Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson

Associate Professor with Tenure
PhD, Organizational Behavior, Queen's School of Business (2014)

Office: SSC 4309
Phone: 519-661-2111 x85040

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Jennifer L. Robertson is an Associate Professor in the DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western University. Jennifer's research focuses on psychological issues involved in organizational environmental sustainability and the nature and prediction of leadership. Professor Robertson's scholarship in this area has been internationally recognized through an Emerald Citations of Excellence Award and other award nominations. Her work on these topics has been presented at various international conferences and invited talks and published in top-tier journals, including The Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly and The Journal of Business Ethics. Together, with Dr. Julian Barling, she is the editor of the book "The Psychology of Green Organizations" published by Oxford University Press. Jennifer has been awarded separate Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grants to research the effects of corporate environmental communication on employees.


Compensation and Benefits Management, Essentials of Human Resources


Organizational environmental sustainability; environmental leadership; corporate social responsibility; the prediction of leadership; workplace pro-environmental behavior


Bratton, A., Paulet, R., & Robertson, J.L. (2023). Leading Pro-Environmental Change. In J. Bratton (Eds.), Organizational Leadership. London: Sage. 

Baird, N.A., Robertson, J.L., & McLarnon, M (in press). Looking in the Mirror: Including the Reflected Best Self Exercise in Management Curricula to Increase Students’ Interview Self-Efficacy. Academy of Management Learning and Education. 

Cleveland, M., Robertson, J.L. & Volk, V (2020). Environmental locus of control, pro-environmental behaviors, and mediating enablers and constraints. Journal of Cleaner Production, 249, 119394. 

Simpson, B., Robertson, J.L., & White, K. (2019). How co-creation increases employee corporate social responsibility and organizational engagement: The moderating role of self-construal. Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-019-04138-3.

Tian, Q., & Robertson, J.L. (2019). How and when does perceived CSR affect employees’ engagement in voluntary pro-environmental behavior? Journal of Business Ethics, 155, 399-412.

Robertson, J.L., Dionisi, A.M., & Barling, J. (2018). Linking attachment theory to abusive supervision. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 33, 214-228. (Selected as a highly commendable paper in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards).

Robertson, J.L. (2018). The nature, measurement and nomological network of environmentally specific transformational leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 151, 961-975.

Robertson, J.L., & Barling, J. (Eds.). (2015). The Psychology of Green Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press. (Nominated for the Organizations and The Natural Environment Division of The Academy of Management Book Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018).

Robertson, J.L., & Barling, J. (2013). Greening organizations through leaders’ influence on employees’ pro-environmental behaviors. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 176-194. (Winning paper in the prestigious Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2016).