Share

vCard

Judd Michael, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Business Management for Natural Resources Industries
Judd Michael, Ph.D.
211 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-2976

Areas of Expertise

  • packaging
  • sustainable business
  • pallets
  • zero waste
  • sports greening
  • wood and paper industry

Education

  1. B.B.A., Texas A&M University
  2. M.B.A., Texas A&M University
  3. Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

Academic Interests:

Corporate environmental management, sustainable business management, forest industries business management; organizational behavior, safety improvement, work force optimization, entrepreneurship.  Packaging industry.  Sports sustainability.  Recycling and composting behavior. 

Professional Achievements

Affiliated faculty member, Penn State Sustainability Institute and Adjunct Professor for Penn State Management Development Programs & Services. Expert witness for Dupont, Centex Homes, and others.  Best Paper Award, Academy of Management.  PSU Harbaugh Teaching Scholar.

Current/Recent Research Projects:

Sustainable Packaging Examines assessment of various transport packaging materials. Also looking at how sustainability and new technologies are impacting packaging industries, and how packaging executives deal with sustainability challenges.  The use of bio-packaging in sports venues. 

Safety Performance & Corporate Social Responsibility Studies a wide range of wood and paper producers with in-depth case studies and surveys to determine the organizational practices and characteristics that are associated with a reduction in incident rates. Also, how safety is viewed as part of CSR obligations.

Greening of Sports  Various projects working with Penn State venues, along with other partners such as PepsiCo and NASCAR tracks (Pocono), to help operators reduce environment footprint while reducing costs and increasing fan engagement.  How venues are achieving zero waste status.  

 

Selected Publications:

Jansen, K.J., A. Shipp and J.H. Michael.  2016.  “Champions, converts, doubters and Defectors:  The impact of shifting perceptions of momentum for change”.  Personnel Psychology, 69, 673-707.

Elser, N., J.H. Michael, M. Gagnon and C.D. Ray.  2013. “Knowledge Resources and Firm Performance: A Packaging Industry Perspective”. Journal of Applied Packaging Research, 6(4), 225-238.

Stites, J. and J.H. Michael.  2011.  “Organizational commitment in manufacturing employees:  relationships with corporate social performance”.  Business & Society, 50(1): 50-70. 

Michael, J.H., S.W. Bukowski and A. Echols. 2010. “Executive perceptions of adopting an environmental certification program”.   Business Strategy & the Environment, 19: 466-478.

Lehmann, C., Haight, J. and J.H. Michael.  2009.  “Effects of Safety training on risk tolerance: an examination of male workers in the surface mining industry”.  Journal of Safety, Health, and Environmental Research, Vol. 4, No. 3: 3-22.

Balkundi, P., Barsness, Z. and J.H. Michael.  2009.  “Unlocking the influence of leadership network structures on team conflict and viability”.  Small Group Research, 40, 3: 301-322.

Gagnon, M., K. Jansen and J.H. Michael. 2008. "Employee Alignment with Strategic Change: A study of Strategy-Supportive Behavior among blue collar employees". Journal of Managerial Issues, (Vol 20, 4): 425-443.

Grandey, A.A., B. Cordeiro and J.H. Michael. 2008. "Work-family supportiveness perceptions: important for the well-being of male blue-collar hourly workers?" Journal of Vocational Behavior (71): 460-478.

Ray, C.D., V. Wadhwa and J.H. Michael. 2007. "Impact of over-run on profitability of hardwood sawmills". Wood & Fiber Science, 39(2): 291-298.

Balkundi, P., M. Kilduff, Z. Barsness and J.H. Michael. 2007. "Demographic antecedents and performance consequences of structural holes in work teams". Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28(241-260).

Ray, C.D., J.J. Janowiak, J.H. Michael and H. Bachev. 2007. "Economic and environmental impact assessment of proposed bark-free requirements for wooden pallets in international trade". Journal of Forest Products Business Research.

Michael, J.H., Z. Guo, J.K. Wiedenbeck and C.D. Ray. 2006. "Production supervisor impacts on subordinates' safety outcomes: An investigation of leader-member exchange and safety communication". Journal of Safety Research 37(5): 469-477.

Gresock, A.R., J.H. Michael, A.E. Echols and P.M. Smith. 2006. "The Habitat for Humanity ReStore system: sourcing and sales of donated wood-based building materials". Forest Products Journal 56(10): 37-41.

Ray, C.D., J.H. Michael and B.N. Scholnick. 2006. "Supply-chain system costs of alternative grocery industry pallet systems". Forest Products Journal 56(10): 52-57.

Ray, C.D., Z. Zuo, J.H. Michael and J. Wiedenbeck. 2006. "The lean index: operational 'lean' metrics for the wood products industry". Wood & Fiber Science 38(2):238-255.

Michael, J.H., R. Leschinsky and M. Gagnon. 2006. "Production employee performance at a furniture manufacturer: the importance of supportive supervisors". Forest Products Journal 56(6):19-24.

Michael, J.H., D.D. Evans, K. Jansen, and J. Haight. 2005. "Relationships Between Management Commitment to Safety and Employee Outcomes: an Exploratory Study With Wood Manufacturing Employees". Journal of Safety Research (36): 171-179.

Evans, D.D., J. H. Michael, J. K. Weidenbeck, and C. D. Ray. 2005. "Relationships between organizational climates and safety-related events at four wood products manufacturers". Forest Products Journal Vol.55 (6): 23-28.

Michael, J.H. Z. Barsness, L. Lawson and P. Balkundi. 2004. "Focus please: team coordination and performance at wood manufacturers". Forest Products Journal 54(12): 250-255.

Gagnon, M. and J.H. Michael. 2004. "Outcomes of perceived supervisor support for wood production employees". Forest Products Journal 54(12): 172-177.

Michael, J.H. and J.K. Wiedenbeck. 2004. "Safety in the Wood Products Industry". Forest Products Journal 54(10): 8-18.

Leschinsky, R. and J.H. Michael. 2004. "Motivators and desired company values of wood products industry employees: investigating generational differences". Forest Products Journal. Vol. 54(1): 34-39.

Gagnon, M. and J. Michael. 2003. Employee strategic alignment at a wood manufacturer: an exploratory analysis using lean manufacturing. Forest Products Journal, 53(10): 24-29.

Michael, J.H. and R.M. Leschinsky. 2003. "Human resources management and training needs of Pennsylvania lumber producers". Forest Products Journal. Vol. 53(3): 28-32.

Jansen, K., A. Kristof-Brown, and J. Michael. 2003. "The Role of enabling environments in person-group fit". Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 92-104.

Roadcap, C., P.M. Smith and J.H. Michael. 2002. "Internet technologies in the home center industry". Forest Products Journal. Vol 52(1): 32-37.

Michael, J.H. 2001. "Perceived obligations of future forest industry employees: a psychological contracts perspective". Forest Products Journal. Vol. 51(10): 39-46.

Michael, J.H. and S. Dasmohapatra. 2001. "Expecting more, giving less?: Forestry students' perceived obligations with future employers". Journal of Forestry. Vol. 99(9): 18-24.