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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Kyle Emich

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Title Associate 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.

Kyle’s research focuses on understanding how patterns of perceptions and emotions in teams influences their functioning. For example, his work addresses issues such as how differences in character among team members affects their perceptions of their team and their team’s subsequent information flow and performance. Further, his work addresses how emotions influence cognitive processing; for example, people’s creativity, morality and decision making. Kyle’s research has been published in outlets such as Psychological Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Additionally, his work has been cited in media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today and The Atlantic.

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

  • Martin, S.R., Emich, K.J., McClean, E., & Woodruff, T. (2021). Keeping teams together: How ethical leadership moderates the effects of performance on team efficacy and social integration. Journal of Business Ethics. Online.
  • 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., Kumar, S., Lu, Li., Norder, K., & Pandey, N. (2020). Mapping 50 years of small group research through Small Group ResearchSmall Group Research, 1046496420934541.
  • Emich, K.J. (2020). Well, I feel differently: The importance of considering affective patterns in teams. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14, e12523 .
  • Wright, T.A. & Emich, K.J. (2020). Character in crisis: The benefits of the 3-H approach to character development. Organizational Dynamics, 100755.
  • Norder, K., Sullivan, D., Emich, K.J., & Sawhney, A. (2020). Re-anchoring the ontology of IB: A reply to Poulis & Poulis. Academy of Management Perspectives.
  • 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.
  • Emich, K.J. & Pyone, J.S. (2018). Let it go: Positive affect attenuates sunk cost bias by enhancing cognitive flexibility. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 28, 578-596. 
  • Emich, K.J., & Lu, L. (2017). He thought, she thought: The importance of subjective patterns to understanding team processes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38, 152-156.

Curriculum Vitae

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