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Professor Alexandra Gerbasi

Professor Alexandra Gerbasi

Deputy Dean of the Business School, Professor of Leadership

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+44 (0) 1392 726298

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

Alexandra Gerbasi joined the University of Exeter in 2017. Previously, she has held posts at the University of Surrey, Grenoble Ecole de Management and California State University, Northridge. She received her Ph.D. is sociology from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree from Duke University. Her research focuses on the effects of positive and negative network ties within the workplace, and their effects on performance, leadership, well-being, thriving, affect and turnover. In addition, her research addresses how individuals recognize opportunities for collaboration and advancement in their networks.  Her research has appeared in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Social Psychology Quarterly, and, Organizational Dynamics.  Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and Agence Nationale de la Recherche. 

Nationality: American

Administrative responsibilities

  • Research Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies

Qualifications

Ph.D., MA, BA

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Research interests

  • Leader emergence
  • Well-being and thriving
  • Civility and incivility
  • Social Networks
  • Negative workplace interactions

Research projects

I am currently working on several projects including:

  • How emergent or informal leaders are better placed to handle the strain of boundary spanning behaviours than do formal leaders who do not have the collective support of their colleagues.
  • How both hierarchy and role stressors influence civil behaviours.
  • How an individual’s position in the positive and negative energy networks influences voluntary and involuntary turnover.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Cullen-Lester KL, Leroy H, Gerbasi A, Nishii L (2016). Energy's role in the extraversion (dis)advantage: How energy ties and task conflict help clarify the relationship between extraversion and proactive performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(7), 1003-1022. Full text. DOI.
Chrobot-Mason D, Gerbasi A, Cullen-Lester KL (2016). Predicting leadership relationships: the importance of collective identity. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 27(2), 298-311. Full text. DOI.
Gerbasi A, Porath CL, Parker A, Spreitzer G, Cross R (2015). Destructive de-energizing relationships: How thriving buffers their effect on performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5), 1423-1433. Full text. DOI.
Porath CL, Gerbasi A, Schorch SL (2015). The effects of civility on advice, leadership, and performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5), 1527-1541. Full text. DOI.
Cullen KL, Gerbasi A, Chrobot-Mason D (2015). Thriving in Central Network Positions: the Role of Political Skill. Journal of Management, 44(2), 682-706. Full text. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Lee A, Gerbasi AM, Schwarz G, Newman A (In Press). Leader-Member Exchange Social Comparisons and Follower Outcomes: the Roles of Felt Obligation and Psychological Entitlement. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Full text. DOI.
Inceoglu I, Thomas G, Chu C, Plans D, Gerbasi A (In Press). Leadership behavior and employee well-being: an integrated review and a future research agenda. Leadership Quarterly Full text.
Oshri I, Kotlarsky J, Gerbasi A (In Press). Relational and Contractual Governance for Innovation. Dynamic Innovation in Outsourcing. Technology, Work and Globalization. Full text. DOI.
Zimmermann A, Oshri I, Lioliou E, Gerbasi A (2018). Sourcing in or out: Implications for social capital and knowledge sharing. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 27(1), 82-100. Full text. DOI.
Cullen-Lester KL, Leroy H, Gerbasi A, Nishii L (2016). Energy's role in the extraversion (dis)advantage: How energy ties and task conflict help clarify the relationship between extraversion and proactive performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(7), 1003-1022. Full text. DOI.
Chrobot-Mason D, Gerbasi A, Cullen-Lester KL (2016). Predicting leadership relationships: the importance of collective identity. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 27(2), 298-311. Full text. DOI.
Parker A, Gerbasi A (2016). The impact of energizing interactions on voluntary and involuntary turnover. M@n@gement, 19(3), 177-177. Full text. DOI.
Gerbasi A, Porath CL, Parker A, Spreitzer G, Cross R (2015). Destructive de-energizing relationships: How thriving buffers their effect on performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5), 1423-1433. Full text. DOI.
Porath CL, Gerbasi A (2015). Does civility pay?. Organizational Dynamics, 44(4), 281-286. DOI.
Oshri I, Kotlarsky J, Gerbasi A (2015). Strategic innovation through outsourcing: the role of relational and contractual governance. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 24(3), 203-216. Full text. DOI.
Porath CL, Gerbasi A, Schorch SL (2015). The effects of civility on advice, leadership, and performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5), 1527-1541. Full text. DOI.
Cullen KL, Gerbasi A, Chrobot-Mason D (2015). Thriving in Central Network Positions: the Role of Political Skill. Journal of Management, 44(2), 682-706. Full text. DOI.
Gerbasi A, Latusek D (2015). Trust-building in international business ventures. Baltic Journal of Management, 10(1), 30-51. DOI.
Parker A, Gerbasi A, Porath CL (2013). The effects of de-energizing ties in organizations and how to manage them. Organizational Dynamics, 42(2), 110-118. Full text. DOI.
Cross R, Gray P, Gerbasi A, Assimakopoulos D (2012). Building engagement from the ground up. Organizational Dynamics, 41(3), 202-211. DOI.
(2010). Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment. DOI.

Chapters

Gerbasi A, Latusek D (In Press). Cultural Differences in Trust in High-Tech International Business Ventures. In  (Ed) Cross-Cultural Interaction, IGI Global, 909-918.  Abstract. DOI.
Gerbasi A, Latusek D (In Press). Cultural Differences in Trust in High-Tech International Business Ventures. In  (Ed) Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses, IGI Global, 1-10.  Abstract. DOI.
Oshri I, Lioliou E, Gerbasi AM, Zimmermann A (2019). Organizational Controls, Social Ties and Performance in Plural Sourcing. In Kotlarsky J, Oshri I, Willcocks L (Eds.) Digital Services and Platforms. Considerations for Sourcing. Global Sourcing, Springer, 164-185.  Abstract.  Full text.
Gerbasi A, Cook KS (2008). The Effect of Perceived Trustworthiness on Affect in Negotiated and Reciprocal Exchange. In  (Ed) Social Structure and Emotion, Elsevier, 141-165. DOI.
Cook KS, Rice ERW, Gerbasi A (2004). The Emergence of Trust Networks under Uncertainty: the Case of Transitional Economies—Insights from Social Psychological Research. In  (Ed) Creating Social Trust in Post-Socialist Transition, Palgrave Macmillan US, 193-212. DOI.

Conferences

Porath C, Kennedy J, Gerbasi AM (In Press). Do jerks get ahead? the consequences of incivility for social rank. International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference.
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.
Cullen-Lester K, Gerbasi AM, Emery C (In Press). Modelling Collective Leadership: Applying Advanced Social Network Techniques to Quantify the Patterns and Processes of Leadership. Modelling Collective Leadership: Applying Advanced Social Network Techniques to Quantify the Patterns and Processes of Leadership.
Moser C, Deichmann D, Gerbasi A, Perkmann M, Grohsjean T (In Press). Rise and Shine! How to Present Your Academic Research. Academy of Management Annual Conference.  Abstract.
Cullen-Lester K, Gerbasi AM, Emery C (2019). Embedding LMX in Networks. Sunbelt Social Networks Conference. 17th - 23rd Jun 2019.
Emery C, Gerbasi AM, Cullen-Lester K (2019). Examining how Leader-Member Exchange Differentiation Shapes the Pattern of Social Networks. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. 29th May - 1st Jun 2019. Abstract.
Lee A, Gerbasi AM, Schwarz G, Newman A (2019). Leader-Member Exchange Social Comparisons and Follower Outcomes: the Roles of Felt Obligation and Psychological Entitlement. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. 29th May - 1st Jun 2019. Abstract.
Emery C, Gerbasi AM, Cullen-Lester K, Parker A, Lee A (2019). Political Navigators: Political Skills & Accuracy in Social Network Perception. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. 15th - 18th May 2019.
Gerbasi A, Parker A, Cullen-Lester K (2018). A Social Comparison Approach to Knowledge Hiding. Sunbelt Conference. 26th Jun - 1st Jul 2018.
Inceoglu I, Thomas G, Chu C, Plans D, Gerbasi A (2018). Leadership behavior and employee well-being: an integrated review. the Institute of Work Psychology International Conference. 19th - 22nd Jun 2018.
Cullen-Lester K, Parker A, Gerbasi A, Leroy H (2018). One Extravert Too Many: Negative Assortivity for Extraverts in Energizing Workplace Relationships. Sunbelt Conference. 26th Jun - 1st Jul 2018.
Gerbasi A, Cullen-Lester K, Emery C (2018). Using Social Network Analysis to Quantify Collective Leadership Processes and Patterns. Sunbelt. 26th Jun - 1st Jul 2018.
Oshri I, Kotlasky J, Gerbasi A (2012). Understanding Innovation in Outsourcing Services.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Gerbasi A, Latusek D (In Press). Cultural Differences in Trust in High-Tech International Business Ventures. In  (Ed) Cross-Cultural Interaction, IGI Global, 909-918.  Abstract. DOI.
Gerbasi A, Latusek D (In Press). Cultural Differences in Trust in High-Tech International Business Ventures. In  (Ed) Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses, IGI Global, 1-10.  Abstract. DOI.
Porath C, Kennedy J, Gerbasi AM (In Press). Do jerks get ahead? the consequences of incivility for social rank. International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference.
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.
Lee A, Gerbasi AM, Schwarz G, Newman A (In Press). Leader-Member Exchange Social Comparisons and Follower Outcomes: the Roles of Felt Obligation and Psychological Entitlement. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Full text. DOI.
Inceoglu I, Thomas G, Chu C, Plans D, Gerbasi A (In Press). Leadership behavior and employee well-being: an integrated review and a future research agenda. Leadership Quarterly Full text.
Cullen-Lester K, Gerbasi AM, Emery C (In Press). Modelling Collective Leadership: Applying Advanced Social Network Techniques to Quantify the Patterns and Processes of Leadership. Modelling Collective Leadership: Applying Advanced Social Network Techniques to Quantify the Patterns and Processes of Leadership.
Oshri I, Kotlarsky J, Gerbasi A (In Press). Relational and Contractual Governance for Innovation. Dynamic Innovation in Outsourcing. Technology, Work and Globalization. Full text. DOI.
Moser C, Deichmann D, Gerbasi A, Perkmann M, Grohsjean T (In Press). Rise and Shine! How to Present Your Academic Research. Academy of Management Annual Conference.  Abstract.

2019

Cullen-Lester K, Gerbasi AM, Emery C (2019). Embedding LMX in Networks. Sunbelt Social Networks Conference. 17th - 23rd Jun 2019.
Emery C, Gerbasi AM, Cullen-Lester K (2019). Examining how Leader-Member Exchange Differentiation Shapes the Pattern of Social Networks. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. 29th May - 1st Jun 2019. Abstract.
Lee A, Gerbasi AM, Schwarz G, Newman A (2019). Leader-Member Exchange Social Comparisons and Follower Outcomes: the Roles of Felt Obligation and Psychological Entitlement. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. 29th May - 1st Jun 2019. Abstract.
Oshri I, Lioliou E, Gerbasi AM, Zimmermann A (2019). Organizational Controls, Social Ties and Performance in Plural Sourcing. In Kotlarsky J, Oshri I, Willcocks L (Eds.) Digital Services and Platforms. Considerations for Sourcing. Global Sourcing, Springer, 164-185.  Abstract.  Full text.
Emery C, Gerbasi AM, Cullen-Lester K, Parker A, Lee A (2019). Political Navigators: Political Skills & Accuracy in Social Network Perception. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. 15th - 18th May 2019.

2018

Gerbasi A, Parker A, Cullen-Lester K (2018). A Social Comparison Approach to Knowledge Hiding. Sunbelt Conference. 26th Jun - 1st Jul 2018.
Inceoglu I, Thomas G, Chu C, Plans D, Gerbasi A (2018). Leadership behavior and employee well-being: an integrated review. the Institute of Work Psychology International Conference. 19th - 22nd Jun 2018.
Cullen-Lester K, Parker A, Gerbasi A, Leroy H (2018). One Extravert Too Many: Negative Assortivity for Extraverts in Energizing Workplace Relationships. Sunbelt Conference. 26th Jun - 1st Jul 2018.
Zimmermann A, Oshri I, Lioliou E, Gerbasi A (2018). Sourcing in or out: Implications for social capital and knowledge sharing. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 27(1), 82-100. Full text. DOI.
Gerbasi A, Cullen-Lester K, Emery C (2018). Using Social Network Analysis to Quantify Collective Leadership Processes and Patterns. Sunbelt. 26th Jun - 1st Jul 2018.

2016

Cullen-Lester KL, Leroy H, Gerbasi A, Nishii L (2016). Energy's role in the extraversion (dis)advantage: How energy ties and task conflict help clarify the relationship between extraversion and proactive performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(7), 1003-1022. Full text. DOI.
Chrobot-Mason D, Gerbasi A, Cullen-Lester KL (2016). Predicting leadership relationships: the importance of collective identity. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 27(2), 298-311. Full text. DOI.
Parker A, Gerbasi A (2016). The impact of energizing interactions on voluntary and involuntary turnover. M@n@gement, 19(3), 177-177. Full text. DOI.

2015

Gerbasi A, Porath CL, Parker A, Spreitzer G, Cross R (2015). Destructive de-energizing relationships: How thriving buffers their effect on performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5), 1423-1433. Full text. DOI.
Porath CL, Gerbasi A (2015). Does civility pay?. Organizational Dynamics, 44(4), 281-286. DOI.
Oshri I, Kotlarsky J, Gerbasi A (2015). Strategic innovation through outsourcing: the role of relational and contractual governance. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 24(3), 203-216. Full text. DOI.
Porath CL, Gerbasi A, Schorch SL (2015). The effects of civility on advice, leadership, and performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5), 1527-1541. Full text. DOI.
Cullen KL, Gerbasi A, Chrobot-Mason D (2015). Thriving in Central Network Positions: the Role of Political Skill. Journal of Management, 44(2), 682-706. Full text. DOI.
Gerbasi A, Latusek D (2015). Trust-building in international business ventures. Baltic Journal of Management, 10(1), 30-51. DOI.

2013

Parker A, Gerbasi A, Porath CL (2013). The effects of de-energizing ties in organizations and how to manage them. Organizational Dynamics, 42(2), 110-118. Full text. DOI.

2012

Cross R, Gray P, Gerbasi A, Assimakopoulos D (2012). Building engagement from the ground up. Organizational Dynamics, 41(3), 202-211. DOI.
Oshri I, Kotlasky J, Gerbasi A (2012). Understanding Innovation in Outsourcing Services.  Author URL.

2010

(2010). Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment. DOI.

2008

Gerbasi A, Cook KS (2008). The Effect of Perceived Trustworthiness on Affect in Negotiated and Reciprocal Exchange. In  (Ed) Social Structure and Emotion, Elsevier, 141-165. DOI.

2004

Cook KS, Rice ERW, Gerbasi A (2004). The Emergence of Trust Networks under Uncertainty: the Case of Transitional Economies—Insights from Social Psychological Research. In  (Ed) Creating Social Trust in Post-Socialist Transition, Palgrave Macmillan US, 193-212. DOI.

External positions

  • Executive Committee, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management
  • Associate Editor M@n@gement

I have taught research methods and statistics over the past 10 years. I constantly evolved the classes in order to better meet the needs of business students. The current instantiation of the course involves the integration of real world case studies) so that students can better appreciate the variety of uses of quantitative skills in business and management. Being able to use and collect data effectively are key skills necessary to get ahead today, and I design my classes so that students can excel in that arena.

Modules

2019/20

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