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Edwin A. Locke

Edwin A. Locke

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Cornell University

  • Management and Organization
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    Primary Research Areas

    • Organizational Behavior
    • Human Resources Management

    Selected Publications

    Locke, E. A. (1991) The motivation sequence, the motivation hub and the motivation core.Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, 50, 288-299.

    Judge, T. A. & Locke, E.A. (1993) Effect of dysfunctional thought processes on subjective well-being and job satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 475-490.

    Scully, J., Kirkpatrick S. & Locke, E. A. (1995) Locus of knowledge as a determinant of the effects of participation on performance, affect and perceptions. Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, 61, 276-288.

    Baum, J. R., Locke, E. & Kirkpatrick, S. (1998) A longitudinal study of the relation of vision and vision communication to venture growth in entrepreneurial firms. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 43-54.

    Locke, E. A. (2000) Motivation by goal setting. In R. Golembiewski (Ed.) Handbook of organizational behavior. New York: Marcel Dekker.

    Honors and Awards

    • Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (American Psychological Association); Fellow, Academy of Management; Fellow, American Psychological Society
    • Ranked 2nd in scholarship among 576 management faculty from 32 leading business schools (1989).
    • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 1993.
    • Career Achievement Award, Academy of Management (Human Resources Division), 1997.
    • Included in A. Bedeian (Ed.) "Management Laureates" Vol. 2, JAI Press, 1993.
    • Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Business and Management Alumni Association, 1980.
    • Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award, University of Maryland, College Park, 1983-84.
    • Distinguished Teacher Award-Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, 1985.
    • Top 15% of Teachers, College of Business & Management (several times).
    • Krowe Teaching Award for teaching excellence, MBA Program, 1992
    • Krowe Teaching Award for teaching innovation, MBA Program, 1996

    Consulting Work

    • Wakefern Foods
    • U. S. Civil Service Commission
    • Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association
    • Defense Intelligence Agency
    • International Personnel Management Association
    • Inhilco, Inc.
    • Blue Shield of Maryland
    • U.S. Post Office
    • Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
    • U.S. Red Cross
    • IBM
    • Kodak
    • Washington Gas Light Co
    • National Retail Merchants Association
    • McDonnell Douglas
    • Douglas Aircraft
    • Westinghouse Corp.
    • Marriott Corp.
    • Pet Foods, Inc.
    • Army Research Institute

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