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Misha Mariam

Ph.D. Candidate

Academic Department: Management & Organization

Area of Specialization: Management


I am interested in the effects of leader styles and attributes on employee performance and well-being, team processes and outcomes, and organizational strategies. In my dissertation, I focus on leader communication styles and study their impact on various employee outcomes through motivational, affective, and cognitive pathways. In other projects, I look at leaders’ participative strategies and their impact on team performance and leader perceptions. I also have related projects on understanding the implications of leader attributes such as narcissism, and extraversion on organizational strategy. In addition to leadership, I am interested in studying workplace phenomenon that are especially relevant in modern organizations. I have several ongoing projects in this area including papers on mindfulness and morality, reactions to workplace aggression, organizational change, and global virtual teams (GVTs).


MBA, International Management Institute, New Delhi (2011)
BA, Aligarh Muslim University (2008)


Gupta, A., Nadkarni, S., and Mariam, M. (2019) Dispositional sources of managerial discretion: CEO personality, CEO ideology, and firm strategies. Administrative Science Quarterly
Included in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Meeting, 2016 in Anaheim, CA
Velez-Calle, A., Mariam, M., Gonzalez-Perez, M.A., Jimenez, A., Eisenberg, J. and Santamaria-Alvarez, S.M. (2020), "When technological savviness overcomes cultural differences: millennials in global virtual teams", critical perspectives on international business, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 279-303.

Working Papers

Mariam, M and Chen, X.P. [Dissertation: Theoretical Model of Motivational Implications of Leaders’ Communication Style]
Mariam, M [Dissertation: Effects of Leaders’ Communication Style on Employee Cognition, Performance and Well-being]
Mariam, M, Chen, X.P., and He, W [Effects of Participative Leadership]
He, W, Chen, X.P., and Mariam, M [Unfolding Model of Victim Self-Protection Behavior]
Avolio, B., Bracht, E., & Mariam, M. [Qualitative study on Model of Organizational Change]
Elisio, M., Reynolds, S., Watkins, T., & Mariam, M. [Mindfulness and Moral Behavior]
Chen, X.P., and Mariam, M. [Communication Style Preferences and Effects on Workplace Outcomes]

Teaching Experience

MGMT 300: Leadership and Organizational Behavior