Christine M. Pearson Thunderbird, The Garvin Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Christine Pearson is Professor of Management – Global Business at Thunderbird, The School of Global Management. Prior to joining Thunderbird, Pearson was a professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina) and the Ivey Business School (University of Western Ontario), and she was the Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist of the Center for Crisis Management (University of Southern California). Additionally, she has held Visiting Professor appointments in Hong Kong, France and Brazil. Pearson studies two related workplace phenomena: organizational crisis management and dysfunctional behavior in organizations (i.e., as incivility/aggression/violence). Her research has been featured in over 400 international/national/regional media outlets through television, radio and print press. She has consulted about crisis management with organizations such as Pepsico, Dow, Clorox, Mobil, Transamerica, Kraft, LAPD, Red Cross, BellSouth and Nortel. In this role, she has helped organizations plan for, avert, and contain crises such as workplace homicide, product tampering, executive kidnapping, product recalls, consumer fraud and aircraft accidents. Her research has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, Academy of Management Executive, Organization Science, and Human Relations. She is currently writing her fifth book, HUH? Workplace Incivility, Its Causes, Consequences and Cures.