Peter Hom

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Education

  • PhD  University of Illinois, Champaign, 1979
  • MA  University of California, Berkeley, 1974
  • BA  New York University, 1972

Research Interests

I have mostly researched why employees quit their jobs, testing various turnover theories and ways to retain them (notably, realistic job previews). Recently, I have begun studying why people stay in jobs as turnover theories poorly explain the psychology behind staying. Thus, I have recently published a theory about motivational mindsets for organizational participation, identifying the origins for different mindsets and their impact on various workplace behaviors. Extending my growing interest in cross-cultural differences in turnover causes, I am investigating the validity of job embeddedness theory for explaining why Chinese and Mexican manufacturing workers in export-oriented processing zones stay or leave. Further, I am examining how managers attempt to retain valued employees who may be recruited away by competing firms, developing a survey measure based on mate-guarding tactics (how people ward off rivals who would poach their mates) from evolutionary psychology.

Publications

  • Hom, P., Mitchell, T., Lee, T., & Griffeth, R. (2012).  Reviewing employee turnover: Focusing on proximal withdrawal states and an expanded criterion.  Psychological Bulletin, 138, 831-858.
  • Hom, P., & Xiao, Z. (2011). Embedding social capital: How guanzi ties reinforce Chinese employees' retention.  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.  116, 188-202.
  • Hom, P., Tsui, A., Wu, J., & Lee, T., Zhang, Y., Fu, P.P., & Li, Lan (2009). "Why do Chinese managers stay?: A multilevel inquiry into the mediating role of social exchange and job embeddedness." Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 277-297.
  • Hom, P., Roberson, L., & Ellis, A. (2008). "Challenging conventional wisdom about who quits: Revelations about employee turnover from corporate America." Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 1-34.
  • Salamin, A., & Hom, P. (2005). "In search of the elusive U-shaped performance-turnover relationship: Are high performing Swiss bankers more liable to quit?" Journal of Applied Psychology, 90, 1204-1216.

Research Activity

  • Hom,Peter Wah*. Proximal States of Organizational Participation and Withdrawal: Measurement Development and Theory Validation. OHIO(1/10/2013 - 1/10/2015).
  • Hom,Peter Wah*. An Extended Model of Social Embeddedness: Applying Social Network Theory to Enrich Job Embeddedness Theory. SHRM(1/1/2009 - 10/31/2011).
  • Hom,Peter Wah*. TURNOVER IN PUB. SECTOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE AGENCIES. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES(12/1/1991 - 5/31/1992).
  • Shunk,Dan Louis*, Hom,Peter Wah. MANAGING DESIGN SYSTEMS IN MANUFACTURING. UNIV OF MICHIGAN(8/15/1990 - 12/31/1992).

Courses

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • Admission to Society for Organizational Behavior (SOB membership), September, 2010
  • Ranked #207 of the most highly cited management scholar (Aguinis, Suarez-Gonzalez, Lannelongue, & Joo, 2012 Scholarly Impact Revisited, Academy of Management Perspectives, 26, 105-132)
  • Scholarly Achievement Award, Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management, 1992
  • Listed as One of the Most Published Authors in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology During the 1990s by Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Best Paper Award in Organizational Behavior, national meeting of the Academy of Management, 1987

Editorships

Editorial Board

  • Academy of Management Journal, 1994-1996, 1997-1999, 2001-2013
  • Journal of Management, 1995-1999, 2005-present
  • Journal of Applied Psychology, 1996-2007

Work History

Arizona State University: 1984-present. Previous Appointments: Kent State University.