Kyle Emich

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Title Professor of Management
Office 319 Alfred Lerner Hall


Kyle Emich earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Cornell University and is currently an associate professor of management at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware.

His research explores the role of individual attributes, particularly perceptions and emotions, in team dynamics and other collective environments. This has particular implications for leadership, responding to disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and race, equality, and ethics.

Kyle has published in a number of management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods and Psychological Science. His work has also been cited in media outlets such as TIME Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Scientific American.

Kyle has taught both undergraduate and MBA students at Cornell University, Fordham University and the University of Delaware. He currently offers courses in organizational behavior and groups, teams and leadership.


  • Ph.D. in organizational behavior, Cornell University, 2012
  • M.S. in organizational behavior, Cornell University, 2009
  • B.A. in psychology, State University of New York at Oswego, 2006

Select Publications

  • Lu, L., Norder, K., Sawhney, A., & Emich, K.J. (Accepted). Setting the Programmatic Agenda: A Comprehensive Bibliometric Overview of Team Mechanism Research. Journal of Business Research.
  • Miron-Spektor, E., Emich, K.J., Argote, L., & Smith, W. (Accepted). Conceiving Opposites Together: How a Paradoxical Frame and Epistemic Motivation Affect Team Creativity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
  • Emich, K.J., Lu, L., Ferguson, A.J., Peterson, R.S., & McCourt, M. (2022). Team Composition Revisited: A Team Member Attribute Alignment Approach. Organizational Research Methods, 25, 642-672.
  • Martin, S.R., Emich, K.J., McClean, E., & Woodruff, T. (2022). Keeping teams together: How ethical leadership moderates the effects of performance on team efficacy and social integration. Journal of Business Ethics, 176, 127-139.
  • Norder, K., Emich, K.J., Kanar, A.M., & Behrend, T.S. (2022). A House Divided: A Multilevel Bibliometric Review of the Job Search Literature 1973-2020. Journal of Business Research, 151, 100-117.
  • Wright, T.A. & Emich, K.J. (2021). Character in crisis: The benefits of the 3-H approach to character development. Organizational Dynamics, 100755.
  • Emich, K.J., Norder, K., Lu, L., & Sawhney, A. (2020). A comprehensive analysis of the integration of team research between sport psychology and management. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 101732.
  • Emich, K.J. (2020). Well, I feel differently: The importance of considering affective patterns in teams. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14, e12523.
  • Emich, K.J., & Vincent, L.C. (2020). Shifting focus: The influence of affective patterns on group creativity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 156, 24-37.
  • McClean, E., Martin, S.R., Emich, K.J., & Woodruff, T. (2018). The social consequences of voice: An examination of voice type and gender on leader emergence. Academy of Management Journal, 61, 1869-1891.

Curriculum Vitae

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