at the AOM Conference", Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Division, (2017).
  • Van Oosten, E. B. (Presenter & Author), McBride-Walker, S. (Presenter & Author) SIOP 2017, "How coaching relationships influence leader effectiveness outcomes.", Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL. (2017).
  • McBride-Walker, S. (Presenter & Author) Academy of Management, "Unconstrained by Fear: Reallocating Resources Toward a More Meaningful Conference Experience", Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Division, Anaheim, CA. (2016).
  • McBride-Walker, S. EMONET X, "Toward a Working Definition of the Construct of Fear in the Management Sciences", EMONET, Rome, Italy. (2016).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. 2017 - Present
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 2016 - Present
  • Academy of Management. 2014 - Present
  • WorldatWork. 2003 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper, Academy of Management, 2018
  • Committee Member, Admissions Committee, 2016