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Patrick Bruning

Associate Professor

PhD (Purdue University)

Management, Faculty of

Tilley Hall 319

1 506 453 4994

Patrick Bruning is an associate professor within the Faculty of Management. He currently teaches courses in leadership, motivation, and organizational behavior. Patrick’s research covers the general topics of job crafting, social influence, motivation, well-being, leadership, organizational sponsorship, and cross-cultural studies. His research on job crafting considers the ways that people change their jobs to increase efficiency and effectiveness while decreasing stress. His other research considers how people’s social context impacts their susceptibility to social influence, and how employees from different countries assess the fairness of their employing organizations in different ways. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management, as well as other outlets.

Patrick has received three SSHRC Grants, a Harrison McCain Young Scholar’s Award, a UNB Merit Award for excellence in research, a Faculty Excellence in Research Award, and a Faculty Annual Research Award. He has served on the editorial board of Human Relations and received the 2019 Reviewer of the Year award for the journal. He has also reviewed for other research outlets including Journal of Management, Organization Studies, and Human Resource Management, among others. He has served on SSHRC adjudication committees multiple times.

Refereed journal articles

Lin, H. -C., & Bruning, P. F. (2021). Sponsorship in focus: A review and typology of sponsorship contexts. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 39(2), 213-233.

Bruning, P. F., Turner, N, & Lin, H. -C. (2020). Transformational leadership, group affective tone, and group member social inferences: A leadership complementarity perspective. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 37(4), 383-395.

Bruning, P. F., Alge, B. J., & Lin, H. -C. (2020). Social networks and social media: Understanding and managing vulnerability to social influence in a connected society. Business Horizons, 63, 749-761.

Lin, H. -C., & Bruning, P. F. (2020). Comparing in-group-favor and out-group-animosity processes in consumers' reactions to sport sponsorship. European Journal of Marketing, 54, 791-824.

Bruning, P. F., & Campion, M. A. (2019). Exploring job crafting: Diagnosing and responding to the ways employees adjust their jobs. Business Horizons, 62, 625-635.

Lin, H. -C., Bruning, P. F., Cole, N. D., Flint, D. H., Ngin, C., & Supangco, V. (2019). Exploring justice judgment patterns in Asia: A four country multi-group latent class analysis. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30, 306-336.

Bruning, P. F., Alge, B. J., & Lin, H. -C. (2018). The embedding forces of network commitment: An examination of the psychological processes linking advice centrality and susceptibility to social influence. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 148, 54-69.

Bruning, P. F., & Campion, M. A. (2018). A role-resource approach-avoidance model of job crafting: A multi-method integration and extension of job crafting theory. Academy of Management Journal, 61, 499-522.

Lin, H. -C., Bruning, P. F., & Swarna, H. (2018). Using online opinion leaders to promote the hedonic and utilitarian value of products and services. Business Horizons, 61, 431-442.

Lin, H. –C., Swarna, H., & Bruning, P. F. (2017). Taking a global view on brand post popularity: Six social media brand post practices for global markets. Business Horizons, 60, 621-633.