Karen (Etty) Jehn

Professor of Management

Karen (Etty) Jehn joined Melbourne Business School in 2008 as a Professor of Management.

Etty completed her PhD in Organisational Behaviour at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and has since held a number of professorial positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University and Leiden University.

Etty has expertise in the areas of diversity, teamwork and negotiation, and has worked with companies such as AT&T, NASA, Xerox, Federal Express, AGSM, the United States Postal Service and more.

Etty’s research has been published and extensively awarded in renowned journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Review and Academy of Management Journal. Her research has received accolades from the Dean of Melbourne Business School and the University of Melbourne, she was awarded the Redmond Barry Distinguished Professorship in 2016, and became an IACM Fellow in 2021.

Karen A. Jehn - Curriculum Vitae


Most Notable Research

A multimethod examination of the benefits and detriments of intragroup conflict’, Jehn, KA, 1995, Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 256–282. IACM Best Article Award, 1997; AOM Best Article Award, 2000; AOM Most Influential Article Award, 2004.

The effects of conflict asymmetry on work group and individual outcomes’, Jehn, KA, Rispens, S & Thatcher, SMB, 2010, Academy of Management Journal, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 596–616. Best Paper Award 2010 Work and Organizational Psychology Conference; IACM Most Influential Paper Award, 2012.

The faultline activation process and the effects of activated faultlines on coalition formation, conflict, and group outcomes’, Jehn, KA & Bezrukova, Y, 2010, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 112, no. 1, pp. 24–42.

The paradox of intragroup conflict: A meta-analysis’, The paradox of intragroup conflict: A meta-analysis’, De Wit, FRC, Greer, LL & Jehn, KA, 2012, Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 97, no. 2, pp. 360–390. IACM Best Article Award, 2012; JAP Top 5 Articles Award, 2012; CMD Influential Article Award, 2017; AOM CM Most Influential Article Award, 2018.

Feeling misidentified: The consequences of internal identity asymmetries for individuals at work’, Meister, A, Jehn, KA & Thatcher, SMB, 2014, Academy of Management Review, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 488–512. Finalist AMR Best Paper of the Year Award; Deans' Certificate for Research Excellence for 2014, Melbourne Business School.

Handbook of Conflict Management Research, Ayoko, OB, Ashkanasy, NM & Jehn, KA (Eds), 2014, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.