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Orlando Richard

Earl W. Stafford Endowed Professor in Organizational Studies



Post-Doctorate in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, University of Kentucky, 1997
MBA, Emphasis in General Management, Grambling State University, 1993
B.S. in Business Administration; Focus in Finance, Louisiana Tech University, 1991

Academic Appointments

Dean’s Research Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2020-Present
Full Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, 2020
Associate Professor: Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2005-2020
Assistant Professor of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2000-2005
Assistant Professor of Management, Louisiana Tech University, 1997-2000

Research Interests

Race in organizations
Diversity and inclusion practices
Organizational justice
Strategic human resource management
Diversity climates

Teaching Interests

  • Organizational behavior
  • Human resource management

Selected Publications

Richard, Orlando C., Triana, M., & Li, M. 2021. The effects of racial diversity congruence between upper management and lower management on firm productivity. Academy of Management Journal, 64(9): 1355-1382.

Triana, M., Gu, P., Chapa, O., Richard, Orlando C., & Colella, A. 2021. Sixty years of discrimination and diversity research in human resource management: A review with suggestions for future research directions. Human Resource Management, Volume 60(1): 145-204.

Richard, Orlando C., Boncoeur, O. (equal 1st author), Chen, H., & Ford, D. 2020. Supervisor abuse effects on subordinate turnover intensions and deviant behavior: The role of power distance orientation and perceived HR climate. Journal of Business Ethics, 164: 549–563.

Chen, H., Richard, Orlando C., Boncoeur, O., & Ford, D. 2020. Work engagement, emotional exhaustion, and counterproductive work behavior. Journal of Business Research, Volume 114, June 2020, Pages 30-41.

Richard, Orlando C., Avery, D., Luksyte, A., Boncoeur, O., & Spitzmueller, C. 2019. Improving organizational newcomers’ creative job performance through creative process engagement: The moderating role of a synergy diversity climate. Personnel Psychology, Fall issue 72(3): 421-444.

Richard, Orlando C., Wu, J., Markoczy, L., & Chung, Y. 2019. Top management team demographic-faultline strength and strategic change: What role does environmental dynamism play? Strategic Management Journal, 40(6): 987-1009.