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Dr Somayeh Bahmannia


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5907, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2374
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5907
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2374  


Dr Somayeh is a lecturer in Business Services in the School of Business and Law.

Key Research areas

  • Working Across Cultures
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership


Dr Somayeh has collaborated with well-known scholars from the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, and the University of Otago in a variety of research projects. As a result of her research collaboration, her work has appeared in journals, such as Journal of Business Ethics, and The Leadership Quarterly. She has also presented her research papers at several recognised international conferences such as the Academy of Management (AOM) Meetings, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), British Academy of Management (BAM), and International Leadership Association (ILA).

Currently, Dr Somayeh is serving as an Executive Committee Member at Academy of Management (AOM)-Organizational Behaviour Division. She has also served as a reviewer for highly recognized journals such as International Journal of Human Resource Management. Besides, Dr Somayeh has professional experience of working as a senior operation director in a software company in Taiwan. She is currently looking for expansion of her research collaboration, research areas, and research methodologies.

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  • Doctor Of Philosophy, New Zealand, 2018.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Bahmannia, S., Bharanitharan, K., (2015), Businesses during economic instability: Moderating roles of emotional intelligence and social capital. Emotional intelligence: Current evidence from psychophysiological, educational and organizational perspectives, 309-330,  New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Bharanitharan, K., Chen, ZX., Bahmannia, S., Lowe, KB., (2019), Is leader humility a friend or foe, or both? An attachment theory lens on leader humility and Its contradictory outcomes. Journal of Business Ethics, 160(3), 729–743, DOI:
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