College of Business and Behavioral Science


Tom Zagenczyk

Associate Professor, Department of Management

Office: 119 Sirrine Hall
Phone: (864) 656-1639
Fax: (864) 656-2012

 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)
Employee Rights, Responsibilities and Diversity (MGT 431)
Special Topics in Human Resource Management (MGT 416)
Human Resource Management (MGT 307)
Business Communications


Tom Zagenczyk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Clemson University (PhD, Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, 2006). Tom has taught undergraduate and graduate courses Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the US (Clemson University, West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh) and China (Linyi Normal University, Sichuan International Studies University) and provided training sessions in negotiations for Michelin North America. Tom also served as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Management at Clemson from 2013-2014. He was awarded the Emerging Scholar Research Excellence Award (2011-2012), the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award (2007-2008) for the College of Business and Behavioral Science and the MBA Professor of the Year award (2007-2008). His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Industrial Relations, Journal of Management Studies, and Group and Organization Management, among others. Tom is a member of the editorial boards for Group and Organization Management, the Journal of Business and Psychology and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

 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


Scott, K.L., Zagenczyk, T.J., Schippers, M.C., Purvis, R.L., & Cruz, K.S. (forthcoming). Coworker exclusion and employee outcomes: The moderating role of perceived organizational and social support. Journal of Management Studies. IF: 3.799

Purvis, R.L., Zagenczyk, T.J., & McCray, G. (forthcoming). What’s in it for me? Using expectancy theory and climate to explain direction and intensity of stakeholder participation. International Journal of Project Management. IF: 1.686.

*Zagenczyk, T.J., Purvis, R.L., Shoss, M.K., Scott, K.L., & Cruz, K.S. (in press). Social influence and leader perceptions: Multiplex social network ties and similarity in leader-member exchange. Journal of Business and Psychology. (*The first and second author contributed equally). IF: 1.737

Restubog, S.L.D., Zagenczyk, T.J., Bordia, P., Bordia, S., & Chapman, G.J. (in press). Moderating roles of self-control and aggressive work culture in predicting responses to psychological contract breach. Journal of Management. (*The first two authors contributed equally). IF: 6.704

*Zagenczyk, T.J., Restubog, S.L.D., Kiazad, K., Kiewitz, C., & Tang, R. (2014). Psychological contracts as a mediator of the relationship between Machiavellianism and employee citizenship and deviant behaviors. Journal of Management, , 40, 1098-1122. (*The first three authors contributed equally). IF: 6.704

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: 1.737

*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: .834

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: 4.758

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: 4.758

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: 2.711

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: .302

*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: 4.758

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: .834

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: 2.816

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: 2.000

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: 1.306

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: 1.558

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: 1.737

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: 2.957

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: 3.799

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: 1.306

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: 2.957


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