The George Washington University
School of Business: Management

James R. Bailey, Ph.D.

Tucker Professor of Leadership

Phone: 202-994-1669
Office: Duqués Hall


James R. Bailey is the Tucker Professor of Leadership and Director of Executive Development Programs at GWSB. He is also a Fellow at the Centre for Management Development at the London Business School, and Research Faculty in the Center for the Study of Learning at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, GWU. He was previously at Rutgers University, where he was the Associate Dean of the School of Management, Associate Director of the Teaching Excellence Center, and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Conflict Management. Additionally, he has held distinguished or visiting appointments at the Institute for Management Development (Switzerland), the William Davidson Institute of the University of Michigan Business School, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (Finland), the American College of Greece, Adelaide University (Australia) and New York University.

Dr. Bailey was named one of the top ten executive educators worldwide by the International Council for Executive Leadership Development in 2006, was the EMBA Educator of the Year in 2005 and Undergraduate Educator of the Year in 2003 at GWSB, and Professor of the Year for three consecutive years (1993-1995) at Rutgers. In 1995 he received the David L. Bradford Distinguished Educator Award, a national distinction bestowed by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. As faculty in the Psychology Department at Washington University he was given the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

His scholarship on managerial and executive development has appeared in such outlets as Organization Science, Human Performance, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Management Education, Educational and Psychological Measurements and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations. He is the co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Organizational Studies and the Handbook of Managerial and Organizational Wisdom (which received the 2006 Most Promising Management Book Award from the European Academy of Management), and has published over 50 papers, book chapters, reviews and case studies, and presented over 50 papers at academic conferences. He serves in an editorial capacity for several major scholarly journals, and is editor of the Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Professor Bailey has worked extensively as an executive educator, consultant or coach on issues relating to leadership, conflict management, skill development, and organizational change. Firms that he has been involved with include the United Bank of Switzerland, Morgan Stanley and Nestle. He co-authored successful grants from Lucent Technologies to examine the efficacy of their Learning and Performance Center, and General Electric to establish a Learning Excellence Project at Rutgers. He has appeared as a management authority on broadcast programs such as the BBC, and has been cited in many newspaper and magazine articles, including Fortune and Forbes.

Selected Publications


Clegg, S. R. & Bailey, J. R. (Eds.). (2007). International encyclopedia of organization studies, Volumes 1, 2 & 3. London: Sage.

Kessler, E. & Bailey, J. R. (Eds.). (2007). Handbook of managerial and organizational wisdom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [Most Promising New Management Book, European Academy of Management, 2006]


Seal, C., Bailey, J. R. & Boyatzis, R. (2007). Fostering emotional intelligence in organizations. Organization Management Journal.

Bailey, J. R. & Lewicki, R. J. (2007).  The Scientist and the sage.  BizEd, July-August, 32-36. 

Bailey, J. R., Sass, M., Swiercz, P., Seal, C. & Kayes, D. C. (2005). Teaching with and through teams: Student written, instructor facilitated case writing and the Signatory Code. Journal of Management Education, 29, 39-59.

Offerman, L., Bailey, J. R., Vasilopoulos, N. L., Seal, C. & Sass, M. (2004). The relative contribution of emotional competence and cognitive ability to individual and team performance. Human Performance, 17, 219-243.

Bailey, J. R. (2003). Walter Nord as intellectual and pedagogical hero. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 2, 378-384.

Bailey, J. R. & Axelrod, R. (2001). Leadership lessons from Mount Rushmore: James MacGregor Burns. Leadership Quarterly, 12, 113-120. [Invited]

Wiesenfeld, B.M., Brockner, J., Petzall, B., Wolf, R., & Bailey, J. (2001). Stress and coping among layoff survivors: A self-affirmation analysis. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 14, 15-34.

Kressel, K., Bailey, J. R. & Forman, S. (1999). Psychological consultation in higher education: Lessons from a university faculty development center. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 10, 51-82.

Christensen, E. W. & Bailey, J. R. (1998). Task performance using the library and Internet to acquire business intelligence. Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy, 8, 290-302. [Award for Excellence, Literati Club, 1999]

Bailey, J. R. & Eastman, W. N. (1998). Mediation in moderation. Organization Science, 9, 250. [Response to commentary]

Eastman, W. N. & Bailey, J. R. (1998). Reconciling the fact-value antinomy: Patterns in legal and managerial rhetoric, 1880-1980. Organization Science, 9, 232-245. [Target article: Editor solicited commentary]

Bailey, J. R. (1997). Need for cognition and response mode in the active construction of an information domain. Journal of Economic Psychology, 18, 69-85.

Bailey, J. R., Chen, C., & Dou, S-G. (1997). Conceptions of the self and performance related feedback in Japan, China, and the U.S. Journal of International Business Studies, 28, 605-625.

Bailey, J. R., Langdana, F. K., Rotonda, P. D., & Ryan, J. C. (1997). A factor analytic study of teaching methods that influence retention among MBAs. Journal of Education for Business, 72, 297-302.

Bailey, J. R., Saparito, P., Kressel, K., Christensen, E. W., & Hooijberg, R. (1997). A Model for Reflective Pedagogy. Journal of Management Education, 21, 155-167. [Citation for Excellence in Research, Anbar Management Intelligence, 1998; Nominated for Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award for Best Paper, 1998]

Christensen, E. W. & Bailey, J. R. (1997). A source accessibility effect on media selection. Management Communications Quarterly, 10, 373-387.

Bailey, J. R. (1996). Theater and the laboratory enterprise. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 11, 793-804.

Bailey, J. R. & Eastman, W. N. (1996). Tensions between science and service in organizational scholarship. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 32, 350-355. [Introduction to Special Issue monograph]

Bailey, J. R. & Ford, C. M. (1996). Management as science versus management as practice in post-graduate business education. Business Strategy Review, 7, 7-12.

Eastman, W. N. & Bailey, J. R. (1996). Epistemology, action, and rhetoric: Past and present connections in organizational scholarship. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 32, 455-461. [Conclusion to Special Issue monograph]

Kessler, E. H., Ford, C. M., & Bailey, J. R. (1996). Object valence as a moderator of the framing effect on risk preference. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, 30, 241-256. [Abstracted in Economics Alert, March 1997]

Bailey, J. R. (1995). Introducing organizational behavior: Demonstrating relevance, ethics, and science through compliance. Journal of Management Education, 19, 271-274.

Bailey, J. R. (1994). Great individuals and their environments revisited: William James and contemporary leadership theory. Journal of Leadership Studies, 1(4), 28-36.

Bailey, J. R., & Eastman, W. (1994). Positivism and the promise of the social sciences. Theory and Psychology, 4, 505-524.

Bailey, J. R., & Ford, C. M. (1994a). Of methods and metaphors: Theater and self-exploration in the laboratory. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 30, 381-396. [Target article: Editor solicited two commentaries]

Bailey, J. R., & Ford, C. M. (1994b). The mask and the mirror and the meaning of behavior. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 30, 408-414. [Response to commentaries]

Eastman, W. N., & Bailey, J. R. (1994). Examining the origins of management theory: Value divisions in the positivist program. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 30, 313-328.

Yost, J. H., Strube, M. J., & Bailey, J. R. (1992). The construction of the self: An evolutionary view. Current Psychology: Research and Reviews, 11, 110-121.

Gibb, G. D., & Bailey, J. R. (1984). Attitudes toward the equal rights amendment: An objective measurement tool. Psychological Reports, 53, 804-806.

Gibb, G. D., Bailey, J. R., Best, R. H., & Lambirth, T. T. (1983). The measurement of the obsessive-compulsive personality. Educational and Psychological Measurements, 43, 1233-1238. [Reprinted in K. Corcoran & J. Fisher [Eds.] [1985], Measures for clinical practice. New York: Free Press.]

Gibb, G. D., Bailey, J. R., Lambirth, T. T., & Wilson, W. P. (1983). Personality differences between high and low use video game users. Journal of Psychology, 114, 159-165.

Griffith, J. L., Voloschin, P., Gibb, G. D., & Bailey, J. R. (1983). Differences in eye-hand-motor coordination of video game users and non-user. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 57, 155-158.

Book Chapters:

Lewicki, R. L. & Bailey, J. R.  (in press).  The relationship between scholarship and educational quality. In S. Armstrong & C. Fukami (Eds.), Handbook of management education, learning and development.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Lewicki, R. L. & Bailey, J. R.  (in press).  Scholarly Outlets and Scholarly Identity: A Narrative of the Founding of the Academy of Management Learning & Education.  In C. Wankel & R. DeFillippi (Eds.), Being and becoming a management education scholar. Information Age Publishing. 

Clegg, S. R. & Bailey, J. R. (2007).  The emergence of organizational science.  In S. R. Clegg & J. R. Bailey (Eds.), International encyclopedia of organization studies, Volumes 1-4.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 

Kessler, E. & Bailey, J. R. (2007).  Understanding, applying, and developing organizational and managerial wisdom.  In E. Kessler & J. R. Bailey (Eds.), Handbook of managerial and organizational wisdom (pp. xv-lxxiv). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bailey, J. R. & Ford, C. M. (2003). Innovation and evolution: Managing tensions within and between the domains of theory and practice. In L. Shavinina & R. Sternberg (Eds.), International handbook on innovation, pp. 248-257. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Bailey, J. R., & Bailey, F. E. (1995). Creativity through self-appraisal. In C. M. Ford & D. A. Gioia (Eds.), Creative action in organizations: Ivory-tower visions and real-world voices (pp. 290-296). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Bailey, J. R., Strube, M. J., Yost, J. H., & Merbaum, M. (1994). Proactive self-appraisal in the organization. In R. H. Kilmann, I. Kilmann & Associates (Eds.), Managing ego energy: The transformation of personal meaning into organizational success (pp. 128-148). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. [Refereed: Best Paper Award from 1992 Program in Corporate Culture]

Strube, M. J., Yost, J. H., & Bailey, J. R. (1993). William James and contemporary research on the self: The potential influence of pragmatism, reality and truth. In M. E. Donnelly (Ed.), Reinterpreting the legacy of William James (pp. 189-208). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press. [Refereed: Best Paper Award from 1990 APA Centennial Celebration of William James]


Primary Topics of Interest: Change Management, Executive Development, Leadership, Management Education

Additional Topics: Emotional Intelligence, Negotiation

Industries of Interest: Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Legal

Geographical Areas: Europe (England, Finland, Switzerland), Asia (PRC, Singapore, South Korea), Australia