Dirk STEINER is a professeur of the social psychology of work and organizations and the director of the Clinical, Cognitive and Social Anthropology and Psychology Laboratory (EA 7278) at Côte d’Azur University in Nice, France. His research is principally concerned with various applications of organizational justice, notably in personnel selection and workplace health. He also studies different types of work place discrimination, related to age or concerning obstacles women face in obtaining leadership positions in organizations. His work has been published in such academic journals as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Human Relations, International Review of Social Psychology, as well as in edited books.


Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1985


◦ 1996 – présent : University of Nice Sophia Antipolis,

◦ 1985 – 1996 : Louisiana State University.

Research fields

Organizational justice, applicant reactions, gender in leadership, age-related discrimination

Recent publications

Cambon, L., & Steiner, D. D. (2015). When rating format induces different rating processes: The effects of descriptive and evaluative rating modes on discriminability and accuracy. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 795-812; DOI 10.1007/s10869-014-9389-y.

Gilliland, S. W., & Steiner, D. D. (2012). Applicant reactions to testing and selection. In N. Schmitt (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection (pp. 629-666). New York: Oxford University Press.
Gilliland, S. W., Steiner, D. D., & Skarlicki, D. (Eds., 2015), The Social Dynamics of Organizational Justice.  Charlotte, NC :  Information Age Publishing.

Jouglard, D., & Steiner, D. D. (2015). Fair leadership: A proactive approach to organizational justice. In S. W. Gilliland, D. D. Steiner, & D. Skarlicki (Eds.), The social dynamics of organizational justice (pp. 177-200).  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Steiner, D. D. (2012). Equité et justice au travail. Dans J. Allouche (Ed.), Encyclopédie des Ressources Humaines, 3e Edition (pp. 539-545). Paris : Vuibert.

Steiner, D. D. (2012). Personnel selection across the globe. In N. Schmitt (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection (pp. 740-767). New York: Oxford University Press.

Steiner, D. D. (2014). Equité. Dans Zawieja, P., & Guarnieri, F. (coord.). Dictionnaire des risques psychosociaux (pp. 279-282). Paris : Le Seuil.

Steiner, D. D. (2016). Justice organisationnelle. In G. Valléry, M.-E. Bobillier-Chaumon, E. Brangier, & M. Dubois (Ed.), Psychologie du travail et des organisations : 110 notions clés (pp. 266-270). Paris: Dunod.

Steiner, D. D. (2016). La justice organisationnelle : Perspectives sur la bientraitance professionnelle. In J. L. Bernaud, P. Desrumaux, & D. Guédon (Eds.), La bientraitance professionnelle. Modèles, outils et dispositifs (pp. 25-38). Paris : Dunod.

Steiner, D. D. (2017). Organizational justice for understanding employee health and well-being. In C. Moliner, R. Cropanzano, & V. Martínez-Tur (Eds.), Organizational justice: International perspectives and conceptual advances (pp. 160-180). London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

Steiner, D. D., & Schmitt, N. (2016). Test use in work settings. In F. T. L. Leong, D. Bartram, F. M. Cheung , K. F. Geisinger, & D. Iliescu (Eds.), The ITC international handbook of testing and assessment (pp. 203-216). New York: Oxford University Press.

Wessel, J. L., & Steiner, D. D. (2015). Surface acting in service: A two context examination of customer power and politeness. Human Relations, 68, 709-730. DOI: 10.1177/001872

Van den Bos, K., Brockner, J., Stein, J. H., Steiner, D. D., Van Yperen, N. W., & Dekker, D. M. (2010). The psychology of voice and performance capabilities in masculine and feminine cultures and contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 638-648.6714540731.

Grants and Awards

◦ DeciRH project, PACA labs Grant in collaboration with Havasu Consulting, 2014-2015

◦ Named Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), April, 2013

Scientific committees

◦ Associate Editor of Le Travail Humain (2012-2016)

◦ Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Management (since July, 2011)

◦ Co-Editor of the series, Research in Social Issues in Management, (S. W. Gilliland, D. D. Steiner, & D. Skarlicki, Eds.) published by Information Age Publishing. (8 volumes published)

◦ Member of the Scientific Commission SHS-2 of FNRS, Brussels, Belgium, 2012-2015.

External services

◦ Coordinator of the French national network for research in Work and Organizational Psychology (2008 – 2015)