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Adam Grant

Professor of Management and the Class of 1965 Chair

Research Interests: work motivation, prosocial helping and giving behaviors, job design and meaningful work, initiative and proactive behaviors, burnout, leadership

Links: CV, Give and Take Website, LinkedIn Influencers Blog


  • Adam Grant, "Outsource inspiration". In Putting Positive Leadership in Action: Bringing Out the Best in Work Organizations, edited by Jane Dutton, Gretchen Spreitzer, (2014).  
  • Adam Grant, "Work and the art of motivation maintenance". In Psychology and the Real World (2nd ed.), edited by Morton Gernsbacher, (2013).  
  • Adam Grant, Jihae Shin, "Work motivation: Directing, energizing, and maintaining effort (and research)". In Oxford handbook of motivation, edited by R.M. Ryan, (2011), 505 - 519.  
  • Adam Grant, Justin Berg, "Prosocial motivation at work: When, why, and how making a difference makes a difference". In Oxford handbook of positive organizational scholarship, edited by K. Cameron, G. Spreitzer, (2011), 28 - 44.  
  • Adam Grant, Yitzhak Fried, Tina Juillerat, "Work matters: Job design in classic and contemporary perspectives". In APA handbook of industrial and organizational psychology, edited by S. Zedeck, (2010), I: 417 - 453.  
  • Adam Grant, Jane Dutton, Brent Rosso, "That’s important! Making a difference with organizational research". In Sage handbook of new & emerging approaches to management & organization, edited by D. Barry, H. Hansen, (2008), 451 - 452.  
  • Joshua D. Margolis, Adam Grant, Andrew Molinsky, "Expanding ethical standards of HRM: Necessary evils and the multiple dimensions of impact". In Human resource management: Ethics and employment, edited by A.H. Pinnington, R. Macklin, T. Campbell, (2007), 237 - 251.  
  • Adam Grant, Brian R. Little, Susan D. Phillips, "Personal projects and organizational lives: When personal projects are not merely personal". In Personal project pursuit: Goals, action, and human flourishing, edited by B.R. Little, K. Salmela-Aro, S.D. Phillips, (2006), 221 - 246.  
  • Brian R. Little, Adam Grant, "The sustainable pursuit of core projects, including this one: Retrospect and prospects". In Personal project pursuit: Goals, action, and human flourishing, edited by B.R. Little, K. Salmela-Aro, S.D. Phillips, (2006), 403 - 444.