Dr. Tammy Beck joined the College of Business in 2014 as Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Managment. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2006) in Organization and Management Studies, an MBA from the University of Houston, and her BBA-Accounting from the University of Texas. Her research interests include topics related to strategic management, interorganizational collaboration, and organizational resilience, and she prefers using qualitative research methods in her study of organizations. Beck’s research has been published in top academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal (where she was awarded the best paper award in 2007), Journal of Management, Organization Science, Leadership Quarterly, and Human Relations. Dr. Beck has previously held management positions in publicly traded firms in roles related to strategic, financial, and tax planning and has more than 17 years of professional experience as a CPA. She became a Gallup© Certified Strengths Coach in 2019.
Dr. Beck is a member in the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Southern Management Association. She also volunteers her time and talent by serving on the Leadership Council at St. Thomas Aquinas - Newman Center in Lincoln, NE.
Arnold, D., Stewart, O.J., and Beck, T. (2020). Financial Penalties Imposed for Illegal Activities on Large Pharmaceutical Firms. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 324(19):1995–1997. https://doi:10.1001/jama.2020.18740.
** Subsequent reply article to a Comment written about the original article above
Arnold, D.G., Beck, T., and Stewart, O.J. Whistleblowing and Misconduct at Large Pharmaceutical Firms—Reply. JAMA. 2021; 325(13):1331–1332. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.0576.
Solansky, S., & Beck, T.E. (forthcoming). Interorganizational Information Sharing: Collaboration during Cybersecurity Threats. Public Administration Quarterly.
Rousseau, M. B., Kellermanns, F., Zellweger, T., & Beck, T. E. (2018). Relationship Conflict, Family Name Congruence, and Socioemotional Wealth in Family Firms. Family Business Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894486518790425.
Beck, T.E., & Solansky, S. (2014). Ability to Face Threats of Cyberterrorism: Factors Associated with Organizational Competence. International Public Management Journal, 17(4): 441-462.
Beck, T.E., & Plowman, D.A. (2014). Temporary, Emergent Interorganizational Collaboration in Unexpected Circumstances: A Study of the Columbia Space Shuttle Response Effort. Organization Science, 25(4): 1234-1252.
Allen, J.A., Beck, T.E., Scott, C.W., & Rogelberg, S.G. (2014). Understanding Workplace Meetings: A Qualitative Taxonomy of Meeting Purposes. Management Research Review, 37(9): 791-814.
Solansky, S., Beck, T.E., & Travis, D. (2014). A Complexity Perspective of a Meta-Organization Team: The Role of Destabilizing and Stabilizing Tensions. Human Relations, 67(8): 1007-1033.
Berka, G., Lopina, E., Justice, L., and Beck T. (Spring 2014). Southern Chair Company: A Case Study in Decision-Making and Strategy for a Small Business. Case Research Journal, 34(2).
Rogelberg, S. G., Justice, L., Braddy, P. W., Paustian-Underdahl, S. C., Heggestad, E., Shanock, L., Baran, B. E., Beck, T., Long, S., Andrew, A., Altman, D.G., Fleenor, J.W. (2013). The Executive Mind: Leader Self-Talk, Effectiveness, and Strain. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28(2).
Lengnick-Hall, C.A., Beck, T.E., & Lengnick-Hall, M.L. (2011). Developing a capacity for organizational resilience through strategic human resource management. Human Resource Management Review, 21(3): 243-255. DOI:10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.07.001.
Beck, T.E. & Plowman, D.A. (2009). Experiencing rare and unusual events richly: The role of middle managers in animating and guiding organizational interpretation. Organization Science, 20(5): 909-924.
Solansky, S., & Beck, T.E. (2009). Enhancing community safety and security through understanding interagency collaboration in cyber-terrorism exercises. Administration and Society, 40(8): 852-875.
Beck, T.E., Lengnick-Hall, C.A, & Lengnick-Hall, M.L. (2008). Solutions out of context: Examining the transfer of business concepts to nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 19(2): 153-171.
Plowman, D.A., Baker, L., Beck, T., Kulkarni, M., Thomas, S., & Travis, D. (2007). Radical change accidentally: The emergence and amplification of small change. Academy of Management Journal, 50(3): 515-543.
** 2007 Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award
Plowman, D.A., Thomas, S., Beck, T., Baker, L., Kulkarni, M., & Travis, D. (2007). The role of leadership in emergent, self-organization. The Leadership Quarterly, 18(4): 341-356.
Lengnick-Hall, C.A. & Beck, T.E. (2005). Adaptive fit versus robust transformation: How organizations respond to environmental change. Journal of Management, 31(5): 738-757.
Zellars, K.L., Justice, L., & Beck, T.E. (2011) “Resilience: New Paths for Building and Sustaining Individual and Organizational Capacity.” In D. Ganster and P.L. Perrewe (Eds.), Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being, Volume 9. Elsevier.
** Lead Chapter
** Chosen Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012
Lengnick-Hall, C.A. & Beck, T. E. (2009) “Resilience capacity and strategic agility: Prerequisites for thriving in a dynamic environment.” In C. Nemeth, E. Hollnagel, & S. Dekker (Eds.). Resilience Engineering Perspectives, Volume 2: Preparation and Restoration. Aldershot UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Service to the Profession
- Session Chair at the Strategic Management Society Conference (2019); Minneapolis, MN. Session: Disruption and Resilience.
- Best Paper Selection Committee (Entrepreneurship/Information Technology/Innovation track) for the 2011 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting
- Reviewer for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting; 2006-2011; 2016
- 2010 Outstanding Reviewer, AOM Annual Meeting, OMT Division.
- 2009 Outstanding Reviewer, AOM Annual Meeting, OMT Division.
- Ad-hoc reviewer
- Journal of Organizational Behavior
- Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
- Organization Research Methods
- Journal of Management
- Nonprofit Management and Leadership
- Organization Science
- The Leadership Quarterly
- Organization Studies
- National Science Foundation
- Business Ethics Quarterly
- R&D Management
Service to the University
Search Committee Chair for the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Enrollment Management – 2020
Collaborative on Sexual Misconduct – 2019-20
Associate Deans Advisory Committee – 2019-20
Strategic Planning Committee; Executive Steering Committee – 2018
Office of Graduate Studies Advisory Council – 2018-20
Search Committee Member for the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management – 2017
Search Committee Member for the Executive Vice Chancellor – 2016
Academic Scheduling and Planning Group; UNL – 2014 – 2017.
Enrollment Management Council; UNL – 2014 – 2017.
University-wide Assessment Committee; UNL – 2014 – 2017; 2019-2020.
Commencement Address (Graduate); UNL 2015 https://youtu.be/HlojxNY1s94
Deans’ Council Working Group on Distance Education; UNL – 2014.
Awards and Grants
2020 Pinnacle Bank Award, UNL College of Business; $3,500.
2013 Summer Research Grant (Childress-Klein Endowment), Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte; $17,500 (with Dr. K. Zellars).
2013 Faculty Research Grant, UNC Charlotte, Resilience Training: Building Resilient Teachers and Resilient Schools; $9,040 (with Drs. K. Zellars and J. Bird).
2012 Summer Research Grant, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte; $17,500 (with Dr. K. Zellars).
2012 Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence
- Zellars, K.L., Justice, L., & Beck, T.E. (2011) “Resilience: New Paths for Building and Sustaining Individual and Organizational Capacity.” In D. Ganster and P.L. Perrewe (Eds.), Research in Occupational Stress and Well-being, Volume 9. Elsevier.
2011 Summer Research Grant, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte; $12,500.
2010 Best Paper Award, Belk College of Business, UNC Charlotte. Experiencing Rare and Unusual Events Richly: The Role of Middle Managers in Animating and Guiding Organizational Interpretation. (2009; Organization Science)
2010 Outstanding Reviewer, AOM Annual Meeting, OMT Division.
2009 Outstanding Reviewer, AOM Annual Meeting, OMT Division.
2007 Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award
- Plowman, D.A., Baker, L., Beck, T., Kulkarni, M., Thomas, S., & Travis, D. (2007). Radical change accidentally: A qualitative analysis of emergent change.
2005 Presidential Dissertation Fellowship; UT at San Antonio, Graduate School, $4,000.
2004 Finalist for Best Student Paper, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans.