- Emotions at work
- This is currently the principal focus of my research. The area of emotions in the workplace is rapidly gaining wide recognition in organisational research. Several PhD students are working in this area at present, funded through various ARC projects. In addition, I established the e-mail discussion group ‘Emonet’ which includes among its members the leading researchers in this field, and is affiliated with the (US-based) Academy of Management. I am also organizer of international “Conferences on Emotions and Organizational Life” (San Diego, August, 1998; Toronto, August, 2000; Gold Coast, 2002; London, 2004; Atlanta, 2006). Three books, based principally on the proceedings of the conferences, have been published by Quorum Books, M.E. Sharpe, and Lawrence Erlbaum respectively, and an annual series of books, published by Elsevier/JAI Press, commenced in 2005. A major article, entitled, “Emotions in organizations: A multilevel perspective” was published in 2003 in the Elsevier/JAI Press Series Research in Multilevel Issues (F. Dansereau and F. Yammarino, Eds.). Recent publications are in the Academy of Management Executive, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Leadership Quarterly, and Human Resources Management Review.
- Ethics in organizational behaviour
- Like emotions, ethics in the organisational context is gaining increasing recognition as an important field of research. Projects include an ARC study with former PhD student Dr. Carolyn Windsor (Griffith University) and Dr. Linda Treviño (Pennsylvania State University), recently published in Business Ethics Quarterly. Other publications on this topic have appeared in Accounting, Organizations and Society, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Research on Accounting Ethics, and the Journal of Business Ethics.
- Leadership and leader-member relationships
- Following on from my doctoral research program, I have maintained an interest in the factors affecting relationships between organisational supervisors and their subordinates. These interests cover two areas:- (a) Attribution theory. Research in this area has included a study of basic attribution processes, looking at the way people make attributions for their own and others’ performance, studies of attributions for leader behaviour, and cross-cultural field data on leader attributions for subordinate performance outcomes. Articles based on this research have appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and the Journal of Social Psychology, the Leadership Quarterly, and the Australian Psychologist. (b) Leader-member exchange theory. The more recent focus of this research is on the role of emotions and values in leader-member relationships. This work has been published in the Journal of Social Psychology and the Leadership Quarterly.
- Organisational culture
- There are two principal foci for this research, as follows: (a) Organisational change and mergers. Several studies have been completed in this respect, examining culture changes in accounting firms, academic institutions, and government agencies. Papers describing these studies have been published in Accounting, Organizations and Society, Australian Academic Research Libraries, and the British Journal of Management. An article (with former doctoral student, Dr. Marie Kavanagh) was also published in the Elsevier Science/JAI Press book, Advanced on Mergers and Acquisitions. (b) International organisational culture. Funded in part by the ARC, this research includes cross-cultural studies as a part of the international Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) project and development and validation of a new measure of organisational culture. Reports of this research have appeared in the Journal of World Business and Asia-Pacific Journal of Management. I was also co-author of the ‘Future Orientation’ chapter in the main GLOBE book, published by Sage. Associated activities include founding and administering the ‘Orgcult’ e-mail discussion list, sponsored by the US Academy of Management; and co-authorship (with Drs. Mark Peterson, Florida Atlantic University; and Celeste Wilderom, University of Twente) of the Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate.
- Ashkanasy, Neal M. and Dorris, Alana B. (2017). Organizational culture and climate. In Neil Anderson, Deniz S. Ones, Handan Kepir Sinangil and Chockalingam Viswesvaran (Ed.), The Sage Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology: Volume 3 2nd ed. () Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
- Ashkanasy, Neal M. and Daus, Catherine S. (2016). The challenge of managing emotions in the workplace. In Kimberly D. Elsbach, Anna B. Kayes and D. Christopher Kayes (Ed.), Contemporary Organizational Behavior: From ideas to Action (pp. 67-77) Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States: Pearson Education.
- Ashkanasy, Neal M., Bennett, Rebecca, J. and Martinko, Mark J. (2016). Understanding the high performance workplace: future research directions. In Neal M. Ashkanasy, Rebecca M. Bennett and Mark J. Martinko (Ed.), Understanding the high performance workplace: the line between motivation and abuse (pp. x-x) New York, NY, United States: Routledge/Psychology Press.
- Understanding the high performance workplace: the line between motivation and abuse. Edited by Neal M. Ashkanasy, Rebecca J. Bennett and Mark J. Martinko New York, NY, United States: Routledge/Psychology Press, 2016.
- Ashkanasy, Neal M., Bennett, Rebecca, J. and Martinko, Mark J. (2016). Understanding the high performance workplace: introduction. In Neal M. Ashkanasy, Rebecca M. Bennett and Mark J. Martinko (Ed.), Understanding the high performance workplace: the line between motivation and abuse (pp. x-x) New York, NY, United States: Routledge/Psychology Press.
- Tse, Herman H. M., Troth, Ashlea C. and Ashkanasy, Neal M. (2016). Leader-member exchange and emotion in organizations. In Talya N. Bauer and Berrin Erdogan (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of leader-member exchange (pp. 209-225) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199326174.013.15
- Ashkanasy, Neal M. and Dorris, Alana B. (2016). Organizational behavior. In Oliver Braddick (Ed.), The Oxford research encyclopedia of psychology (pp. x-x) New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190236557.013.23
- To, March L., Fisher, Cynthia D. and Ashkansy, Neal M. (2015) Unleashing angst: negative mood, learning goal orientation, psychological empowerment and creative behaviour. Human Relations, 68 10: 1601-1622. doi:10.1177/0018726714562235
- To, March L., Tse, Herman H. M. and Ashkanasy, Neal M. (2015) A multilevel model of transformational leadership, affect, and creative process behavior in work teams. The Leadership Quarterly, 26 4: 543-556. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2015.05.005
- Gallagher, Erin C, Mazur, Alicia K and Ashkanasy, Neal M (2015) Rallying the Troops or Beating the Horses? How Project-Related Demands Can Lead to Either High-Performance or Abusive Supervision. Project Management Journal, 46 3: 10-24. doi:10.1002/pmj.21500
- Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Australia (2010-date)
- Fellow, Association for Psychological Science†, US (2009-date)
- Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Aust./NZ (2008-date)
- Fellow, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, US (2006-date)
- Fellow, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, Australia (2005-date )
- Member, International Association for Applied Psychology, International (2005-date)
- Member, Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, US (2005-date)
- Member, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, US (2003-2005)
- Member, International Society for Research in Emotions, International (2002-date)
- Member, Society for Organisational Behaviour, Australia, Australia (2002-date)
- Member, International Association for Chinese Mgmt. Research, US/China (2001-date)
- Member, Association for Psychological Science†, US (2000-2008)
- Member, Southern Management Association, US (1999-date)
- Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, Aust./NZ (1997-2007)
- Member, College of Organisational Psychologists, Australia (1995-date)
- Member, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Aust./NZ (1995-2007)
- Member, Australian Human Resources Institute, Australia (1994-date)
- Member, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, US (1994-date)
- Member, Academy of Management, US (1991-date)
- Foreign Affiliate, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists, US (1991-2002)
- Member, Australian Psychological Society, Australia (1990-date)
- Fellow, Churchill Fellows Association of Queensland, Australia (1975-date)
- Member, Australian Computer Society, Australia (1972-1997)
- Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Australia (1971-1997)
- Academic Paper / Book Awards / Nominations:
- Best Paper, Leadership Track and Overall, 19th Annual Meeting of ANZAM, 2005.
- Best Paper Finalist, Academy of Management Executive, 2002.
- Nominee, Terry Book Award (Academy of Management), 2001.
- Choice Outstanding Academic Title (American Library Association), 2001.
- Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2000.
- Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 1998.
- Best Reviewer Awards:
- Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management
- Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, Academy of Management
- Journal of Management
- Academy of Management Journal,
- Academy of Management Review
- Academy of Management Learning and Education
- Editorial Appointments
- Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Organizational Behavior
- Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review
- Associate Editor, Emotion Review
- Series Editor, Research on Emotion in Organizations
- Editorial Board Member for Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Learning and Education, International Journal of Work, Organisation and Emotion, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Management and Organization Review, Personality and Individual Differences, SIOP Organizational Frontiers Book Series, SIOP Professional Practice Book Series.
- Prizes and Fellowships:
- Elton Mayo Award for Teaching and Research (Australian Psychological Society)
- Who’s Who in Australia
- Fellow, Academy for the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)
- ANZAM Distinguished Member (Fellow)
- Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (US)
- Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (US)
- Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005-
- Scott M Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology)
- Churchill Fellow (Water resources engineering)
|'Employee wellbeing and productivity: The role of territoriality, conflict and emotions' (with Professor Karen A. Jehn, Dr Oluremi B. Ayoko and Professor Christopher W. Clegg).||ARC Discovery||2011-2013||$245,000|
|The contribution of project leader behaviours to processes and uotcomes in large scale projects (with A. Pisarski, P. Jordan, A. Chang, R. Zolin, C. Hatcher and M. Capelli)||Australian Research Council||2009-2011||$445,000|
|The role of organisational events and emotions in strategic decision-making (with C. Härtel).||Australian Research Council||2007-2009||$236,000|
|Emotional reactions to job insecurity, emotional intelligence, and their effects on employee behaviour (with P. Jordan).||Australian Research Council||2004-2006||$210,000|
|Improving Team Performance: The role of emotional intelligence in team training (with P. Jordan).||Australian Research Council||2003-2005||$105,000|
|Testing a multi-level theory of emotion in organisations (with H. Weiss).||Australian Research Council||2003-2005||$131,000|
|Leadership paper (with M. Dasborough).||Canadian Forces Leadership Institute||2003||$16,148|
|Antecedents of innovation vs. conservatism in rural industries and communities.||Australian Research Council||2002||$68,000|
|Affective events in the workplace: Extensions, empirical tests, and an intervention (with C. Härtel, C. Fisher, and C. Nobel).||Australian Research Council||2001-2003||$172,000|
|Personal and organizational factors affecting managers’ ethical decision-making.||Australian Research Council||1999||$13,981|
|An investigation of the causes and consequences of emotional experience at work.||Australian Research Council||1998-2000||$184,000|
|Participation in the GLOBE cross-cultural study of leadership and organisational culture.||University of Queensland Quality Grant||1996||$14,000|
|Validation of an organisational culture scale.||Australian Research Council||1996||$14,500|
|Attributional style and social problem solving skills||Graduate School of Management, University of Queensland||1995||$3,000|
|Emotional expression in leader-member exchange||Commerce Department, University of Queensland||1992-1994||$3,000|
|Field study of supervisors’ responses to subordinate performance||Faculty of Management, University of Calgary||1991||Undisclosed|
|University of Queensland Special Project Grant||Organisational culture in accounting Organisations||1991||$7,000|