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Dr. Carolyn Youssef

Title: Redding Chair of Business

College: College of Business

Email Address: carolyn.youssef@bellevue.edu

Office Phone: (402)557-7565

Office Location: #938 Lozier Profetional Center

Subject(s): Human Capital, Organizational Behavior, Human resources, Management, International Management

Degrees Awarded: Ph.D. in Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2004, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), American University in Cairo, Egypt, June 2000

Experience: Human Capital, Organizational Behavior, Human resources, Management, International Management; leading researcher, author, speaker and consultant on developing and managing positivity in the workplace

Specialization(s): Human Capital, Organizational Behavior, Human resources, Management, International Management

Publications:

Books

  • Luthans, F., Youssef, C.M., & Avolio, B. (2007). Psychological capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge. New York: Oxford University Press. (Also available in Chinese and as an e-book.)
  • Youssef, C. (2005). International management: Culture, strategy and behavior - Instructor's manual and test bank. Boston: McGraw-Hill/ Irwin.

Articles

  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2012). Positive global leadership. Journal of World Business, in press.
  • Luthans, F., Youssef, C.M., & Rawski, S. (2012). A tale of two paradigms: The impact of psychological capital and reinforcing feedback on problem solving and innovation. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, in press.
  • Youssef, C.M. (2011). Recent events in Egypt and the Middle East: Background, direct observations and a positive analysis. Organizational Dynamics,40, 222-234.
  • Avey, J., Luthans, F. & Youssef, C.M. (2010). The additive value of psychological capital in predicting work attitudes and behaviors. Journal of Management, 36, 430-452.
  • Youssef, C.M. (2008). Is your plate really full? Maybe not! Multitasking can open new doors for higher return on investment in human capital. Innovation @ Work, 2(5).
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2007). Positive organizational behavior in the workplace: The impact of hope, optimism, and resilience. Journal of Management, 33, 774-800.
  • Luthans, F., & Youssef, C.M. (2007). Emerging positive organizational behavior. Journal of Management, 33, 321-349.
  • Youssef, C., & Luthans, F. (2005). Immigrant psychological capital: Contribution to the war for talent and competitive advantage. Singapore Accountant (Re-Print).
  • Luthans, F., & Youssef, C. (2004). Human, social, and now positive psychological capital management: Investing in people for competitive advantage. Organizational Dynamics, 33(2), 143-160.
  • Youssef, C., & Luthans, F. (2003). Immigrant psychological capital: Contribution to the war for talent and competitive advantage. Singapore Nanyang Business Review, 2(2), 1-14

Book Chapters

  • Luthans, F., & Youssef, C.M. (2013). Psychological capital. In A. Bakker (Ed.), Advances in positive organizational psychology. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
  • Youssef, C.M. (2012). Multiculturalism and positive psychology in work environments. In J.T. Pedrotti & L.M. Edwards (Eds.), Perspectives on the intersection of multiculturalism and positive psychology. New York: Springer.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2011). Developing psychological capital in organizations: Cognitive, affective and conative contributions to happiness and wellbeing. In K. Cameron & G. Spreitzer (Eds.), Oxford handbook of happiness. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2011). Psychological capital: Meaning, findings and future directions. In K. Cameron & G.M. Spreitzer (Eds.), Oxford handbook of positive organizational scholarship (pp. 17-27). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2010). Positive psychological capital in the workplace: Where we are and where we need to go. In K. Sheldon, T. Kashdan, & M. Steger (Eds.), Designing positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward (pp. 351-364). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2009). An integrated model of psychological capital in the workplace. In A. Linley, S. Harrington, & N. Garcea (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of positive psychology and work (pp. 277-288). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Luthans, F., & Youssef, C.M. (2009). Positive workplaces. In C. R. Snyder, & S. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology, 2nd edition (pp. 579-588). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2009). Positive organizational behavior. In S. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of positive psychology (pp. 733-736). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2008). Leveraging psychological capital in virtuous organizations: Why and how. In C. Manz, K. Cameron, K. Manz, & R. Marx (Eds.), The Virtuous organization: Insights from some of the world’s leading management thinkers (pp. 141-162). Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishers.
  • Luthans, F., Youssef, C.M., & Avolio, B.J. (2007). Psychological capital: Investing and developing positive organizational behavior. In D. Nelson & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Positive organizational behavior: Accentuating the positive at work (pp. 9-24). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2006). Positivity in the Middle East: Developing hopeful Egyptian organizational leaders. In W. Mobley & E. Weldon (Eds.), Advances in global leadership (Vol. 4) (pp. 283-297). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science/ JAI.
  • Youssef, C.M. (2006). Beyond emotional labour: Positive emotional synchronization. In V.V. Ramani & G.V.S. Sreedhar (Eds.), Emotional labour: An introduction (pp. 88-109). Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press.
  • Youssef, C., & Luthans, F. (2005). Resiliency development of organizations, leaders & employees: Multi-level theory building for sustained performance. In W. Gardner, B. Avolio, & F. Walumbwa (Eds.), Authentic leadership theory and practice: Origins, effects and development (Monographs in leadership and management, Volume 3) (pp. 303-343). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
  • Youssef, C., & Luthans, F. (2005). A positive organizational behavior approach to ethical performance. In R. Giacalone, C. Jurkiewicz, & C. Dunn (Eds.), Positive psychology in business ethics and corporate social responsibility (pp. 1-22). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
  • Luthans, F., Youssef, C., & Luthans, B. (2005). Reinforcement theory. In J. Greenhaus & G. Callanan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of career development (pp. 682-686). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  • Luthans, F., Youssef, C., & Luthans, B. (2004). Behaviorism. In N. Nicholson, P. Audia, & M. Pillutla (Eds.), The Blackwell encyclopedic dictionary of organizational behavior, 2nd edition. London, UK: Blackwell.
  • Youssef, C., & Luthans, F. (2004). Resiliency in leadership. In J. Burns, G. Goethals, & G. Sorenson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of leadership (pp. 1320-1324). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire/ Sage.
  • Youssef, C. (2004). Unique leadership: The case of Mother Teresa. In J. Burns, G. Goethals, & G. Sorenson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of leadership (pp. 1032-1036). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire/ Sage.

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

  • Moss, J.B., Youssef, C.M., Bazigos, M., Levenson, A., & Beresford, B. (2011). Emerging analytics and research on human capital investments and initiatives. Panel Presentation: The Conference Board Human Capital Metrics Conference. New York City, NY.
  • Luthans, F., Harms, P.D., Nelson, S., Youssef, C.M., Luthans, B.C., & Bass, A.E. (2011). Psychological capital: New and future research and application. Symposium Presentation: Midwest Academy of Management. Omaha, NE.
  • Youssef, C. (2011). Evidence-based positivity: Self-development and leadership in turbulent times. Keynote presentation: The Organizational Development Network Conference. Omaha, NE. Speakers included Dianna Whitney, Shawn Quinn, Cy Wakeman, and Jeremie Kubicek.
  • Story, J.S., Youssef, C.M., Luthans, F., Barbuto, J.E., & Bovaird, J. (2011). The contagion effect of global leaders' positive psychological capital on followers. Conference Presentation: National Academy of Management. San Antonio, TX.
  • Badran, M.A., & Youssef, C.M. (2011). West meets Middle-East: Psychological capital and job satisfaction. Conference Presentation: National Academy of Management. San Antonio, TX.
  • Youssef, C.M. (2011). Positive, dynamic, talent-based organizational change. Professional Development Workshop: National Academy of Management. San Antonio, TX. Panelists included Chris Worley, Ronald Fry, Diana Whitney, & Arthur Jue.
  • Luthans, F., Youssef, C.M., Luthans, K, Luthans, B., Avey, J., & Norman, S. (2010). Psychological capital: Overview, current research and future directions. Symposium, Fellows Track: National Decision Sciences Institute. San Diego, CA.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2010). Toward an inductive theory of positivity in the workplace: The role of agency, malleability and sociability. Conference Presentation: National Academy of Management. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Youssef, C.M., Poppler, P.P., Stark, E., Moss, J., & Farner, S. (2010). Return on investment in human, social and psychological capital: The search for yeti. Professional Development Workshop: National Academy of Management. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Panelists included John Boudreau, Gary Latham, Fred Luthans and Wayne Baker.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2003). Developing resilient organizations and leaders. Conference Presentation: National Academy of Management. Seattle, WA.
  • Youssef, C.M. (2003). Length versus breadth of organizational cognitive strategy frames. Cognition in the Rough Workshop Presentation: National Academy of Management. Seattle, WA.
  • Youssef, C.M. (2003). Beyond emotional labor: Positive emotional synchronization. Conference Presentation and Proceedings: Midwest Academy of Management. St. Louis, MO.
  • Youssef, C.M. (2003). Professionalism: An overlooked positive psychological capacity. Conference Presentation and Proceedings: Midwest Academy of Management. St. Louis, MO.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Digman, L. (2003). Business in an environment of terrorism: Strategies, lessons and issues. Conference Presentation & Proceedings: Western Decision Sciences Institute. Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Youssef, C.M., & Luthans, F. (2002) Hope in the Middle East: Implications of the positive OB concept for Egyptian managers. Conference Presentation: National Decision Sciences Institute. San Diego, CA.
  • Iskander, M., & Youssef, C.M. (1999). Human development for the 21st century: Performance appraisal in small and medium size firms. Conference Presentation & Proceedings: American University in Cairo Annual Conference. Cairo, Egypt.
  • Youssef, C.M. (1999). Globalization of human resources in developing countries: Managing workplace conflict in culturally diverse settings. Proceedings: Professional Management Expertise Center Conference. Cairo, Egypt.

Research: My research focus is on the development of measurable human resource strengths and positive psychological capacities that can lead to performance improvement in the workplace, such as self-efficacy, hope, optimism, and resiliency.

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