Michigan State University
I have been a member of the Clarkson School of Business since 2002. Before coming to Clarkson I was a human resource management consultant in the Washington, DC area. I teach a variety of management classes in our undergraduate business and MBA programs. I am an avid supporter of study abroad programs and work closely with our partner school in Konstanz, Germany. I also am very involved in diversity and inclusion efforts across the university. I am the faculty adviser for the Society for Professional Women, Beta Gamma Sigma (business honor society), and the D-I women's hockey team.
My current research interests fall in three main areas related to human capital and innovation in the workplace; 1) the use of contingent labor, including impact on the organization and the individual worker, 2) adoption and strategic implementation of human resource management technology (eHRM), and 3) development of effective e-learning systems, focusing on issues of learner control. Teaching interests include courses in human resource management and leading organizational change. I teach in the summer at Clarkson's partner school in southern Germany, the Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, and am always looking for opportunities to get Clarkson students involved in projects with the German students.
Fisher, S.L., Howardson, G., Wasserman, M.E., & Orvis, K. (in press). How Do Learners Interact with e-learning? Examining Patterns of Learner Control Behaviors. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction Special Issue on HCI and Human Resource Information Systems.
Fisher, S.L., and Connelly, C. (in press). Lower cost or just lower value? Modeling the organizational costs and benefits of contingent work. Academy of Management Discoveries.
Marler, J.M. and Fisher, S.L. (2016). Making HR Technology Decisions: A Strategic Perspective. Business Expert Press.
Brown, K.G., Howardson, G., and Fisher, S.L. (2016). Learner Control and e-Learning: Taking Stock and Moving Forward. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Vol. 3, 267-291.
Burke-Smalley, L., Charlier, S.D., & Fisher, S.L. (2016 Spring). Positioning of Undergraduate HR Programs: Analyzing Web-Based Messaging and Unique Practices. Journal of Business Management & Change, 57-74.
Marler, J. H., and Fisher, S. L. (2016). The eHRM Value Proposition: Introduction to the Special Section. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 33(2), 91-94.
Marler, J. H., and Fisher, S. L. (2013). An evidence based review of e-HRM and strategic human resource management. Human Resource Management Review.
Wears, K. H., and Fisher, S. L. (2012). Who is an employer in the triangular employment relationship? How definitional confusion creates risk for employers and minimizes employee rights. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 24(3), 159-176.
Orvis, K., Brusso, R., Wasserman, M. and Fisher, S. L. (2011). E-nabled for e-learning? The moderating role of personality in determining the optimal degree of learner control in an e-learning environment. Human Performance, 24(1), 60-78.
Fisher, S. L., Graham, M. E., Vachon, S., and Vereecke, A. (2010). Don’t miss the boat: Research on HRM and supply chains, Human Resource Management, 49(5), 813-828.
Fisher, S. L., Wasserman, M. E., and Orvis, K. (2010). Trainee reactions to learner control features: An important link in the e-learning equation. International Journal of Training and Development, 14(3), 198-208.
Orvis, K, Fisher, S. L., and Wasserman, M. E. (2009). Power to the people: Using learner control to improve trainee reactions and learning in web-based instructional environments. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(4), 960-971.
Marler, J., Fisher, S. L., and Ke, W. (2009). Employee self-service technology acceptance: A comparison of pre-implementation and post-implementation relationships. Personnel Psychology, 62(2), 327-358.
Fisher, S. L., Wasserman, M. E., Wolf, P. P., and Wears, K. H. (2008). Human resource issues in outsourcing: A review and research agenda. Human Resource Management, 47(3), 501-523.
Sill, H. E., Fisher, S. L., and Wasserman, M. E. (2008). Consumer reactions to potential intrusiveness and benefits of RFID. International Journal of Information Technology Management, 7(1), 76-97.
Fisher, S. L., Wasserman, M. E., and Palthe, J. (2007). Management practices for on-site consultants: Lessons learned from the expatriate experience. Consulting Psychology Journal, 59(1), 17-29.
Fisher, S. L., and Howell, A. W. (2004). Beyond user acceptance: An examination of employee reactions to information technology systems. Human Resource Management, 43(2/3), 243-258.