John Mathieu



Education/Professional Certification

  • MS OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, 1982, Psychology
  • Ph.D. OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, 1985, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Areas of Expertise

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Multi-level Theories, Designs, and Analyses


John Mathieu is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of Connecticut, and holds the Friar Chair in Leadership and Teams at UConn. His primary areas of interest include models of team and multi-team effectiveness, leadership, training effectiveness, and cross-level models of organizational behavior. He has conducted work with several Fortune 500 companies, the armed services (i.e., Army, Navy, and Air Force), federal and state agencies (e.g., NRC, NASA, FAA, DOT), and numerous public and private organizations. Dr. Mathieu has over 100 publications, 200 presentations at national and international conferences, and has been a PI or Co-PI on over $9.7M in grants and contracts. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Management. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has guest edited special volumes of top-level journals.

Featured Publications

Team Effectiveness

  • Kukenberger, M. R., Maltarich, M., Reilly, G. & Mathieu, J. E. (in press). Conflict in Teams: Modeling Early and Late Conflict States and The Interactive Effects of Conflict Processes. Group & Organizational Management
  • Luciano, M., DeChurch, L. & Mathieu, J. E. (in press).   Multiteam Systems: A Structural Framework and Meso-Theory of System Functioning. Journal of Management.
  • Mathieu, J.E., Hollenbeck, J. R., van Knippenberg, D. & Ilgen, D. R. (in press). A Century of Work Teams in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Killumets, E., D’Innocenzo, L., Maynard, M. T. & Mathieu, J.E. (2015). A multi-level examination of the impact of team interpersonal processes. Small Group Research, 46, 227-259.
  • Mathieu, J.E., Kukenberger, M., D’Innocenzo, L. & Reilly, G. (2015) Modeling Reciprocal Team Cohesion – Performance Relationships, as Impacted by Shared Leadership and Members’ Competence. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 713–734.
  • Mathieu, J. E., Tannenbaum, S. I., Kukenberger, M., Donsbach, J. S., Alliger, G. M. (2015). Team Role Experiences and Orientations: A Measure and Tests of Construct Validity. Group & Organizational Management, 40, 6-34. {Received GOM Best Micro Paper in 2015 Award}
  • Salas, E., Tannenbaum, S.I., Kozlowski, S.W.J., Miller, C., Mathieu, J.E. & Vessey, W.B. (2015). Teams in Space Exploration: A New Frontier for the Science of Team Effectiveness. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(3) 200–207
  • Mathieu, J. E., Tannenbaum, S. I., Donsbach, J. S. &Alliger, G. M. (2014). A Review and integration of team composition models: Moving toward a dynamic and temporal framework. Journal of Management.40, 1, 126 – 156. DOI: 10.1177/0149206313503014.
  • Eddy, E., Tannenbaum, S. I & Mathieu, J. E. (2013). Helping Teams to Help Themselves: Comparing Two Team-led Debriefing Methods. Personnel Psychology, 66, 975-1008.
  • Kirkman, B. L., Cordery, J. L., Mathieu, J. E., Rosen, B. & Kukenberger, M. R. (2013). Global organizational communities of practice: The effects of nationality diversity, psychological safety and media richness on community performance. Human Relations, 66 (3), 333-362. Maynard, M. T., Mathieu, J. E., Gilson, L. L., O’Boyle, E. & Cigularov, K. (2013). Drivers and Outcomes of Structural and Psychological Team Empowerment: A Meta-Analytic Review & Model Test. Organizational Psychology Review, 3(2), 101-137.
  • Maynard, T., Mathieu, J. E., Gilson, L. & Rapp, T. (2012). Something(s) Old and Something(s) New: Modeling Drivers of Global Virtual Team Effectiveness. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 342-365.
  • Tannenbaum, S. I., Mathieu, J. E., Salas, S. & Cohen, D. (2012).  Teams are Changing – Are Research and Practice Evolving Fast Enough? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5(1), 56-61.
  • Tannenbaum, S. I., Mathieu, J. E., Salas, S. & Cohen, D. (2012).  On Teams: Unifying Themes and the Way Ahead. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 5 (1), 2-24.
  • Wildman, J., Thayer, A., Rosen, M., Salas, E., Mathieu, J., & Rayne, S. (2012). Task Types and Team-Level Attributes: Synthesis of Team Classification Literature. Human Resource Development Review, 11 (1), 97-129.
  • Kirkman, B. L., Mathieu, J. E., Cordery, J. L., Kukenberger, M. R. & Rosen, B. (2011). Managing a New Collaborative Entity in Business Organizations: Understanding Organizational Communities of Practice Effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology. 96 (6), 1234-1245.
  • Ahearne, M., MacKenzie, S. B., Podsakoff, P. M., Mathieu, J. E. & Lam, S. K. (2010). The role of consensus in sales team performance. Journal of Marketing Research, 47, 458-469.
  • Rapp, A., Ahearne, M., Mathieu, J. & Rapp, T. (2010). Managing Sales Teams in a Virtual Environment. International Journal of Research in Marketing, 27, 213-224.
  • Mathieu, J.E., Rapp, T. L., Maynard, M.T. & Mangos, P. M. (2010). Interactive Effects of Team and Task Shared Mental Models as Related to Air Traffic Controllers’ Collective Efficacy and Effectiveness. Human Performance, 23, 22-40.
  • Chen, G., Kanfer, DeShon, R. P., Mathieu, J. E. & Kozlowski, S.W.J. (2009). The Motivating Potential of Teams: Test and Extension of Chen & Kanfer’s (2006) Cross-Level Model of Motivation in Teams. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 110, 45-55.
  • Mathieu, J. E. & Rapp, T. L. (2009). Laying the Foundation for Successful Team Performance Trajectories: The Roles of Team Charters and Performance Strategies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 1, 90-103.
  • LePine, J. A., Piccolo, R. F., Jackson, C. L., Mathieu, J. E. & Saul, J. R. (2008). A Meta-analysis of Teamwork Process: Towards a Better Understanding of the Dimensional Structure and Relationships with Team Effectiveness Criteria.  Personnel Psychology, 61, 273-307.
  • Mathieu, J.E., Maynard, M.T., Rapp, T. L. & Gilson, L.L. (2008). Team Effectiveness 1997-2007: A review of recent advancements and a glimpse into the future. Journal of Management, 34, 410-476.
  • Mathieu, J.E., Maynard, M.T., Taylor, S. R., Gilson, L.L., & Ruddy, T.M. (2007). An Examination of the Effects of Organizational District and Team Contexts on Team Processes and Performance: A Meso-Mediational Model. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28, 891-910.
  • Maynard, M. T., Mathieu, J. E., Marsh, W. M. & Ruddy, T. (2007). A Multi-Level investigation of the Influences of Employees’ Resistance to Teams and Empowerment. Human Performance, 20(2), 147-171.
  • Mathieu, J.E., Gilson, L. L. & Ruddy, T. R. (2006). Empowerment and Team Effectiveness: An Empirical Test of an Integrated Model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 97-108.
  • Mathieu, J. E. & Schulze, W. (2006). The influence of team knowledge and formal plans on episodic team process à performance relationships. Academy of Management Journal. 49, 3, 605-619. 


  • D’Innocenzo, L., Kukenberger, M. R., Mathieu, J. E (in press). A meta-analysis of different forms of shared leadership – team performance relations. Journal of Management.
  •  Rapp, T. L., Gilson, L. L., Mathieu, J. E., & Ruddy, T. (2016). Leading empowered teams: An examination of the role of external team leaders and team coaches. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(1), 109-123.Luciano, M. M., Mathieu, J. E. & Ruddy, T. M. (2014). Leading Multiple Teams: Average and Relative External Leadership Influences on Team Empowerment and Effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 2, 322-331.
  • Cordery, J., Soo, C., Kirkman, B., Mathieu, J.E. & Rosen, B. (2009). Leading Parallel Global Virtual Teams:  Impossible Challenge or Rewarding Opportunity? Organizational Dynamics, 38, 204-216.
  • Mathieu, J. E., Ahearne, M. & Taylor, S. R. (2007). A Longitudinal Cross-Level Model of Leader and Salesperson Influences on Sales Force Technology Use and Performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 528-537.

Training Effectiveness & Organizational Learning

  • Kukenberger, M. R., Mathieu, J. E. & Ruddy, T. M. (2015). Cross-level tests of empowerment and process influences on members’ informal learning and team commitment. Journal of Management, 41, 987-1016.
  • Rapp, T. L.  & Mathieu, J. E. (2007). Evaluating an Individually Self-Administered Generic Teamwork Skills Training Program across Time and Levels. Small Group Research, 38, 532-555.

Multi-Level Theories, Designs, and Analyses

  • Mathieu, J.E. (in press). The Problem with [in] Management Theory. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Mathieu, J. E., Aguinis, H., Culpepper, S. A., & Chen. G. (2012). Understanding and estimating the power to detect cross-level interaction effects in multilevel modeling. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 951-966.
  • Mathieu, J. E. & Chen, G. (2011). The etiology of the multilevel paradigm in management research. Journal of Management, 37, 610-641.
  • Hitt, M. A., Beamish, P. W., Jackson, S. E. & Mathieu, J. E. (2007). Building theoretical and empirical bridges across levels: Multilevel research in management. Academy of Management Journal, 50, 1385-1399.
  • Mathieu, J. E. & Taylor, S. R. (2007). A Framework for Testing Meso-Mediational Relationships in Organizational Behavior.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28, 141-172.

General Organizational Behavior

  • D’Innocenzo, L., Luciano, M., Mathieu, J.E., Maynard, M. T. & Chen, G. (2016). Empowered to perform: A multi-level investigation of the influence of empowerment on performance in hospital units. Academy of Management Journal, 59 (4), 1290-1307.
  • Cordery, J. L., Cripps, E., Gibson, C., Soo, C., Kirkman, B. L. & Mathieu, J. E. (2015). The operational impact of organizational communities of practice: A Bayesian approach to analyzing organizational change. Journal of Management, 41, 644-664.
  • Maynard, T., Gilson, L. L., Mathieu, J. E. (2012). Empowerment – Fad or Fab? A multilevel-review of the last decades of research. Journal of Management, 38, 1231-1281.
  • Chen, G. & Mathieu, J. E. (2008). Goal Orientation Dispositions and Performance Trajectories: The Roles of Supplementary and Complementary Situational Inducements. Organizational Behavior and human Decisions Processes, 106, 21-38.
  • Jelinek, J., Ahearne, M., Mathieu, J. & Schillewaert, N. (2006). A Longitudinal Examination of Individual, Organizational and Contextual Factors on Sales Technology and Adoption and Job Performance. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice. 14, 1, 7-23.
  • Rapp, A., Ahearne, M., Mathieu, J. & Schillewaert, N. (2006). The Impact of Knowledge and Empowerment on Salesperson Behaviors. International Journal of Research in Marketing, 23, 279-293.

Assorted Other Publications

  • Ahearne, M., Lam, S. K., Mathieu, J. E. & Bolander, W. (2010). Why are Some Salespeople Better at Adapting to Organizational Change? Journal of Marketing, 74, 65-79.
  • Ahearne, M., Jones, E., Rapp, A. & Mathieu, E. (2008). High Touch Through High Tech: The Impact of Salesperson Technology Usage on Customer Satisfaction and Sales Performance, Management Science, 54, 671-685.
  • Mathieu, J.E., DeShon, R. P. & Bergh, D. D. (2008). Mediational Inferences in Organizational Research: Then, Now, and Beyond. Organizational Research Method, 11, 203-223.
  • Mathieu, J. E. & Taylor, S. R. (2006). Clarifying conditions and decision points for mediational type inferences in organizational behavior.  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 27, 1031-1056.
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