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Dr Maja Graso

BS(Oregon State) MS PhD(Washington State)Maja_Graso_image

Senior Lecturer
Room: OBS 612
Tel: +64 3 4798189
Email: maja.graso@otago.ac.nz

Maja joined the Department of Management in June 2016, and previously taught at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. Her dissertation, which focused on effects of experiencing organizational injustice and unfairness on cognitive rigidity, was completed in May of 2011. Maja has been an active teacher ever since she received her master's degree, instructing courses in the realms of organizational sciences and general psychology. At Otago she is teaching business ethics and organizational behaviour. At Zayed University, she utilized her practical HR work experience, research, and her cross-cultural background to advance students' understanding of leadership from a multidisciplinary and systemic perspective. Maja’s research history reflects a wide range of her interests, including organizational justice and fairness issues, cross-cultural organizational psychology, job insecurity, workplace safety, and psychometrics. She has been a regular contributor to major international conferences in organizational psychology, and she has collaborated on a number of applied research projects.

Before moving to Dunedin, Maja lived in her native Croatia, Netherland Antilles, the United States' Pacific Northwest, and Abu Dhabi. She is an incurable traveller, scuba diver, and a travel photographer.

Research interests

  • Organizational justice
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Job insecurity
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Teaching responsibilities

Maja’s teaching responsibilities include:

Other responsibilities

  • Ethics advisor

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Publications

Graso, M., Camps, J., Strah, N., & Brebels, L. (2020). Organizational justice enactment: An agent-focused review and path forward. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 116, 103296. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2019.03.007

Benson, W. L., Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., Olson, K. J., & Graso, M. (2020). Insecurity in the Ivory Tower: Direct and indirect effects of pay stagnation and job insecurity on faculty performance. Economic & Industrial Democracy, 41(3), 693-708. doi: 10.1177/0143831X17734297

Graso, M., Aquino, K., Vadera, A. K., & Lin, L. (2020). Development and validation of the Vigilante Role Identity Scale (VRIS). Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2020.12107abstract

Howard, C., Bobocel, R., Nurmohamed, S., Aquino, K., & Graso, M. (2020, August). Easier lie the heads: Evidence of a gender vilification gap in appraisals of employee misbehavior. Verbal presentation at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, [Online].

Graso, M., Aquino, K., & Ok, E. (2019). Branding virtuous victimhood: How activating the salience of a consumer’s moral identity motivates resource transfers to victim groups. In A. Reed II & M. Forehand (Eds.), Handbook of research on identity theory in marketing. (pp. 97-110). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Chapter in Book - Research

Graso, M., Aquino, K., & Ok, E. (2019). Branding virtuous victimhood: How activating the salience of a consumer’s moral identity motivates resource transfers to victim groups. In A. Reed II & M. Forehand (Eds.), Handbook of research on identity theory in marketing. (pp. 97-110). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Probst, T. M., & Graso, M. (2011). Reporting and investigating accidents: Recognizing the tip of the iceberg. In R. J. Burke, S. Clarke & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Occupational health and safety. (pp. 71-94). Gower.

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Journal - Research Article

Graso, M., Camps, J., Strah, N., & Brebels, L. (2020). Organizational justice enactment: An agent-focused review and path forward. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 116, 103296. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2019.03.007

Benson, W. L., Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., Olson, K. J., & Graso, M. (2020). Insecurity in the Ivory Tower: Direct and indirect effects of pay stagnation and job insecurity on faculty performance. Economic & Industrial Democracy, 41(3), 693-708. doi: 10.1177/0143831X17734297

Camps, J., Graso, M., & Brebels, L. (2019). When organizational justice enactment is a zero sum game: A trade-off and self-concept maintenance perspective. Academy of Management Perspectives. Advance online publication. doi: 10.5465/amp.2018.0003

Graso, M., Reynolds, T., & Grover, S. L. (2019). Allegations of mistreatment in an era of harm-avoidance: Taboos, challenges, and implications for management. Academy of Management Perspectives, 34(1), 1-27. doi: 10.5465/amp.2018.0144

Tripp, T. M., Jiang, L., Olson, K., & Graso, M. (2018). The fair process effect in the classroom: Reducing the influence of grades on student evaluations of teachers. Journal of Marketing Education, 41(3), 173-184. doi: 10.1177/0273475318772618

Probst, T. M., Jiang, L., & Graso, M. (2016). Leader–member exchange: Moderating the health and safety outcomes of job insecurity. Journal of Safety Research, 56, 47-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2015.11.003

Graso, M., Jiang, L., Probst, T. M., & Benson, W. L. (2014). Cross-level effects of procedural justice perceptions on faculty trust. Journal of Trust Research, 4(2), 147-166. doi: 10.1080/21515581.2014.966830

Probst, T. M., Graso, M., Estrada, A. X., & Greer, S. (2013). Consideration of future safety consequences: A new predictor of employee safety. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 55, 124-134. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.02.023

Probst, T. M., & Graso, M. (2013). Pressure to produce = pressure to reduce accident reporting? Accident Analysis & Prevention, 59, 580-587. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.07.020

Graso, M., & Probst, T. M. (2012). The effect of consideration of future consequences on quality and quantity aspects of job performance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42(6), 1335-1352. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2012.00901.x

König, C. J., Probst, T. M., Staffen, S., & Graso, M. (2011). A Swiss–US comparison of the correlates of job insecurity. Applied Psychology, 60(1), 141-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2010.00430.x

Estrada, A. X., Probst, T. M., Brown, J., & Graso, M. (2011). Evaluating the psychometric and measurement characteristics of a measure of sexual orientation harassment. Military Psychology, 23(2), 220-236. doi: 10.1080/08995605.2011.559394

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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

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Graso, M., Aquino, K., Vadera, A. K., & Lin, L. (2020). Development and validation of the Vigilante Role Identity Scale (VRIS). Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2020.12107abstract

Graso, M. (2019). It’s not you, it’s me: Challenges of teaching ambiguity in individual and systemic mistreatment. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2019.11357abstract

Graso, M., Stouten, J., Aquino, K., & Bobocel, R. (2018). Hell hath no fury. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018(1). doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.12907abstract

Graso, M., & David, E. (2016). Antecedents to UAE student perceptions of fairness: Role of instructor's self-awareness. Academy of Management Proceedings, 13826. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.13826abstract

Tripp, T. M., Jiang, L., Graso, M., & Olson, K. J. (2014). Fair process effect in the classroom: Eliminating the grades and student-evaluations correlation. Academy of Management Proceedings, 16542. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2014.16542

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Howard, C., Bobocel, R., Nurmohamed, S., Aquino, K., & Graso, M. (2020, August). Easier lie the heads: Evidence of a gender vilification gap in appraisals of employee misbehavior. Verbal presentation at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, [Online].

Strejcek, B., Aquino, K., & Graso, M. (2019, August). What kind of men support female-friendly policies? Verbal presentation at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Graso, M. (2011). Exploring the relationships between organizational justice, cognitive rigidity and cognitive complexity (PhD). Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2376/2870

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Awarded Masters Degree

Graso, M. (2008). Effects of job insecurity and consideration of the future consequences on quality and quantity of job performance (MSc). Washington State University, Washington, WA. 83p.

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