Morgan Milner

Morgon Milner

Professor of Management


317 Hill


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. Management, Organizational Behavior, Michigan State University

Professional Summary

Dr. Milner received his Ph.D. in the field of Organizational Behavior from Michigan State University. Prior to pursuing a career in research and academia, Dr. Milner worked in a variety of business fields including banking, investment finance, insurance, and consumer products finance. Since completing his Ph.D., Dr. Milner continues to apply business theory as an organizational consultant and facilitator. Dr. Milner has published articles and has given presentations in top business venues. In addition, he continues in the EMU tradition of placing a strong emphasis on quality teaching experiences. Dr. Milner takes a holistic approach to organizational development, with an emphasis on the interrelationship between structure, process, leadership, and long-term results.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 384 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 386 Organizational Behavior Management
  • MGMT 388 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 460 Management Skills
  • MGMT 480W Management Responsibility and Ethics (Writing Intensive)
  • MGMT 486 Organizational Change and Team Building
  • MGMT 496 Current Issues in Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 505 Organizational Behavior and Business Communications
  • MGMT 509 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 570 New Venture Creation
  • MGMT 600 Management Skills
  • MGMT 610 Diagnostic Techniques and Research Methods

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Milner teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Organizational Development. Dr. Milner's research focuses on social exchanges between peers, with a particular emphasis on breach events.

Selected Publications

Chowdhury, S., Schulz, E., Milner, M., Van de Voort, D. (2014) "Core employee based human capital and revenue productivity in small firms: An empirical investigation." Journal of Business Research, 67, (11).

Endres, M., Chowdhury, S., Milner, M. (2009) "Ambiguity Tolerance and Accurate Assessment of Self-Efficacy in a Complex Decision Task." Journal of Management and Organization. 15, (1). Milner, M. (2005). "Facilitating Peer Helping after Psychological Contract Breach: The Role of Impression Management ". Academy of Management Annual Conference, August 5-10, Honolulu, HI.

Conlon, D.; Van Dyne, L., Milner, M. Ng, K. (2004). "The Effects of Physical and Social Context on Evaluations of Captive Intensive Service Relationships." Academy of Management Journal. 47(3).

Conlon, D., Van Dyne, L., Milner, M. (2000). "Justice Perceptions in Extended Service Encounters". Academy of Management Annual Conference, August 7-11, Washington, D.C.

Conlon, D., Van Dyne, L., Milner, M. (1999). "Cruising for Justice". Academy of Management Annual Conference, August 9-13, Chicago, IL.