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John Bingham

Associate Dean,
Deans Office
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources,

Website: https://marriottschool.byu.edu/directory/details?id=5386

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John Bingham is Donald L. Staheli Professor, Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Business, and a Fellow in the Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership at BYU. John served as director of the MBA and Executive MBA programs at BYU from 2013 – 2016. He served as chair of the Management Department from 2017 - 2019.

John teaches organizational behavior and strategic human resource management courses to Executive MBA, MBA, and undergraduate students. John conducts research on the interdependent and evolving exchanges among employees, their organizations, and related external constituencies. His work has been published in leading management journals and featured internationally in news outlets. In 2012, John received the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management.

John is committed to high-quality learning experiences. He has received numerous awards for teaching and mentoring BYU students including the Marriott School Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, the Marriott School Outstanding Faculty Citizen Award, the OBSA Outstanding MBA Teacher of the Year Award, the OBSA Outstanding MBA Mentor Award, and the Merrill J. Bateman Student Choice Faculty Award.

John consults on topics related to his research and has worked on a variety of collaborative projects with firms. Previous to academia, he co-founded two professional service ventures and worked in business development for a technology start-up. He and his wife, Amy, and their five children enjoy hiking, biking, river rafting, skiing, and traveling together.


  • Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior & Human Resources), Texas A&M University, 2005
  • M.S., Parks, Recreation, & Tourism (Finance & Marketing), University of Utah, 2000
  • B.A., Languages and Literature (Spanish), University of Utah, 1998

Group Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association — Member — 2005–0
  • Academy of Management — Member — 2001–0
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology — Member — 2001–0

Selected Publications

  • "Social Connection in Leisure Experiences: Exploring Associations with Experience Factors", Leisure Sciences, 2023
  • "Student Cheating Gone International: The Role of Social Networks and Cultural Intelligence in Affecting the Fate of the Deviant", Academy of Management Learning and Education, Edition 4, Volume 21, Pages 580-597, 2022
  • "Measuring ethical climates in organizational settings", Handbook of Research Methods for Organizational Culture, 2022
  • "Psychological Contracts (update)", Oxford Bibliographies in Management, 2020
  • "Affective commitment, trust, and the psychological contract: Contributions matter, too!", European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 2019
  • "Psychological Contracts", Oxford Bibliographies in Management, Oxford University Press, New York, 2015
  • "Moral Awareness in Behavioral Ethics", Guidebook to Behavioral Ethics in Organizations: Constructs and Measures, Edward Elgar, 2014
  • "Status and the true believer: The impact of psychological contracts on social status attributions of friendship and influence.", Organization Science, 2014
  • "Do Socially Responsible Firms Pay their Executives More or Less? A Stakeholder Management Perspective on the Link between Social Performance and Executive Compensation", Business Ethics Quarterly, 2014
  • "Working for a higher purpose: A theoretical framework for commitment to organization-sponsored causes", Human Resource Management Review, Edition 23, Pages 174-189, 2013
  • "Performance Management at Vitality Health Enterprises, Inc.", Harvard Business School Press, 2012
  • "A stakeholder identity orientation approach to corporate social performance in family firms", Journal of Business Ethics, 2011
  • "When organizational citizens do bad things for good reasons: Examining unethical prosocial behaviors.", Organization Science, 2011
  • "A stakeholder identity approach to corporate social performance in family firms", Journal of Business Ethics, 2011
  • "Paved with good intentions: Unethical behavior conducted to benefit the organization, coworkers, and customers.", Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality, Routledge/Psychology Press, 2010
  • "Unethical behavior in the name of the company: The moderating effect of organizational identification and positive reciprocity beliefs on unethical pro-organizational behavior", Journal of Applied Psychology, Volume 95, Pages 769-780, 2010
  • "The influence of distributive justice on lying for and stealing from a supervisor", Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 86, Pages 507 - 518, 2009
  • "Fairness from the top: Perceived procedural justice and collaborative problem solving in new product development", Organization Science, Volume 18, 2007
  • "Aligning employees through line of sight", Business Horizons, 2006
  • "Job demands and job search among high-level executives in the U.S. and Europe", Group & Organization Management, Volume 30, Pages 653-681, 2005
  • "“Just Right”: Person-environment fit approach to visionary leadership", Journal of Applied Psychology
  • "Gendered Benefits of Networks on Commitment: The Construal Perspective on Brokerage and Centrality."


  • BYU President's Research Innovation Award, Brigham Young University, 2020
  • Donald L. Staheli Professorship, BYU Marriott School of Business, 2019
  • Outstanding Faculty Citizenship Award, BYU Marriott School of Business, 2018
  • Ascendant Scholar Award, Western Academy of Management, 2012
  • Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, BYU Marriott School of Business, 2012
  • Outstanding MBA Mentor Award, OBSA, BYU Marriott School of Business, 2011
  • Merrill J. Bateman Student Choice Faculty Award, BYU Marriott School of Business, 2010
  • Outstanding Reviewer, OB Division, Academy of Management, 2010
  • Outstanding MBA Teacher of the Year, OBSA - Marriott School of Business, 2009
  • Donald L. Staheli Faculty Fellowship, BYU Marriott School of Business, 2008
  • Mentoring Environment Grant (MEG) recipient, BYU Office of Research & Creative Activities, 2008
  • Outstanding Reviewer, OB Division, Academy of Management, 2007


  • Spanish