Dr. Larry Hughes

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Dr. Larry Hughes

Associate Professor of Business
lhughes [at] NebrWesleyan.edu

Smith-Curtis 240i

(402) 465-2204

Dr. Larry Hughes

Worked in both government and private industry as a human resources director before coming to academe.

PhD, University of Nebraska

Managing Information Systems
Human Resources Management
Advanced Human Resources Management
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Negotiations
Entrepreneurship
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Management
Gender and Womens Studies: Women at Work
Archway Seminar: Humor
MBA courses
MSN Research Statistics

Published empirical articles on various aspects of leadership, including:

Provaznik, B., & Hughes, L.W. (2013). It’s how we do things here: Regional population personality and corruption. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries and Perspectives.

Norman, S.M., Larson, M.D., Hughes, L.W., & Avey, J.B. (2013). Birds of a feather: Leader-follower PsyCap congruence and related employee attitudes. International Leadership Journal.

Hughes, L.W., Gardner, W.L., & Norman, S.M. (2010). The mediating role of positivity in transparent and trustful leader-follower relations. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 7(1).

Hughes, L.W., Avey, J.B., & Nixon, D.R. (2010). Relationships between leadership and follower quitting intentions and job search behaviors. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Hayes, S., Hodge, K., & Hughes, L.W. (2009). A study of the efficacy of Altman’s Z to predict bankruptcy of specialty retail firms doing business in contemporary times. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1).

Hughes, L.W., Provaznik, B., & Avey, J.B. (2009). Dying the black sheep: The marginalization of ingroup deviants. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1).

Provaznik, B., Hughes, L.W., & Avey, J.B. (2009). Pushing the margins: A dynamic model of idiosyncrasy credit in top management team behavior. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching 6(1).

Hughes, L.W., & Avey, J.B. (2009). Transforming with levity: Humor, leadership and follower attitudes. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal 30(6).

Hughes, L.W. (2009). Leading with levity: Effects of a leader's humor delivery on followers' positive emotions and creative performance. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 10(3).

Hughes, L. W., Avey, J., & Norman, S. M. (2008). A study of supportive climate, trust, engagement, and commitment. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 4(2).

Avey, J., Hughes, L., Norman, S., & Luthans, K. W. (2008). Using positivity, transformational leadership and empowerment to combat employee negativity. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 29(2), 110-126. [2009 Emerald Literati Best Paper Award]

Hughes, L.W. (2008). A correlational study of the relationship between sense of humor and positive psychological capacities. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1), 46-55.

Hughes, L. W. & Palmer, D. (2007). An investigation of the effects of psychological contract, organizational commitment, and organization-based self-esteem on permanent and temporary workers. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14(2), 143-156.

Clapp-Smith, R. & Hughes, L. W. (2007). Unearthing a global mindset: The process of international adjustment. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 3, 99-107.

Society for Human Resource Management