Linda Dyer studies the establishment of relationships between the owners of small firms and their employees, as well as how owner-managers interact with professional business advisors. A second stream of research is the organizational impact of demographic diversity, specifically in age, ethnicity and gender. Her research draws on diverse fields including individual cognition, learning and cognitive biases, and the interplay between emotions and cognition.
She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the Journal of Small Business Management, the International Journal of Small Business, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, as well as chapters in various books.
PhD (Carnegie-Mellon University)
Refereed Journal Articles
Ntalianis, F., Dyer, L. & Vandenberghe, C. (2015). Owner-Employee Relations in Small Firms. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30, 4, 832-846.
Mitchell,J., Gagné, M., Beaudry, A. & Dyer, L. (2012). The role of perceived organizational support, distributive justice and motivation in reactions to new information technology. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 2, 729–738.
Reda, B. & Dyer, L. (2010). Finding employees and keeping them: Owners’ traits and hiring practices in the small business, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 23, 3, 445-460.
Dyer, L. & Reda, B. (2010). Making sense of selection: Reactions to HR practices in small organizations. Entrepreneurial Practice Review, 1, 2, 4-12.
Croteau, A.M., Dyer, L. & Miguel, M. (2010). Employee reactions to paper and electronic surveys: An experimental comparison. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 53, 3, 249-259.
Dyer, L. & Ross, C. (2008). Seeking advice in a dynamic and complex business environment: Impact on the success of small firms. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 13, 1-17.
Dyer,L. & Ross, C. (2007). Advising the small business client. International Journal of Small Business, 25, 2, 130-151.
Dyer,L. & Ross, C. (2003). Customer communication and the small ethnic firm, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 8, 2, 19-40.
Dyer,L. & Ross, C. (2000). Ethnic enterprises and their clientele, Journal of Small Business Management, 38, 48-66.Argote,L., Seabright, M. & Dyer, L. (1986). Individual versus group use of base-rate and individuating information, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 38, 65-75.
Fiske, S. & Dyer, L. (1985). Structure and development of social schemata:Evidence from positive and negative transfer effects. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 48, 839-852.
Dyer, L. (2011). Critical thinking for business students, Second edition, Captus Press.
Dyer,C.V. & Dyer, L. (2011). History ofIndustrial Education and Training in Trinidad and Tobago, Second Edition,Print Masters, Caripichaima.
Morin, D., Thomas, J., Dyer, L., Boutchkova, M. & Barrington, J., (2009). The “Clicker” project: A scholarly approach to technology integration, Advances in Business Education & Training: Real Learning Opportunities in Business School and Beyond, Daly, P. & Gijbels, D. (editors), Springer, 96-107.
Dyer, L. & Ross, C. (2007). Ethnic business owners and their advisors: The effects of common ethnicity. In the Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship edited by Leo-Paul Dana, pp. 117-131, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Argote,L., Seabright, M. & Dyer, L. (1993). Individual versus group use of base-rate and individuating information. In Drozda-Senkowska, E., Collective Rationality. (Reprint of 1986 OBHDP article).
Dyer, L. & Devine, I. (1988). Tokenism and academic culture, chapter in S. Rose& L. Larwood (eds). Women’s Careers: Pathways and Pitfalls, Praeger Publishing.
Refereed Conference Presentations
Dyer, L. (2016). “Choosing to work for a small firm—does a CSR brand matter?” Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Guelph.
Dyer, L. & Leithman, G. (2016). “Succession planning in SMEs: Implicit motives and tacit knowledge transfer,” Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Guelph.
Dyer, L., Ntalianis, F. & Donia, M. (2015).“Motives of non-family employees in the small family business,” FERC, Vermont
Dyer,L. (2012). Recruitment strategies and the small firm: An experimental investigation of employer branding. Proceedings of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, St John’s, Newfoundland.
Dyer,L. & Donia, M. (2011). Applicant Attraction to the Socially-Responsible Small Business, Proceedings of the International Council for Small Business,Stockholm.
Packalen,K. & Dyer, L. (2011).Finding the right one: Forming successful advisor relationships in small firms. Proceedings of the International Council for Small Business, Stockholm.
Dyer, L. & Berube, N. (2010). “Performance and emotion management of emergency workers: The impact of socialization in emotion management,” Emonet VII, Montreal, QC.
Hecht, T., Dyer, L. & Lupachow, J. (2009). “Predictors of job performance among teleworkers and onsite workers,” presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Montreal, June.
Leithman, G., Draimin, C. & Dyer, L. (2006). “The influence of financial planning on the emotional well-being of retired Canadian men and women.” Canadian Gerontology Association, Québec City, October.
Leithman, G., Draimin, C. & Dyer, L. (2005). "Retirement Planning: Financial Anxiety, Regret and Life Satisfaction among Women and Men," presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Jun
Leithman, G., Draimin, C. & Dyer, L. (2005). “Retirement Planning and Life Satisfaction," presented at the Ontario Gerontology Association Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, April.