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Professor Steven Grover

BA(Mich) MPhil PhD(Columbia)Steven_Grover_image

Head of Department

Room: Commerce 613
Tel: +64 3 479 8542
Fax: +64 3 479 8173
Email: steven.grover@otago.ac.nz

Professor Steven Grover researches issues of behavioural ethics and interpersonal treatment, most recently examining issues of respect and trust between followers and leaders. This work has appeared in top international journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, and Organization Science (17 articles at the A* level). He is originally from the United States, where he earned a doctorate from Columbia University, and held assistant and associate professor positions at Indiana University and Georgia State University before migrating to New Zealand in 2002. His research network extends to colleagues in the U.S.A. and Europe, where he has held visiting appointments at EMLyon (France), Université de Toulouse, Hanken (Helsinki), Helsinki School of Economics, and Jean Moulin University (Lyon 3) . He currently works with a team of researchers that has received a multi-year grant from the French government to investigate trust violation and recovery. He served as Deputy Dean of the School of Business 2006-2009 and was elected to the board of the European Group on Organization Studies 2006-2009.

Research interests

Steven's research interests are:

  • Honesty and dishonesty in the workplace
  • Human resource policy influences on work and family

Teaching

Steven’s teaching responsibilities include:

Current supervision

Steven is currently supervising the following students:

PhD

Somiyah Bahmannia - Examining the interaction between authentic leadership and team innovation ambidexterity. (Supervisors: Steven Grover, Annie Zhang) - under examination

Wan Noraini Wan Mansor -The Settling-in Experience of International PhD Students’ Trailing Partners within New Zealand (Supervisors: Steven Grover, Paula O'Kane) - under examination

MCom

Mubshra Sattar - Ethical Leadership, Employee Well-being and Life Happiness- Does Ethical Leadership Create Happy Workers? (Supervisors: Steven Grover, Diane Ruwhiu)

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Publications

Hasel, M. C., & Grover, S. L. (2017). An integrative model of trust and leadership. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 38(6), 849-867. doi: 10.1108/LODJ-12-2015-0293

Grover, S. L., Abid-Dupont, M.-A., Manville, C., & Hasel, M. C. (2017). Repairing broken trust between leaders and followers: How violation characteristics temper apologies. Journal of Business Ethics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10551-017-3509-3

Nguyen, D. T. N., Teo, S. T. T., Grover, S. L., & Nguyen, N. P. (2017). Psychological safety climate and workplace bullying in Vietnam’s public sector. Public Management Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14719037.2016.1272712

Graso, M., & Grover, S. L. (2017). Organizational justice comes of age [Review of the book Oxford handbook of justice in the workplace]. Social Justice Research, 30(2), 181-190. doi: 10.1007/s11211-017-0282-5

Moorman, R., Brower, H. H., & Grover, S. (2016). Organizational citizenship behavior and trust: The double reinforcing spiral. In P. Podsakoff, S. B. Mackenzie & N. P. Podsakoff (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of organizational citizenship behavior. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190219000.013.20

Edited Book - Research

Grover, S. L., Nadisic, T., & Patient, D. L. (Eds.). (2014). Perspectives on ethical leadership. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 136p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Moorman, R., Brower, H. H., & Grover, S. (2016). Organizational citizenship behavior and trust: The double reinforcing spiral. In P. Podsakoff, S. B. Mackenzie & N. P. Podsakoff (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of organizational citizenship behavior. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190219000.013.20

Grover, S. L., Nadisic, T., & Patient, D. L. (2014). Bringing together different perspectives on ethical leadership. In S. L. Grover, T. Nadisic & D. L. Patient (Eds.), Perspectives on ethical leadership. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Grover, S. L. (2010). Lying to bosses, subordinates, peers, and the outside world: Motivations and consequences. In J. Greenberg (Ed.), Insidious workplace behavior. (pp. 207-235). New York: Routledge.

Grover, S. L., & Moorman, R. (2009). Challenges to leader integrity. In C. Garsten & T. Hernes (Eds.), Ethical dilemmas in management. (pp. 53-63). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Gibbons, D. E., & Grover, S. L. (2006). Network factors in leader-member relationship. In G. B. Graen & J. A. Graen (Eds.), Sharing network leadership. (pp. 63-93). Charlotte, NC: IAP.

Grover, S. L. (2005). The difficulties of telling the truth at work. In R. E. Kidwell & C. L. Martin (Eds.), Managing organizational deviance. (pp. 157-172). Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publications.

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Journal - Research Article

Hasel, M. C., & Grover, S. L. (2017). An integrative model of trust and leadership. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 38(6), 849-867. doi: 10.1108/LODJ-12-2015-0293

Nguyen, D. T. N., Teo, S. T. T., Grover, S. L., & Nguyen, N. P. (2017). Psychological safety climate and workplace bullying in Vietnam’s public sector. Public Management Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14719037.2016.1272712

Grover, S. L., Abid-Dupont, M.-A., Manville, C., & Hasel, M. C. (2017). Repairing broken trust between leaders and followers: How violation characteristics temper apologies. Journal of Business Ethics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10551-017-3509-3

Grover, S. L., Teo, S. T. T., Pick, D., & Roche, M. (2016). Mindfulness as a personal resource to reduce work stress in the job demands-resources model. Stress and Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/smi.2726

Grover, S. L., & Hasel, M. C. (2015). How leaders recover (or not) from publicized sex scandals. Journal of Business Ethics, 129, 177-194. doi: 10.1007/s10551-014-2146-3

Grover, S. L., Hasel, M. C., Manville, C., & Serrano-Archimi, C. (2014). Follower reactions to leader trust violations: A grounded theory of violation types, likelihood of recovery, and recovery process. European Management Journal, 32(5), 689-702. doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2014.01.002

Grover, S. L. (2014). Fair workplace regulation of internet usage. Asia Pacific Management Review, 19(1), 99-115. doi: 10.6126/APMR.2014.19.1.06

Grover, S. L. (2014). Moral identity as a lens for interpreting honesty of indirect leaders. Journal of Change Management, 14(1), 48-65. doi: 10.1080/14697017.2013.790836

Grover, S. L. (2014). Unraveling respect in organization studies. Human Relations, 67(1), 27-51. doi: 10.1177/0018726713484944

Grover, S. L., Nadisic, T., & Patient, D. L. (2012). Bringing together different perspectives on ethical leadership. Journal of Change Management, 12(4), 377-381. doi: 10.1080/14697017.2012.728742

Grover, S. L., & Coppins, A. (2012). The intersection of justice and leadership: Testing a moderation model of contingent reward and interpersonal fairness. European Management Journal, 30(6), 490-498. doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2012.03.003

Moorman, R. H., & Grover, S. (2009). Why does leader integrity matter to followers? An uncertainty management-based explanation. International Journal of Leadership Studies, 5(2), 102-114.

Grover, S. L., & Enz, C. A. (2005). The influence of company rules, ethical climate, and individual characteristics on sales representative′s honesty. Journal of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management, 11(2), 27-36.

Grover, S. L., & Hui, C. (2005). How job pressures and extrinsic rewards affect lying behavior. International Journal of Conflict Management, 16(3), 424-437.

Grover, S. L. (2005). The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: The causes and management of workplace lying. Academy of Management Executive, 19(2), 148-157. Retrieved from http://aom.pace.edu/ame/

Bommer, W. H., Miles, E. W., & Grover, S. L. (2003). Does one good turn deserve another? Coworker influences on employee citizenship. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 24, 181-196.

Aquino, K., Grover, S. L., Goldman, B., & Folger, R. (2003). When push doesn't come to shove: Interpersonal forgiveness in workplace relationships. Journal of Management Inquiry, 12(3), 209-216.

Aquino, K. F., Grover, S. L., Bradfield, M., & Allen, D. G. (1999). The effects of negative affectivity, hierarchical status, and self-determination on workplace victimization. Academy of Management Journal, 42, 260-272.

Brockner, J., Heuer, L., Siegal, P. A., Wisenfeld, B., Martin, C., Grover, S. L., … Bjorgvinsson, S. (1998). The moderating effects of self-esteem in reaction to voice: Converging evidence from five studies. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 75, 394-407.

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Journal - Research Other

Graso, M., & Grover, S. L. (2017). Organizational justice comes of age [Review of the book Oxford handbook of justice in the workplace]. Social Justice Research, 30(2), 181-190. doi: 10.1007/s11211-017-0282-5

Grover, S. L., & Moorman, R. H. (2007). Grasping the meaning and interpretation of integrity in business leadership. European Management Journal, 25(3), 167-170. doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2007.04.002

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Grover, S. L. (2008). [Review of the book From hire to liar]. Journal of Labor Research, 29(3), 300-302.

Grover, S. L. (2005). Trust and distrust in organizations: Dilemmas and approaches. Personnel Review, 34(4), 507-509.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Wan Mansor, W. N., Grover, S. L., & O'Kane, P. (2014). Voices of the neglected society: Do they need to be entertained or ignored? In C. Higgins, J. R. Hendry & C. V. VanSandt (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Association for Business and Society (IABS) Annual Conference: Reclaiming the Societal Dimension. (pp. 167-178). IABS. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Lux, A. A., Grover, S., & Teo, S. (2016). A cross-cultural theory of authentic leadership. Proceedings of the 30th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: Innovating for Sustainable and Just Futures. Retrieved from http://anzam2016.com/

Bahmannia, S., Grover, S., & Zhang, J. A. (2016). How does authentic leadership encourage team innovation ambidexterity? Proceedings of the 30th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: Innovating for Sustainable and Just Futures. Retrieved from http://anzam2016.com/

Nguyen, D. T. N., Teo, S., Grover, S., & Nguyen, P. (2016). Psychological safety climate and workplace bullying in Vietnam’s public sector. Proceedings of the 30th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: Innovating for Sustainable and Just Futures. Retrieved from http://anzam2016.com/

Kent, S., Houghton, L., & Grover, S. (2016). OMG! Are you serious? The downward spiral of the water-cooler effect and the wicked problems it creates within the workplace context. Proceedings of the 30th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: Innovating for Sustainable and Just Futures. Retrieved from http://anzam2016.com/

Grover, S. L., & Hui, C. (2005). How job pressures and extrinsic rewards affect lying behavior. Proceedings of the International Association for Conflict Management 18th Annual Conference. (pp. 112). [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Grover, S., Erez, M., Richardson, J., & Heslin, P. A. (2016, August). Planning and making the most of an international sabbatical. Workshop presentation at the 76th Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, USA.

Moorman, R., Brower, H. H., & Grover, S. (2016, August). Organizational citizenship behavior and trust: The double reinforcing spiral. Verbal presentation at the 76th Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, USA.

Lux, A., & Grover, S. (2016, August). Development and validation of the cultural cognition scale (CCS). Verbal presentation at the 76th Meeting of the Academy of Management: Making Organizations Meaningful, Anaheim, USA.

Lux, A., Grover, S., O'Kane, P., & Walton, S. (2015, December). Dear optimists, what happened to missing flight MH370? Verbal presentation at the 29th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: Management for Peak Performance, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Grover, S., & Nguyen, N. (2015, December). Laissez-faire leadership behaviours in the public sector in Vietnam. Verbal presentation at the 29th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference: Management for Peak Performance, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Grover, S. (2013, August). Unraveling the concept of respect in organizational behavior and modeling how it affects individuals. Verbal presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Capitalism in Question, Orlanda, USA.

Grover, S., & Hasel, M. (2013, August). Sex and power: How political leaders recover from sex scandals. Verbal presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Capitalism in Question, Orlanda, USA.

Grover, S., & Hasel, M. (2012, August). Maintaining leader-follower relationships in the aftermath of trust violations. Verbal presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: The Informal Economy, Boston, USA.

Grover, S. (2011, August). Individual moral identity as a moderator of reactions to leader dishonesty. Verbal presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: West meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, and Transcending, San Antonio, USA.

Grover, S. L., & Hunt, T. (2005, June). The effect of honesty on trust in and satisfaction with the leader-subordinate relationship. Verbal presentation at the 21st EGOS Colloquium, Berlin, Germany.

Grover, S. L., & Moorman, R. (2004, July). The role of leader honesty and consistency in organisational conscience. Verbal presentation at the The European Group on Organisation Studies Slovenia: Ljubljana.

Grover, S., Aquino, K., Goldman, B., & Folger, R. (2001, December). The role of forgiveness in organization studies. Verbal presentation at the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Byron, K., Aquino, K. F., & Grover, S. L. (1999). Personality and demographic predictors of victimization in groups. Verbal presentation at the Southern Management Conference, Atlanta, USA.

Aquino, K. F., & Grover, S. L. (1999). Why do people lie and how does it affect them? The effect of having an ethical climate and a severe consequence to the victim of a lie. Verbal presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, USA.

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