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Curriculum vitae

Misha Mariam

Ph.D. Student

Academic Department: Management & Organization

Area of Specialization: Management


I am a 4th year doctoral student specializing in Organizational Behavior at the Management and Organization department of the Foster School of Business. My research interests include cultural diversity and leadership styles, and their implications for individuals, teams and organizational strategies. I am also interested in studying wellbeing in modern workplaces with a focus on issues such as workplace harassment and employee health. Currently, I am working on projects with several faculty members at Foster Business School including Dr. Xiao-Ping Chen (advisor), Dr. Bruce Avolio, Dr. Scott Reynolds and Dr. Abhinav Gupta, as well as researchers from other esteemed organizations such as Cambridge Judge Business School.


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


Gupta, A., Nadkarni, S., and Mariam, M. (forthcoming) 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

Working Papers

Mindfulness and Moral Behavior (with Elisio, Reynolds & Watkins)
Selective Participation Decision Making in Teams (with Chen and He)
Theoretical Model on Workplace Harassment (with He and Chen)
Motivational Implications of Leaders’ Communication Styles (theory development)
Theoretical model on Crossing Time Zones and Circadian Desynchrony in Global Work (with Barnes)

Teaching Experience

MGMT 300: Leadership and Organizational Behavior