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Bret Sanner
Email: bretsanner@go.wustl.edu

Bret Sanner

Organizational Behavior
Ph.D. Organizational Behavior 2016 (expected), Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
MSBA Organizational Behavior 2014, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude Economics, Concentration in Finance 2005, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Research interests:
Power and status; team learning and adaptation
Papers:
  • "External networks and intrateam influence." with Sanner, B., Bunderson, J. S., Van der Vegt, G. S. & Leenders, R., working paper
  • "Who networks outside of their team and why it matters." in To be presented at the Academy of Management Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Bunderson, J. S., Van der Vegt, G. S. & Leenders, R., 2014
  • "When feeling safe isnt enough: Restoring motivation to models of safety and learning in teams." in Under 2nd round review at Organizational Psychology Review, Bunderson, J. S, 2014
  • "Moving forward by looking backward: A quantitative review and theoretical reintegration of psychological safety, learning and performance." Bunderson, J.S., 2013, Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL
  • "Middle status conformity in teams: The role of status threat." in Presented at the InGroup Conference, Atlanta, GA, Bechara, J.,Oosterhof, A., Bunderson, J. S., & Van Der Vegt, G. S., 2013
  • "Psychological safety, learning, and performance: A comparison of direct and contingent effects." in Presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL., Bunderson, J. S., 2013
  • "When does safety promote learning and performance?: Moderators, mediators, and the motivation to learn." Bunderson, J.S., 2012, Initial findings presented in Academy of Management Symposium on Voice, Boston, MA
  • "Middle status conformity in teams: the role of status threat." Bechara, J.,Oosterhof, A., Bunderson, J.S., & Van Der Vegt, G.S., InGroup Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • "How teams make better decisions under duress," dissertation
  • "When does safety promote learning and performance? Moderators, mediators, and the motivation to learn." in Initial findings presented at Academy of Management Symposium on Voice, Boston, MA, Bunderson, J. S. 2012.
Academic/professional activities:
Ad-hoc reviewer Academy of management conference
Ad-hoc reviewer Group & Organization Management
Instructor of Economics and Organizational Management Agnes Scott College (2014): Teach two sections of thirty undergraduate sophomores and juniors the fundamentals of organizational behavior and strategy through a semester-long team project and classroom discussion.
Manager of New Products and Innovation, Blackstone/ Travelport (2010 - 2011): Led exploratory teams. Worked closely with senior management including the CEO. Helped build the product strategy and innovation department.
Turn-Around Expert McMaster-Carr (2007 - 2010): Managed and led a variety of departments consisting of 8 to 50 people. Collaborated with senior management to solve company-wide problems. Consistently received best results among peers while improving morale.
Awards/honors:
Moog Scholar Award, Olin Business School, An endowment given to PhD students for showing exceptional progress in research., (2012 - 2013)
Doctoral Fellowship, Olin Business School, (2011 - 2015)
Personal interests:
LSU football, brewing beer, traveling