Christopher O.L.H. Porter is a professor of management and Kelley Venture fellow with the IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He also serves as an adjunct professor of psychology. His primary research interests concern interactions at work, particularly the exchange between leaders and followers in dyadic and team-based work structures and among team members in team-based work structures. Both types of structures provide complex social situations in which resources are negotiated and exchanged with potentially positive and negative results for those involved.
Much of Porter’s research has focused on exchanges in teams, examining how composition and situational factors influence how members work together and the effectiveness of their teamwork. Some of his research focuses on exchanges between leaders and followers, their perceptions of each other and their perceptions of other’s exchanges and other organizational phenomena in which they are jointly privy.
He is an associate editor at Journal of Management and at Africa Journal of Management. He previously taught at Texas A&M University and Michigan State University. Porter received his Ph.D. in business administration from Michigan State University, his master’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and his undergraduate degree in psychology from Morehouse College.
Areas of Expertise
Dyadic and team leadership, interpersonal workplace relations and perceptions, teamwork and team composition, and organizational entry/re-entry and exit.