Salar Mesdaghinia

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Associate Professor of Management

Management

512 Owen

734.487.6818

smesdagh@emich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Houston

  • MBA The Hague University

  • MS Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

  • BS Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Professional Summary

Salar has been a faculty member at Eastern Michigan University since Fall 2014. He has also been consulting businesses and state organizations such as City of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, Santa Fe School District, and HostGator on management and employee engagement topics since 2011. Salar has also worked for two years as a software engineer.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 505 Organizational Theory and Behavior

  • MGMT 460 Management Skills

  • MGMT 386 Organizational Behavior and Theory

  • MGMT 480W Management Responsibility and Ethics

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Mesdaghinia's research interests include studying behavioral ethics, leadership virtues and vices, employee well-being, and organizational variants of social exchange theory including organizational support theory and leader-member exchange theory. More specifically, Dr. Mesdaghinia is interested in studying why some organizational members (e.g., employees, leaders), and collectives (e.g., teams) behave in ethical, pro-social, and positive ways whereas others do not, as well as the consequences of such behaviors. Research in this area can help create supportive, positive, and ethical organizational environments, where employees thrive and all other stakeholders are treated fairly and ethically.

Selected Publications

Mesdaghinia, S., Rawat, A., & Nadavulakere, S. (2019). Why Moral Followers Quit: Examining the Role of Leader Bottom-Line Mentality and Unethical Pro-Leader Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics, 159(2): 491-505.

Rockstuhl, T., Eisenberger, R., Shore, L., Kurtessis, J. N., Ford, M. T., Buffardi, L. C., & Mesdaghinia, S. (in press). Perceived organizational support (POS) across 54 nations: A cross-cultural meta-analysis of POS effects. Journal of International Business Studies.

Neves, P., Mesdaghinia, S., Eisenberger, R. & Wickham, R. E. (2018). Timesizing Proximity and Perceived Organizational Support: Contributions to Employee Well-Being and Extra-Role Performance. Journal of Change Management, 18(1):70-90.

Mesdaghinia, S., Lewis B., & Eisenberger,R. (2019). Leader’s Immorality-Encouragement (LIE): Facilitation by Leader’s Upward and Downward LMX. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

  • Best paper award from AOM Organizational Behavior Division.

Mesdaghinia, S., Lewis B. A., Qiu, F. & Eisenberger,R. (2019). Leader’s Immorality Encouragement. Symposium paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, National Harbor, MD.

Mousavi Madani, S-A., & Mesdaghinia, S. (2018). Spirituality and Moral Voice in Organizations. Paper presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. 

Mousavi Madani, S-A., & Mesdaghinia, S. (2017). Spirituality and Leader Forgiveness: The Role Spiritual Self-Regulation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

  • Best paper award from AOM Management, Spirituality, and Religion Interest Group
  • Nominated for Carolyn B. Dexter Award which is awarded to the paper that best meets the objective of internationalizing the Academy of Management.

Mesdaghinia, S., Shapiro, D. L., Eisenberger, R. (2017). Prohibitive Voice as a Moral Act: The Role of Moral Identity, Coworkers, and Leaders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Eisenberger, R. Kirkland, J., Mesdaghinia, S., Kim, K. Y., & Wen, X. (2017). Affective Commitment as Employees Look to the Future: The Contribution of Anticipated Change in Organizational Support. Paper presented at the Conference on Commitment, Columbus, OH.

  • Best presentation award

Mesdaghinia, S., Eisenberger, E., & Shapiro, D. L., (2016). Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior: Incitement by the Leader. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association, Charlotte, NC.

Eisenberger, R., Zheng, D., Zagenczyk, T. J., Mesdaghinia, S., & Shoss, M. (2016). Employee Reactions to Favorable Job Conditions: Contributions of Gratitude and Indebtedness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.

Rockstuhl, T., Ang, S., Shore, L., & Mesdaghinia, S. (2015). POS and Culture: A Meta-Analysis of Correlates Across 43 Countries. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.

Eisenberger, R., Zheng, D., Zagenczyk, T. J., & Mesdaghinia, S. (2015). Employee Reactions to Favorable Treatment: Contributions of Gratitude and Indebtedness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Eisenberger, R., Wang, Z., Mesdaghinia, S., Wu, H., Kim, Y., Wickham, R., (2014). Perceived Follower Support as a Source of Supportive Leadership. Paper presented at Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Eisenberger, R., Wang, X., Mesdaghinia, S., Wu, H., & Wickham, R., (2013). Perceived Follower Support: Contributions to Supportive Supervision and Workgroup Outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Zheng, D., Gonzalez-Morales, M. G., Eisenberger, R., Kim, K. Y., Mesdaghinia, S., & Farmer, B. (2013). Challenge and Hindrance Appraisals: The Influence of Perceived Organizational Support and Organizational Resources. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology