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Dr Somayeh Bahmannia

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

Current teaching

  • 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.

Professional associations

  • Academy of Management ( Organisational Behaviour Division), Executive Committee Member.

Awards and recognition

  • 2014 - 2017 - Doctoral Scholarship, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 2011 - 2013 - Distinguished International Student Scholarship, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Research areas and interests

  • Leadership (Leader Humility, Paradoxical leadership, Authentic leadership)
  • Innovation (Ambidexterity)
  • Organizational culture and climate
  • Job stress and emotional exhaustion
  • Trust and LMX
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods


  • Doctor Of Philosophy, New Zealand, 2018.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Bharanitharan, K., Bahmannia, S., (2015), Businesses during economic instability: Moderating roles of emotional intelligence and social capital. Emotional intelligence: Current evidence from psychophysiological, educational and organizational perspectives, 360,  Hauppauge, NY, US, Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Bharanitharan, K., Chen, ZX., Bahmannia, S., Lowe, KB., (2018), Is leader humility a friend or foe, or both? An attachment theory lens on leader humility and Its contradictory outcomes. Journal of Business Ethics, article in press(article in press), 1–15, Springer Netherlands, DOI:

Conference Publications

  • Bahmannia, S., Bharanitharan, K., Lowe, KB., Michael , D., (2019), After All, I Care: The Dual Effect of Leader Humility on Employees Cooperative Behavior. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2019(2019), 10294, USA, Academy of Management , DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2019.10294abstract.
  • Karunanithi, B., Bahmannia, S., Lowe, KB., (2018), YES, I MAY BE BAD BECAUSE I WAS GOOD: LEADER HUMILITY AND UNETHICAL BEHAVIORS. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings , 2018(2018), 10282, USA, Academy of Management , DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.10282abstract.
  • Bahmannia, S., Karunanithi, B., Lowe, KB., (2018), WATER LILIES: DOES A FOLLOWER’S REGIONAL IDENTITY NEGATE THE EFFECTS OF LEADER HUMILITY?. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018(August 2018), 12695, USA, Academy of Management , DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2018.12695abstract.
  • Zhang, JA., Bahmannia, S., Grover, SL., (2017), Authentic leadership and team innovation ambidexterity: The mediating role of team inclusive climate. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017(2017), 11981, USA,  Academy of Management, DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11981abstract.
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