I'm currently an Assistant Professor of Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. I received my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland and my BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. My research investigates the environmental and emotional factors that motivate employees to speak up when problems arise and offer their creative insights and solutions in order to improve the overall effectiveness of their teams and organizations. Check out my research publications below!

At Wharton, I teach Teamwork and Interpersonal Influence (MGMT301) for the undergraduate core and Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership (MGMT 610) for MBAs. Prior to Wharton, I designed and taught Leading Teams and Organizations at London Business School. In 2019, I was voted the Best Teacher by the graduating MBA class at London Business School.

Prior to academia, I worked as a management consultant and held leadership roles in several start-up companies.


Below is a sample of my research publications.

Doing right versus getting ahead: The effects of duty and achievement orientations on employees’ voice.

Authors: Tangirala, Subrahmaniam; Kamdar, Dishan; Venkataramani, Vijaya; Parke, Michael R.

Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 98(6), Nov 2013, 1040-1050.

Regulating and facilitating: The role of emotional intelligence in maintaining and using positive affect for creativity.

Authors: Parke, Michael R.; Seo, Myeong-Gu; Sherf, Elad N.

Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol 100(3), May 2015, 917-934

The Role of Affect Climate in Organizational Effectiveness

Authors: Parke, Michael R; Seo, Myeong-Gu

Publication: Academy of Management Review, 2016 Forthcoming



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Michael Parke