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Center For Organizational Research and Effectiveness Information

The University of Memphis Center for Organizational Research and Effectiveness (UMCORE) conducts and promotes basic and applied interdisciplinary research related to organizational effectiveness. Examples of this research include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • organizational survey design, development, and administration
  • employee recruitment, socialization, retention, and turnover
  • employee selection
  • employee training and development
  • performance management systems and appraisal
  • sexual harassment training programs
  • employee and managerial ethics training programs
  • leadership
  • usability testing and assessment

As a means of accomplishing these objectives, UMCORE secures funding by establishing relationships with public and private sector businesses at the local (Memphis), regional (Mid-South), and national levels. 

About Us


Dr. David Allen (MGMT), Director & Co-Founder

Dr. Chuck Pierce (MGMT), Affiliate & Co-Founder

Dr. Brian Janz (MIS), Affiliate

Dr. Han Jiang (MGMT), Affiliate

Dr. Alex Rubenstein (MGMT), Affiliate

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