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Joel Carnevale

Joel Carnevale

Assistant Professor of Management

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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. Dr. Carnevale's research articles have appeared in several notable academic journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 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, WebMD, Entrepreneur, and TIME. He is an Entrepreneur Leadership Network Contributor, Associate Editor of Journal of Business Research, and recipient of the 2021 Guttag Junior Faculty Award from the Whitman School of Management.

Research Topics

  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Prosocial Behavior
  • Interpersonal Dynamics

His 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 focuses on leadership, creativity, and dark personality (e.g., leader narcissism) and behavior (e.g., deviance) at work.

Selected Publications
  • "Laughing with Me or Laughing at Me? The Differential Effects of Leader Humor Expressions on Follower Status and Influence at Work", Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2022 (with Huang, L., Yam, K., Wang, L.)
  • "A Mixed Blessing? CEO Moral Cleansing as an Alternative Explanation for Firms’ Reparative Responses Following Misconduct", Journal of Business Ethics, 2022 (with Gangloff, A.)
  • "Greedy for Thee or Greedy for Me? A Contingency Model of Positive and Negative Reactions to Leader Greed", Journal of Business Research, 2021 (with Carson, J., Huang, L.)
  • "Better to Give than to Receive (or Seek) Help? The Interpersonal Dynamics of Maintaining a Reputation for Creativity", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2021 (with Huang, L., Vincent, L., Farmer, S., Wang, L.)
  • "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.)
  • "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

  • Guttag Junior Faculty Research Award - Whitman School of Management (2021)
  • Best Doctoral Student Paper - Southern Management Association (2016)
  • Best Paper - OB Division - Southern Management Association (2016)
  • Best Paper Proceedings - Academy of Management (2016)

Media Placements

If You Think Trusting Your Employees More is the Answer, You Might Want to Think Again , Entrepreneur 2.19.22

Are Your Creative Stars Fading Over Time? , Entrepreneur 10.24.21

3 Reasons Why Narcissists in Your Organization are Impossible to Evaluate , Entrepreneur 6.1.21

How to Handle Emotional Vampires , WebMD 4.1.21

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