Michael Parke

Michael Parke
  • Assistant Professor of Management

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: employee engagement, proactivity, and emotions at work

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Overview

Professor Michael Parke is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School. Previously, he served as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School.

Michael studies how organizations can create engaging work environments so that employees willingly and consistently take initiative to contribute above and beyond the core requirements of their jobs. He 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. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Applied Psychology.

At Wharton, Michael teaches Teamwork and Interpersonal Influence (MGMT301) for the undergraduate core. Prior to Wharton, Michael designed and taught Leading Teams and Organizations at London Business School. In 2019, he was voted the Best Teacher by the graduating MBA class at London Business School.

Michael received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland, and he earned his BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to academia, he worked as a management consultant and held leadership roles in several start-up companies.

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Research

  • Elad N. Sherf, Michael Parke, Sofya Isaakyan (2020), Distinguishing Voice and Silence at Work: Unique Relationships with Perceived Impact, Psychological Safety, and Burnout, Academy of Management Journal, in press.

  • Michael Parke, Justin M Weinhardt, Andrew Brodsky, Subrahmaniam Tangirala, Sanford E DeVoe (2018), When daily planning improves employee performance: The importance of planning type, engagement, and interruptions, Journal of Applied Psychology.

  • Michael Parke and Myeong-Gu Seo (2017), The role of affect climate in organizational effectiveness, Academy of Management Review, 42 (2), pp. 334-360.

  • Michael Parke, Myeong-Gu Seo, Elad N. Sherf (2015), Regulating and facilitating: The role of emotional intelligence in maintaining and using positive affect for creativity, Journal of Applied Psychology, 100 (3), pp. 917-934.

  • Subrahmaniam Tangirala, Dishan Kamdar, Vijaya Venkataramani, Michael Parke (2013), Doing right versus getting ahead: The effects of duty and achievement orientations on employees’ voice, Journal of Applied Psychology, 98 (6), pp. 1040-1050.

Awards and Honors

  • MBA Best Teacher Award, London Business School, 2019
  • Best Paper Award, Israel Organizational Behavior Conference, 2018
  • Best Reviewer Award, OB Division, Academy of Management, 2015
  • Allan N. Nash Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, University of Maryland, 2015

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Elad N. Sherf, Michael Parke, Sofya Isaakyan (2020), Distinguishing Voice and Silence at Work: Unique Relationships with Perceived Impact, Psychological Safety, and Burnout, Academy of Management Journal, in press.
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You Might Not Be Hearing Your Team’s Best Ideas
Harvard Business Review - 06/04/2020
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Awards and Honors

MBA Best Teacher Award, London Business School 2019
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