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Steven L. Blader

Steven L. Blader

Joined Stern 2003

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 718
New York, NY 10012

E-mail sblader@stern.nyu.edu

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Steven Blader received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1994) and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University (2002). His research identifies the organizational conditions that motivate employee performance by addressing employees' social and relational concerns in the workplace. His work focuses on understanding how employees assess their social and relational standing in their work organizations, and the influence of those judgments on their behavior at work. He is currently investigating these issues by examining employee perceptions of the fairness they experience at work, their judgments about status in their organizational lives, and the extent to which their work organizations constitute an important part of how they think and feel about themselves.

Professor Blader has published his research in many of the leading organizational and psychology journals, including Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. In addition, Professor Blader has published two books, Identity and the Modern Organization (with C. Bartel & A. Wrzesniewski) and Cooperation in Groups (with Tom Tyler).

Research Interests

  • Social and relational concerns in the workplace
  • Organizational justice
  • Social identity processes in organizations

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Research in Organizational Behavior
  • Conflict, Collaboration & Negotiation
  • Management & Organizational Analysis
  • Managing People & Teams

Academic Background

Ph.D., 2002
New York University

B.A., 1994
University of Pennsylvania

Awards & Appointments

Daniel Paduano Faculty Fellow 2010
Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2009
Organization Science, Journal of Management, British Journal of Management, Social Justice Research Editorial Board Member  

Selected Publications

Blader, S. L. & Tyler, T. R. (2009)
Testing & extending the Group Engagement Model: Linkages between social identity, procedural justice, economic outcomes and extra role behavior
Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 445-464

Bartel, C., Blader, S. L., & Wrzesniewski, A. (2007)
Identity & the modern organization.
Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Blader, S. L. (2007)
What determines people's fairness judgments? Identification and outcomes influence procedural justice evaluations under uncertainty
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 986-994

Blader, S. L. (2007)
What leads organization members to collectivize? Injustice and identification as precursors of union certification
Organization Science, 18, 108-126

Tyler, T. R. & Blader, S. L. (2005)
Can businesses effectively regulate employee conduct? The antecedents of rule following in work settings
Academy of Management Journal, 48, 1143-1158

Tyler, T. R., & Blader, S. L. (2000)
Cooperation in groups: Procedural justice, social identity and behavioral engagement
Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Blader, S. L. & Chen, Y.
What influences how higher status people respond to lower status others? Effects of procedural fairness, outcome favorability, and concerns about status
Organization Science

Areas of Expertise


  • Executive Pay


  • Corporate Culture
  • Diversity
  • Employee Motivation & Retention
  • Executive Compensation/Incentives
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Performance Measures