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Ned Wellman

Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4006
Biography: 

Edward (Ned) Wellman is an Associate Professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Professor Wellman investigates formal and informal leadership dynamics as well as team dynamics. His passion is in understanding the personal journey involved in becoming a leader and how leaders can inspire positive change in others.

 

Professor Wellman further explores how formal hierarchy shapes the leadership activity that occurs in groups, but also how members of groups can transcend hierarchical pressures to develop more fulfilling, innovative, and effective forms of leadership.

 

Professor Wellman has experience teaching and consulting across a variety of industries and audiences from clients such as Intel, NASA, American Express, Surgical Directions, and others. He teaches graduate-level courses on leadership and negotiations, with his ratings consistently among the highest in W. P. Carey’s MBA programs.

 

Professor Wellman earned his PhD in Management and Organizations from the University of Michigan.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Business Administration (Management and Organizations), Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 
  • B.A. Psychology, minor in Business Administration, Summa cum laude, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Research Interests: 

Leadership, power/hierarchy, teams

Publications: 

Representative Publications

  • Baer, M. D., Frank, E. L., Matta, F. K., Luciano, M. M. & Wellman, N. (2021). Under trusted, over trusted, or "just right"? The fairness of (in)congruence between trust wanted and trust received. Academy of Management Journal, 64(1), 180-206.

  • Wellman, N., Applegate, J. M., Harlow, J., & Johnston, E. W., (2020). Beyond the pyramid: Alternative formal hierarchical structures and team performance. Academy of Management Journal, 63(4), 997-1027.

  • Wellman, N., Newton, D. W., Wang, D., Wei, W., Waldman, D. A., & LePine, J. A. (2019). Meeting the need or falling in line? The effect of laissez-faire formal leaders on informal leadership. Personnel Psychology, 72, 337-359

  • Wellman, N. (2017). Authority or community? A relational models theory of group-level leadership emergence. Academy of Management Review, 42(4), 596-617. doi:10.5465/amr.2015.0375
  • Huang, G.-h., Wellman, N., Ashford, S. J., Lee, C., & Wang, L. (2017). Deviance and exit: The organizational costs of job insecurity and moral disengagement. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(1), 26-42.
  • Wellman, N., Mayer, D. M., Ong, M., & DeRue, D. S. (2016). When are do-gooders treated badly? Legitimate power, role expectations, and reactions to moral objection in organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(6), 793-814.
  • DeRue, D.S., Nahrgang, J.D., Wellman, N., & Humphrey, S.E. (2011). Trait and behavioral theories of leadership: An integration and meta-analytic test of their relative validity. Personnel Psychology, 64(1), 859-875.
  • DeRue, D. S. & Wellman, N. (2009). Developing leaders via experience. The role of developmental challenge, learning orientation, and feedback availability. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(4), 859-875.
Research Activity: 
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 525Leadership and Teamwork
MGT 526Future World of Work
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 526Future World of Work
MGT 530Influence and Negotiations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 525Leadership and Teamwork
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 530Influence and Negotiations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 430Negotiations
MGT 530Influence and Negotiations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 528Basics of Negotiations
MGT 530Influence and Negotiations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 530Influence and Negotiations
MGT 792Research
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