Journal Publications (65)


Research Papers (45)


In Press

Ambrosini, V., Billsberry, J., & Swanson, S. (in press). The myth of the altruistic university: Lessons from universities' sponsoring of events. Event Management.

Billsberry, J. & Alony, I. (in press). The MOOC post-mortem: Bibliometric and systematic analyses of research on massive open online courses (MOOCs), 2009-2022. Journal of Management Education.

Abbasi, Z., Billsberry, J., & Todres, M. (in press). Empirical studies of the “similarity leads to attraction” hypothesis in workplace interactions: A systematic review. Management Review Quarterly (prev. Journal für Betriebswirtschaft).

Subramanian, S., Billsberry, J., & Barrett, M. (in press). A bibliometric analysis of person-organization fit research: Significant features and contemporary trends. Management Review Quarterly (prev. Journal für Betriebswirtschaft).

Pitsi, S., Billsberry, J., & Barrett, M. (in press). Implicit measures in leadership categorization theory: The case for using cognitive mapping and verbal protocols to study cross-categorization phenomena. Baltic Journal of Management.

Pitsi, S., Billsberry, J., & Barrett, M. (in press). A bibliometric review of research on intelligence in leadership studies. FIIB Business Review.


In Print

Billsberry, J., Ambrosini, V., & Thomas, L. (2023). Managerialist control in post-pandemic business schools: The tragedy of the new normal and a new hope. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 22(3), 439–458.

Vleugels, W., Verbruggen, M., De Cooman, R., & Billsberry, J. (2023). A systematic review of temporal person–environment fit research: Trends, developments, obstacles, and opportunities for future research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 44(2), 376-398.

Billsberry, J., & Vleugels, W. (2023). A consolidation of competing logics on selecting for fit. Academy of Management Perspectives, 37(3), 220-238.

Billsberry, J., Hollyoak, B. M., & Talbot, D. L. (2023). Insights into the lived experience of misfits at work: A netnographic study. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 32(2), 199-215.

Eichler, M., & Billsberry, J. (2023). There’s nothing as practical as understanding the nature of theory: A phenomenographic study of management educators’ implicit theories of theory. Management Learning, 54(2), 244-266.

Sun, Y., & Billsberry, J. (2023). An investigation into how value incongruence became misfit. Journal of Management History, 29(3), 423-438.

Billsberry, J., & Cortese, C. (2023). PhD by prospective publication in Australian business schools: Provocations from a collaborative autoethnography. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 18, 119-136.

Billsberry, J. (2023). A stepwise strategy for upgrading publication outcomes to A* in management. IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, 4(3) 1-8.

Munoz, A., Billsberry, J., & Ambrosini, V. (2022). Resilience, robustness, and antifragility: Towards an appreciation of distinct organizational responses to adversity. International Journal of Management Reviews, 24(2), 181-187.

Abbasi, Z., Billsberry, J., & Todres, M. (2022). An integrative conceptual two-factor model of workplace value congruence and incongruence. Management Research Review, 45(7), 897-912.

Tootell, A., Kyriazis, E., Billsberry, J., Ambrosini, V., Garrett-Jones, S., & Wallace, G. G. (2021). Knowledge creation in complex inter-organizational arrangements: Understanding the barriers and enablers of university-industry knowledge creation in science-based cooperation. Journal of Knowledge Management, 25(4), 743-769.

Swanson, S., Billsberry, J., Kent, A., Skinner, J., & Mueller, J. (2020). Leader prototypicality in sport: The implicit leadership theories of women and men entering sport management careers. Sport Management Review, 23(4), 640-656.

Arquisola, M. J., Zutshi, A., Rentschler, R., & Billsberry, J. (2020). Academic leaders' double bind: Challenges from an Indonesian perspective. International Journal of Educational Management, 34(2), 397-416.

Billsberry, J., Ambrosini, V., Garrido-Lopez, M., & Stiles, D. (2019). Towards a non-essentialist approach to management education: Philosophical underpinnings from phenomenography. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 18(4), 626-638.

De Cooman, R., Mol, S. T., Billsberry, J., Boon, C., & Den Hartog, D. N. (2019). Epilogue: Frontiers in person–environment fit research. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 28(5), 646-652.

Vleugels, W., Tierensa, H., Billsberry, J., Verbruggen, M., & De Cooman, R. (2019). Profiles of fit and misfit: A repeated weekly measures study of perceived value congruence. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 28(5), 616-630.

Billsberry, J., Escobar Vega, C., & Molineux, J. (2019). Think of the children: Leader development at the edge of tomorrow. Journal of Management and Organization, 25(3), 378-381. 

Follmer, E. H., Talbot, D. L., Kristof-Brown, A. L., Astrove, S. L., & Billsberry, J. (2018). Resolution, relief, and resignation: A qualitative study of responses to misfit at work. Academy of Management Journal, 61(2), 440-465.

Billsberry, J., Mueller, J., Skinner, J., Swanson, S., Corbett, B., & Ferkins, L. (2018). Reimagining leadership in sport management: Lessons from the social construction of leadership. Journal of Sport Management, 32(2), 170-182.

Billsberry, J., & North-Samardzic, A. (2016). Surfacing authentic leadership: Inspiration from After Life. Journal of Leadership Education, 15(2), 1-13.

Billsberry, J. (2016). Once learned, never forgotten: Effective leadership development with social construction as a threshold concept. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, 30(6), 24-26.

Barton, L., Billsberry, J., Ambrosini, V., & Barton, H. (2014). Convergence and divergence dynamics in UK and French business schools: How will the pressure for accreditation influence these dynamics? British Journal of Management, 25(2), 305-319.

Cohen, M., & Billsberry, J. (2014). The use of marking rubrics in management education: Issues of deconstruction and andragogy. Journal of Management Education, 38(3), 352-358.

Billsberry, J. (2013). MOOCs: Fad or revolution? Journal of Management Education, 37(6), 739-746.

Billsberry, J. (2013). Teaching leadership from a social constructionist perspective. Journal of Management and Organization, 19(6), 679-688.

Rollag, K., & Billsberry, J. (2012). Technology as an enabler of a new wave of active learning. Journal of Management Education, 36(6), 743-752.

Edwards, J. A., & Billsberry, J. (2010). Testing a multidimensional theory of person-environment fit. Journal of Managerial Issues, 22(4), 476-493.

REPRINTED: Edwards, J. A., & Billsberry, J. (2020). Testing a multidimensional theory of person-environment fit. Journal of Managerial Issues, 32(1), 8-25. [Lead article in the 30th Anniversary edition of the Journal of Managerial Issues.]

Billsberry, J., & Birnik, A. (2010). Management as a contextual practice: The need to balance science, skills and practical wisdom. Organization Management Journal, 7(2), 171-178.

van Ameijde, J. D. J., Nelson, P. C., Billsberry, J., & van Meurs, N. (2009). Improving leadership in higher education institutions: A distributed perspective. Higher Education, 58(6), 763-779.

Ambrosini, V., Billsberry, J., & Collier, N. (2009). Teaching soft issues in strategic management with films: Arguments and suggestions. International Journal of Management Education, 8(1), 63-72.

Billsberry, J. (2009). The social construction of leadership education. Journal of Leadership Education, 8(2), 1-9.

Billsberry, J. (2009). The embedded academic: A management academic discovers management. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 2(3), 1-9. Available at:

Birnik, A., & Billsberry, J. (2008). Re-orienting the business school agenda: The case for relevance, rigor and righteousness. Journal of Business Ethics, 82(4), 985-999.

Coldwell, D. A. L., Billsberry, J., van Meurs, N., & Marsh, P. J. G. (2008). The effects of person-organization ethical fit on employee attraction and retention: Towards a testable explanatory model. Journal of Business Ethics, 78(4), 611-622.

Billsberry, J., & Gilbert, L. H. (2008). Using Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to teach different recruitment and selection paradigms. Journal of Management Education, 32(2), 228-247.

Billsberry, J. and Edwards, G. (2008) Toxic celluloid: Representations of bad leadership on film and implications for leadership development. Organisations and People, 15(3), 104-110.

Billsberry, J. (2007). Attracting for values: An empirical study of ASA’s attraction proposition. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 22(2), 132-149. [2008 Outstanding Paper Award: Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Managerial Psychology in 2007.]

Wilks, L. J., & Billsberry, J. (2007). Should we do away with teleworking? An examination of whether teleworking can be defined in the new world of work. New Technology, Work and Employment, 22(2), 168-177.

Billsberry, J., Ambrosini, V., Moss-Jones, J., & Marsh, P. J. G. (2005). Some suggestions for mapping organizational members’ sense of fit. Journal of Business and Psychology, 19(4), 555-570.


Book, Film, and Software Reviews (6)

Billsberry, J. (2019). HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership Lessons from Sports. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 18(1), 114-116.

Billsberry, J. (2019). Concussion (and Other Off-Field Sport Business Movies). Academy of Management Learning & Education, 18(1), 112-114.

Billsberry, J. (2014). CrazyTalk. Journal of Management Education, 38(2), 289-298.

Billsberry, J. (2013). English Vinglish. Journal of Management Education, 37(6), 868-872.

Billsberry, J., Talbot, D., Nelson, P. C., Edwards, J. A., Godrich, S. G., Davidson, R. A. G., & Carter, C. J. P. (2010). The people make the place: Dynamic linkages between individuals and organizations. Personnel Psychology, 63(2), 483-487.

Billsberry, J., Edwards, J. A., Talbot, D., Nelson, P. C., Davidson, R. A. G., Godrich, S. G., & Marsh, P. J. G. (2009). Perspectives on Organizatonal Fit. Personnel Psychology, 62(4), 880-883.


Editorial Introductions, Calls, Obituaries, etc. (14)

Billsberry, J., Köhler, T., Stratton, M., Cohen, M., & Taylor, M. S. (2019).  Introduction to the special issue on rhythms of academic life. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 18(2), 119-127.

Billsberry, J., Kempster, S., & Jackson, B. (2018). In memory of Professor Ken Parry. Journal of Management and Organization. 24(3), 329-311.

Billsberry, J., De Cooman, R., Mol, S. T., Boon, C., & den Hartog, D. (2016). Experiencing fit and misfit: process views, dynamic interactions, and temporal considerations. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25(3). 474-475.

Billsberry, J. (2014). The rise and rise of management edutainment. Journal of Management Education, 38(2), 151-159.

Billsberry, J. (2014). Desk-rejects: 10 top tips to avoid the cull. Journal of Management Education, 38(1), 3-9.

Billsberry, J. (2013). A longitudinal empirical study into the buildup of fluff in my belly button. Journal of Management Education, 37(5), 595-600.

Cohen, M. & Billsberry, J. (2013). Making progress by glancing backward: Celebrating the introduction of the review article to the field of management education. Journal of Management Education, 37(4), 439-446.

Billsberry, J. (2013). From persona non grata to mainstream: The use of film in management teaching as an example of how the discipline of management education is changing. Journal of Management Education, 37(3), 299-304.

Billsberry, J., Kenworthy, A. L., Hrivnak, G. A., & Brown, K. G. (2013). Daring to be different: Unconferences, new conferences, and reimagined conferences. Journal of Management Education, 37(2), 175-179.

Billsberry, J. (2012). Times change and we with them. Journal of Management Education, 36(5), 607-613.

Billsberry, J., & Rollag, K. (2010). New technological advances applied to management education. Journal of Management Education, 34(1), 186-188.

Meisel, S., & Billsberry, J. (2009). Social responsibility in the management classroom. Organization Management Journal, 6(3), 164-165.

Billsberry, J., & Meisel, S. (2009). Leadership is in the eye of the beholder. Organization Management Journal, 6(2), 67-68.

Billsberry, J. (2008). Management education as an emotional science. Organization Management Journal, 5(3), 149-151.