Health Care, Organization Studies
Nationally recognized for his teaching abilities and his research on making health care delivery safer (or reducing medical error), Tim Vogus teaches classes in negotiation and leadership that are among the most popular at Owen.
Professor Vogus was
named one of the 50 most influential business professors of 2013 and earlier
named one of the Top 40 Business School Professors under 40 by
PoetsandQuants.com in 2011. He was the recipient of the Owen Graduate School of
Management Research Productivity Award in 2013. His teaching has been
recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Health Care
Management Division of the Academy of Management in 2019, the James A. Webb Jr.
Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007 and 2013; he was a finalist for the
Webb award on 11 other occasions, and a Dean’s Award for Teaching Innovation in
2018. He previously taught Organizational Behavior at the University of
Michigan's Ross School of Business, and in 2002-2003, he received the Gerald and
Lillian Dykstra Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
Professor Vogus is
the Faculty Director of the Leadership Development Program and the Deputy
Director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. He serves as an
Associate Editor of Health Care Management Review and the Journal of Service
Management and is currently Division Chair for the Health Care Management
Division of the Academy of Management. He is also a founding and continuing
member of the Blue Ribbon Panel that developed Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety
Score and was a member National Academy of Science/National Research Council
panel on Strengthening Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.
Professor Vogus’ research
has been published or is forthcoming in an array of top autism (Autism), health
services (Health Affairs, Health Services
Research, Medical Care, Medical Care Research
and Review), industrial relations (ILR Review),
management (Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Review,
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior),
medical (Annals of Emergency Medicine), nursing (Journal
of Nursing Administration), and social work (Children and Youth Services
Review) journals. With Ariel Avgar, he co-edited The
Evolving Healthcare Landscape: How Employees, Organizations, and Institutions
Adapt and Innovate for Cornell University/ILR Press. He also has a book under
contract from Stanford University Press titled First,
Do No Harm: Creating Highly Reliable Health Care Organizations.
teaches Leading Teams and Organizations within the MBA core curriculum, as well
as an elective MBA and EMBA course on Negotiation.
Professor Vogus' research specifies how to create and sustain highly reliable (i.e., nearly error-free) performance by strengthening safety culture and habituating mindful organizing – a set of behaviors by which collectives detect and correct errors and unexpected events. He is especially interested in these dynamics in health care settings and their effects on care quality, the incidence of medical error, patient experience, and frontline caregiver outcomes.
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2004
B.A., Michigan State University, 1995
Hilligoss, Brian, & Vogus, Timothy J. (2015). Navigating Care Transitions: A Process Model of How Doctors Overcome Organizational Barriers and Create Awareness. Medical Care Research & Review, 72(1): 25-48.
Ward, Michael J., Ferrand, Yann, Laker, Lauren, Froehle, Craig M., Vogus, Timothy J., Dittus, Robert, Kripalani, Sunil, & Pines, Jesse M. (2015). The Nature and Necessity of Operational Flexibility in the Emergency Department. Annals of Emergency Medicine 65(2): 156-161.
Barton, Michelle A., Sutcliffe, Kathleen M., Vogus, Timothy J., & DeWitt, Theodore. (2015). Performing Under Uncertainty: Contextualized Engagement in Wildland Firefighting. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 23(2): 74-83.
Ward, Michael J., Kripilani, Sunil, Storrow, Alan B., Liu, Dandan, Speroff, Theodore, Matheny, Michael, Thomassee, Eric J., Vogus, Timothy J., Munoz, Daniel, Scott, Carol, Fredi, Joseph L., Dittus, Robert S. (2015). Timeliness of Interfacility Transfer for ED Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 33(3): 423-429.
Austin, J.M., D’Andrea, B. G., Milstein, A., Pronovost, P., Romano, P. S., Singer, S. J., Vogus, T. J., & Wachter, R. M. (2014). Safety in Numbers: The Development of Leapfrog’s Composite Patient Safety Score in U. S. Hospitals. Journal of Patient Safety 10(1): 64-71.
Vogus, T. J., Rothman, N. B., Sutcliffe, K. M., & Weick, K. E. (2014). The Affective Foundations of High Reliability Organizing. Journal of Organizational Behavior 35(4): 592-596.
Vogus, T. J., Cooil, B., Sitterding, M. C., & Everett, L. Q. (2014). Safety Organizing, Emotional Exhaustion, and Turnover in Hospital Nursing Units. Medical Care, 52(10): 870-976.
McClelland, Laura E., & Vogus, Timothy J. (2014). Compassion Practices and HCAHPS: Does Rewarding and Supporting Workplace Compassion Influence Patient Perceptions? Health Services Research, 49(5): 1670-1683.
Singer, S. J., & Vogus, T. J. (2013). Safety climate research: Taking Stock and Looking Forward. BMJ Quality & Safety, 22(1): 1-4.
Singer, S. J., & Vogus, T. J. (2013). Reducing hospital errors: Interventions that build safety culture. Annual Review of Public Health, 34: 373-396.
Grimes, M. G., McMullen, J. S., Vogus, T. J., & Miller, T. L. (2013). Studying the Origins of Social Entrepreneurship: Compassion and the Role of Embedded Agency. Academy of Management Review, 38(3): 460-463.
Matlis, S., Vogus, T. J., & Lawrence, T. B. (2013). Sensemaking and Emotion in Organizations. Organizational Psychology Review, 3(3): 222-247.
Miller, T. L., Grimes, M. G., McMullen, J. S., & Vogus, T. J. (2012). Venturing for Others with Heart and Head: How Compassion Encourages Social Entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Review, 37(4): 616-640.
Vogus, T. J., & Sutcliffe, K. M. (2012). Organizational Mindfulness and Mindful Organizing: A Reconciliation and Path Forward. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(4): 722-735.
Vogus, T. J., Sutcliffe, K. M., & Weick, K. E. 2010. Doing No Harm: Enabling, Enacting, and Elaborating a Culture of Safety in Health Care Delivery. Academy of Management Perspectives, 24: 60-77.
Vogus, T. J., & Sutcliffe, K. M. 2007. The Safety Organizing Scale: Development and Validation of a Behavioral Measure of Safety Culture in Hospital Nursing Units. Medical Care, 45: 46-54.
Vogus, T. J., & Sutcliffe, K. M. 2007. The Impact of Safety Organizing, Trusted Leadership, and Care Pathways on Reported Medication Errors in Hospital Nursing Units. Medical Care, 45: 997-1002.
Vogus, T. J., & Welbourne, T. M. 2003. Structuring for High Reliability: HR Practices and Mindful Processes in Reliability-Seeking Organizations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 24: 877-903.
Vogus, T. J. 2011. Mindful Organizing: Establishing and Extending the Foundations of Highly Reliable Performance. In Cameron, K. and Spreitzer, G. M. (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship: 664-676. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Vogus, T. J., & Davis, G. F. 2005. Elite Mobilizations for Antitakeover Legislation: 1982-1990. In Davis, G.F., McAdam, D., Scott, W.R., and Zald, M.N. (Eds.), Social Movements and Organization Theory: 96-121. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Sutcliffe, K.M., Vogus, T. J. 2003. Organizing for Resilience. In Cameron, K., Dutton, J.E., and Quinn, R.E. (Eds.), Positive Organizational Scholarship: 94-110. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.