Kai Chi Sam

YAM, Kai Chi Sam

Assistant Professor

MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATION

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management OB Division (Lead author) - 2014
  • Dean's Achievement Award, University of Washington - 2014
  • Best Paper Award, Excellence in Ethics Research Conference (Lead author) - 2013
  • Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management HR Division (Lead author) - 2013
  • Society for Business Ethics Founders' Award, Emerging Scholars (Lead author) - 2012
  • Top Scholar Award, University of Washington - 2011

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • M.Sc., Organizational Behavior, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2014
  • M.A., Human Development, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2011
  • B.S., Psychology (with Distinction), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2009

Selected Publications

Cleansing My Abuse: A Reparative Response Model of Perpetrating Abusive Supervisor Behavior

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Liao, Z, Johnson, R E, Liu, W and Song, Z
Journal of Applied Psychology

Year
2018

The mixed blessing of leader sense of humor: Examining costs and benefits

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Christian M, Wu W, Liao Z and Nai J
Academy of Management Journal

Year
2017

Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution appraisals, organizational citizenship, and counterproductive work behavior

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Fehr, R, He, W, Chiang, J T J and Wei, W
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 143, 98-110

Year
2017

Cut You Some Slack? An Investigation of the Perceptions of a Depleted Employee’s Unethicality

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Zhang, Y, Kouchaki, M and Zhang, J
Journal of Business Ethics, 1-11

Year
2017

Self-control at work

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Lian H, Ferris D L and Brown D
The Academy of Management Annals, 11, (2), 1-52

Year
2017

Selected Publications

15

Journals

6

Conference

Journal Articles

Cleansing My Abuse: A Reparative Response Model of Perpetrating Abusive Supervisor Behavior

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Liao, Z, Johnson, R E, Liu, W and Song, Z
Journal of Applied Psychology

Year
2018

The mixed blessing of leader sense of humor: Examining costs and benefits

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Christian M, Wu W, Liao Z and Nai J
Academy of Management Journal

Year
2017

Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution appraisals, organizational citizenship, and counterproductive work behavior

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Fehr, R, He, W, Chiang, J T J and Wei, W
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 143, 98-110

Year
2017

Cut You Some Slack? An Investigation of the Perceptions of a Depleted Employee’s Unethicality

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Zhang, Y, Kouchaki, M and Zhang, J
Journal of Business Ethics, 1-11

Year
2017

Self-control at work

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Lian H, Ferris D L and Brown D
The Academy of Management Annals, 11, (2), 1-52

Year
2017

From Good Soldiers to Psychologically Entitled: Examining When and Why Citizenship Behavior Leads to Deviance

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Klotz A, He W and Reynolds S J
Academy of Management Journal, 60, 1-24

Year
2017

Leader humility and team performance: Exploring the mechanisms of team psychological capital and task allocation effectiveness

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Rego A, Owens B P, Bluhm D, Cunha M P, Silard T, Gonclaves L, Martins M, Simpson A V and Liu W
Journal of Management

Year
2016

Workplace status: The development and validation of a scale

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Djurdjevic E, Stoverink A, Klotz A, de Motta Veiga S, Koopman J and Chiang J
Journal of Applied Psychology

Year
2016

Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution, organizational citizenship, and counterproductive work behavior

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Fehr R, He W, Chiang J and Wei W
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Year
2016

Interactional justice, leader-member exchange, and employee performance: Examining the moderating role of justice differentiation

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with He W, Fehr R and Long L R
Journal of Organizational Behavior

Year
2016

Out of control: A self-control perspective on the link between surface acting and abusive supervision

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Fehr R, Keng-Highberger F, Klotz A and Reynolds S
Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 292-301

Year
2016

The effects of victim anonymity on unethical behavior

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Reynolds S
Journal of Business Ethics, 136, 13-22

Year
2016

The effects of thought suppression on ethnical decision making: Mental rebound vs. ego depletion

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam
Journal of Business Ethics

Year
2015

Counterfactual and factual reflection: The influence of past misdeeds on future immoral behavior

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Gaspar J, Seabright M and Reynolds S
Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 370-380

Year
2015

When and why empowering leadership increases follower taking charge: A multilevel examination in China

Journal Articles
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Li S, He W and Long L
Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32, (3), 645-670

Year
2015

Conference/Seminars

Workplace gossip prevalence on job performance. The mediating role of performance pressure

Conference/Seminars
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Tan N and Nai J
Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Year
2017

Moral decoupling and the causes and consequences of unethical pro-organizational behavior

Conference/Seminars
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Fehr R, Welsh D, Baer M and Wu W
Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Year
2017

I come to praise ago depletion, not to bury it

Conference/Seminars
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Ferris L and Lain H
Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Year
2017

Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution

Conference/Seminars
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Fehr R, Wei H, Chiang J and Wu W
Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Year
2015

Turning good soldiers into bad apples: Examining when and why citizenship behavior leads to deviance

Conference/Seminars
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Klotz A, He W and Reynolds S
Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Year
2015

A self-control perspective on the link between surface acting and abusive supervision

Conference/Seminars
YAM, Kai Chi Sam with Fehr R, Fong R, Klotz A and Reynolds S
Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Year
2015

Research / Teaching Areas

Judgment And Decision Making

Leadership

Organizational Behavior

Business Ethics

Societal Impact

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Deconstructing the robot ‘threat’

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November 25th, 2019

Office humour: Why the joke’s on you

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September 28th, 2018

Why it pays to be nice to your staff

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October 26th, 2017

Empowering employees to drive change

“Show initiative”… “Think out of the box”… “Take charge of the situation”…

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May 17th, 2017

When good apples go bad: The effects of being pressured to do good

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December 13th, 2016

Flexible hours: Benefit or curse?

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Membership & Professional Activities

  • Mentored, Over 10 undergraduate research assistants, resulting in numerous research presentations University of Washington.
  • Judge, Business Ethics Case Competition, University of Washington, 2013-2014
  • Invited Speaker, PDW on Advise to Pre-Dissertation Doctoral Students-2015
  • Chair, Best Student Paper Award Committee, Academy of Management HR Division, 2015
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2014-present
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Business Ethics Quarterly, 2013
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Academy of Management Conference, 2011-present
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