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Michael J. Tews
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

The central focus in my work has been to understand and enhance individual well-being, performance, and retention in the workplace with an emphasis on the hospitality industry.

Department
  • Hospitality Management - HM/SHM
Education
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics
  • B.S., Cornell University
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Phone
Office Address
121 Mateer Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Specializations

Employee turnover and retention 
Fun in the workplace 
Staffing, training, and development 

Publications

Bowen, J.T., Tews, M.J., & Baloglu, S. (forthcoming). Yielding the benefits of fun in the workplace: The devil’s in the details. Organizational Dynamics.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Stafford, K. (forthcoming). Abusive coworker treatment, coworker support, and employee turnover. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Tews, M.J., & Noe, R.A. (forthcoming). Does training have to be fun? A review and conceptual model of the role of fun in workplace training. Human Resource Management Review.

Tews, M.J., Stafford, K., & Jolly, P. (forthcoming). The dark side? Examining the relationship between fun in the workplace and unwanted sexual attention. Employee Relations.

Michel, J.W., Tews, M.J., & Allen, D.G. (2019). Fun in the workplace: A review and expanded theoretical perspective. Human Resource Management Review, 29, 98-110.

Tews, M.J., Stafford, K, & Michel, J.W. (2018). Interview etiquette and hiring outcomes: Does it really matter? International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 26, 164-175.

Tews, M.J., Michel, J.W., & Noe, R.A. (2017). Does fun promote learning? The relationship between fun in the workplace and informal learning. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 98, 46-55.

Ellingson, J.E., Tews, M.J., & Dachner, A. (2016). Constituent attachment and voluntary turnover in low-wage/low-skill service work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 129-140.