School of BusinessFaculty and Research

Sven Kepes
Professor
Area: Management

Snead Hall
301 W. Main Street
PO Box 844000
Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
Office: B4205
Phone: (804) 828-7195
Fax: (804) 828-1602
Email: skepes@vcu.edu
Teaching Interests: Human resource management, meta-science, research methods/statistics, esp. meta-analysis
Research Interests: Strategic human resource management, compensation system characteristics, staffing, meta-analysis, publication bias, sensitivity analysis, and the trustworthiness of our cumulative knowledge.
Awards and Honors
VCU School of Business Summer Research Fellow, School of Business. (2016).
Grant: Research curation as a vehicle for scientific insight and the public understanding of science. (Bosco, F. A., Kepes, S., Brooks, J. P. [co-PIs]), VCU Presidential Research Quest ($50,000).. (2015).
VCU Libraries Open Access Publishing Award, Virginia Commonwealth University. (2015).
VCU School of Business Distinguished Research Award, VCU School of Business. (2015).
Editor Commendation from the Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology. (2014).
Grant: Bridging communication gaps in HR by mapping constructs and findings. Bosco, F. A., Uggerslev, K. L., Steel, P. (co-PIs), McDaniel, M. A., Kepes, S., & Sriram, N. (co-applicants)., Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation. ($140,000). (2014).
Grant: Field mapping: An archival protocol for social science research findings (Bosco, F. A., Steel, P. [co-PIs], Uggerslev, K. L., Kepes, S., Sriram, N., & McDaniel, M. A. [co-applicants], Digging into Data Challenge (National Science Foundation [NSF] and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC], total $247,881). (2014).
VCU School of Business Distinguished Teacher Award, VCU School of Business. (2011).
Consulting: Identifying effective leadership behaviors on sales associates’ perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors. (2010).
Best conference paper, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, HR Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting. (2008).
Best conference paper, Western Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Western Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting. (2004).
Research
Published Intellectual Contributions
Book Chapter
Banks, G., Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2015). Publication bias: Understanding the myths concerning threats to the advancement of science. In In Lance C., & Vandenberg R. (Eds.), More statistical and methodological myths and urban legends. (pp.36-64). New York, NY: Routledge.
Kepes, S., Delery, J. E. (2007). HRM systems and the problem of internal fit. In In Boxall P., Purcell J., & Wright P. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management (pp.385-404). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Kepes, S., Delery, J. E. (2004). Designing effective HRM systems: The issue of HRM strategy. In In Burke R. J., & Cooper C. L. (Eds.), The Human Resources Revolution: Why Putting People First Matters (pp.55-76). Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier.
Journal Article
Benjamin, A. J., Kepes, S., Bushman, B. J. (in press). Effects of weapons on aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, hostile appraisals, and aggressive behavior: A meta-analytic review of the weapons effect literature. Personality and Social Psychology Review.
Kepes, S., Bushman, B. J., Anderson, C. A. (2017). Violent video game effects remain a societal concern: Comment on Hilgard, Engelhardt, and Rouder (2017). (vol. 143, pp.775-782). Psychological Bulletin. DOI: 10.1037/bul0000112
Banks, G. C., Kepes, S., Joshi, M., Seers, A. (2016). Social identity and organizational attraction: Exploring the role of multiple levels of self. (vol. 37, pp.326-245). Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.2043
Tenhiälä, A., Giluk, T., Kepes, S., Simon, C., Oh, I., Seongsu, K. (2016). The research-practice gap in human resource management: A cross-cultural study. (vol. 56, pp.179-200). Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21656
McDaniel, M. A., List, S. K., Kepes, S. (2016). The “hot mess” of situational judgment test construct validity and other issues. (vol. 9, pp.47-51). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1017/iop.2015.115
Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2015). The validity of conscientiousness is overestimated in the prediction of job performance.. (vol. 10, pp.e0141468). PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141468
Banks, G., Kepes, S. (2015). The influence of internal HRM activity fit on the dynamics within the "black box". (vol. 25, pp.352-367). Human Resource Management Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2015.02.002
McDaniel, M. A., Kepes, S. (2014). An evaluation of Spearman's Hypothesis by manipulating g saturation. (vol. 22, pp.333-342). International Journal of Selection and Assessment. DOI: 10.1111/ijsa.12081
Kepes, S., Bennett, A., McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Evidence-based management and the trustworthiness of our cumulative scientific knowledge: Implications for research, teaching, and practice. (vol. 13, pp.446-466). Academy of Management Learning and Education. DOI: 10.5465/amle.2013.0193
Kepes, S., Banks, G., Oh, I. (2014). Avoiding bias in publication bias research: The value of "null" findings. (vol. 29, pp.183-203). Journal of Business and Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s10869-012-9279-0
Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2013). How trustworthy is the scientific literature in I-O psychology?. (vol. 6, pp.252-268). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/iops.12045
Ganster, D., Gupta, N., Kepes, S. (2013). Assessing the validity of sales self-efficacy: A cautionary tale. (vol. 98, pp.690-700). Journal of Applied Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/a0032232
Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A., Brannick, M., Banks, G. (2013). Meta-analytic reviews in the organizational sciences: Two meta-analytic schools on the way to MARS (the Meta-analytic Reporting Standards). (vol. 28, pp.123-143). Journal of Business and Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s10869-013-9300-2
Banks, G., Kepes, S., Banks, K. (2012). Publication bias: The antagonist of meta-analytic reviews and effective policy making. (vol. 34, pp.259-277). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. DOI: 10.3102/0162373712446144
Banks, G., Kepes, S., McDaniel, M. A. (2012). Publication bias: A call for improved meta-analytic practice in the organizational sciences. (vol. 20, pp.182-196). International Journal of Selection and Assessment. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2389.2012.00591.x
Kepes, S., Banks, G., McDaniel, M. A., Whetzel, D. (2012). Publication bias in the organizational sciences. (vol. 15, pp.624-662). Organizational Research Methods. DOI: 10.1177/1094428112452760
McDaniel, M. A., Kepes, S., Banks, G. (2011). Encouraging debate on the Uniform Guidelines and the disparate impact theory of discrimination. (vol. 4, pp.566-570). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2011.01394.x
McDaniel, M. A., Kepes, S., Banks, G. (2011). The Uniform Guidelines are a detriment to the field of personnel selection. (vol. 4, pp.419-514). Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/j.1754-9434.2011.01382.x
Kepes, S., Gupta, N., Delery, J. E. (2009). Contingencies in the effects of pay range on organizational effectiveness. (vol. 62, pp.497-531). Personnel Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2009.01146.x
Schaubroeck, J., Walumbwa, F., Ganster, D. C., Kepes, S. (2007). Destructive leader traits and the neutralizing influence of an “enriched” job. . (vol. 18, pp.236-251). Leadership Quarterly. DOI: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2007.03.006
Karuppan, C. M., Kepes, S. (2006). The strategic pursuit of mix flexibility through operators’ involvement in decision making. (vol. 26, pp.1039-1064). International Journal of Operations & Production Management. DOI: 10.1108/01443570610682625