Assistant Professor | Management and Human Resources
5172 Grainger Hall


Jihae Shin studies motivation and creativity at work. Regarding motivation, Jihae has studied the costs of high intrinsic motivation and the motivational effects of making a backup plan. On creativity, Jihae examines the behavioral, emotional, and relational sources of creativity.

Jihae joined the Wisconsin School of Business in 2014, after completing her Ph.D. from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. She earned an M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University and a B.B.A. from Yonsei University.


Selected Published Journal Articles

Shin, J. & Grant, A. (2021). When Putting Work Off Pays Off: The Curvilinear Relationship Between Procrastination and Creativity Academy of Management Journal

Shin, J. & Grant, A. (2019). Bored by Interest: Intrinsic Motivation in One Task Can Reduce Performance on Other Tasks Academy of Management Journal

Shin, J. & Milkman, K. (2016). How Backup Plans Can Harm Goal Pursuit: The Unexpected Downside of Being Prepared for Failure Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Grant, A. & Shin, J. (2012). Work motivation: Directing, energizing, and maintaining effort (and research) R.M. Ryan (Ed.) Oxford handbook of motivation