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Joel Carnevale

Joel Carnevale

Assistant Professor

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Ph D, Auburn University
MBA, Radford University
BS, Radford University (Economics)

Joel Carnevale is an Assistant Professor of management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He earned a B.S. in economics and MBA from Radford University in Radford, Virginia, and a Ph.D. in management, focused on organizational studies, strategy and change from the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. Primarily interested in the impact of leadership on employee work behavior, his current research focuses on leader narcissism, workplace envy, and employee voice and creativity. His research articles have appeared in several notable academic journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Business Research, and Applied Psychology: An International Review. In addition, his work has appeared in popular media outlets including Business Insider, Entrepreneur, and TIME. He is an Entrepreneur Leadership Network Contributor and an Associate Editor of Journal of Business Research.


Research Topics

  • Leadership and employee outcomes
  • Employee ethicality
  • Prosocial behavior
  • Leader narcissism

Carnevale's current teaching interests are in the areas of organizational behavior, business ethics, leadership, and general management topics. He currently teaches courses on foundations of management.

His research interests include employee ethicality and prosocial behavior, including within a leadership context. He also researches neuroimaging technology (e.g. fMRI) as it applies to ethical decision-making and prosocial behavior.

Selected Publications
  • "Feeling Obligated Yet Hesitant to Speak Up: Investigating the Curvilinear Relationship between LMX and Employee Promotive Voice", Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 2020 (with Huang, L., Uhl-Bien, M., Harris, S.)
  • "Employee Adjustment and Well-Being in the Era of COVID-19: Implications for Human Resource Management", Journal of Business Research, 2020 (with Hatak, I.)
  • "Self-Centered and Self-Employed: Gender and the Relationship between Narcissism and Self-Employment", Journal of Business Research, 2020 (with Harms, P., Patel, P.)
  • "Greedy for Thee or Greedy for Me? A Contingency Model of Positive and Negative Reactions to Leader Greed", Journal of Business Research, 2020 (with Carson, J., Huang, L.)
  • "LMX-Differentiation Strengthens the Prosocial Consequences of Leader Humility: An Identification and Social Exchange Perspective", Journal of Business Research, 2019 (with Huang, L., Paterson, T.)
  • "Leader Consultation Mitigates the Harmful Effects of Leader Narcissism: A Belongingness Perspective ", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2018 (with Huang, L., Harms, P.)
  • "Speaking Up to the "Emotional Vampire": A Conservation of Resources Perspective", Journal of Business Research, 2018 (with Huang, L., Harms, P.)
  • "Leading to stimulate employees' ideas: A quantitative review of leader–member exchange, employee voice, creativity, and innovative behavior.", Applied Psychology, 2017 (with Huang, L., Crede, M., Harms, P., Uhl-Bien, M.)

Awards and Honors

  • Best Doctoral Student Paper - Southern Management Association (2016)
  • Best Paper - OB Division - Southern Management Association (2016)
  • Best Paper Proceedings - Academy of Management (2016)
  • J.T. Pursell, Sr. Research Fellowship (2013)
  • Best Paper - Society of Business Research (2012)

Media Placements

Is Your "Best" Employee Really Your Most Toxic? , Entrepreneur 2.17.21

Are Mind-Altering Substances Hurting Your Employees' Productivity? Here's What the Science Says. , Entrepreneur 11.20.20

Are Entrepreneurs Narcissists? , Entrepreneur 9.24.20

Preventing the Spread of Conspiracy Theories in Times of Crisis Requires Effective Leadership , Entrepreneur 8.28.20

Are You Open to Opposing Viewpoints? 3 Tips for Improving Critical Thinking , Entrepreneur 7.2.20

3 Reasons Why We Fall for Conspiracy Theories , Entrepreneur 6.5.20

The Zero-Sum Mindset: How to Avoid Toxic Thinking in Moments of Crisis , Entrepreneur 4.7.20

Think Being Close With Your Employees Will Motivate Them to Go Above and Beyond? Think Again. , Entrepreneur 3.3.20

Why George Orwell Matters for Great Business Leadership , Entrepreneur 1.2.20

The Science of Success, TIME 12.20.19

Can Being Bullied Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur? , Entrepreneur 12.4.19

Tips for Selecting and Training a Talented Narcissist , Workest-Zenefits 11.18.19

How to Give Creativity a Voice in the Workplace , Entrepreneur 10.28.19

Research says your ego may be causing employee burnout — here are 3 ways to stop it , Business Insider 10.11.19

The Unexpected Source of Employee Burnout , Entrepreneur 10.4.19

Competitive Rivals Can Make You More Successful , Entrepreneur 9.15.19

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Envy to Fuel Success , Entrepreneur 9.5.19

College students should start taking a closer look at the products, services they use. , The Daily Orange 1.28.19

Your Narcissism Is Killing Your Employees' Productivity. How to Avoid the Pitfalls. , Entrepreneur 6.12.18