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Nicholas Hays

Assistant Professor
Department: Management
Office:
Business College Complex
632 Bogue St Rm N423
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-3510
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography
    Nicholas Hays received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from UCLA, and his B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. His research examines the psychology of hierarchy, specifically how power and status hierarchies, the most prevalent forms of social hierarchy, affect individuals' experiences and group processes. His research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Prior to MSU, Dr. Hays was a Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU's Stern School of Business.

    Before his academic career, Dr. Hays worked in management consulting for Booz & Company in New York and Bridge Strategy Group in Chicago.
  • Publications
    Article
    Hays, N. A., & Blader, S. L. (2017). To give or not to give? Effects of status and legitimacy on generosity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology112(1), 17-38.
    Article
    Bendersky, C., & Hays, N. A. (2017). The effects of status conflicts in groups where members disagree about status hierarchies. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8(2), 124-132.
    Article
    Hays, N. A., & Bendersky, C. (2015). Not at all inequality is created equal: Effects of status versus power hierarchies on competition for upward mobility. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(6), 867-882.
    Article
    Hays, N. A., & Goldstein, N. J. (2015). Power and legitimacy influence conformity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 17-26.
    Article
    Hays, N. A. (2013). Fear and loving in social hierarchy: Sex differences in preferences for power and status. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(6), 1130-1136. 
    Article
    Bendersky, C., & Hays, N. A. (2012). Status conflict in groups. Organization Science, 23(2), 323-340. 
    Article
    Goldstein, N. J., & Hays, N. A. (2011). Illusory Power Transference: The Vicarious Experience of Power. Administrative Science Quarterly, 56(4), 593-621.
  • Courses
    • MGT 840: Organizational Leadership
    • MGT 460: Management Capstone
    • PIM 852: Negotiations

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Does Social Status Affect Generosity? 
Nicholas Hay's findings are published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.