Jacob is a postdoctoral research associate at the NCPRE and is grateful for the opportunity to apply insights about values in the business world prior to an academic appointment at a business school.
In his research, Jacob considers how the enactment of values such as authenticity, humility, and inclusivity promote positive outcomes (high-quality connection, leadership influence, meaningfulness), as well as potentially negative outcomes (values conflict). He is particularly passionate about the concept of authenticity, and his dissertation at the DMV focuses on how individuals come to co-construct their true selves through interactions with others - even in challenging or highly bureaucratic environments, and even when such interactions are not affectively positive. He strives imperfectly but determinedly to exercise this value in his life.
Jacob prioritizes inductive methods (case studies, ethnography, grounded theory analysis), but also utilizes deductive methods (experiments, survey research) to address questions across various literatures, targeting contexts and questions which are unique but organizationally relevant. He has contributed to research which has been published in various journals, including Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Business Ethics, and eagerly anticipates further contributions in other top outlets.