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Crystal Farh
Office: 581

Curriculum vitae:

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

Crystal Farh

Associate Professor of Management
Michael G. Foster Endowed Fellow

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PhD University of Maryland, College Park (2012)
BA Harvard University (2005)

Academic Expertise

global business
organizational behavior

Current Research

Voice and creativity
Teams and leadership
Cross-cultural interfaces

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2015
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, 2012-2015
Research Assistant, University of Maryland, 2007-2012
Teach for America Corps Member, 2005-2007

Selected Publications

  1. Token Female Voice Enactment in Traditionally Male-Dominated Teams: Facilitating Conditions and Consequences for Performance
    Journal Article:Farh, C. I., Oh, J. K., Hollenbeck, J., Yu, A., Lee, S. M., & King, D. D., (in press). Academy of Management Journal,
  2. Dynamic leadership emergence: Differential impact of members’ and peers’ contributions in the idea generation and idea enactment phases of innovation project teams
    Journal Article:Lee, S. M., & Farh, C. I., (2019). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 104(3), pp. 411-432.
  3. Leadership and Member Voice in Action Teams: Test of a Dynamic Phase Model
    Journal Article:Farh, C.I.C. & Chen, G., (2018). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 103(1), pp. 97-110.
  4. Resource-based Contingencies of when Team-member Exchange Helps Member Performance in Teams
    Journal Article:Farh, C.I.C., Lanaj, K., & Ilies, R., (2017). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 60, pp. 1117-1137.
  5. An Emotional Process Theory of How Subordinates Appraise, Experience, and Respond to Abusive Supervision Over Time
    Journal Article:Oh, K., & Farh, C.I.C, (2017). Academy of Management Review, Vol. 42(2), pp. 207-232.
  6. Beyond the Individual Victim: Multilevel Consequences of Abusive Supervision in Teams
    Journal Article:Farh, C. I. C., & Chen, Z. J., (2014). Journal of Applied Psychology, pp. 1074-1095.
  7. Psychological Antecedents of Promotive and Prohibitive Voice Behavior: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Examination
    Journal Article:Liang, J., Farh, C. I. C., & Farh, J. L., (2012). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 55, pp. 71-92.
  8. Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork Effectiveness, and Performance: The Moderating Role of Job Context
    Journal Article:Farh, C. I. C., Seo, M., & Tesluk, P., (2012). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 97, pp. 890-900.
  9. When Does Cross-Cultural Motivation Enhance Expatriate Effectiveness? A Multilevel Investigation of the Moderating Roles of Subsidiary Support and Cultural Distance.
    Journal Article:Chen, G., Kirkman, B. L., Kim, K., Farh, C. I. C., & Tangirala, S., (2010). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 53, pp. 110-1130.
  10. Networking Abroad: A Process Model of How Expatriates Form Support Ties to Facilitate Adjustment
    Journal Article:Farh, C. I. C., Bartol, K. M., Shapiro, D. L., & Shin, J., (2010). Academy of Management Review, Vol. 35, pp. 434-454.
  11. Task Conflict and Team Creativity: A Question of How Much and When.
    Journal Article:Farh, J. L., Lee, C., & Farh, C. I. C., (2010). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 95, pp. 1173-1180.

Working Papers

– When do differences in creativity matter?: Joint implications of member creativity dispersion and team task interdependence for team creativity, with Y. Zhang, E. Bae, and E. Bae
– Who takes the moral high ground?: The role of subordinate workplace ethical regard on forgiveness and prosocial responses to abusive supervision, with Y. T. Heng, N. W. Chi, and A. Wang
– Out of sight and out of mind? Strategies for enhancing inclusion in multinational organizations, with H. Liao, D. L. Shapiro, and J. Shin

PhD Student Collaborators

Honors and Awards

PACCAR Award for Teaching Excellence, 2019
Editorial Board Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2019
Professor of the Quarter, Winter, Foster MBA Class of 2019, 2018
Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar Award, 2017
Editorial Board Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, 2016
Winner of Emerald Citations of Excellence for,
Psychological Antecedents of Promotive and Prohibitive Voice Behavior: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Examination, 2015
Office of Naval Research grant ($292,063) for understanding gender integration in tactical decision-making teams – co-investigator, 2015
S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award: Recognizing the best doctoral dissertation research germane to the field of I-O psychology, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, 2014
Frank T. Paine Doctoral Award for Academic Achievement: Recognizing outsanding academic achievement during doctoral studies, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2011
Top 15% Teaching Award: Recognizing outstanding contributions to learning, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2010
Best International Paper Award: Recognizing best paper with international management implications, Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, 2009
Outstanding Reviewer Award: Recognizing outstanding reviewer contributions to the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, 2009
Dean's Research Fellowship: Supporting doctoral studies at University of Maryland, 2007-2012
Fairbank and Asia Center Research Award: $3,000 supporting undergraduate thesis research, Harvard University, 2004

Academic Service

Editorial board member, Academy of Management Journal
Editorial board member, Journal of Applied Psychology
Reviewer, Administrative Science Quarterly
Reviewer, Organization Science
Reviewer, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Courses Taught

I teach MGMT 500 Management and Leadership and MGMT 545 Leading and Managing High-Performance Organizations, both at the MBA level.
MGMT 500 - Management and Leadership
The ability to effectively manage oneself, others, and groups of people is an important source of competitive advantage in today's organizations. This course introduces students to the field of organizational behavior (OB), an evidence-based body of concepts, knowledge, and frameworks intended to help organizations manage their people in a way that maximizes the organization’s success and enhances the meaningfulness of work for all involved. In this course, we cover OB topics such as motivation, decision-making, teams, and organizational culture and change. This objectives of this course are to develop students' knowledge of OB frameworks and their ability to analyze OB-related issues pertaining to the individual, team, and organization; provide students with opportunities to practice evidence-based behavioral strategies to address management problems; and increase students' understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses as a manager and leader. To accomplish these objectives, I use a mix of readings, short lectures, in-class exercises, simulations, cases, and class discussion. Through these approaches, I strive to create an engaging class environment where students can learn from each other and gain a personalized understanding of the material.
MGMT 545 - Leading and Managing High-Performance Organizations
This elective course addresses leadership as a topic separate from management. Leadership sets a tone, a focus, and a direction for an organization, its members, and other stakeholders. In contrast, effective management involves executing against the direction and tone set by the leadership. Individuals are not either leaders or managers, but a mixture of leadership and management, and the exact mix depends upon the situation, the role, and the person. This is a “hands-on” course that focuses on developing students' leadership skills required to be successful in organizations. A major premise of this course is that leadership begins with the self and works from the inside out. This course is designed to provide you with opportunities for reflection, study, debate, and practice through which you can learn about leadership and enhancing effectiveness – both your own and that of other individuals and groups in organizations. This is a course for students who wish to take the time and exert the effort required to confront and reflect on their own leadership strengths and weaknesses.