Mendoza School of Business

Matt Bloom

Research Professor Emeritus
Management & Organization
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Awards

Matt Bloom is the Principle Investigator of the Wellbeing at Work Program ( in which he and his team studying flourishing among the helping and caring professions. Matt has received almost $10 million in grant funding to support his research. Matt led an interdisciplinary team of ten researchers and staff who worked together to learn how to sustain helping and care-giving professionals in their work. The team used large-scale surveys, narrative interviews, and daily life studies to explore wellbeing.

Matt shifted out of his tenured position so he could focus on turning insights from the the large and growing research on wellbeing into resources and tools that can support wellbeing. He is co-founder of Ritual (, a mobile and web app that provides science-based wellbeing practices.

Failing to follow the good advice of his parents, Matt has had a circuitous career. Before becoming a professor, Matt worked as a paramedic, as an orderly in a psychiatric hospital, as a consultant for Arthur Young and a financial advisor for Shearson Lehman Brothers.

BS, Baker University
MA, University of Kansas
Ph D, Cornell University

Areas of Expertise
Wellbeing at work
Innovation and design thinking

"Work as a calling: integrating personal and professional identities", (With Amy Colbert), Administrative Science Quarterly, 66, 2021

"Overcoming resistance to change and enhancing creative performance", (With J. Crant, Alice ), Journal of Management, in press, 2014

"Creative context, intrinsic motivation, and creative performance", (With J. Crant, ALice Hone), Journal of Management, 40, 2014

"An integration and extension of intrinsic motivation theories: The role of core affect", Research in Personnel and Human Resource ManagementAn integration and extension of intrinsic motivation theories: The role of core affect, 30

"Investor Activism, Managerial Responsiveness, and Corporate Social Performance", (With Parthiban David, Amy Hillman), Strategic Management Journal, 2007 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"The ethics of compensation systems", Journal of Business Ethics , 52, 2004

"Managing the Chaos of Global Pay Systems", (With G. Milkovich), International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2003

"The Relationships Among Organizational Context, Pay Dispersion and Managerial Turnover", (With John Michel), Academy of Management Journal, 45, 2002

"A SHRM perspective on International Compensation and Rewards", (With G. Milkovich), Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, 1999

"The Art and Context and the Deal: A Balanced View of Executive Incentives", Compensation and Benefits Review, 1999

"The New Deal: Understanding Total Compensation in the Employment Relationship", Compensation and Benefits Review, 1999

"The Performance Effects of Pay Dispersion on Individuals and Organizations", Academy of Management Journal, 1999

"Using random rather than fixed effects models in meta-analysis: Implications for situational specificity and validity generalization", (With M. Wells), Personnel Psychology, 1996

"The joys and paradoxes of vocation in middle adulthood", Calling all years good: Vocation across the lifespan, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017

"Are the poor happier", The preferential option for the poor beyond theology: An interdisciplinary reader

"A century of compensation research", In Cary Copper & Julian Barling (eds), Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Sage Publications, 2009 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Masters of Non-Profit Admin Outstanding Teacher Award", Mendoza College of Business, 2011

"MBA Outstanding Teacher Award", Mendoza College of Business, 2011

"MBA Outstanding Teacher Award", Mendoza College of Business, 2009

"BP Amoco Undergraduate Teaching Award", BP Amoco, 2008