Faculty & Research

Chad Brinsfield

Assistant Professor : Management Department

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Chad Brinsfield received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in labor and human resources from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. He has extensive industry experience in manufacturing and logistics, including positions as a general manager for an international automotive parts manufacturer, and founder and president of a logistics services company. He has researched and published in the areas of silence and voice in organizations, trust and workplace commitments.


Academic Background

B.A., Bluffton College
M.B.A., Management, The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Labor and Human Resources, The Ohio State University

Current Research Interests

  • Trust in organizations 
  • Workplace commitments
  • Employee voice and silence

Major Works

  • Brinsfield, C. T. "Employee Silence Motives: Investigation of Dimensionality and Development of Measures," Journal of Organizational Behavior (forthcoming).
  • Brinsfield, C. T. "Employee Voice and Silence in Organizational Behavior." In The Handbook of Research on Employee Voice, edited by A. Wilkinson, J. Donaghey, T. Dundon and R. Freeman. Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming.
  • Klein, H. J. and Chad Brinsfield, "Workplace Commitments." In The Oxford Handbook of Work Attitudes and Affect, edited by H. Weiss. Routledge. Taylor and Francis, forthcoming.
  • Klein, Howard J., Janice C. Molloy and Chad T. Brinsfield, "Reconceptualizing Workplace Commitment to Redress a Stretched Construct: Revisiting Assumptions and Removing Confounds," Academy of Management Review 37 (2012): 130-151.
  • Lewicki, R. J. and Chad Brinsfield, "Measuring Trust Beliefs and Behaviors." In Handbook of Research Methods on Trust, edited by F. Lyon, G. Möllering and M. N. K. Saunders, 29-39. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2011.
  • Lewicki, R. J. and Chad Brinsfield, "Framing Trust: Trust as a Heuristic." In Framing Matters: Perspectives on Negotiation Research and Practice in Communication, edited by W.A . Donahue, R. R. Rogan and S. Kaufman, 110-135. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2011.
  • Lewicki, R. J. and Chad Brinsfield, "Trust, Distrust and Building Social Capital." In Social Capital: Reaching Out, Reaching In, edited by V. Bartkus and J. Davis, 275-303.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009.
  • Brinsfield, Chad, M. Edwards, and J. Greenberg, "Voice and Silence in Organizations: Historical Overview and Current Conceptualizations."  In Employee Voice and Silence in Organizations, edited by J. Greenberg and M. Edwards, 3-33. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009.
  •  Alge, B., J. Greenberg, and Chad Brinsfield, "An Identity-Based Model of Organizational Monitoring: Integrating Information Privacy and Organizational Justice." In Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, edited by J. J. Martocchio, 71-35. Oxford, UK: Elsevier, 2006.