Kristina Diekmann

Kristina Diekmann

David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics, Professor of Management

Department of Management

Faculty, Staff, Tenure Track

Dr. Kristina ‘Tina’ Diekmann is Chair of the Department of Management, Professor of Management and David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics at The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.

Prior to joining the faculty at the U, she was an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame. She received an A.B. degree in psychology from Harvard College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational behavior from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to graduate school, she worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in New York City.

Dr. Diekmann’s research investigates how individuals behave in organizations, with a focus on fairness and ethics, negotiation, social perception and impression management. She is interested in understanding the numerous errors in judgment individuals systematically make and how these errors result in negative outcomes. In particular, she is interested in the misperceptions individuals have of others and how these misperceptions lead to self-defeating behaviors.

She has published articles in numerous refereed journals, such as, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, and others.

At The University of Utah, Dr. Diekmann teaches several MBA and executive MBA classes on negotiation, teams, and organizational behavior. She has also taught numerous executive seminars on negotiation and teams at the U, University of Notre Dame and Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University, 1994

Master of Science, Organizational Behavior, Northwestern University, 1992

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Harvard College, 1987

Research Summary

Dr. Diekmann’s research investigates how individuals behave in organizations, with a focus on fairness and ethics, negotiation, decision making, social perception, and impression management. She is interested in understanding the numerous errors in judgment individuals systematically make and how these errors result in negative outcomes. In particular, she is interested in the misperceptions individuals have of others and how these misperceptions lead to self-defeating behaviors.

Teaching Experience

MGT 6050 – Team Foundations
MGT 6500 – Managerial Negotiation
MGT 7910 – Grad Special Study-Ph.D.
MGT 7970 – Thesis Research-Ph.D.
MGT 7980 – Faculty Consultation
MGT 7990 – Cont Reg-Ph D

Teaching Interest

MGT 6050 – Team Foundations (MBA Core)
MGT 6500 – Negotiations (MBA Elective)
MGT 7810 – Ph.D. Seminar on Negotiations

Publications

Diekmann, K.A., Soderberg, A.T. & Tenbrunsel, A.E. (2013). Fairness and ethics in bargaining and negotiation.. Handbook of research in negotiation. Discipline based – other, Published, 06/2013.

Diekmann, K.A., Sillito Walker, S.D., Galinsky, A.D. & Tenbrunsel, A.E. (2013). Double-victimization in the workplace: Why observers condemn passive victims of sexual harassment. Organization Science. Vol. 24. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 03/2013.

Desai, S.D., Sondak, H. & Diekmann, K.A. (2011). When fairness neither satisfies nor motivates: The role of risk aversion and uncertainty reduction in attenuating and reversing the fair process effect. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Vol. 116, 32-45. Discipline based – refereed, Accepted, 06/2011.

Tenbrunsel, A.E., & Diekmann, K.A., Wade-Benzoni, K., & Bazerman, M.H. (2010) The ethical mirage: A temporal explanation as to why we aren’t as ethical as we think we are. Research in Organizational Behavior. 30. Published, 08/2010.

Brockner, J., Wiesenfeld, B.M. & Diekmann, K.A. (2009). Towards a “fairer” conception of process fairness: How, when and why more may not always be better than less. Academy of Management Annals. Vol. 3, 139-172. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 06/2009.

Diekmann, K.(2008). “She did what? There is no way I would do that!” The potential interpersonal harm caused by mispredicting one’s behavior. Journal of Business Ethics. 80, 5-11. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 2008.

Tenbrunsel, A.E., & Diekmann, K.A. (2007) When you’re tempted to deceive. Negotiation. 10, 9-11. Discipline based – other, Published, 07/2007.

Diekmann, K., & Sondak, H., Barsness, Z.I. (2007). Does fairness matter more to some than to others? The moderating effect of workplace status on the relationship between procedural fairness and job satisfaction. Social Justice Research. 20, 161-180. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 2007.

Diekmann, K., & Galinsky, A.D. (2006). Overconfident, underprepared: Why you may not be ready to negotiate. Negotiation. 9, 6-9. Practice – other, Published, 10/2006.

Diekmann, K., & Tenbrunsel, A.E. (2006). Break through the tough talk. Negotiation. 9, 4-6. Practice – other, Published, 07/2006.

Barsness, Z.I., & Diekmann, K.A., Seidel, M.L. (2005) Motivation and opportunity: The role of remote work, demographic dissimilarity, and social network centrality in impression management.. Academy of Management Journal. 48, 401-419. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 06/2005.

Diekmann, K., & Barsness, Z.I., Sondak, H. (2004). Uncertainty, fairness perceptions, and job satisfaction: A field study. Social Justice Research. 17, 237-255. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 2004.

Diekmann, K.(2004). Book review of “Negotiations and Change: From the Workplace to Society. (pp. 318-321). Administrative Science Quarterly. Discipline based – other, Published, 2004.

Davis, G.F., & Diekmann, K.A., Tinsley, C.H. (2004) The decline and fall of the conglomerate firm in the 1980s: The deinstitutionalization of an organizational form. The new economic sociology: A reader. Discipline based – other, Published, 01/2004.

Diekmann, K., & Tenbrunsel, A.E., Galinsky, A.D. (2003). From self-prediction to self-defeat: Behavioral forecasting, self-fulfilling prophecies, and the effect of competitive expectations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 85, 672-683. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 2003.

Kim, P.H., & Diekmann, K.A., Tenbrunsel, A.E. (2003) Flattery may get you somewhere: The strategic implications of providing positive versus negative feedback about ability versus ethicality in negotiation.

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 90, 225-243. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 03/2003.

Tenbrunsel, A.E., & Diekmann, K.A. (2002) Job decision inconsistencies involving social comparison information: The role of dominating alternatives.. Journal of Applied Psychology. 87, 1149-1158. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 12/2002.

Diekmann, K., & Tenbrunsel, A.E., Bazerman, M.H. (1999). Escalation and negotiation: Two themes in the work of Jeffrey Z. Rubin. Negotiation eclectics: Essays in memory of Jeffrey Z. Rubin. Discipline based – other, Published, 1999.

Diekmann, K., & Samuels, S.M., Ross, L., Bazerman, M.H. (1997). Self-interest and fairness in problems of resource allocation: Allocators versus recipients.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 72, 1061-1074. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 1997.

Diekmann, K.(1997). “Implicit justifications” and self-serving group allocations. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 18, 3-16. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 1997.

Diekmann, K., & Tenbrunsel, A.E., Bazerman, M.H. (1997). Fairness, justification, and dispute resolution.. Workplace dispute resolution: Directions for the Twenty-First Century. Discipline based – other, Published, 1997.

Diekmann, K., & Tenbrunsel, A.E., Shah, P.P., Schroth, H.A., Bazerman, M.H. (1996). The descriptive and prescriptive use of previous purchase price in negotiations.. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 66, 179-191. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 1996.

Bazerman, M.H., & Scroth, H.A., Shah, P.P, Diekmann, K.A., Tenbrunsel, A.E. (1994) The inconsistent role of comparison others and procedural justice in reactions to hypothetical job descriptions: Implications for job acceptance decisions.. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 60, 326-352. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 12/1994.

Rutte, C., & Diekmann, K.A., Polzer, J.T., Crosby, F.J., Messick, D.M. (1994) Organization of information and the detection of gender discrimination. Psychological Science. 5, 226-231. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 07/1994.

Davis, G.F., & Diekmann, K.A., Tinsley, C. (1994) The decline and fall of the conglomerate firm in the 1980s: A study in the de-institutionalization of an organizational form. American Sociological Review. 59, 547-570. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 01/1994.

Polzer, J.T., & Diekmann, K.A., Neale, M.A. (1992) Book review of W.E. Agor’s “Intuition in organizations: Leading and managing productively”. Journal of Organizational Behavior. 13, 531-536. Discipline based – other, Published, 01/1992.

Tolman, A.E., & Diekmann, K.A.., McCartney, K. (1989) Social connectedness and mothering: Effects of maternal employment and maternal absence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 56, 942-949. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 06/1989.

Presentations

Vadera, A.K., & Tenbrunsel, A.E., Diekmann, K.A. (2014) Why the whistle often remains silent: The role of ethical infrastructure, construal level, and planned behavior on whistle-blowing (Academy of Management). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2014.

Rees, M.R., & Tenbrunsel, A.E., Diekmann, K.A. (2014) The effects of construal on decision frame and unethical behavior (Academy of Management). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2014.

Rees, M.R., & Tenbrunsel, A.E., Diekmann, K.A. (2014) When two wrongs make a right: Covering up our unfair mistakes with unethical behavior (International Social Justice Research). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2014.

Diekmann, K.A., & Soderberg, A.T. & Tenbrunsel, A.E. (2012) Fairness and ethics in bargaining and negotiation (Handbook of research in negotiation conference, Kellogg). Conference Paper, Presented, 09/2012.

Vadera, A.K, & Tenbrunsel, A.E. & Diekmann, K.A. (2012) Investigation of how ethical infrastructure facilitates whistle-blowing intentions and behaviors (Academy of Management). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2012.

Rockmann, K.W., & Barsness, Z.I. (2011) Should I go into the office? How remote (vs. onsite) team mebers can uniquely build trust through face-to-face contact (International Association for Conflict Management). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2011.

Diekmann, K., & Tenbrunsel, A.E, Galinsky, A.D. (2002). Deceiving ourselves: The effect of competitive expectations on negotiators’ predictions and outcomes. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Conference Paper, Other, 2002.

Diekmann, K.(1995). The role of “implicit justifications” in legitimizing and justifying self-serving group allocations. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Conference Paper, Other, 1995.

Honors & Awards

David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics, 04/01/2013

Bill Daniels Professor of Business Ethics, 08/2010

David Eccles Faculty Scholar, 2009

Doctoral Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, 2007

Brady Superior Teaching Award, David Eccles School of Business, 2005

David Eccles Faculty Fellow. David Eccles School of Business, 2005

Best Paper Award. Academy of Management, Conflict Management division, 2002

Best Paper based on a Dissertation. Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior division, 1995

Best Dissertation on Small Groups (2nd place winner). American Psychological Association, Group Psychology division, 1995

Best Dissertation Proposal (2nd place winner). TIMS College of Organization, 1993

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