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

Liao, Z, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Johnson, R E, Liu, W and Song, Z (2018), "Cleansing My Abuse: A Reparative Response Model of Perpetrating Abusive Supervisor Behavior", Journal of Applied Psychology, (forthcoming)
YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Christian M, Wu W, Liao Z and Nai J (2017), "The mixed blessing of leader sense of humor: Examining costs and benefits", Academy of Management Journal, (forthcoming)
Fehr, R, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, He, W, Chiang, J T J and Wei, W (2017), "Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution appraisals, organizational citizenship, and counterproductive work behavior", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 143, 98-110
Zhang, Y, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Kouchaki, M and Zhang, J (2017), "Cut You Some Slack? An Investigation of the Perceptions of a Depleted Employee’s Unethicality", Journal of Business Ethics, 1-11
Lian H, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Ferris D L and Brown D (2017), "Self-control at work", The Academy of Management Annals, 11, 2, 1-52

Selected Publications

15

Journals

6

Conference

Journal Articles

Liao, Z, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Johnson, R E, Liu, W and Song, Z (2018), "Cleansing My Abuse: A Reparative Response Model of Perpetrating Abusive Supervisor Behavior", Journal of Applied Psychology, (forthcoming)
YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Christian M, Wu W, Liao Z and Nai J (2017), "The mixed blessing of leader sense of humor: Examining costs and benefits", Academy of Management Journal, (forthcoming)
Fehr, R, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, He, W, Chiang, J T J and Wei, W (2017), "Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution appraisals, organizational citizenship, and counterproductive work behavior", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 143, 98-110
Zhang, Y, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Kouchaki, M and Zhang, J (2017), "Cut You Some Slack? An Investigation of the Perceptions of a Depleted Employee’s Unethicality", Journal of Business Ethics, 1-11
Lian H, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Ferris D L and Brown D (2017), "Self-control at work", The Academy of Management Annals, 11, 2, 1-52
YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Klotz A, He W and Reynolds S J (2017), "From Good Soldiers to Psychologically Entitled: Examining When and Why Citizenship Behavior Leads to Deviance", Academy of Management Journal, 60, 1-24
Rego A, Owens B P, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Bluhm D, Cunha M P, Silard T, Gonclaves L, Martins M, Simpson A V and Liu W (2016), "Leader humility and team performance: Exploring the mechanisms of team psychological capital and task allocation effectiveness", Journal of Management
Djurdjevic E, Stoverink A, Klotz A, de Motta Veiga S, Koopman J, YAM, Kai Chi Sam and Chiang J (2016), "Workplace status: The development and validation of a scale", Journal of Applied Psychology
Fehr R, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, He W, Chiang J and Wei W (2016), "Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution, organizational citizenship, and counterproductive work behavior", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
He W, Fehr R, YAM, Kai Chi Sam and Long L R (2016), "Interactional justice, leader-member exchange, and employee performance: Examining the moderating role of justice differentiation", Journal of Organizational Behavior
YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Fehr R, Keng-Highberger F, Klotz A and Reynolds S (2016), "Out of control: A self-control perspective on the link between surface acting and abusive supervision", Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 292-301
YAM, Kai Chi Sam and Reynolds S (2016), "The effects of victim anonymity on unethical behavior", Journal of Business Ethics, 136, 13-22
YAM, Kai Chi Sam (2015), "The effects of thought suppression on ethnical decision making: Mental rebound vs. ego depletion", Journal of Business Ethics
Gaspar J, Seabright M, Reynolds S and YAM, Kai Chi Sam (2015), "Counterfactual and factual reflection: The influence of past misdeeds on future immoral behavior", Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 370-380
Li S, He W, YAM, Kai Chi Sam and Long L (2015), "When and why empowering leadership increases follower taking charge: A multilevel examination in China", Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 32, 3, 645-670

Conference/Seminars

Tan N, YAM, Kai Chi Sam and Nai J (2017), "Workplace gossip prevalence on job performance. The mediating role of performance pressure", Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Fehr R, Welsh D, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Baer M and Wu W (2017), "Moral decoupling and the causes and consequences of unethical pro-organizational behavior", Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Ferris L, YAM, Kai Chi Sam and Lain H (2017), "I come to praise ago depletion, not to bury it", Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Fehr R, YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Wei H, Chiang J and Wu W (2015), "Polluted work: A self-control perspective on air pollution", Academy of Management Annual Meeting
YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Klotz A, He W and Reynolds S (2015), "Turning good soldiers into bad apples: Examining when and why citizenship behavior leads to deviance", Academy of Management Annual Meeting
YAM, Kai Chi Sam, Fehr R, Fong R, Klotz A and Reynolds S (2015), "A self-control perspective on the link between surface acting and abusive supervision", Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Research / Teaching Areas

Judgment And Decision Making

Leadership

Organizational Behavior

Business Ethics

Societal Impact

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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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