Brian Gunia, PhD

Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Joint Faculty Appointment, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202

Brian Gunia, PhD (Management & Organizations, Northwestern University) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2011. He is an Assistant Professor in the research track with expertise in simple interventions that can improve the efficiency and ethicality of people’s decisions. Brian is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Business in Government (BIG) Initiative.
Brian Gunia CV

Honors and Distinctions

  • Recipient, Best Published Paper Award, International Association of Conflict Management Conference, Tacoma, July 2013
  • First recipient, Johns Hopkins EMBA Leadership and Management Teaching Award, March 2013
  • Winner, Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award, Center for Creative Leadership, August 2011
  • Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference, Conflict Management Division, San Antonio, August 2011
  • Finalist, William H. Newman Award, Academy of Management, San Antonio, August 2011
  • Best Student Paper Award, International Association of Conflict Management, Istanbul, July 2011
  • Nominee, Kellogg School of Management’s L.G. Lavengood Professor of the Year Award, June 2011
  • Finalist, University of Notre Dame Excellence in Ethics Dissertation Proposal Competition, Chicago, May 2010
  • Summa cum Laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Gunia, B. C., Barnes, C. M., & Sah, S. (2014). The morality of larks and owls: Unethical behavior depends on chronotype in addition to time-of-day. In-press at Psychological Science.
  • Gunia, B. C., Corgnet, B., Hernan-Gonzalez, R. (forthcoming). Surf’s up: Reducing internet abuse without demotivating employees. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Gunia, B. C., Brett, J. M., & Nandkeolyar, A. (2014). Trust me, I’m a negotiator: Using cultural universals to negotiate effectively, globally. Organizational Dynamics, 43, 27-36. 
  • Gunia, B. C., Swaab, R. I., Sivanathan, N. & Galinsky, A. D. (2013). The remarkable robustness of the first-offer effect: Across culture, power, and issues. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(12), 1547-1558 (lead article).
  • Gelfand, M. J., Brett, J. M., Gunia, B. C., Imai, L., Huang, T. J., & Hsu, B. F. (2013). Toward a culture-by-context perspective on negotiation: Negotiating teams in the U.S. and Taiwan. In-press at Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Simon, M., Gunia, B. C., Martin, E. J., Foucar, C. E., Kundu, T., & Emanuel, L. L. (2013). Path toward economic resilience for family caregivers: Mitigating household deprivation and the health care talent shortage at the same time. In-press at The Gerontologist.
  • Gunia, B. C., Wang, L., Huang, L., Wang, J., & Murnighan, J.K. (2011). Contemplation and conversation: Subtle influences on moral decision making. Academy of Management Journal, 55(1), 13-33.
  • Gunia, B. C., Brett, J.M., Nandkeolyar, A., & Kamdar, D. (2011). Paying a price: Culture, trust, and negotiation consequences. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96(4), 774-789.
  • Corgnet, B. and Gunia, B. C. (2010). Did I do that? Group positioning and asymmetry in attributional bias. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 3(4), 358-378.
  • Thompson, L. L., Wang, J., & Gunia, B. C. (2010). Negotiation. Annual Review of Psychology, 61, 491-515.
  • Gunia, B. C., Sivanathan, N., & Galinsky, A.D. (2009). Vicarious entrapment: Your sunk costs, my escalation of commitment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(6), 1238-1244.
  • Cohen, T., Gunia, B. C., Kim, S. Y., & Murnighan, J. K. (2009). Do groups lie more than individuals? Honesty and deception as a function of strategic self-interest. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(6), 1321-1324.

Works in Progress

  • Gunia, B. C., The blame bias: Forgoing the benefits of blame-taking.
  • Gunia, B. C., Shim, S. Falling on the sword: When and why to take blame.
  • Gunia, B. C., Hsu, D., Shim, S., Nordgren, L., & Murnighan, J. K. The unconscious conscience: Ethical decision making and unconscious thought.
  • Gunia, B. C. and Murnighan, J. K. It’s a moral thing: The perception of injunctive and descriptive group norms.
  • Gunia, B. C. and Kim, S. Y. The behavioral benefits of other people’s failures.
  • Kim, S.Y., Gunia, B. C., Cohen, T., & Murnighan, J. K. Guilty by cultural association: Cross-cultural differences in vicarious felt responsibility.

Teaching Interests

  • Negotiations
  • Organizational behavior
  • Business ethics