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  • E-Mail:  wkahn@bu.edu
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  • Address: Boston University Questrom School of Business
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  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, Yale University, Psychology: Organizational Behavior, 1987.

    MS, Yale University, 1983.

    BA, Clark University, Psychology, 1981.

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Kahn, W. A., Barton, M., Fellows, S., (2013). Organizational Crises and the Disturbance of Relational Systems. Academy of Management Review, 2(38), 377-396.

      Kahn, W. A., (2012). The functions of dysfunction: Implications for organizational diagnosis and change.. Consulting Psychology Journal, 3(64), 225-241.

      Kahn, W. A., (2011). The treatment of organizational wounds.. Organizational Dynamics, 40(2), 75-84.

      Kahn, W. A., (2003). The revelation of organizational trauma. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 39(4), 364-380. Thousand Oaks, CA.


      Kahn, W., Cross, R., Parker, A., (2003). Layers of diagnosis for planned relational change in organizations. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 39(3), 259-280. Thousand Oaks, CA.


      Kahn, W., (2002). Managing the paradox of self-reliance. Organizational Dynamics, 30(3), 239-256. New York, NY.


      Kahn, W. A., (2001). Holding environments at work. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 37(3), 260-279. Thousand Oaks, CA.


      Kahn, W. A., (1998). Relational systems at work. Research in organizational behavior. JAI Press, Greenwich, CT.


      Kahn, W., (1995). Organizational change and the provision of a secure base: Lessons from the field. Human Relations, 48(5), 489-514. New York, NY.


      Kahn, W., Kram, K. E., (1994). Authority at work: Internal models and their organizational consequences. Academy of Management Review, 19(1), 17-50. Ada, OH.


      Kahn, W., (1993). Caring for the caregivers: Patterns of organizational caregiving. Administrative Science Quarterly, 38(4), 539-563.

      Kahn, W., (1993). Facilitating and undermining organizational change: A case study.. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 29(1), 32-55. Thousand Oaks, CA.


      Kahn, W., (1992). To be fully there: Psychological presence at work. Human Relations, 45(4), 321-349. New York, NY.


      Kahn, W., (1990). Psychological conditions of personal engagement and disengagement at work. Academy of Management Journal, 33(4), 692-724. Ada, OH.


      Kahn, W., (1990). There's no place like home: Reflections on leaving a social system. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 26(2), 135-149. Thousand Oaks, CA.


      Kahn, W., (1990). Towards an agenda for business ethics research. Academy of Management Review, 15(2), 311-328. Ada, OH.


      Kahn, W., (1989). Toward a sense of organizational humor: Implications for organizational diagnosis and change.. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 25(1), 45-64. Thousand Oaks, CA.


    Books:

      Kahn, W. A., (2008). The student's guide to successful project teams.. New York, NY: Psychology Press/Taylor and Francis.


      Kahn, W. A., (2005). Holding fast: The struggle to create resilient caregiving organizations. London: Brunner-Routledge.


  • Editorial And Review ActivitiesOpen or Close

    Kahn, W. A., Human Relations, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers. (January 1, 2013 - Present).