Manuel Vaulont’s research examines recent trends in how individuals work covering topics such as alternative work arrangements, self-managed teams, and informal leadership. His work has been published in the leading management journals Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. The Wall Street Journal has covered his work on side-hustles.

Before his appointment to Northeastern University, Manuel was an Assistant Professor at HKUST Business School at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Manuel received his PhD in Management from Arizona State University. He received the 2020 Best Student Conference Paper Award from the Academy of Management’s Research Methods Division and currently serves as a member of the editorial board at Personnel Psychology.


  • PhD Management, Arizona State University
  • BS Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Selected Publications

  • Ozkok, O., Vaulont, M. J., Zyphur, M. J., Zhang, Z., Preacher, K. J., Koval, P., & Zheng, Y. (2022). Interaction effects in cross-lagged panel models: SEM with latent interactions applied to work-family conflict, job satisfaction, and gender. Organizational Research Methods, 25, 673– First three authors contributed equally. 
  • Waldman, D. A., Vaulont, M. J., Balven, R. M., Siegel, D. S., & Rupp, D. E. (2022). The role of justice perceptions in formal and informal university technology transfer. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107, 1397–
  • Vaulont, M. J., Nahrgang, J. D., Luciano, M. M., D'Innocenzo, L., & Lofgren, C. T. (2021). The room where it happens: The impact of core and non-core roles on surgical team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 1767–1783.
  • Sessions, H., Nahrgang, J. D., Vaulont, M. J., Williams, R., & Bartels, A. (2021). Do the hustle! Empowerment from side-hustles and its effects on full-time work performance. Academy of Management Journal, 64, 235–
  • Fehr, R., Welsh, D. T., Yam, K. C., Baer, M. D., Wu, W., & Vaulont, M. J. (2019). The role of moral decoupling in the causes and consequences of unethical pro-organizational behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes153, 27–40.