Management

Dr Matthew Davis

Position:

Lecturer in Socio-Technical Systems

Email: m.davis@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 6831
Fax: +44 (0)113 343 4885
Location: LIB G.36
Category: Academic, Management

Profile

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications:
PhD Organizational Psychology, University of Leeds
MSc Occupational Psychology (Distinction), University of Sheffield
BSc(hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (1st Class), University of Sheffield

Professional Recognition
Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the US Academy of Management (AoM)
Member of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
Member of the US Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Professional Qualifications
Ongoing          University of Leeds Teaching Award 2
2008                BPS Level B Intermediate Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing
2007                BPS Level A Certificate of Competence in Psychometric Testing

Awards
2013 - US Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division “Outstanding Reviewer Award”.

2010  - US Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division “Making Connections Award”. The award recognises the symposium submitted to the Academy of Management Annual Meeting that best creates bridges across boundaries between individuals or groups (e.g., between practitioners and academics, international and domestic scholars, academic disciplines, junior and senior scholars).                 

2008 - BPS POP Conference - Best Presented Paper

2007 - Division of Occupational Psychology Student Award (3rd prize)

2006 - The University of Sheffield John Frisby Prize

Twitter: @Matthew_C_Davis

LinkedIn

Experience

Biography 
Matthew is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is a Lecturer in Leeds University Business School’s Management Division, a member of the Organizational Behaviour Research Group and the interdisciplinary Socio-Technical Centre.  

Matthew’s expertise lies in the area of organizational and environmental psychology, particularly the design of the physical environment and pro-environmental behaviour change. Matthew’s PhD concerned psychological and organizational issues in the design of workplaces. An interest in socio-technical systems thinking underpins Matthew’s approach to both research and design. Matthew has been working with clients such as Rolls-Royce and Arup Consulting on these topics.

Matthew has won international, national and university awards for his work. Most notably being awarded the 2010 US Academy of Management “Making Connections” award recognising contributions that cross-disciplinary, international and practitioner – academic divides. Matthew is a member of the Editorial Board for Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, an elected member of the US Academy of Management’s Greening Team. He has published his research in international journals, books and practitioner magazines – including the International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Applied Ergonomics, Business, Strategy and the Environment, and The Psychologist. Matthew’s work has been featured in recent articles in Entrepreneur (http://goo.gl/1Pob91) and the New Yorker (http://goo.gl/VoY1tH).

Twitter: @Matthew_C_Davis

LinkedIn: tinyurl.com/matthew-Davis

Research

Research Interests
My main interests are in the following areas:
·       Design and evaluation of modern workspace (e.g., agile or flexible spaces)
·       Understanding the benefits of differing space configurations
·       Understanding drivers and barriers to pro-environmental behaviour
·       Psychological techniques to support pro-environmental behaviour
·       Applying socio-technical principles and end user involvement

Recent press coverage
My work has been featured in a recent article in Entrepreneur (http://goo.gl/1Pob91) about office layout and efficiency. This builds upon coverage of the same work in the New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2014/01/the-open-office-trap.html?mobify=0) that taps into the discussion about the “best” office design for knowledge workers.

PhD Supervision
Lora Burkhill - EPSRC/ARUP funded Industrial PhD exploring pro-environmental behaviour and building design.
Ilkay Engel –exploring the relationship between leadership, pro-environmental and pro-social behaviour.
Anna Viragos – examining job crafting in call centres.
Vedran Lesic ­– using big data to explore decision making in domestic energy use.

Relevant Academic Positions
Business School Representative on the Faculty Research Ethics CommitteeMember of the University of Leeds Graduate Board

Research funding
2013                ESRC Bursary for Training – National Centre for Research Methods - £445
2012                Sustainability in Toyota – Seedcorn Fund – Leeds University Business School - £1,393.90.
2012                Green Mobile Application – University of Leeds’ Research Centre Funding £9,750.
2011                Greening Organizations and Work (GROW) – World Universities Network –  £7,310.
2010                Greening Organizations and Work (GROW) – University of Leeds’ World University Network Fund for International Research Collaboration - £18,288.

Contribution to Academic Societies and Journals
2014 – present           Member of the Editorial Board of Corporate Social Responsibility and     Environmental Management journal
2014 – present           Elected member of the US Academy of Management’s Greening Team
2013 – present           Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior
2012 – present           Ad Hoc Reviewer for Applied Ergonomics journal
2012 – present           Ad Hoc Reviewer for Ergonomics journal
2011 – 2013                Reviewer for the US Academy of Management Annual Meeting
2009 – 2013                Member of Division of Occupational Psychology Going Green Working Group
2013                            Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Corporate Citizenship
2012                            Ad hoc reviewer for Human Relations Journal
2010                            Ad hoc reviewer for the journal Global Environmental Change

Teaching

Teaching
In 2014 Matthew was nominated for a University of Leeds Partnership award, which recognises outstanding teaching, by students on his Corporate Responsibility module.

Teaching Responsibilities:
Module leader for LUBS2970 Corporate Social Responsibility.
Module leader for LUBS5389M Research Design and Analysis.
Module leader for LUBS5384M Design of Complex Human-Technical Systems.
Module leader for LUBS5385M Systems Thinking and Consulting Practice.
MSc dissertation supervisor.
BA dissertation supervisor.
Undergraduate Work Placement Tutor.
Member University of Leeds Graduate Board
Management Division Plagiarism Academic Representative
Progamme Director MSc Organizational Psychology and MSc Business Psychology (2013 – 14)

 Lecture topics:

  • Socio-Technical Systems Design.
  • Design of the Physical Work Environment.
  • Technology Led Change.
  • Systems Approach to Environmental Sustainability.
  • Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Sustainable Development.
  • Business and Poverty.
  • Promoting Pro-environmental Behaviour.
  • Impact and Future of Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Research Process and Philosophy.
  • Introduction to SPSS and data analysis.
  • ANOVA/MANOVA.
  • AN(C)OVA/MAN(C)OVA.
  • Multiple Regression.
  • Mediation and Moderation Analysis.
  • Quasi-Experimental Design.
  • Focus Groups and Ethnography.
  • Observation.

External teaching:
2013                     Delivered a postgraduate module “A Socio-Technical Approach to Environmental Behaviour and Design” at the University of Fortaleza.
2008 – 2012        Guest Lecturer at University of Sheffield Management School.

Publications

Please contact Matthew if you require copies of any of his publications.

Journal Articles

Young, C.W., Davis, M.C., McNeill, I.M., Malhotra, B., Russell, S., Unsworth, K., & Clegg, C.W. (2014). Changing Behaviour: Successful Environmental Programmes in the Workplace. Business Strategy and the Environment. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bse.1836

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., Jayewardene, D., & Clegg, C. W. (2014). Advancing socio-technical systems thinking: A call for bravery. Applied Ergonomics, 45(2, part A), 171-180. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.02.009

Davis, M. C., & Challenger, R. (2009). Climate change – Warming to the task. The Psychologist, 22, 112-114.

Book Chapters
Davis, M. C., & Coan, P. (2015, In Press). Organizational Change. In Barling, J. & Robertson, J. (Eds.) The Psychology of Green Organizations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Davis, M. C., & Challenger, R. (2014, In press). Environmentally sustainable work behaviors. In P. C. Flood & Y. Freeney (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management: Organizational Behavior (3rd ed., Vol. 11).

Daniels, K., Le Blanc, P., & Davis, M. (2014). The models that made job design. In Peeters, M., de Jonge J., & Taris, T. (Eds.), An Introduction into Work Psychology (pp. 63-88). Chichester, UK, Wiley.

Davis, M. C., Leach, D., & Clegg, C. (2011) The Physical Environment of the Office: Contemporary and Emerging Issues. In Hodgkinson, G. P. & Ford, J. K. (Eds.) International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Vol. 26, pp. 193 - 235). Chichester, UK, Wiley.

Invited Presentations

Davis, M. C. (2013). Promoting pro-environmental behaviour. Paper presented at ‘Sustainability and innovation in organizational behaviour – Applied aspects” industrial forum, organized by the Ceará Federation of Industries 27th August 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil.

Davis, M. C. (2013). A systems approach to promoting pro-environmental behaviour. Paper presented at ‘Sustainability and innovation in organizational behaviour” forum, organized by the University of Fortaleza, 24th August 2013, Fortaleza, Brazil.

Davis, M. C. (2012). Greening organizations: How socio-technical design might help. Paper presented at the ‘Broadening horizons: Current applications of sociotechnical perspectives and future directions’ event, organized by the British Computing Society’s Sociotechnical Group, 20th November 2012, London, UK.

Practitioner Publications
Davis, M.C. (2013). Rewards, recognition and the employee’s mind. Lean Management Journal, 9(3), 20-22.

Challenger, R., Clegg, C.W., Davis, M.C., McGourlay, J., & Ridgway, K. (2010). Designing and managing a “factory of the future”. The Arup Journal, 1, 9.

Challenger, R., Clegg, C.W., Davis, M.C., & Jofeh, C. (2010). Understanding and promoting “green behaviour” in the use of existing buildings. The Arup Journal, 1, 19.

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations
Davis, M. C., & Coan, P. (2014). Applying Organizational Change Theory to Promoting Pro-Environmental Behavior. Paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Davis, M.C., Russell, S.V. & Galvan, J.J. (2013). Driving Green: Examining Pro-Environmental Interventions in the Auto Manufacturing Industry. Paper presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Davis, M.C., & Galvan, J.J. (2013). Driving green behavior: Goal-setting and feedback as predictors of pro-environmental behavior and performance in an organizational environmental initiative at an auto manufacturing plant. Paper presented at the 10th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Perth, Australia.

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., & Clegg, C.W. (2012). A socio-technical approach to sustainable intervention design. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Davis, M. C. (2011). A systems approach to promoting pro-environmental work behaviours. Paper presented at the 15th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Davis, M. C., Leach, D. J., & Clegg, C. W. (2010). The Physical Environment: An Evolving Topic. Paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Davis, M. C. (2010). Integration: The Route to Sustainable Behavior? Paper presented at the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. 

Davis, M. C., & Challenger, R. (2009). Promoting pro-environmental behavior in the workplace: Reframing the green issue. Paper presented at the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., & Clegg, C. W. (2009). Climate change: A change in mindset? A discussion of the potential for organisational psychologists to help green people’s behaviours at work. Paper presented at the 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago De Compestela, Spain.

Davis. M. C., Challenger, R., & Clegg, C. W. (2009). Can Occupational Psychology Help Save the Planet?  A fresh look at being “green” at work. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, Blackpool, UK.

Ridgway, K., Cerulli, C., Davis, M., Challenger, R., Wiseall, S., Hill, P., Hollis, K., & Clegg, C. (2008). Designing the factory of the future. Paper presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFEI), Las Vegas, Nevada.

Davis, M, & Griffin, M.  (2008).  Mad cows and angry farmers (All in a day's work?): An examination of a stress process model in an animal welfare organisation. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Postgraduate Occupational Psychology Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

Academic Symposia, Topical Sessions and Workshops
Davis, M.C. (2014). Promoting Pro-environmental Behavior in Organizations. Symposium organized for the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Leung, O., Perry, J.S., Janicki, S.B., Shuffler, M.L., Davis, M.C., Unsworth, K.L. (2014). Teaching Students to Work In Virtual Teams: Lessons Learned from Three Virtual Team Projects. Topical Session organized for the 2014 Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Participant in Clarkson, G. (2014). The Power of Language in Cognition Scholarship. Professional Development Workshop at the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Davis, M.C., Coan, P. Russell, S.V. (2014). Rising to the challenge: Applying psychological knowledge and expertise to promote workplace pro-environmental (green) behaviour. Workshop organized for the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Conference, Brighton, UK.

Russell, S.V. & Davis, M.C. (2013). Joining the dots: Developing a systems approach to workplace proenvironmental behavior interventions. Professional Development Workshop organized for the 2013 Academy of Management Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., Russell, S. V., & Unsworth, K. L. (2012). Space to think: Promoting workplace sustainability by making use of the physical environment. Professional Development Workshop organized for the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Davis, M. C., Challenger, R., & Russell, S. V. (2012). Green Pursuits: Design of workplace environmental sustainability interventions. Symposium organized for the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.

Davis, M. C. (2010). Space that Works: New Directions and Opportunities for Research into Physical Workspace. Symposium organized for the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Davis, M. C., & Russell, S. V. (2010). Green Shoots: New Directions and Opportunities for Workplace Pro-Environmental Behavior Research. Symposium organized by the authors for the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Challenger, R., Davis, M. C., & Hughes, H. P. N. (2009). Putting the ‘Behavior’ back into Green Behavior: Encouraging Pro-Environmental Actions in the Workplace. All-Academy Theme Symposium organized by the authors for the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.