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Adj/Prof John Cordery

Adjunct Professor
Business School Adjunct and Honorary Staff

Contact details
Address
Business School Adjunct and Honorary Staff
The University of Western Australia (M456)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Email
john.cordery@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
https://sites.google.com/site/uwacordery/
Qualifications
BSc(Psych) Otago, MSc Cant., PhD Sheff.
Biography
Born in New Zealand, Professor Cordery completed an undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Otago and a Masters degree in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Canterbury. He then moved to Sheffield University in the United Kingdom, where he completed a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology. He joined the Business School at the University of Western Australia in 1991, after several years at Curtin University where he held academic appointments in both Psychology and Business. Professor Cordery's expertise spans the business-related disciplines of organizational behaviour and human resource management.
Key research
Professor Cordery’s principal area of research relates to how employee performance and well-being is affected by changing organizational and work design configurations, and this work has been published in leading international journals in both management and applied psychology. This research has sought to identify characteristics of jobs and work roles that are associated with high levels of motivated effort, learning and performance on the part of employees, and the leadership and people management practices that are necessary to sustain high performance work designs. A substantial part of this research effort has involved the study of team-based work, seeking to improve our understanding of how work groups, teams and other collaborative structures (e.g. global virtual teams, organizational communities of practice) function in respect of a broad range of organizational and personal effectiveness criteria.
Publications
Selected Recent Publications

Book Chapters

Cordery, J.L. & Parker, S.K. (2012). “Job and role design”. In S. Kozlowski (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 9.

Cordery, J.L. & Parker, S.K. (2008). Work organisation. In P.Boxall, J. Purcell, & P. Wright (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management (pp 187-209). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cordery, J.L. (2007). The effectiveness of virtual teams. In S. Trzcielinski & W. Karwowski (Eds.), Organizations in changing environments: Current problems, concepts and methods of measurement. Madison, WI: IEA Press.

Parker, S. K., Wall, T. D., & Cordery, J. L. (2005). Future work design theory and practice: Towards an elaborated model of work design. In C. L. Cooper & W. Starbuck (Eds.), Work and Workers, London, Sage.

Journal Articles (Scholarly Refereed)

Griffin, M.A., Hodkiewicz, M., Dunster, J., Kanse, L., Parkes, K., Finnerty, D., Cordery, J.L., & Unsworth, K. A conceptual framework and practical tool for assessing fitness-to-operate in the offshore oil and gas industry. (2014), Accident Analysis & Prevention, 68, 156-17.

Cordery, J.L., Cripps, E., Gibson, C.B., Soo, C., Kirkman, B.L., Mathieu, J.E. (2014, In press) The operational impact of organizational communities of practice: A Bayesian approach to analyzing organizational change. Journal of Management.

Kirkman, B.L., Cordery, J.L., Mathieu, J.E., Kukenberger, M., & Rosen, B. (2013). Nationality diversity and organizational community of practice performance: The moderating effects of psychological safety and media richness. Human Relations,33,333-362.

Kirkman, B.L., Mathieu, J.E., Cordery, J.L., Kukenberger, M., & Rosen, B. (2011). Managing a new collaborative entity in business organizations: Understanding Organizational Communities of Practice effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 1234-1245.

Dunlop, P.D., Morrison, D.L., & Cordery, J.L. (2011). Retesting effects in a personnel selection context. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19, 217-221.

Cordery, J.L., Morrison, D.L., Wright, B.M., & Wall, T.D. (2010). "The impact of autonomy and task uncertainty on team performance: A longitudinal field study". Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 240-258.

Cordery, J.L, Soo, C., Kirkman, B.L., Rosen, B.M. & Mathieu, J,E. (2009) “Leading parallel global virtual teams: Lessons from Alcoa”. Organizational Dynamics,38,3, 204-216.

Cordery, J. L. & Soo, C. (2008). “Overcoming impediments to virtual team effectiveness”. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, Vol. 18 (5), 1-14.

Lee. K., Ashton, M., Morrison, D., Cordery, J. & Dunlop, P. (2008). “Predicting integrity with the HEXACO personality model: Use of self- and observer reports”. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 81, 147-167.

Conference Publications (Full Refereed)

Soo, C., Tian, A.W., Cordery, J.L., & Kabanoff, B. (2013). Market turbulence, temporal orientation and firm performance. Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Hobart.

Gibbs, J. L., Grushina, S. V., Gibson, C. B., Dunlop, P., & Cordery, J. (2013). Encouraging participation in global teams: Unpacking the role of language, culture, and communication practices. In T. Lee, K. Trees and R. Desai (Eds.), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges, ISSN 1448-4331.

Soo, C., Tian, A.W., Teo, S., & Cordery, J.L. (2012). Intellectual capital-enhancing HR, Absorptive capacity and innovation. Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Perth.

Gupta, A., Soo, C., & Cordery, J. L. (2009). Use of virtual communities-of-practice for intra-firm knowledge transfer: Barriers to dynamic capability formation. Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Melbourne.

Cordery, J.L., & Gantor, J.T. (2009). Spillover effects of organizational justice: How perceptions of fair treatment at work influence organisational and community embeddedness, job satisfaction and turnover intentions. Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Melbourne.

Gantor, J.T. & Cordery, J. L. (2008). The impact of organizational justice perceptions on job satisfaction and turnover intentions: The role of job embeddedness. Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Auckland.

Career Best 10 Publications

Journal rankings (from the Australian Business Dean’s Council at http://www.abdc.edu.au/), are reported in parentheses after each article.

1. Kirkman, B.L., Cordery, J.L., Mathieu, J.E., Kukenberger, M., & Rosen, B. (2013). Nationality diversity and organizational community of practice performance: The moderating effects of psychological safety and media richness. Human Relations, 33, 333-362. (A*)

2. Kirkman , B.L., Mathieu, J.E., Cordery, J.L., Kukenberger, M., & Rosen, B. (2011). Managing a new collaborative entity in business organizations: Understanding Organizational Communities of Practice effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 1234-1245. (A*)

3. Cordery, J.L. & Parker, S.K. (2012). Work design: Creating jobs and roles that promote individual effectiveness. In S. Kozlowski (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology, Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 9 (pp. 247-284.

4. Cordery, J.L., Morrison, D.L., Wright, B.M., & Wall, T.D. (2010). The impact of autonomy and task uncertainty on team performance: A longitudinal field study. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 240-258. (A*)

5. Kiffin-Petersen, S.A. & Cordery, J. (2003). Trust, individualism and job characteristics as predictors of employee preference for teamwork. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 14, 93-116. (A)

6. Wall, T.D., Cordery, J.L. & Clegg, C.W. (2002). Empowerment, performance and operational uncertainty: A theoretical integration. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 51, 146-169. (A)

7. Parker, S.K., Wall, T.D., & Cordery, J.L. (2001). Future work design research and practice: Towards an elaborated model of work design. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 73, 414-440. (A)

8. Wright , B.M. & Cordery, J.L. (1999). Production uncertainty as a contextual moderator of employee reactions to job design. Journal of Applied Psychology, 84, 456-463. (A*)

9. Cordery, J.L. & Sevastos, P. (1993). Responses to the original and revised versions of Job Diagnostic Survey: Is education a factor in responses to negatively worded items? Journal of Applied Psychology, 78,1, 141-143. (A*)

10. Cordery, J.L., Mueller, W.S. & Smith, L.M. (1991). Attitudinal and behavioural outcomes of autonomous group working: A longitudinal field study. Academy of Management Journal, 34, 464-476. (A*)
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Professsor Cordery is Professor of Management within the UWA Business School, and is currently serving a two-year term as Chair of Academic Board and Council at the University of Western Australia.
Memberships
American Psychological Association
Academy of Management
Teaching
Professor Cordery currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in human resource management.
Current external positions
Associate Editor, Human Relations.
Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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