Professor Rob Briner
BA, MSc, PhD
Job Title: Professor of Organisational Psychology
Subject Group: Organisation Studies
Key Research Interests:
I am particularly interested in the reciprocal relationships between work conditions (e.g. characteristics, events, the psychological contract, contexts) psychological well-being/affect (e.g. emotion, moods, 'stress', satisfaction) and behaviours (e.g. pro- and anti-social, withdrawal and withdrawal of effort, engagement, job crafting). My other research areas include the psychological contract, ethnicity, absence, work-nonwork relationships and food and organizations. I am also involved in several initiatives around evidence-based management, including the Center for Evidence-Based Management, which seek to identify ways of increasing the use of evidence of various kinds (including academic research) in management practice.
I have supervised PhD students in the following areas and would welcome applications and inquires in these and related areas. I have used a range of methods in my own work but most usually I prefer to examine these phenomena using quantitative and qualitative diaries to explore everyday experience. I am also interested in applications that relate to evidence-based management.
Recent Publications 2001 to date
Conway, N. & Briner, R.B. (2005). Understanding Psychological Contracts at Work - A Critical Evaluation of Theory and Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kenny EJ & Briner RB (2012) Increases in salience of ethnic identity at work: The roles of ethnic assignation and ethnic identification. Human Relations
Conway N & Briner RB (2012) Investigating the effect of collective organizational commitment on unit-level performance and absence. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 85(3):472-486. DOI:10.1111/j.2044-8325.2011.02051.x
Cassar V & Briner RB (2011) The mediating role of violation between breach and organizational commitment and the moderating influence of exchange imbalance. Journal of Vocational Behaviour. 78:282-289. DOI:org/10.1016/j.jvb.2010.09.007
Briner RB & Rousseau DM (2011) Evidence-Based I-O-Psychology: Not there yet but now a little nearer?Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. 4:76-82. DOI:10.1111/j.1754-9434.2010.01301.x
Briner RB & Rousseau DM (2011) Evidence-Based I-O Psychology : Not there yet. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. 4:3-22. DOI:10.1111/j.1754-9434.2010.01287.x
Kenny EJ & Briner RB (2010) Exploring ethnicity in organizations. Equal Opportunities International. 29:348-363. DOI:10.1108/02610151011042402
Briner RB, Denyer D & Rousseau DM (2009) Evidence-based management: Construct clean-up time? Academy of Management Perspectives. 23(4):19-32. DOI: n/a
Briner RB & Kiefer T (2009) Whither psychological research into emotion at work? Feeling for the future. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion. 3:161-173. DOI:10.1504/IJWOE.2009.030933
Cassar V & Briner RB (2009) Contextualizing the features of the psychological contract: the case of Malta. Journal of Managerial Psychology. 24: 677-690. DOI:10.1108/02683940910989048
Briner RB & Sturdy A (2008) Introduction to food, work and organization. Human Relations. 61:907-912. DOI:10.1177/0018726708093901
Poppleton S, Briner RB & Kierfer T (2008) The roles of context and everyday experience in understanding work-non-work relationships: A qualitative diary study of white and blue-collar workers. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 80:437-457. DOI:10.1348/096317908X295182
Cassar V & Briner RB (2005) Psychological contract ‘breach’: A multiple component perspective to an over-researched construct? Revista de Sicologia Social. 20(1):125-136. DOI:10.1174/0213474052871079
Briner RB (2005) What can research into emotion at work tell us about researching well-being at work? International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion. 1:67-73. DOI:10.1504/IJWOE.2005.007327
Daniels K, Harris C & Briner RB (2004) Linking work conditions to unpleasant affect: Cognition, categorization and goals. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 77:343-363. DOI:10.1348/0963179041752628
Briner RB, Harris C & Daniels K (2004) How do work stress and coping work? Toward a fundamental theoretical reappraisal. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 32:223-234. DOI:10.1080/03069880410001692256
Harris C, Daniels K & Briner RB (2003) A daily diary study of goals and affective well-being at work. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 76:401-410. DOI:10.1348/096317903769647256
Harris C, Daniels K & Briner RB (2002) Using cognitive mapping for psychosocial risk assessment. Risk Management: An International Journal. 4(3):1-21. DOI:10.1057/palgrave.rm.8240123
Conway N & Briner RB (2002) A daily diary study of affective responses to psychological contract violation and exceeded promises. Journal of Organizational Behaviour. 23:287-302. DOI: 10.1002/job.139
Conway N & Briner RB (2002) Full-time versus part-time employees: Understanding the links between work status, the psychological contract and attitudes . Journal of Vocational Behaviour. 61: 279-301. DOI: 10.1006/jvbe.2001.1857
Briner R.B & Walshe N.D. (In press) Evidence-based Management and Leadership. In R.Lewis, S.Leonard and A.Freedmans (Eds). The Psychology of Organizational Development, Leadership and Change. Wiley-Blackwell.
Rick, J. & Briner, R.B. (In press). The Debate Between Trauma Management Versus Stress Debriefing. In R. Hughes, A. Kinder and C.L. Cooper (Eds.) International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Briner, R.B. (2012). Evidence-based practice and occupational health psychology. In J. Houdmont, S. Leka & R. Sinclair (Eds.), Contemporary occupational health psychology: Global perspectives on research and practice. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Briner, R.B., Engwall, L., Juillerat, T.L., Mintzberg, H., Morgeson, F.P., Pratt, M.G. & Tengblad, S. (2012). Bridging the management theory and practice gap. In S. Tengblad (Ed.), The Work of Managers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Briner, R.B. & Denyer, D. (2012). Systematic review and evidence synthesis as a practice and scholarship tool. In D.M. Rousseau (Ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Based Management: Companies, Classrooms, and Research. New York: University Press.
Conway, N. & Briner, R.B. (2009). 50 Years of Psychological Contract Research What do we know and what are the main challenges? International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 21, 71-131.
Kiefer, T. & Briner, R.B. (2006). Emotions at work: Implications for International Business and Management. In P.R. Jackson and M. Shams (Eds.), International Business and Management : Developments in Work and Organizational Psychology, Vol.20 – Implications for International Business. Elsevier.
Briner, R.B. & Kiefer, T. (2005). Research into the Experience of Emotion at Work: Definitely Older, But are we any Wiser? In N.M. Ashkanasy, C. Hartel, & W. Zerbe (Eds.), The effect of Affect in Organizational Settings - Research on Emotion in Organizations, Volume 1. Oxford, UK: Elsevier/JAI Press.
Briner, R.B. (2004). Do EAPs work? A complex answer to a simple question. In R. Hughes (Ed.), An Anthology of Counselling at Work II. Rugby: Association for Counselling at Work. 113-116. [reproduction of Briner, 2000]
Briner, R.B. (2003). Stress management. In M. Cardwell, L. Clark, & C. Meldrum (Eds.), Psychology for AS-level. London: Harper-Collins. 110.
Briner, R.B. & Totterdell, P.A. (2002). Emotion at Work. In P.B Warr (ed.) Psychology at Work. Penguin. 229-252.