Philip Podsakoff

Warrington marketing professor receives award for distinguished scientific contributions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Philip M. Podsakoff, Hyatt and Cici Brown Chair in Business in the Department of Marketing at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He will be recognized at the 2019 SIOP Annual Meeting in April in Washington D.C.

The Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award is “given to the individual who has made the most distinguished empirical and/or theoretical scientific contributions to the field of I-O psychology.”

“Being recognized by peers that you respect is the highest honor a scholar can receive,” Dr. Podsakoff said. He said he is also proud of the fact that he is the first faculty member from the University of Florida to receive the award, and one of only 43 scholars who have received it since its inception in 1983.

SIOP’s mission is “to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of industrial-organizational psychology.” One of SIOP’s main goals is to identify opportunities for expanding and developing the science and practice of industrial-organizational psychology. It has its roots in Division 14 of the American Psychological Association, which was founded in 1946.

Dr. Podsakoff was formerly the John F. Mee Chair of Business at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business before he joined the Warrington faculty five years ago. He teaches MBA courses in organizational behavior and leadership, and doctoral courses in research methods. He has published in a wide variety of academic journals in the fields of management, marketing, psychology, and management information systems. His primary research interests are in the areas of leadership effectiveness, substitutes for leadership, the antecedents and consequences of organizational citizenship behaviors, and organizational research methodologies. He is the co-author of two books and several chapters on the topic of organizational citizenship behaviors, and he has published 80 journal articles. His research has been cited over 39,500 times in the Web of Science, and over 98,000 times in Google Scholar.

Dr. Podsakoff has served on a number of editorial review boards, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and The Leadership Quarterly. In addition to being the recipient of the Academy of Management’s Research Methods Distinguished Career Award in 2013, he is particularly proud of the fact that he has also received over two dozen teaching effectiveness awards during his career.