Lynne Vincent

Associate Professor of Management
Vincent earned her B.S. in industrial and labor relations and her M.S. and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Cornell University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate management classes at Whitman.
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Cornell University
Vincent's research examines the moral and social implications of creativity. In contrast to the status quo view of creativity as inherently positive, she investigates the potential dark side and the unexpected consequences of creativity. Her research reveals that creativity and the perception of creativity influences decisions to engage in dishonest behaviors, how people handle negative experiences and even how people judge others. These processes affect how organizations encourage creativity, how organizations design jobs and how hiring decisions are made. Her research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General and Psychological Science.


  • A company by any other name: The organizational implications of virtue-washing

    Riley, B., Moss, T., Williams, T.


  • Shifting focus: The influence of affective diversity on team creativity

    2020 156,24-37, Emich, K.

  • Creativity in Unethical Behavior Attenuates Condemnation and Breeds Social Contagion When Transgressions Seem to Create Little Harm

    2017 Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,139,106-126, Wiltermuth, S., Gino, F.

  • The promises and pitfalls of creativity

    2017 Armed Forces Comptroller,62,4,28-31,

  • Creative, Rare, Entitled, and Dishonest: How Commonality of Creativity in One's Group Decreases an Individual's Entitlement and Dishonesty

    2016 Academy of Management Journal,59,1451-1473, Kouchaki, M.

  • Deserve and diverge: Feeling entitled makes people more creative

    2015 Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,56,242-248, Zitek, E.

  • The consequences of creative work: How a creative outlet lifts the physical burden of secrecy

    2015 Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,59,32-39, Goncalo, J., Krause, V.

  • Outside advantage: Social rejection can fuel creativity

    2013 Journal of Experimental Psychology- General,142,3,605-611, Kim, S., Goncalo, J.

  • Stretching the moral gray zone: Positive affect, moral disengagement and dishonesty

    2013 Psychological Science,24,4,595-599, Emich, K., Goncalo, J.

  • Better to Give Help than to Receive or Seek Help? Examining the Social Dynamics of Maintaining a Reputation for Creativity

    Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,167,144-156, Carnevale, J., Huang, L., Farmer, S., Wang, L.

  • An integrative revew of the practices and processes of high reliability organizaing:Taking stock and looking forward

    Vogus, T., Rerup, C., Sutcliffe, K.

  • May 01, 2020

    Guttag Research Award

    Whitman School of Management
  • Jan 01, 2018

    Dean's Citation for Research

    Whitman School of Management
  • Jan 01, 2013

    Excellence in Ethics: Dissertation Proposal Competition

    University of Notre Dame
  • Jan 01, 2012

    Best Paper

    Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2012

    Outstanding Reviewer Award

    Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2012

    Cornell Ideas Scholar

    Cornell University
  • Amazon's victory against a union drive in Alabama proved workers want better workplaces, but America's labor laws are too broken to help them get that, experts say

    April 10, 2021 Business Insider
  • The winners and losers of Amazon’s warehouse union vote

    April 09, 2021 Washington Post
  • Amazon Union Vote In Alabama Could Catch Attention of Syracuse Workers

    March 17, 2021 WAER
  • Black Lives Matter backs Amazon union push in Alabama

    March 12, 2021 AP
  • The Perks of Being a Weirdo

    April 01, 2020 Atlantic
  • How to deal with the problem of needing another offer to get a raise

    December 05, 2019 Fast Company
  • Break the law — with some style — and you may get away with it, for a while

    June 30, 2017 USC News
  • See yourself as a creative type? Then you're probably a LIAR: People who think their talent is rare develop sense of entitlement

    November 03, 2015 Daily Mail
  • Does creativity breed entitlement?

    November 02, 2015 Kellogg Insight
  • Why creative people are the worst

    October 31, 2015 Pacific Standard
  • Creativity can make you a better liar

    September 28, 2015 Economic Times
  • Entitlement and deceit: The cost of creativity

    September 23, 2015 Business News Daily