Photo of Deborah BalserDeborah Balser
Director of Public Policy Administration
Associate Professor of Management and
Public Policy Administration
Office: 1008 SSB Tower ~ Voice: 314-516-6277
E-Mail: balserd@umsl.edu


Degrees Held:
PhD - Organizational Behavior, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1999
M.S. - Organizational Behavior, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1994
B.S. - Housing, School of Human Ecology, Cornell University, 1980

 

Interests:

Teaching:
  • Areas: Organizational Theory, Organizational Conflict Management, Organizational Behavior, Business and Society
  • Courses:
    • Organizational Behavior and Administrative Processes
    • Organizational Change and Design
    • Workplace Conflict Management


Research:

  • Areas: Organizational Theory, Organizational Conflict Management, Disability, Sociology of Work, Nonprofit Organizations
  • Selected Significant Publications:

    • Balser, D. B. and A.E. Winkler. 2012. "Worker Behavior on the Job: A Multi-Methods Study of Labor Cooperation with Management." Journal of Labor Research, (In press).
    • Balser, D. B. and J. Carmin. 2009. "Leadership Succession and the Emergence of an Organizational Identity Threat." Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 20(2):185-201.
    • Balser, D. B. 2007. "Predictors of Workplace Accommodations for Employees with Mobility-Related Disabilities." Administration & Society, 39(5): 656-683.
    • Balser, D. B. and J. McClusky. 2005. "Managing Stakeholder Relationships and Nonprofit Organization Effectiveness." Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 15(3): 295-316.
    • Carmin, J. and D. B. Balser. 2002. "Selecting Repertoires of Action in Environmental Movement Organizations: An Interpretive Approach." Organization & Environment, 15(4): 365-388.
    • Balser, D. B. 2002. "Agency in Organizational Inequality: Organizational Behavior and Individual Perceptions of Discrimination." Work and Occupations, 29(2): 137-165.
    • Balser, D. B. and R. N. Stern. 1999. "Resistance and Cooperation: A Response to Conflict over Job Performance." Human Relations, 52(8): 1029-1053.
    • Balser, D. B., 1997. "Impact of Environmental Factors on Factionalism and Schism in Social Movement Organizations," Social Forces, 76(1): 199-228.