Kim S. Cameron


Co-Founder and Core Faculty, Center for Positive Organizations

William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Business Administration; Professor Emeritus of Higher Education

University of Michigan

Kim Cameron is recognized as the foremost expert on positive relational energy, which is generated by virtuous actions and can have a profound impact on an organization’s success and an individual’s professional and personal life. Over the years, his research on organizational virtuousness and the development of “cultures of abundance” has been published in more than 140 academic articles and 15 scholarly books, and he was recently recognized as being among the top 10 scholars in the organizational sciences whose work has been most frequently downloaded from Google.

His latest book, Positively Energizing Leadership: Virtuous Actions and Relationships That Create High Performance, is a culmination of his research and discoveries over the past couple of decades. He is the first author to examine scientific research around individual attraction and response to the presence of positive energy. He provides in-depth insights based on validated research around the effect of positively energizing leadership on an organization and its employees.

Cameron serves as the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan and consults with a variety of leading business, government, and educational organizations around the world. He is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan.

Cameron received BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University and MA and PhD degrees from Yale University. He served on the National Research Council, was president of Bay Asset Funding Corporation, and was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Management and a recipient of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society’s Outstanding Educator Award.