M. Lance Frazier, PhD
M. Lance Frazier, PhD

M. Lance Frazier, PhD

Associate Professor
Chair,
Heider College of Business

Expertise/Specializations

  • Employee Proactivity
  • Employee Motivation
  • Psychological Safety
  • Trust in Organizations

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Marketing and Management

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

Lance Frazier is an Associate Professor of Management and the department chair for the Marketing and Management Department in the Heider College of Business at Creighton University. He earned his doctorate from Oklahoma State University with an emphasis on organizational behavior. His research focuses on proactivity at work, examining the factors that encourage employees to speak up at work and help their colleagues. These factors include trust, psychological safety, and leadership. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology, among others. He is an active member in the Academy of Management and Southern Management Association. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Frazier worked for nearly ten years in the telecommunications industry.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Walker, S.S., Ruggs, E.N., Taylor, R.M., & Frazier, M.L. (in press). Reporting sexual harassment: The role of psychological safety climate, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2018
  • Duan, J., Xu, Y., & Frazier, M.L. (in press). Voice climate, TMX, and task interdependence: A team-level study. , Small Group Research, 2018
  • Frazier, M.L. & Tupper, C. (2018). Supervisor prosocial motivation, employee thriving, and helping behavior: A trickle-down model of psychological safety. Group and Organization Management, 43, 561-593., Group & Organization Management, 43, 561-593, 2018
  • Cooper, M., Knight, M.E., Frazier, M.L., Law, D. (in press). Conflict management style and emotional exhaustion in public accounting, Managerial Auditing Journal, 2018
  • Fainshmidt, S. & Frazier, M.L. (2017). What facilitates dynamic capabilities? The role of organizational climate for trust. Long Range Planning, 50, 550-566, Long Range Planning, 50, 550-566, 2017
  • Frazier, M.L., Fainshmidt, S., Klinger, R.L., Pezeshkan, A., & Vracheva, V. Psychological safety: A meta-analytic review and extension. , Personnel Psychology, 70, 113-165, 2017
  • Pezeshkan, A., Fainshmidt, S., Markowski, E., Frazier, M.L. & Nair, A. An empirical assessment of the dynamic capabilities – performance relationship, Journal of Business Research, 69(8), 2950-2956, 2016
  • Fainshmidt, S., Pezeshkan, A., Frazier, M.L., Nair, A., & Markowski, E.  Dynamic capabilities and organizational performance: A meta-analytic evaluation and extension, Journal of Management Studies, 8, 1348-1380, 2016
  • Frazier, M.L., Tupper, C., & Fainshmidt, S. The path(s) to interpersonal trust in nascent and established employee-supervisor relationships: A fuzzy set analysis, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 7, 1023-1043, 2016
  • Employee attachment styles: Implications for supervisor trustworthiness and trust, Journal of Business and Psychology, 30(2), 373-386, 2015
  • Frazier, M.L. & Bowler, W.M. Voice climate, supervisor undermining, and work outcomes: A group-level examination, Journal of Management, 41(3), 841-863, 2015
  • Frazier, M.L. Voice climate in organizations: Creating a context for speaking up at work. In Burke, R., & Cooper, C.L. (Eds.), Voice and Whistleblowing in Organizations (pp. 205 – 223). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar., 2013
  • Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., & Fainshmidt, S. Development and validation of a propensity to trust scale, Journal of Trust Research, 3(2), 76-97, 2013
  • Voice climate, work outcomes, and the mediating role of psychological empowerment: A multi-level examination, Group & Organization Management, 37(6), 691-715, 2012
  • Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., Gavin, M.B., Gooty, J., & Snow, D.B.  Organizational justice, trustworthiness, and trust: A multifoci examination, Group & Organization Management, 35(1), 39-76, 2010
  • Wallace, J.C., Johnson, P.D., & Frazier, M.L. An examination of the factorial, construct, and predictive validity and utility of the Regulatory Focus at Work Scale, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30(6), 805-831, 2009
  • Gooty, J., Gavin, M.B., Johnson, P.D., Frazier, M.L., & Snow, D.B.  In the eyes of the beholder: Transformational leadership, positive psychological capital, and performance, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 15(4), 353-367, 2009
  • Wallace, J.C., Edwards B.D., Arnold T., & Frazier, M.L., Finch, D.M. Work stressors, role-based performance, and the moderating influence of organizational support, Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(1), 254-262, 2009
  • Nelson, D.L., Little, L.M., & Frazier, M.L. (2008). Employee well being: The heart of positive organizational behavior. In Kinder A., Hughes, R., & Cooper, C.L. (Eds.) Employee Well Being Support: A Workplace Resource (pp. 51 – 60). Chicester, UK: John Wiley & Sons., 2008

Presentations

  • Frazier, M.L., Frieder, R. E., & Oksoy, A. (2017). The post-voice impact of supervisor justice and employee emotions on work outcomes. In J. Gooty & C.E. Williams (Chairs), The Role of Discrete Emotions in Organizations: An Empirical Investigation of Work Outcomes. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management.  Atlanta, GA. , 2017
  • Weber, T., Markowski, E., Madden, T.M., & Frazier, M.L. (2016). Strategic caring: An empirical study. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Anaheim, CA, 2016
  • Fainshmidt, S. & Frazier, M.L. (2015). Why dynamic capabilities are heterogeneously distributed: The facilitating role of organizational climate for trust. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. St. Pete Beach, FL, 2015
  • Frazier, M.L., Frieder, R. E., & Oksoy, A. (2015). I said it, now what? How perceptions of supervisor justice impact work outcomes after employee voice. In M.L. Frazier & R.E. Frieder (Chairs), Extending the Nomological Network of Voice: Antecedents, Contingencies, and Outcomes of Speaking Up. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015
  • Frazier, M.L., Tupper, C., & Fainshmidt, S. (2014). The path(s) to interpersonal trust in nascent and established employee-supervisor relationships: A fuzzy set analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Savannah, Georgia, 2014
  • Frazier, M.L. & Tupper, C. (2014). Psychological safety and voice behavior: A trickle-down model of supervisor prosocial motivation. In H. Guenter (Chair), An Impetus for Voice/Silence Research: Uncovering New Drivers and Contingencies. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • Fainshmidt, S., Pezeshkan, A., Frazier, M.L., Markowski, E., & Nair, A. (2013, November). Dynamic capabilities, environment, and performance: A meta- analytic review. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013
  • Frazier, M.L., Edwards, B. D., & Casper, C. (2013, August). Workplace incivility, feedback from others, and voice behavior: Organizational justice as uncertainty reduction. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), The Positive Side of Fairness: The Role of Organizational Justice in Positive Workplaces. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Lake Buena Vista, FL, 2013
  • Frazier, M.L., Fainshmidt, S., Klinger, R.L., Vracheva, V., & Pezeshkan, A. (2012, August). A meta-analytic examination of the antecedents and consequences of psychological safety. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), Research on Psychological Safety: Past Findings and Future Directions. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Boston, MA, 2012
  • Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., & Fainshmidt, S. (2011, August). Development and validation of a propensity to trust scale. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), Trust in Interpersonal Relationships: Emerging Concepts and Future Directions. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. San Antonio, TX, 2011
  • Frazier, M.L. (2010, August). Voice climate, work outcomes, and the mediating role of psychological empowerment. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), Empowerment research: Enabling employees to make a difference. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Montreal, QC Canada, 2010
  • Frazier, M.L. & Bowler, W.M. (2009, August). Voice climate in organizations: A group-level examination of antecedents and performance outcomes. In M.L. Frazier (Chair), Challenging the status quo: Advances in voice behavior research. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Frazier, M.L, Little, L.M., Gooty, J., Nelson, D.L. Johnson, P.D., & Bolton, J.F. (2009, April). Does similarity in attachment security predict performance outcomes? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New Orleans, LA, 2009
  • Gooty, J., Gavin, M.B., Johnson, P.D., Frazier, M.L., & Snow, D.B. (2008, April). Transformational leadership and psychological capital: Implications for performance and OCB. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Finch, D., Wallace, J.C., Edwards, B.D., Arnold, T., & Frazier, M.L. (2008, April). Work stressors, role-based performance, and support climate: A moderated model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Frazier, M.L., Wallace, J.C., Edwards, B.D., & Arnold, T. (2007, November). The relationship between challenge stress and performance: The moderating role of perceived organizational support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Nashville, TN, 2007
  • Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., Gooty, J., & Gavin, M.B. (2007, August). Fairness heuristic theory: The influence of justice on trustworthiness and trust perceptions. In R.J. Lewicki (Chair), Justice and trust: Disentangling their connection. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P.D., Bolton, J.F. (2007, August). Attachment at work questionnaire: Development of a scale. In J.C. Quick (Chair), Good relationships, positive outcomes: Attachment theory, trust, and leadership at work. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • DeGroot, T., Kluemper, D., Frazier, M.L., Johnson, P. & Bolton, J. (2006, October). An examination of computerized versus paper-and-pencil data gathering techniques in the assessment of personality, vocal attractiveness, and job performance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Clearwater Beach, FL, 2006
  • Frazier, M.L. (2006, October). Performance appraisal systems in an organizational justice context: A theoretical model of the effects on performance of organizational citizenship behaviors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Clearwater Beach, FL, 2006

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Employee Proactivity
    Employee Thriving and Empowerment
    Psychological Safety
    Trust at Work