Dr. Richards joined the Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University in August 2008. Professor Richards is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration, and holds Master degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Social Work (MSW) and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Gerontology. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Dr. Richards worked for a number of years in healthcare and social services as clinician and a manager. His management experiences include responsibility for corporate policy and projects, quality and risk management, clinical services, and human resources.
Undergradudate Courses (For descriptions see the Business Programs Information section in the Lakehead University Course Calendar.
- Business 2018: Organizational Behaviour I
- Business 3018: Organizational Behaviour II
- Business 2038: Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
- Business 4098: Human Resources Planning
Graduate Courses (For descriptions see the Business Administration Graduate Programs Information section in the Lakehead University Course Calendar.
- Business 5211: Current Issues in Management
- Business 5318: Organizational Behaviour
- Business 5056: Research Methods
Dr. Richards’ primary research interests are in the area of organizational behaviour. Drawing upon theories from management and clinical areas, his research investigates interpersonal relationships at work and how they influence outcomes for individuals, work units, and organizations. Current research projects include investigations of leader-subordinate relationships, organizational citizenship and counterproductive work behaviours, ethical decision making, perceived organizational support.
Jiao, C., Richards, D.A. & Zhang, K. (2011). Leadership and organizational citizenship behavior: OCB-specific meanings as mediators. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26(1), 11-25.
Jiao, C., Richards, D. A., & Hackett, R. D. (2013). Organizational citizenship behavior and role breadth: a cross-cultural and meta-analytic analysis. Human Resource Management, 52(5), 697-714.
Richards, D. A., & Schat, A. C. H. (2011). Attachment at (not to) work: Applying attachment theory to explain individual behavior in organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(1), 169-182.
Richards, D. A., & Hackett, R. D. (2012). Attachment and emotion regulation: Compensatory interactions and leader–member exchange. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(4), 686-701.