Faculty Profile

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Michael Ramsay BASHSHUR

Full-time Faculty
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources; Academic Director, Master of Human Capital Leadership
Lee Kong Chian School of Business LKCSB



Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology (with a Minor in Quantitative Psychology)
University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign, IL , USA


M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology
University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign, IL , USA

Current Appointment(s)

2015 - Now Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University
2011 - 2015 Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Research Interests

  • Organizational Justice and Ethics
  • Organizational Climate 
  • Person Organization Fit
  • Followership and Leadership 

Awards, Recognition and Honors

  • Dean's Teaching Honor List, LKCSB, Singapore Management University, 2015 - 2022
  • Lee Kong Chian Fellow, 2020 - 2023
  • Sing Lun Fellow, 2012 - 2013
  • Juan De La Cierva, Award for Young Scientists, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, 2007 - 2010
  • Research Grant, SMU, “Lab Based Investigation of the Reciprocal Effects of Followers and Leaders over Time”, 2011 - 2012
  • Research Grant, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, "Experimentation, Markets and Behavior”, 2009 - 2011
  • Programma Presenta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2007, 2008
  • Programma Comenca, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2006
  • Departmental Summer Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2003, 2005
  • Ranked in top 5% of instructors in the UPF MBA program, 2008, 2009
  • Ranked in top 5% of instructors in the Graduate Program of Economics, Finance, and Management, GPEFM - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2007 - 2010
  • Ranked in top 5% of instructors in the Undergraduate Management Program, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Ranked in the top 10% of all instructors and teaching assistants, University of Illinois, Fall 2004, Fall 2005
  • Named to the list of teachers ranked as excellent by their students, University of Illinois, Fall 2001, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Spring 2005


Selected Journal Articles (Refereed)

  • Bashshur, M. R., Barclay, L. J., & Fortin, M. (2023). Of headlamps and marbles: A motivated perceptual approach to the dynamic and dialectic nature of fairness. Organizational Psychology Review.
  • Chintakananda, K., Diefendorff, J., Oc, B., Daniels, M., Greguras, G. & Bashshur, M.R. (2023). Leader-Expressed Humility: Development and Validation of Scales Based on a Comprehensive Conceptualization. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-18.
  • Oc, B., Chintakananda, K., Bashshur, M.R., Day, D. (2023). The study of followers in leadership research: A systematic and critical review, The Leadership Quarterly, 34 (1). 
  • Lyubykh, Z., Barclay, L. J., Fortin, M., Bashshur, M.R., Khakhar, M. (2022). Why, how, and when divergent perceptions become dysfunctional in organizations: A Motivated cognition perspective. Research in Organizational Behavior, 42.
  • Oc, B., Daniels, M. A., Diefendorff, J. M., Bashshur, M. R., & Greguras, G. J. (2020). Humility breeds authenticity: How authentic leader humility shapes follower vulnerability and felt authenticity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 158, 112-125.
  • Oc, B., Bashshur, M. R., & Moore, C. (2019). Head above the parapet: How minority subordinates influence group outcomes and the consequences they face for doing so. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(7), 929–945.
  • Oc, B., Moore, C., & Bashshur, M. R. (2018). When the tables are turned: The effects of the 2016 US Presidential election on in-group favoritism and out-group hostility. PloS one, 13(5), e0197848.
  • Barclay, L., Bashshur, M.R., & Fortin, M. (2017). Motivated cognition and fairness: Insights, integration, and creating a path forward. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 867-889.
  • Bashshur, M.R. & Oc, B. (2015). When voice matters: A multi-level review of the impact of voice in organizations. Journal of Management, 41, ​1530-1554.
  • Oc, B., Bashshur, M.R., Daniels, M. A., & Greguras, G. J., & Diefendorff, J. M. (2015). Leader humility in Singapore. The Leadership Quarterly, 26, 68-80.
  • Oc, B., Bashshur, M. R., & Moore, C. (2014). Speaking truth to power: The effect of candid feedback on how individuals with power allocate resources. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100, 450-463.View Details
  • Oc, B., & Bashshur, M. R. (2013). Followership, leadership and social influence. The Leadership Quarterly, 24, 919-934.View Details
  • Cornelisson, G., Bashshur, M.R., Rode, J. & LeMenestrel, M.  (2013). Rules or consequences? The role of ethical mind-sets in moral dynamics. Psychological Science, 24, 482-488. 
  • Cojuharenco, I., Patient, D., & Bashshur, M.R. (2011). Seeing the “forest” or the “trees” of organizational justice: Effects of temporal perspective on employee concerns about unfair treatment at work.  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 116, 17-31. View Details
  • Bashshur, M.R., Hernández, A., & González-Romá, V. (2011). When managers and their teams disagree: A longitudinal look at the consequences of differences in perceptions of organizational support. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 558-573. View Details 
  • Bashshur, M.R. & Hernández, A., Piero, J.M. (2011). The Impact of Underemployment on Individual and Organizational Performance.  In Underemployment: Psychological, Economic, and Social Challenges (D. Maynard & D. Feldman, Eds.). New York: Springer. View Details
  • Dalal, R. S., Bashshur, M.R., & Credé, M. (2010). The forgotten facet: Employee satisfaction with management above the level of immediate supervision. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 60, 183-209. View Details
  • Credé, M., Bashshur, M.R. & Niehorster, S. (2010). Reference group effects in the measurement of personality and attitudes. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92, 390-399. View Details 
  • Rupp, D.E., Bashshur, M.R., & Liao, H. (2007).  Justice climate, past, present, and future: Models of structure and emergence.  In F. J. Dansereau & F. Yamarino (Eds.), Research in Multi-Level-Issues, 6, 357-396. Oxford, U.K: Elsevier . View Details
  • Rupp, D.E., Bashshur, M.R., & Liao, H. (2007).  Justice climate: Consideration of source target, type, specificity and emergence.  In F. J. Dansereau & F. Yamarino (Eds.), Research in Multi-Level-Issues, 6, 439-459. Oxford, U.K: Elsevier. View Details
  • Credé, M., Chernyshenko, S., Stark, S., Dalal, R.S. & Bashshur, M.R. (2007). Job satisfaction as a mediator: An assessment of job satisfaction’s position within the nomological network. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80, 515-538. View Details
  • Rupp, D.E., Baldwin, A.M., & Bashshur, M.R. (2006).  Using developmental assessment centers to foster workplace fairness. Psychologist-Manager Journal, 9, 145-170. 
  • Hernández, A., & Bashshur, M. R. (2004).  Charles Hulin on the evolution of work and organizational psychology.  Revista de Psicología Social Aplicad, 14(3), 47-66. 
  • Pope-Davis, D.P., Toporek, R.L., Ortega, L., Ligiero, D., Brittan-Powell, C. S., Liu, W., Bashshur, M.R., Codrington, J.N. & Liang, C.T.H. (2002). Client perspectives of multicultural counseling competence: A Qualitative examination. The Counseling Psychologist, 31(4).

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