Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1986; B.Comm., University of Toronto, 1980.
Arizona State University: 1996-present. Previous Appointments: Concordia University, Wayne State University.
My research concerns the ongoing dance between individuals and organizations, including identity and identification, socialization and newcomer work adjustment, and the links among individual, group, and organizational-level phenomena. Recent work has focused on occupational identity, dirty work, ambivalence, and relational identities.
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Best Paper Award, Group & Organization Management, 2009; Outstanding Professor, Doctoral Programs, W.P. Carey School of Business, 2009; Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organization Science, 2008; Outstanding Teaching Award, Working Professional MBA or Master's Programs, Arizona State University, 2007.
Senior Editor: Organization Science, 2009-12; Editorial Boards: Academy of Management Review, 2009-present.
Ashforth, B.E. (2012). The role of time in socialization dynamics. In C.R. Wanberg (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of socialization: 161-186. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Ashforth, B.E., & Kreiner, G.E. (2013). Profane or profound? Finding meaning in dirty work. In B.J. Dik, Z.S. Byrne, & M.F. Steger (Eds.), Purpose and meaning in the workplace: in press. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Ashforth, B.E., & Rogers, K.M. (2012). Is the employee-organization relationship misspecified? The centrality of tribes in experiencing the organization. In L.M. Shore, J.A.-M. Coyle-Shapiro, & L.E. Tetrick (Eds.), The employee-organization relationship: Applications for the 21st Century: 23-53. New York: Routledge.
Nifadkar, S., Tsui, A.S., & Ashforth, B.E. (2012). The way you make me feel and behave: Supervisor triggered newcomer affect and approach-avoidance behavior. Academy of Management Journal, 55,1146-1168.
Sluss, D.M., Ployhart, R.E., Cobb, M.G., & Ashforth, B.E. (2012). Generalizing newcomer’s relational and organizational identifications: Processes and prototypicality. Academy of Management Journal, 55, 949-975.
Ashforth, B.E., Rogers, K.M., & Corley, K.G. (2011). Identity in organizations: Exploring cross-level dynamics. Organization Science, 22, 1144-1156.
ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.
MGT 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.
MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.