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Jirs Meuris

Jirs Meuris
Assistant Professor | Management and Human Resources
John and Anne Oros Term Professor
5184 Grainger Hall

About Jirs

Jirs Meuris is an Assistant Professor in the Management and Human Resources Department at the Wisconsin School of Business. He serves as a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Diversity Science, Center for Law, Society, and Justice, and the Institute for Research on Poverty. His work focuses on examining how demographic and economic disparities in the workplace affect organizational outcomes.

Jirs’ research has been published in top journals such as the Academy of Management Annals, American Sociological Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management, Organization Science, and Research in Organizational Behavior. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. He has also appeared on various radio and television programs such as NPR’s Marketplace, Wisconsin Public Radio, and WTV Live at Four.

Jirs received his PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a MPS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a BA in Criminology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Meuris, J. & Merluzzi, J. (2024). A hidden barrier to diversification? Performance recognition penalties for incumbent workers in male-dominated occupations American Sociological Review

Selected Published Journal Articles

Bredehorst, J. & Krautter, K. & Meuris, J. & Jachimowicz, J. (2024). The Challenge of Maintaining Passion for Work over Time: A Daily Perspective on Passion and Emotional Exhaustion Organization Science

Meuris, J. & Elias, A. (2023). Task interdependence and the gender wage gap: The role of the gender composition of an occupation Journal of Organizational Behavior

Meuris, J. & Gladstone, J. (2023). Contextual Inequality in the Performance Costs of Financial Precarity Journal of Management

Meuris, J. (2023). Can Racial Diversity Attenuate Racial Discrimination in Service Interactions? Evidence from Cite-and-Release Decisions within Police Departments Organization Science

Meuris, J. & Leana, C. (2018). The price of financial precarity: Organizational costs of employees’ financial concerns Organization Science

Leana, C. & Meuris, J. & Lamberton, C. (2018). More than a feeling: The role of empathetic care in promoting safety in healthcare Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Leana, C. & Meuris, J. (2015). Living to work and working to live: Income as a driver of organizational behavior Academy of Management Annals

Meuris, J. & Leana, C. (2015). The high cost of low wages: Economic scarcity effects in organizations Research in Organizational Behavior

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