Salar Mesdaghinia

PhD Student

Salar Mesdaghinia

Bio

I am a PhD candidate in management at the C.T. Bauer College of Business. I am interested in figuring out why some organizational members (e.g., employees, leaders), and collectives (e.g., workgroups, departments) behave in a prosocial and supportive way whereas others do not, as well as the consequences of such behaviors within organizations. To fulfill this goal, I am working at the cross-section of Leadership, Organizational Support Theory, and Moral Psychology.

Since summer of 2011, I have worked as a management consultant at the Organizational Productivity Research Group at the University of Houston, during which I have advised organizations such as the City of Houston, HostGator, and Texana on various organizational issues. I have also worked as a software engineer, project manager, and software consultant for two years.

I have also taught Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management to undergraduate students at the Bauer College of Business.

Research Interests

  • Perceived follower support (a leadership construct developed out of Organizational Support Theory)
  • Supportive and ethical leadership
  • Moral emotions in organizations

Working Papers

  • Mesdaghinia, S. & Eisenberger, R. Antecedents and Consequences of Perceived Follower Support. Target: Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Mesdaghinia, S., Wu, H., Zhang, J. & Wang, L. Leadership, Anticipation of Moral Emotions, and Employee Behaviors toward Coworkers. Target: Academy of Management Journal.
  • Eisenberger, R., Mesdaghinia, S. & Shore, L. M. Antecedents of Supportive Leadership. Target: Academy of Management Review.
  • Eisenberger, R., Wang, Z., Mesdaghinia, S., Wu, H., & Wickham, R. Perceived Follower Support: Compensation for Supervisor's Low Perceived Organizational Support. Target: Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Zheng, D., Gonzalez-Morales, M. G., Eisenberger, E., Kim, K. Y., Mesdaghinia, S., & Farmer, B. Challenge and Hindrance Appraisals: The Influence of Perceived Organizational Support and Organizational Resources, Target: Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Contact Info

    Phone:
    713-743-4849
    Email:
    smesdaghinia@uh.edu
    Room:
    325M
    Website:
    No Web Site Currently

    Courses

    • Introduction to organizational behavior and management

    Education

    MBA from The Hague University
    Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology
    Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from University of Tehran