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Faculty and Staff Profile

Tom Zagenczyk

Professor, Department of Management

Office: 119 Sirrine Hall
Phone: (412) 606-5284
Fax: (864) 656-2015

 Educational Background

PhD Business Administration (Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management)
University of Pittsburgh 2006

BS, BPhil Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh 2001

 Courses Taught

Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management (MBA; MBA 809)
Organizational Behavior (MGT 400)
Advanced Organizational Behavior (PhD Seminar; MGT 904)
Creativity and Innovation (MBA Entrepreneurship; MBA 899)
Influence and Negotiation (MBA Entrepreneurship; MBA 899)
Employee Rights, Responsibilities and Diversity (MGT 431)
Special Topics in Human Resource Management (MGT 416)
Human Resource Management (MGT 307)
Business Communications (University of Pittsburgh)
Management (West Virginia University)
Greenville Society for Human Resource Management – The Dark Side of Leadership
Greenville Society for Human Resource Management: Generational Differences: Are Stereotypes a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
Negotiation and Influencing Skills Workshop, 2-day course; Michelin North America
Negotiating Industry Standards and Government Regulations: A Stakeholder Approach. 3-day course; Michelin North America


Tom Zagenczyk is a Professor in the Department of Management at Clemson University (PhD, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, 2006) and co-director of the Clemson Advance Office (NSF Advance). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Influence and Negotiation, and Creativity. Tom's research integrates psychological and social network methods to better understand the role that both individual differences and social-contextual factors play in shaping employee-organization relationships and outcomes, including employee-organization relationships, employee-supervisor relationships, and relationships between coworkers. His work has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Leadership Quarterly. Tom is an associate editor for Group & Organization Management and Frontiers in Psychology and serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. Tom was awarded a Management Professor of Excellence Award (2016), the College of Business and Behavioral Science Emerging Research Scholar Award (2012), the College of Business and Behavioral Science Graduate Teaching Excellence Award (2008), and the MBA Professor of the Year Award (2008).

 Research Interests

Research Interests

1. Employer-employee relationship (perceived organizational support, psychological contracts)
2. Leadership (leader-member exchange, abusive supervision)
3. Social networks (social influence, relationship between network position/characteristics and outcomes)
4. Personality in the workplace (Machiavellianism, Narcissism, self-control)

 Research Publications


Thatcher, J.B., Wright, R., Sun, H., Zagenczyk, T.J., & Klein, R. (in press). Mindfulness in information technology use: Three empirical studies. MIS Quarterly.

Zagenczyk, T.J., Smallfield, J., Scott, K.L., Galloway, B., & Purvis, R.L. (2017). The moderating effect of psychological contract violation on the relationship between narcissism and outcomes: An application of trait activation theory. Frontiers in Psychology. (IF: 2.463)


Zagenczyk, T.J., Cruz, K.S., Cheung, J., Scott, K.L., Kiewitz, C., & Galloway, B. (2015). The moderating effect of power distance on employee responses to psychological contract breach. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 853-865 (IF: 2.463).


Restubog, S.L.D., Zagenczyk, T.J., Bordia, P., Bordia, S., & Chapman, G.J. (2015). Moderating roles of self-control and aggressive work culture in predicting responses to psychological contract breach. Journal of Management, 41, 1132-1154 (*The first two authors contributed equally; IF: 6.862).


Scott, K.L., Ingram, A., Zagenczyk, T.J., & Shoss, M.K. (2015). Work-family conflict and social undermining behavior: An examination of PO fit and gender differences. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 203-218 (IF: 2.48).


Purvis, R.L., Zagenczyk, T.J., & McCray, G. (2015). What’s in it for me? Using expectancy theory and climate to explain direction and intensity of stakeholder participation. International Journal of Project Management, 33, 3-14. (IF: 1.758)

*Zagenczyk, T.J., Purvis, R.L., Shoss, M.K., Scott, K.L., & Cruz, K.S. (2015). Social influence and leader perceptions: Multiplex social network ties and similarity in leader-member exchange. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 105-117 (*The first and second author contributed equally; IF: 1.544).


*Zagenczyk, T.J., Restubog, S.L.D., Kiazad, K., Kiewitz, C., & Tang, R. (2014). Psychological contracts as a mediator between Machiavellianism and employee citizenship and deviant behaviors. Journal of Management, 40, 1098-1122. (*The first three authors contributed equally). (IF: 6.862)


Scott, K.L., Zagenczyk, T.J., Schippers, M.C., Purvis, R.L., & Cruz, K.S. (2014). Coworker exclusion and employee outcomes: The moderating role of perceived organizational and social support. Journal of Management Studies, 51, 1235-1256 (IF: 3.277; FT 45).


Shoss, M., Eisenberger, R., Restubog, S.L.D., & Zagenczyk, T.J. (2013). Blaming the organization for abusive supervision: The roles of perceived organizational support and supervisor organizational embodiment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 158-168. (IF: 4.367; FT 45)


Scott, K.L., Restubog, S.L.D., & Zagenczyk, T.J. (2013). A social exchange-based model of the antecedents of workplace exclusion. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 37-48. (IF: 4.367; FT 45)


Zagenczyk, T.J., Woodard, A., Walker, J.C., Few, W.T., Cruz, K.S., Kiazad, K., & Raja, M. (2013). The moderating effect of Machiavellianism on the psychological contract breach-organizational identification/disidentification relationships. Journal of Business and Psychology, 28, 287-299. (IF: 1.544)


*Restubog, S.L.D., Zagenczyk, T.J., & Bordia, P. (2013). When employees behave badly: The roles of contract importance and workplace familism in the psychological contract dynamics. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 673-686. (*The first and second author contributed equally). (IF: 0.747)


Kiewitz, C., Restubog, S.L.D., Zagenczyk, T.J., Scott, K.L., Garcia, P.R.J., & Tang, R.L. (2012). Sins of the parents: The role of supervisors’ prior experience of family undermining in predicting subordinates’ perceptions of abusive supervision. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 869-882. (IF: 2.006)


Zagenczyk, T.J., Gibney, R., Few, W.T., & Scott, K.D. (2011). Social exchange and organizational identification: The mediating effect of perceived organizational support. Journal of Labor Research, 32, 254-281. (IF: 0.174)


*Restubog, S.L.D., Scott, K.D., & Zagenczyk, T.J. (2011). When distress hits home: The effects of contextual factors and psychological distress in predicting employee responses to abusive supervision. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 713-729. (*Author order arranged alphabetically). (IF: 4.367; FT 45)


Gibney, R., Zagenczyk, T.J., Fuller, J.B., Hester, K., & Caner, T. (2011). Exploring organizational obstruction and the expanded model of organizational identification. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1083-1109. (IF: 0.747)

Zagenczyk, T.J., Scott, K.D., Gibney, R., Murrell, A.J., & Thatcher, J.B. (2010). Social influence and perceived organizational support: A social networks approach. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 111, 127-138. (IF: 2.897, FT 45).


Kiazad, K., Restubog, S.L.D., Zagenczyk, T.J., Kiewitz, C., & Tang, R.L. (2010). In pursuit of power: The role of authoritarian leadership style in the relationship between supervisors’ Machiavellianism and subordinates’ perceptions of abusive supervision. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 512-519. (IF: 2.011)


Loh, M.I., Restubog, S.D.L., & Zagenczyk, T.J. (2010). Consequences of workplace bullying on employee identification and satisfaction among Australians and Singaporeans: Exploring the moderating role of power-distance. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41, 236-252. (IF: 1.547)

Masters, M., Gibney, R., Zagenczyk, T.J., & Shevchuk, I. (2010). Union members’ usage of IT. Industrial Relations, 49, 83-90. (IF: 1.176)

Zagenczyk, T.J., Gibney, R., Kiewitz, C., & Restubog, S.L.D. (2009). Supervisors, mentors, and role models: Do they reduce the effects of psychological contract breach? Human Resource Management Journal, 19, 237-259. (IF: 2.423)

Zagenczyk, T.J., & Murrell, A.J. (2009). It is better to receive than to give: Advice network effects on job and work-unit attachment. Journal of Business and Psychology, 24, 139-152. (IF: 1.544)

Gibney, R., Zagenczyk, T.J., & Masters, M. (2009). The negative aspects of social exchange: An introduction to perceived organizational obstruction. Group & Organization Management, 34, 665-697. (IF: 1.489)

Kiewitz, C., Restubog, S.L.D., Zagenczyk, T.J., & Hochwarter, W. (2009). The interactive effects of psychological contract breach and organizational politics on perceived organizational support: Evidence from two longitudinal studies. Journal of Management Studies, 46, 806-834. (IF: 3.277; FT 45)

Masters, M.F., Gibney, R., & Zagenczyk, T.J. (2009). Worker paycheck protection: Implications for labor’s political spending and voice. Industrial Relations, 48, 557-577. (IF: 1.176)

Zagenczyk, T.J., Gibney, R., Murrell, A.J., & Boss, S. (2008). Friends don’t make friends good citizens, but advisors do. Group & Organization Management, 33, 760-780. (IF: 1.489)


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