Faculty Profile

Joe Labianca PhD.

Gatton Chaired Professor of Management

Joe's main research stream focuses on understanding interpersonal conflict from a social network perspective. This involves understanding how dyads in conflict within an organization are affected by third parties. Joe was a research fellow at Penn State's Center for Research on Conflict and Negotiation. Joe also does research on groups' social networks, as well as on how individuals' cognitions about organizational change and justice are affected by their network ties.

Joe's research has appeared in such outlets as Science, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Social Networks, Advances in Strategic Management, and Research on the Sociology of Organizations, among others. He serve on the editorial boards of Organization Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Organization, and Organizational Psychology Review.

Prior to joining the Gatton School faculty in 2006, Joe was on faculty at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D.-level courses in conflict and negotiations, organization and management, organization theory and design, organizational behavior, human resources management, and organizational change management at Penn State, Tulane, Emory, and the University of Kentucky.

Contact Information

Department: Management
Phone: (859) 257-3741
Email: JLABI2@uky.edu
Personal Website


PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1998
BA, Harvard-Radcliffe, 1989

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