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Sven Kepes

Professor

Area: Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4205

Interests

Teaching
  • Human resource management, meta-science, research methods/statistics, esp. meta-analysis
Research
  • Strategic human resource management, compensation system characteristics, staffing, meta-analysis, publication bias, sensitivity analysis, and the trustworthiness of our cumulative knowledge.

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's Scholar, VCU School of Business. (August, 2018).
  • VCU School of Business Summer Research Fellow, School of Business. (2016).
  • Grant: Research curation as a vehicle for scientific insight and the public understanding of science. (Bosco, F. A., Kepes, S., Brooks, J. P. [co-PIs]), VCU Presidential Research Quest ($50,000). (2015).
  • VCU Libraries Open Access Publishing Award, Virginia Commonwealth University. (2015).
  • VCU School of Business Distinguished Research Award, VCU School of Business. (2015).
  • Editor Commendation from the Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology. (2014).
  • Grant: Bridging communication gaps in HR by mapping constructs and findings. Bosco, F. A., Uggerslev, K. L., Steel, P. (co-PIs), McDaniel, M. A., Kepes, S., & Sriram, N. (co-applicants)., Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation. ($140,000). (2014).
  • Grant: Field mapping: An archival protocol for social science research findings (Bosco, F. A., Steel, P. [co-PIs], Uggerslev, K. L., Kepes, S., Sriram, N., & McDaniel, M. A. [co-applicants], Digging into Data Challenge (National Science Foundation [NSF] and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC], total $247,881). (2014).
  • VCU School of Business Distinguished Teacher Award, VCU School of Business. (2011).
  • Consulting: Identifying effective leadership behaviors on sales associates’ perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors. (2010).
  • Best conference paper, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, HR Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting. (2008).
  • Best conference paper, Western Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Western Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting. (2004).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions
Book Chapter
  • Banks, G., Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2015). Publication bias: Understanding the myths concerning threats to the advancement of science. In Lance C., & Vandenberg R. (Eds.), More statistical and methodological myths and urban legends. (pp.36-64). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kepes, S., Delery, J. E. (2007). HRM systems and the problem of internal fit. In Boxall P., Purcell J., & Wright P. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management (pp.385-404). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Kepes, S., Delery, J. E. (2004). Designing effective HRM systems: The issue of HRM strategy. In Burke R. J., & Cooper C. L. (Eds.), The Human Resources Revolution: Why Putting People First Matters (pp.55-76). Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier.
Journal Article
  • Benjamin, A. J., Kepes, S., Bushman, B. J. (in press). Effects of weapons on aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, hostile appraisals, and aggressive behavior: A meta-analytic review of the weapons effect literature. Personality and Social Psychology Review.
  • Banks, G. C., Woznyj, H., Kepes, S., Batchelor, J., McDaniel, M. A. (in press). A meta-analytic review of tipping compensation practices: An agency theory perspective. Personnel Psychology.
  • Kepes, S., Thomas, M. (2018). Assessing the robustness of meta-analytic results in information systems: Publication bias and outliers. (vol. 27, pp.90-123). European Journal of Information Systems. DOI: 10.1080/0960085X.2017.1390188
  • Kepes, S., List, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2018). Enough talk, it‘s time to transform: A call for editorial leadership for a robust science. (vol. 11, pp.43-48). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1017/iop.2017.83
  • Kepes, S., Bushman, B. J., Anderson, C. A. (2017). Violent video game effects remain a societal concern: Comment on Hilgard, Engelhardt, and Rouder (2017). (vol. 143, pp.775-782). Psychological Bulletin. DOI: 10.1037/bul0000112
  • Banks, G. C., Kepes, S., Joshi, M., Seers, A. (2016). Social identity and organizational attraction: Exploring the role of multiple levels of self. (vol. 37, pp.326-245). Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.2043
  • Tenhiälä, A., Giluk, T., Kepes, S., Simon, C., Oh, I., Seongsu, K. (2016). The research-practice gap in human resource management: A cross-cultural study. (vol. 56, pp.179-200). Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21656
  • McDaniel, M. A., List, S. K., Kepes, S. (2016). The “hot mess” of situational judgment test construct validity and other issues. (vol. 9, pp.47-51). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1017/iop.2015.115
  • Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2015). The validity of conscientiousness is overestimated in the prediction of job performance.. (vol. 10, pp.e0141468). PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141468
  • Banks, G., Kepes, S. (2015). The influence of internal HRM activity fit on the dynamics within the "black box". (vol. 25, pp.352-367). Human Resource Management Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2015.02.002
  • McDaniel, M. A., Kepes, S. (2014). An evaluation of Spearman's Hypothesis by manipulating g saturation. (vol. 22, pp.333-342). International Journal of Selection and Assessment. DOI: 10.1111/ijsa.12081
  • Kepes, S., Bennett, A., McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Evidence-based management and the trustworthiness of our cumulative scientific knowledge: Implications for research, teaching, and practice. (vol. 13, pp.446-466). Academy of Management Learning and Education. DOI: 10.5465/amle.2013.0193
  • Kepes, S., Banks, G., Oh, I. (2014). Avoiding bias in publication bias research: The value of "null" findings. (vol. 29, pp.183-203). Journal of Business and Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s10869-012-9279-0
  • Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2013). How trustworthy is the scientific literature in I-O psychology?. (vol. 6, pp.252-268). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/iops.12045
  • Ganster, D., Gupta, N., Kepes, S. (2013). Assessing the validity of sales self-efficacy: A cautionary tale. (vol. 98, pp.690-700). Journal of Applied Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/a0032232
  • Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A., Brannick, M., Banks, G. (2013). Meta-analytic reviews in the organizational sciences: Two meta-analytic schools on the way to MARS (the Meta-analytic Reporting Standards). (vol. 28, pp.123-143). Journal of Business and Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s10869-013-9300-2
  • Banks, G., Kepes, S., Banks, K. (2012). Publication bias: The antagonist of meta-analytic reviews and effective policy making. (vol. 34, pp.259-277). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. DOI: 10.3102/0162373712446144
  • Banks, G., Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2012). Publication bias: A call for improved meta-analytic practice in the organizational sciences. (vol. 20, pp.182-196). International Journal of Selection and Assessment. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2012.00591.x
  • Kepes, S., Banks, G., McDaniel, M. A., Whetzel, D. (2012). Publication bias in the organizational sciences. (vol. 15, pp.624-662). Organizational Research Methods. DOI: 10.1177/1094428112452760
  • McDaniel, M. A., Kepes, S., Banks, G. (2011). Encouraging debate on the Uniform Guidelines and the disparate impact theory of discrimination. (vol. 4, pp.566-570). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2011.01394.x
  • McDaniel, M. A., Kepes, S., Banks, G. (2011). The Uniform Guidelines are a detriment to the field of personnel selection. (vol. 4, pp.419-514). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2011.01382.x
  • Kepes, S., Gupta, N., Delery, J. E. (2009). Contingencies in the effects of pay range on organizational effectiveness. (vol. 62, pp.497-531). Personnel Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2009.01146.x
  • Schaubroeck, J., Walumbwa, F., Ganster, D. C., Kepes, S. (2007). Destructive leader traits and the neutralizing influence of an “enriched” job. . (vol. 18, pp.236-251). Leadership Quarterly. DOI: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2007.03.006
  • Karuppan, C. M., Kepes, S. (2006). The strategic pursuit of mix flexibility through operators’ involvement in decision making. (vol. 26, pp.1039-1064). International Journal of Operations & Production Management. DOI: 10.1108/01443570610682625