Kai Chi Sam
YAM, Kai Chi Sam Assistant Professor Department:  Management & Organisation Office:  BIZ1-8-49 Contact:  +65-6601-2458 Email:  bizykc@nus.edu.sg Personal website Curriculum Vitae
Research / Teaching Areas
  • Judgment And Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Ethics
Selected Publications
  • 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
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
Education 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
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
Societal Impact

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