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Dr Allan Lee

Dr Allan Lee

Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies and Management

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+44 (0) 1392 726109

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Allan Lee joined the Business School in May 2017 as a senior lecturer in organisation studies/management. His research focuses on leadership within organisations and specifically examines leader-follower relationships and their effects on employee behaviour.

His research has appeared in Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology and Journal of Business Ethics. He received his PhD from Aston University.

Nationality: British

Qualifications

  • PhD Organizational Psychology (Aston Business School)
  • MSc Management by Research (Aston Business School)
  • MSc Organizational Psychology (Cardiff University)
  • BSc Psychology (Cardiff University)

Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Relationships
  • Employee Behaviour

My recent published research examines how relationships between leaders and followers influence follower performance outcomes. Furthermore, I focus on the theoretical links between relationship perceptions and attitudes. 

I am also interested in understanding ambivalent leader-follower relationships and the effect on follower experiences and outcomes in the workplace. 

Research projects

Current research projects include:

  • Exploring ambivalence within leader-follower relationships
  • Exploring the affective and cognitive bases of trust within workplace relationship
  • Examining the negative and positives effects of perceived overqualification at work

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Legood A, Lee AJR, Schwarz G, Newman A (2018). From self-defeating to other defeating: Examining the effects of leader procrastination on follower work outcomes. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Full text. DOI.
Hughes D, Lee AJR, Tian A, Newman A, Legood A (2018). Leadership, creativity, and innovation: a critical review and practical recommendations. Leadership Quarterly Full text. DOI.
Lee A, Willis S, Tian A (2017). Empowering leadership: a meta-analytic examination of incremental contribution, mediation, and moderation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39, 306-325. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Lee AJR, Thomas G, Martin R, Guillaume Y (2017). Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Ambivalence and Task Performance: the Cross-Domain Buffering Role of Social Support. Journal of Management Full text. DOI.
Lee A, Martin R, Thomas G, Guillaume Y, Maio GR (2015). Conceptualizing leadership perceptions as attitudes: Using attitude theory to further understand the leadership process. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(6), 910-934. Full text. DOI.
Martin R, Guillaume Y, Thomas G, Lee A, Epitropaki O (2015). Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and Performance: a Meta-Analytic Review. Personnel Psychology, 69(1), 67-121. Full text. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Lee AJR, Thomas G, Martin R, Guillaume Y (2018). Feeling Ambivalent About Your Boss Hurts Your Performance Even More Than Disliking Them. Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2018/06/feeling-ambivalent-about-your-boss-hurts-your-performance-even-more-than-disliking-them
Legood A, Lee AJR, Schwarz G, Newman A (2018). From self-defeating to other defeating: Examining the effects of leader procrastination on follower work outcomes. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Full text. DOI.
Hughes D, Lee AJR, Tian A, Newman A, Legood A (2018). Leadership, creativity, and innovation: a critical review and practical recommendations. Leadership Quarterly Full text. DOI.
Lee AJR, Willis S, Tian A (2018). When Empowering Employees Works, and When it Doesn’t. Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2018/03/when-empowering-employees-works-and-when-it-doesnt Full text.
Lee A, Willis S, Tian A (2017). Empowering leadership: a meta-analytic examination of incremental contribution, mediation, and moderation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39, 306-325. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Lee A, Schwarz G, Newman A, Legood A (2017). Investigating When and Why Psychological Entitlement Predicts Unethical Pro-organizational Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics Full text. DOI.
Lee AJR, Thomas G, Martin R, Guillaume Y (2017). Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Ambivalence and Task Performance: the Cross-Domain Buffering Role of Social Support. Journal of Management Full text. DOI.
Legood A, McGrath M, Searle R, Lee A (2016). Exploring How Social Workers Experience and Cope with Public Perception of Their Profession. British Journal of Social Work, 46(7), 1872-1889. DOI.
Lee A, Martin R, Thomas G, Guillaume Y, Maio GR (2015). Conceptualizing leadership perceptions as attitudes: Using attitude theory to further understand the leadership process. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(6), 910-934. Full text. DOI.
Martin R, Guillaume Y, Thomas G, Lee A, Epitropaki O (2015). Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and Performance: a Meta-Analytic Review. Personnel Psychology, 69(1), 67-121. Full text. DOI.
Thomas G, Martin R, Epitropaki O, Guillaume Y, Lee A (2013). Social cognition in leader-follower relationships: Applying insights from relationship science to understanding relationship-based approaches to leadership. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34(S1), S63-S81. DOI.

Chapters

Clarke S, Guediri S, Lee AJR (2017). Leadership and Safety. In Kelloway K, Nielsen K, Dimoff J (Eds.) Leading to Occupational Health and Safety: How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 9-33.

Conferences

Gerbasi A, Lee A, Thomas G, Legood A (In Press). Horizontal and Vertical Social Exchanges, the Benefits of both Giving and Receiving. 3rd Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.

Reports

West M, Armit K, Eckert R, Loewenthal L, West T, Lee A (2015). Leadership and leadership development in healthcare: the evidence base. The King's Fund.

Publications by year


In Press

Gerbasi A, Lee A, Thomas G, Legood A (In Press). Horizontal and Vertical Social Exchanges, the Benefits of both Giving and Receiving. 3rd Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.

2018

Lee AJR, Thomas G, Martin R, Guillaume Y (2018). Feeling Ambivalent About Your Boss Hurts Your Performance Even More Than Disliking Them. Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2018/06/feeling-ambivalent-about-your-boss-hurts-your-performance-even-more-than-disliking-them
Legood A, Lee AJR, Schwarz G, Newman A (2018). From self-defeating to other defeating: Examining the effects of leader procrastination on follower work outcomes. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Full text. DOI.
Hughes D, Lee AJR, Tian A, Newman A, Legood A (2018). Leadership, creativity, and innovation: a critical review and practical recommendations. Leadership Quarterly Full text. DOI.
Lee AJR, Willis S, Tian A (2018). When Empowering Employees Works, and When it Doesn’t. Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2018/03/when-empowering-employees-works-and-when-it-doesnt Full text.

2017

Lee A, Willis S, Tian A (2017). Empowering leadership: a meta-analytic examination of incremental contribution, mediation, and moderation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39, 306-325. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Lee A, Schwarz G, Newman A, Legood A (2017). Investigating When and Why Psychological Entitlement Predicts Unethical Pro-organizational Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics Full text. DOI.
Lee AJR, Thomas G, Martin R, Guillaume Y (2017). Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Ambivalence and Task Performance: the Cross-Domain Buffering Role of Social Support. Journal of Management Full text. DOI.
Clarke S, Guediri S, Lee AJR (2017). Leadership and Safety. In Kelloway K, Nielsen K, Dimoff J (Eds.) Leading to Occupational Health and Safety: How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 9-33.

2016

Legood A, McGrath M, Searle R, Lee A (2016). Exploring How Social Workers Experience and Cope with Public Perception of Their Profession. British Journal of Social Work, 46(7), 1872-1889. DOI.

2015

Lee A, Martin R, Thomas G, Guillaume Y, Maio GR (2015). Conceptualizing leadership perceptions as attitudes: Using attitude theory to further understand the leadership process. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(6), 910-934. Full text. DOI.
Martin R, Guillaume Y, Thomas G, Lee A, Epitropaki O (2015). Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and Performance: a Meta-Analytic Review. Personnel Psychology, 69(1), 67-121. Full text. DOI.
West M, Armit K, Eckert R, Loewenthal L, West T, Lee A (2015). Leadership and leadership development in healthcare: the evidence base. The King's Fund.

2013

Thomas G, Martin R, Epitropaki O, Guillaume Y, Lee A (2013). Social cognition in leader-follower relationships: Applying insights from relationship science to understanding relationship-based approaches to leadership. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34(S1), S63-S81. DOI.

My teaching interests are focused on organisational behaviour and organisational psychology. My courses have examined leadership, motivation, developing high-performance teams, and employee stress and well-being.

In my teaching I like to build a solid theoretical foundation for each concept and then bring the ideas to life with examples from case studies, video clips, and my own research and consulting experience.

Modules

2018/19