Jane E. Dutton                                                   

Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology


Areas of Expertise:

High-Quality Connections and Relationships at Work

Compassion and Organizations

Positive Organizational Scholarship

Issue Selling and Issue Management

Identity and Identification in Organizations

Job Crafting and the Meaning of Work

Related Connections:

Management and Organizations Department

Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship


Recent Media Coverage:

"Don't Love Your Job? Fix the Job You're In," Entrepreneur, April 3, 2014


"More Than Job Satisfaction," American Psychological Association, December 2013


"The Good Guys Win," Live Happy Magazine, November 18, 2013


"Why Your Boss Cares If You're Happy," Fast Company, September 16, 2013


"How To Turn The Job You Have Into The Job You Want," Fast Company, August 13, 2013


"Job Crafting: The Great Opportunity In The Job You Already Have," Forbes, June 20, 2013

"Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations,"  edited by Karen Golden-Biddle and Jane E. Dutton.


Psychology Press








Jane Dutton's research focuses on how organizational conditions strengthen capabilities of individuals and firms.  In particular, she examines how high quality connections, positive meaning and emotions contribute to individual and organizational strengths.  Her research has explored compassion and organizations, resilience and organizations, as well as energy and organizations.  This research stream is part of a growing domain of expertise at the University of Michigan called Positive Organizational Scholarship www.bus.umich.edu/Positive.  Her past research has explored processes of organizational adaptation, focusing on how strategic issues are interpreted and managed in organizations, as well as issues of organizational identity and change.


Jane E. Dutton

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

701 Tappan Street, Room R4356

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234


P: 734.764.1376

F: 734.936.6631

E: janedut@umich.edu


Curriculum Vita

Ross School of Business