Matt Bloom

Associate Professor

Matt  Bloom

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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 over $6.2 million in grant funding to support his research. He leads an interdisciplinary team of ten researchers and staff who work together to learn how to sustain helping and care-giving professionals in their work. The team uses large-scale surveys, narrative interviews, and daily life studies to explore wellbeing. The team is also actively engaged in translational research--working with partner organizations to turn research insights into practice. 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.

Areas of Expertise

Wellbeing at work

Innovation and design thinking


BS, Baker University

MA, University of Kansas

Ph D, Cornell University


"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, Matt Bloom, Amy Hillman), to appear in Strategic Management Journal, 2007.

"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.


"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, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2009