John M. Pearson | Faculty | Management | College of Business | SIU

Southern Illinois University



John M. Pearson

Professor of Management

John M. Pearson

Rehn Hall, 217A
Office: 618| 453-7802
Dept: 618| 453-3307
Fax: 618| 453-7835

Dr. Pearson's favorite part of his job is the relationship with SIU students whom he describes as "hard working, honest individuals.  It makes interacting with them a rewarding experience and I enjoy working with younger individuals and helping them prepare for their future."

Dr. Pearson also has a passion for research. Currently, he is studying team building through technology, the positive and negative impact of internet technology, website design, and organizational decision making as related to technology investment.

A member of the College of Business faculty since 2001, Dr. Pearson won the Researcher of the Year Award in 2007, was nominated for the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2004 and 2006, and nominated for the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award in 2002. From 1992 through 1994, Dr. Pearson was the recipient of the Extraordinary Teaching Award from the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University.

A native of Minnesota, Dr. Pearson earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Minnesota's St. Cloud State University and a doctorate in business administration from Mississippi State University.


  • Team building through technology
  • The positive and negative impact of internet technology
  • Website design
  • Organizational decision making as related to technology investment
  • CAIS Internet Banking Survey


Theresa Betts, Andrew J. Setterstrom, and J. Michael Pearson, “Explaining Cyberloafing Through Integration of the Theory of Interpersonal Behavior and the Theory of Organizational Justice, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, in press, October 2014.

Joseph C. Ugrin, Stacy E. Kovar, and J. Michael Pearson, “An Examination of the Relative Deterrent Effects of Legislated Sanction on Attitudes About Financial Statement Fraud: A Policy Capturing Approach”, Journal of Accounting, Ethics, and Public Policy, Vol. 14 (1), 2013, pp. 1-42.

Shih Chou, Sergio Picazo-Vela, and J. Michael Pearson, “The Effect of Online Review Configurations, Prices, and Personality on Online Purchase Decisions: A Study of Online Review Profiles on eBay”, Journal of Internet Commerce, Vol. 12 (2), 2013, pp. 131-153.

Andrew J. Setterstrom and J. Michael Pearson, “Bases of Intra-Organizational Power: An Analysis of the Information Technology Department”, Electronic Journal of IS Evaluation, Vol. 16 (2), 2013, pp. 86-100.

Joseph C. Ugrin, and J. Michael Pearson, “The Effects of Sanctions and Stigmas on Cyberloafing, Computers in Human Behavior. Vol. 29 (3), 2013, pp. 812-820

Carlos Santos, George Kuk, Fabio Kon, and J. Michael Pearson, “The Attraction of Contributors in Free and Open Source Software Projects, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 22, 2013 pp. 26-45.

Andrew J. Setterstrom, J. Michael Pearson, and Robert A. Orwig, “Web-enabled Wireless Technology: An Exploratory Study of Adoption and Continued Use Intentions”, Behavior & Information Technology, 2012, 1-16.

Shih Yung Chou and J. Michael Pearson, “Organization Citizenship Behavior in IT Professionals: An Expectancy Theory Perspective”, Management Research Review, Vol. 35 (12), 2012.

Sean C. Walker and John Pearson, “Intent to Use Technology: Facilitation Effect of Group Presence”, International Journal of Business Information and Technology, Vol. 1 (1), 2012, pp. 1-15.

Joseph Ugrin, Marcus Odom, J. Michael Pearson, and Tammy Bahmanziari, “Exploring the Effects of Social Exchange Relationships on the Scholarly Productivity of New Faculty Members in Accounting”, American Journal of Business Education, Vol. 5 (4), July / August, 2012.

Hassan Aleassa, J. Michael Pearson, and Scott McClurg, “Investigating Software Piracy in Jordan: An Extension of the Theory of Reasoned Action”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 98, 2011, pp. 663-676.

Shih Yung Chou and J. Michael Pearson, “A Demographic Study of Information Technology Professionals’ Organizational Citizenship Behavior”, Journal of Management Research, Vol. 3 (2), 2011.

David T. Green and J. Michael Pearson, “Integrating Website Usability with the Electronic Commerce Acceptance Model”, Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol. 30 (2), March 2011, pp. 181-199.

Michael Hartmann and J. Michael Pearson, “European Academic Harmonization and Accreditation and Their Effects on Publication”, Global Business and Finance Review, Vol. 15 (2), Fall 2010, 00. 169-184.

Sergio Picazo-Vela, Shih Yung Chou, Arlyn J. Melcher, and J. Michael Pearson, “Why Provide an Online Review? An Extended Theory of Planned Behavior and the Role of Big-Five Personality Traits”, Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 26 (4), 2010, pp. 685-696.


Researcher of the Year, College of Business, Southern Illinois University, 2007

Nominated for Outstanding Researcher, College of BusinessSouthern Illinois University, 2004, 2006

Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, College of BusinessSouthern Illinois University, 2002

Recipient of Outstanding Faculty Award from College of Business Executive Council (COBEC), St. Cloud State University, 1998

Recipient of Extraordinary Teaching Award from College of Business Administration, Kansas State University, 1992-1994.