Thomas Naughton

Thomas Naughton


Associate Professor of Management





Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 471
Detroit, MI 48201

Thomas Naughton

Academic Programs

  • Management


Employment, Jobs, Supervisor-employee relationships, Enlightened management, Adapting to a new supervisor/employee, Corporate mergers, Downsizing, Employee teamwork 

Research and teaching interests


  • Ethical Climates in Organizations
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Work Orientations of Employees


  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Change
  • Strategic Leadership


  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MA, Boston College
  • BA, Northeastern University  


Professor Naughton has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in both university and corporate settings. Courses taught include organization behavior, organization design and theory, change management, and strategic leadership among others. His teaching and research interests include leadership, team building, and cross-functional collaboration. He has published in the leading journals in management including Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Leadership Quarterly. He is a member of the Academy of Management.

Recent university positions:

  • Ph.D. Program Coordinator, Management (2011 to 2012)
  • Interim Chair, Department of Management and Information Systems (2004-2005, 2009)
  • Associate Chair, Department of Business (2005-2009)
  • Director, MBA Program (2004-2009)



  • (2014) The Moderating Effect of Conscientiousness on the Relationship between Openness to Experience and Career Outcomes. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Institute of Work Psychology International Conference, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • (2013) Ethical climates: The joint effect of caring and rules on work experiences of senior managers. Paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, Orlando, FL, August, 2013.
  • (2012) An interactive view of of the five-factor model of personality: Implications for career success. Paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, MA, August, 2012
  • (2010) Meeting scheduling preferences and scheduling satisfaction. Paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, Montreal, Canada, August, 2010.
  • (2006) Management and the worker: A comparative analysis of workplace ethnographies from 1940-1999. Paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, Atlanta, GA, August, 2006.
  • (2004) An investigation of two models of inducements and contributions in organizations: The differing views of supervisors and subordinates. Paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, New Orleans, LA, August, 2004.
  • (2002) A longitudinal study of self-esteem and career success: Moderating effects of gender, socio-economic background, and race. Paper presented at the National Academy of Management Meetings, Denver, CO, August, 2002.
  • (2001) The assessment of workaholism as behavioral tendencies: Scale development and preliminary empirical testing.International Journal of Stress Management, 8, 93-111.
  • (1998) Individualized leadership: A new multiple-level approach. In F. Dansereau and F. Yammarino (Eds),Leadership: The Multiple Level Approaches (pp. 363-405). Stamford, CT: JAI Press. (Originally published inLeadership Quarterly, 6, 1995, 413-450)
  • (1998) Extensions to the individualized leadership approach: Placing the approach in context. In F. Dansereau and F. Yammarino (Eds), Leadership: The Multiple Level Approaches (pp. 429-441). Stamford, CT: JAI Press.