Erika Hayes James


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  • James, E. H. and Wooten, L. P. (2010). Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis. New York, NY: Psychology Press/Routledge (Division of Taylor and Francis Publishers).
  • James, E. H. & Smith, L. (Eds). Crisis Leadership. Charlottesville, VA: Darden Business School Publishing.
  • James, E. H., Wooten, L. P. & Dushek, K. (2011). Crisis Management: Informing a New Leadership Research Agenda. In J.P. Walsh and A.P. Brief, Academy of Management Annals. New York: Routledge, pp. 455-494.
  • James, E. H. & Wooten, L. P, (2011). Organizational trust amid crisis: What does it constitute? Effective Executive. January: pp. 10-16.
  • James, E. H. & Wooten, L. P. (2011). Crisis leadership and Why it Matters. European Financial Review, December-January: pp. 60-64.
  • James, E. H. (2009). In the Wake of the Financial Crisis: Rebuilding the Image of the Finance Industry through Trust. Journal of Financial Transformation, 27: 37-41.
  • James, E. H. & Wooten, L.P. (2009). Leading teams in crisis situations: From chaos to extraordinary performance. Effective Executive, 12(5): 14 -19.
  • Brockner, J. & James, E. H (2008). Toward an Understanding of When Executives See Crisis as Opportunity. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 44(1): 94-116.
  • Wooten, L.P. & James, E. H. (2008). Linking Crisis Management and Leadership Competencies: The Role of Human Resources Development. Advances in Developing Human Resources. 10(3): 352-379.
  • Lee, P. & James, E. H. (2007). She-E-Os: Gender Effects and Investor Reactions to the Announcement of Top Executive Appointments. Strategic Management Journal. 28(3): 227-241. Social Science Research Network Top 10 Downloads.
  • James, E. H & Wooten, L.P. (2006). “Diversity Crises: How Firms Manage Discrimination Lawsuits,” Academy of Management Journal, 49 (6): 1103-1118. Social Science Research Network Top 10 Downloads.
  • James, E. H. & Wooten, L. P. 2005. “Leadership as (Un) Usual: How to Display Competence in Times of Crisis.” Organizational Dynamics, 34(2): 141-152. Social Science Research Network Top 10 Download papers
  • Wooten, L. P. & James, E. H. 2005. “The challenges of organizational learning: The perpetuation of disabled employee discrimination in the workplace.” Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 23(1): 123-141.
  • Wooten, L. P. & James, E. H. 2004. “When firms fail to learn: Perpetuation of discrimination in the workplace.” Journal of Management Inquiry, 13: 23-33. Social Science Research Network Top 10 Downloads, and Ranked #14 for frequently read Journal of Management Inquiry Articles.
  • Young, J. L. & James, E. H. 2002. Token majority: Opportunities and challenges of men in a pink collar profession. Sex Roles, 45: 299-310.
  • Murrell, A. & James, E. H. 2002. Gender and diversity in organizations: Past, present, and future directions. Sex Roles, 45: 243-257.
  • James, E. H., Brief, A. P., & Dietz, J. Cohen, R. R. 2001. Prejudice matters: Understanding the reactions of Whites to affirmative action programs targeted to benefit Blacks. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86: 1120-1128
  • James, E. H. & Wooten, L. P. 2001. Managing Diversity: Organizations Failing to Learn from Human Resource Management Mistakes. Executive Excellence. 18(8): p. 17.
  • Zuber, T. and James, E. H. 2001. Managing your boss: What employed physicians didn’t learn in medical school. Family Practice Management. June: 33-36.
  • James, E. H. 2000. Race related differences in promotion and Support: Underlying effects of human and social capital. Organization Science 11: 5, 493-508.
  • James, E. H. 1999. Winning at Diversity. Executive Excellence, vol. 16 (5).
  • Dutton, J. E., Ashford, S. J., Wierba, E., (James) Hayes, E., O’Neill, R., 1997. Reading the wind: How middle managers assess the context for issue selling. Strategic Management Journal 18:5, 407- 425.
  • James, E. H. (Forthcoming). Crisis Leadership: The new norm for effectively leading organizations. In E. Elsbach, D. Kayes, and A. Kayes (Eds.) Contemporary Organizational Behavior in Action.
  • James, E. H. & Wooten, L. P. (2011). Orientations of Positive Leadership in Times of Crisis. In Cameron, K. & Spreitzer, G. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship. Social Science Research Network Top 10 Download papers.
  • Davidson, M. N. & James, E. H. 2006. The Engines of positive relationships across difference: Learning and Conflict. In J. Dutton and B. Ragins (Eds.), Exploring Positive Relationships at Work: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation. New Jersey: LEA Publishers, pp. 137-158.
  • James, E. H. 2005 “Leadership in an era of crisis and opportunity.” In. E. James & L. Smith (Eds.). Crisis Leadership: An Executive Briefing. Darden Business Publishing, 23-30.
  • Brief, A.P & Hayes James, E. 1997. The continuing “American dilemma”: Studying racism in organizations. In C. Cooper & D. Rousseau (Eds.), Trends in Organizational Behavior, Vol. 4. Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


  • James E. H. & Wooten, L.P. Leadership in Crisis Situations. Book proposal has been submitted to publisher (Rutledge).
  • James, E. H. & Wei, F. Context Matters: Stakeholder Reaction to Culturally Consistent and Inconsistent Crisis Responses. Data collection in progress.
  • Thomas-Hunt, M., James, E. H., Quental, C., & Dushek, K. Getting what you ask for: How peer information and authority influences negotiation behavior for men and women. (Status: Experimental design in progress and data collection).