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Roland Kidwell

Professor of Management

Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.B.A., Radford University
B.S., University of Maryland, College Park


Human Resource Management in New Ventures
Franchising and Family Business
Workplace Deviance and Ethics


New Ventures/Entrepreneurship
Management and Organization
Human Resource Management

Select Publications

Kidwell, Jr., R.E. & C.L. Martin 2005. Managing Organizational Deviance. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Journal Articles

Stevens, C.E., R.E. Kidwell & R.D. Sprague. Forthcoming. Bound by laws or by values? A multi-level and cross-national approach to understanding the protection of minority owners in family firms. Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Cater, J.J. & R.E. Kidwell. 2014. Function, governance, and trust in successor leadership groups in family firms. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5, 217-228.

Cater, J. J., & Kidwell, R. E. 2013. The Woodville Republican: Family firm or community asset? Case Research Journal, 33(2), 21-31.

Cooper, J.T., R.E. Kidwell and K.A. Eddleston.  2013. Boss and parent, employee and child: Work-family roles and deviant behavior in the family firm. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 62(July 2013), 457-471. 

Kidwell, R.E., K.A. Eddleston, J.J. Cater & F.W. Kellermanns. 2013. How one bad family member can undermine a family firm: Preventing the Fredo effect. Business Horizons, 56(1), 5-12.  

Kidwell, R.E.,  F.W. Kellermanns, & K.A. Eddleston. 2012. Harmony, justice, confusion and conflict in the family firm: Implications for ethical climate and the “Fredo effect.” Journal of Business Ethics, 106, 503-517.

Eddleston, K.A. & R.E. Kidwell. 2012. Parent-child relationships: Planting the seeds of deviant behavior in the family firm. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 36(2): 369-386.  

Kidwell, R.E.,  F. Hoy & S. Ibarreche. 2012. “Ethnic” family business or just family business? Human resource practices in the ethnic family firm. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 3, 12-17.   

Valentine, S., L. Godkin, G. Fleischman, R.E. Kidwell & K. Page. 2011. Corporate ethical values and altruism: The mediating role of career satisfaction.  Journal of Business Ethics, 101, 509-523.  

Kidwell, R.E. & A. Nygaard.  2011. A strategic deviance perspective on the franchise form of organizing.  Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Special Issue on New Directions in Franchising Research, 35(3), 467-482.

Valentine, S., L. Godkin, G. Fleischman, & R.E. Kidwell. 2011. Corporate ethical values, group creativity, job satisfaction, and turnover intention: The impact of work context on work response.  Journal of Business Ethics, 98, 353-372.   

Kidwell, R.E.  2010. Loafing in the 21st Century: Enhanced opportunities (and remedies) for withholding job effort in the new workplace. Business Horizons. Special issue on Managing Problem Employees, 53(6), 543-552.     

Castrogiovanni, G.J., & R.E. Kidwell. 2010. Human resource management practices affecting unit managers in franchise networks. Human Resource Management, Special Section on Entrepreneurship and Human Resources in the Global Economy, 49(2), 227-241.

Kidwell, R.E., N. Bennett, & S. Valentine. 2010. The limits of effort in understanding performance: What employees “do” and what might be done about it. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 15(1). 3-20.     

Kidwell, R.E. & R. Sprague. 2009. Electronic surveillance in the global workplace: Laws, ethics, research and practice. New Technology, Work & Employment, 24: 194-208.

Kidwell, R.E. & S. Valentine. 2009. Positive group context, work attitudes, and organizational misbehavior: The case of withholding job effort. Journal of Business Ethics, 86: 15-28.

Thach, L.&  R.E. Kidwell. 2009. HR practices in United States and Australian family wineries: Cultural contrasts and performance impact.  International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 5: 219-240    

Fleishman, G.M., R.E. Kidwell and L.A. Kidwell. 2008. W.O. Carpenter and the California Gold Rush: The making of entrepreneurial opportunities. Journal of Management History, 14: 248-266. Winner of the Journal of Management History Best Paper Award for 2008.

Kidwell, R.E., A. Nygaard, & R. Silkoset. 2007. Antecedents and effects of free riding in the franchisor-franchisee relationship. Journal of Business Venturing, 22: 522-544.

Kidwell, R.E. & A.J. Fish. 2007. High-performance human resource practices in Australian family businesses: Preliminary evidence from the wine industry. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 3: 1-14.  

Kidwell, Jr. R.E. & C. Robie. 2003. Withholding effort: Toward development and validation of a measure. Journal of Business and Psychology, 17: 537-561.  

Kidwell, Jr. R.E., K.M. Mossholder & N. Bennett. 1997. Cohesiveness and organizational citizenship behavior: A multilevel analysis using work groups and individuals. Journal of Management, 23: 775-793.
Kidwell, Jr. R.E. & N. Bennett. 1993. Employee propensity to withhold effort: A conceptual model to intersect three avenues of research. Academy of Management Review, 18: 429-456.

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