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Dr. Lisa A. Mainiero

Professor of Management
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  • Mainiero, L. A., Gibson, D. (2017). The Kaleidoscope Career Model Revisited: How Midcareer Men and Women Diverge on Authenticity, Balance, and Challenge. Journal of Career Development, 45(4), 1-17.


    Mainiero, L. A., Jones, K. J., K. (2013). Sexual Harassment Versus Workplace Romance: Social Media Spillover and Textual Harassment in the Workplace. The Academy of Management Perspectives, 27(3), 17-Jan.


    Mainiero, L. A., Jones, K. J. (2013). Workplace Romance 2.0: Developing a Communication Ethics Model to Address Potential Sexual Harassment from Inappropriate Social Media Contacts Between Coworkers. Journal of Business Ethics, 2(114), 367-379.


    Mainiero, L. A., Konrad, A. (2011). Managing Romance in the Office: A Set of Six Cases for Class Discussion. Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, 1-16.


    Forret, M. L., Sullivan, S. E., Mainiero, L. A. (2010). Gender Role Differences in Reactions to Unemployment: Exploring Psychological Mobility and Boundaryless Careers. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 647-666.


    Mainiero, L. A., Sullivan, S., Forret, M., Carraher, S. (2009). Using the Kaleidoscope Career Model to Examine Generational Differences in Work Attitudes. Career Development International, 14(3), 284-302.


    Mainiero, L. A. (2015). Office Romance:  Love Power and Sex in the Workplace (2nd edition ed., pp. 296). New York: Scribner.


    Mainiero, L. A., S. (2006). The Opt-Out Revolt: Why People Are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers. Palo Alto, California: Davies-Black Publishers.


  • Mainiero, Lisa A.  Office Romance. Rawson Associates/Macmillian, 1989.
  • Mainiero, Lisa A.and Sullivan, Sherry E.   "Kaleidoscope Careers:  An Alternate Explanation for the Opt-Out Revolution."  Academy of Management Executive, February, 19.1, (2005), 106-123.
  • Mainiero, Lisa A.. 'Using the Kaleidoscope Career Model to Understand the Changing Patterns of Women’s Careers: Implementing Human Resource Development Programs to Attract and Retain Women." Advances in Developing Human Resources. Ed. Hite, Linda; Johnson, Kim. Sage Publications, (2008), 32-49.
  • Mainiero, Lisa A.; Sullivan, Sherry E.. 'Kaleidoscope Careers: Benchmarking Ideas for Fostering Family-Friendly Workplaces.' Organizational Dynamics, 36.1 (2007): 45-62.
  • Mainiero, Lisa A.; Sullivan, Sherry E.. 'The Changing Nature of Gender Roles, Alpha/Beta Careers and Work-Life Issues: Theory-Driven Implications for Human Resource Management.' Career Development International, 12.3 (2007): 238-263.
  • Mainiero, Lisa A. 'The Ethics of Office Romance."  Gender and Careers in the 21st Century, Ed. Burke, R., Mattis, M., Edward Elgar Press, (2005).
  • Mainiero, Lisa A.  "Getting Anointed for Advancement:  The Case of Executive Women."  Academy of Management Executive, 8(2), (1994), 53-67.
  • Mainiero, Lisa A.  "Breaking the Glass Ceiling:  The Political Seasoning of Powerful Women Executives."  Organizational Dynamics, Spring, (1994), 5-20.
  • Powell, G.N. and Mainiero, Lisa A.  "Crosscurrents in the River of Time:  Conceptualizing the Complexities of Women's Careers."  Journal of Management, Yearly Review, 18(2), (1993), 215-238.
  • Mainiero, Lisa A. "Coping with Powerlessness: The Relationship of Sex and Job Dependency to Empowerment Strategy Usage."  Administrative Science Quarterly, 31(4), (1986),633-653.
  • Mainiero, Lisa A.  "A Review and Analysis of Power Dynamics in Organizational Romances."  Academy of Management Review, 11(4), (1986), 750-762.

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