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Michael Parke

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

BA (Michigan) PhD (Maryland)

Dr Michael Parke’s research examines how organisations, teams and leaders can manage and use employee emotions and proactivity to improve creativity and overall effectiveness at work. His research, which has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Academy of Management Review, investigates how to foster a workplace climate that promotes creativity and encourages employees to speak up when problems arise without fear of negative repercussions.

Dr Parke’s fascination with maximising team strength extends beyond working hours – he has been an avid football player and coach for most of his life.



Research shows a simple way to increase your engagement at work

Parke M R; Weinhardt J.M

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2018

When daily planning improves performance : the importance of planning type, engagement and interruptions

Parke M R; Weinhardt J M; Brodsky A; Tangirala S; DeVoe S

Journal of Applied Psychology 2018 Vol 103:3 p 300-312


Role of affect climate in organizational effectiveness

Parke M; Seo M-G

Academy of Management Review 2017 Vol 42:2 p 334-360


Regulating and facilitating : the role of emotional intelligence in maintaining and using positive affect for creativity

Parke M; Seo M-G; Sherf E N

Journal of Applied Psychology 2015 Vol 100:3 p 917-934


Doing right versus getting ahead : the effects of duty and achievement orientations on employees’ voice

Tangirala S; Kamdar D; Venkataramani V; Parke M

Journal of Applied Psychology 2013 Vol 98:6 p 1040-1050