Paul Green, Jr. is an assistant professor of management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin and an instructor at Harvard Extension School where he teaches a course in organizational behavior. He studies ways in which connections at work can enable or constrain important individual and organizational outcomes like engagement, fulfillment, motivation and performance, and individual development. Green’s work is primarily field-based and quantitative in nature. He uses field experiments, quantitative analyses of archival data, and social network analysis in answering his research questions. He has conducted research across various industries, including food processing, fruit harvesting, auto manufacturing, fast food, and consulting.
Green received a doctorate in business administration in management from Harvard Business School. He was formerly with The Morning Star Company, a California-based integrated food processing company, where he co-founded the Morning Star Self-Management Institute. Green was principally responsible for advancing Morning Star through its unique and innovative organizational system. Morning Star is widely considered one of the world’s leading organizational innovators. His leadership in advancing their philosophy and systems, combined with his drive to better understand human nature and motivation through research and experimentation, were instrumental in enabling Morning Star’s organizational system to scale as the company experienced significant growth.
In addition to his teaching and research at McCombs, Green also speaks to, teaches and advises organizations around the world, helping them apply the insights from his discipline and research to their own organizations. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and research, including: the 2012 Harvard Business Review/McKinsey M-Prize for his work advancing Self-Management; the 2018 Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award from the Harvard Extension School; and the 2017 Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research. Green’s research has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.