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David A. Harrison

Department Affiliation: Smeal College of Business: Management and Organization
Education: Ph.D., (Social/Organizational/Individual Differences Psychology), 1988 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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POSITION TITLE:  Professor of Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  focuses on adjustment, especially via withdrawal or avoidance responses, to changing features of an individual's work and family environment. One of the programs of research within this focus deals with the importance of social context in the adjustment processes of (a) expatriates and their families on international assignments, and (b) the manifestation of withdrawal or adjustment for those with permeable work-family boundaries (e.g., teleworkers).


Harrison, D. A. (2002). Meaning and measurement of work role withdrawal: Current controversies and future fallout under changing technology. In M. Koslowsky & M. Krausz (Eds.) , Voluntary employee withdrawal and inattendance: A current perspective. London: Plenum Publishing.

Shaffer, M. A. , & Harrison, D. A. (2001). Forgotten partners: Developing and testing a model of spouse adjustment to international assignments. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 238-254.

Shaffer, M. A. , Harrison, D. A. , Gilley, K. M. , & Luk, D. (2001). Struggling for balance amid turbulence: Work-family conflict on international assignments. Journal of Management, 27, 99-121.

Shaffer, M. A. , Harrison, D. A. , & Gilley, K. M. (1999). Dimensions, determinants, and differences in expatriate adjustment. Journal of International Business Studies, 30, 557-581.


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