Amy Wrzesniewski

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Professor Wrzesniewski's research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.

Education

  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • MA, University of Michigan
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Courses

Managing Groups & Teams
MGT 401
Careers
MGT 407

Publications

Selected Articles

Being valued and devalued at work: A social valuing perspective
J.E. Dutton, G. Debebe & A. Wrzesniewski
Qualitative Organizational Research
2014
Job crafting and cultivating positive meaning and identity in work
A. Wrzesniewski, N. LoBuglio, J. E. Dutton & J. M. Berg
Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology
2013
How work shapes well-being
B. Caza & A. Wrzesniewski
Oxford Handbook of Happiness
2012
Callings
A. Wrzesniewski
Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship
2012
T. G. Okimoto and A. Wrzesniewski
European Journal of Social Psychology
2012

Selected Working Papers

If I could turn back time: Occupational regret and its consequences for work and life
A. Wrzesniewski, J. Tosti & J. Landman
Remoteness as a resource: The impact of virtual work on job crafting
A. Wrzesniewski, C. A. Bartel & B. Wiesenfeld
Caring in constrained contexts
A. Wrzesniewski, J. E. Dutton & G. Debebe
Better to give and to compete? Prosocial and competitive motives as interactive predictors of citizenship behaviors
M. T. Cardador & A. Wrzesniewski
Getting what you want and wanting what you get? The impact of prospective plans and past employment on job search outcomes
C. Tschopp & A. Wrzesniewski