L.W. Hughes

L.W. Hughes
L.W. Hughes
PhD, MBA

Faculty Development Specialist; Adjunct

Contact Information:

  • Phone: (402) 354-7000
  • Address
  • 720 N. 87th Street
  • Nebraska Methodist College
  • Omaha, NE 68114

After an 18 year career in management and human resources, Larry began a career in higher education. He has served as an associate professor, associate dean, and dean.

Education
PhD - University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Behavioral Statistics/Methods, Minor: Management Information Systems
MBA - University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, Organizational Behavior

Notable Publications
Provaznik, B., & Hughes, L.W. (2013). It's how we do things here: Regional population personality and corruption. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries and Perspectives. 

Norman, S.M., Larson, M.D., Hughes, L.W., & Avey, J.B. (2013). Birds of a feather: Leader-follower PsyCap congruence and related employee attitudes. International Leadership Journal.

Hughes, L.W., Gardner, W.L., & Norman, S.M. (2010). The mediating role of positivity in transparent and trustful leader-follower relations. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 7(1).

Hughes, L.W., Avey, J.B., & Nixon, D.R. (2010). Relationships between leadership and follower quitting intentions and job search behaviors. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 
Hayes, S., Hodge, K., & Hughes, L.W. (2009). A study of the efficacy of Altman's Z to predict bankruptcy of specialty retail firms doing business in contemporary times. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1).

Hughes, L.W., Provaznik, B., & Avey, J.B. (2009). Dying the black sheep: The marginalization of ingroup deviants. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1).

Provaznik, B., Hughes, L.W., & Avey, J.B. (2009). Pushing the margins: A dynamic model of idiosyncrasy credit in top management team behavior. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching.

Hughes, L.W., & Avey, J.B. (2009). Transforming with levity: Humor, leadership and follower attitudes. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal 30(6).

Hughes, L.W. (2009). Leading with levity: Effects of a leader's humor delivery on followers' positive emotions and creative performance. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 10(3).

Hughes, L. W., Avey, J., & Norman, S. M. (2008). A study of supportive climate, trust, engagement, and commitment. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 4(2).

Avey, J., Hughes, L., Norman, S., & Luthans, K. W. (2008). Using positivity, transformational leadership and empowerment to combat employee negativity. Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 29(2), 110-126. [2009 Emerald Literati Best Paper Award]

Hughes, L.W. (2008). A correlational study of the relationship between sense of humor and positive psychological capacities. Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, 1(1), 46-55.

Hughes, L. W. & Palmer, D. (2007). An investigation of the effects of psychological contract, organizational commitment, and organization-based self-esteem on permanent and temporary workers. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14(2), 143-156. 

Clapp-Smith, R. & Hughes, L. W. (2007). Unearthing a global mindset: The process of international adjustment. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 3, 99-107.

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Boards
Society for Human Resources Management