Rebecca Greenbaum, Ph.D. Associate Professor, William S. Spears Chair of Business Administration Department of Management 250 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-8655 (Phone) Curriculum vitae / Résumé

Rebecca L. Greenbaum is an Associate Professor in the Management Department of the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. She holds the William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration. Her research interests include behavioral ethics, dysfunctional leadership, organizational justice, and workplace deviance. Her research appears in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology, among others.


Ph D, University of Central FloridaManagement2009
MS, University of Central FloridaHuman Resources Management2008
BS, University of FloridaFinance2003


Rebecca Greenbaum, Aaron D. Hill, M. B. Mawritz & Matt Quade. (2017). "Employee Machiavellianism to unethical behavior: The role of abusive supervision as a trait activator". Journal of Management, 41, 929-956.

M. B. Mawritz, Rebecca Greenbaum, M. Butts & K. A. Graham. "I just can't control myself: A self-regulation perspective on the abuse of deviant employees". Academy of Management Journal, (Forthcoming).

Julena Bonner, Rebecca Greenbaum & D. M. Mayer. (2016). "My boss is (morally) disengaged: The role of ethical leadership in explaining the interactive effect of supervisor and employee moral disengagement on employee behaviors". Journal of Business Ethics, (Special issue on Context Influences on Workplace Ethics and Justice)

Julena Bonner, Rebecca Greenbaum & Cynthia S. Wang. (2016). "Punishment contingency and unethical behavior: The role of uncertainty and justice perceptions". Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Julena Bonner, Rebecca Greenbaum & Matt Quade. "Unethical behavior to shame as an indicator of self-image threat and exemplification as a form of self-image protection: The exacerbating role of supervisor bottom-line mentality". Journal of Applied Psychology, (Forthcoming).

Matt Quade, Rebecca Greenbaum & Oleg Petrenko. "'I don't want to be near you, unless...': The interactive effect of unethical behavior and performance onto workplace ostracism". Personnel Psychology, (Forthcoming).

Rebecca Greenbaum. (2016). "We’re all capable of being an abusive boss: Know when you need a break". Harvard Business Review,

Rebecca Greenbaum & Matt Quade. (2016). "We don't shun unethical coworkers if they're high performers". Harvard Business Review,

Rebecca Greenbaum, Matt Quade & Julena Bonner. (2015). "Why do leaders practice amoral management? A conceptual investigation of the impediments to ethical leadership". Organizational Psychology Review. 5 (1), 26-49.

Rebecca Greenbaum, M. B. Mawritz & R. F. Piccolo. (2015). "When leaders fail to 'walk the talk:' Supervisor undermining and perceptions of leader hypocrisy". Journal of Management, 41 (3), 929-956.

Rebecca Greenbaum, Matt Quade, M. B. Mawritz, Joongseo Kim & Durand H. Crosby. (2014). "When the customer is unethical: The explanatory role of employee emotional exhaustion onto conflict outcomes and job neglect". Journal of Applied Psychology, 99 (6), 1188-1203.

Julena Bonner, Rebecca Greenbaum & D. M. Mayer. (2014). "My boss is (morally) disengaged: The role of ethical leadership in explaining the interactive effect of supervisor and employee moral disengagement on employee behaviors". Journal of Business Ethics, , 1-12.

Rebecca Greenbaum, M. B. Mawritz, D. M. Mayer & M. Priesemuth. (2013). "To act out, to withdraw, or to constructively resist? Employee reactions to supervisor abuse of customers". Human Relations. 66, 925-950.

Rebecca Greenbaum, M. B. Mawritz & Gabi M Eissa. (2012). "Bottom-line mentality as an antecedent of social undermining and the moderating roles of core self evaluations and conscientiousness". Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 342-359.

D. M. Mayer, K. Aquino, Rebecca Greenbaum & M. Kuenzi. (2012). "Who displays ethical leadership and why does it matter? An examination of antecedents and consequences of ethical leadership". Academy of Management Journal, 55, 151-171.

J. Nicklin, Rebecca Greenbaum, L. McNall, R. Folger & K. Williams. (2011). "The importance of contextual variables when judging fairness: An examination of counterfactual thoughts and fairness theory". Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes,

D. Mayer, M. Kuenzi & Rebecca Greenbaum. (2010). "Examining the link between ethical leadership and employee misconduct: The mediating role of ethical climate". Journal of Business Ethics, 95, 7-16.

R. Piccolo, Rebecca Greenbaum, D. den Hartog & R. Folger. (2010). "The relationship between ethical leadership and core job characteristics". Journal of Organizational Behavior. 31, 259-278.

D. Mayer, M. Kuenzi, Rebecca Greenbaum, M. Bardes & R. Salvador. (2009). "How low does ethical leadership flow? Test of a trickle-down model". Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, 108, 1-13.

D. Mayer, Rebecca Greenbaum, M. Kuenzi & G. Shytenberg. (2009). "When do fair procedures not matter? A test of the identity violation effect". Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 142-161.