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Dr. Catherine K LAM

Department of Management

Associate Professor

Address
10-243, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
Phone
+852 34426209
Fax
+852 34420309

Research Areas

Social comparison and interpersonal harming behavior
Job stress and performance
Team work and team climate
Workplace emotions and emotional labor
Leadership

Qualifications

PhD - Organizational Behavior (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
MSc - Management (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
BA - Business Studies (City University of Hong Kong)

Biography

Catherine K. Lam is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management, City University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests include interpersonal harming/helping behavior, leadership, social comparison, emotions, job stress, team processes, and creativity in organizations. 

Research Grants

PI: "Golden kids and outcasts: How leader-member exchange social comparisons (LMXSC) shape an actor’s interpersonal behavior toward a target member", General Research Fund - Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, Amount: $723,281 (2017-2019), Walter, F.

PI: "The burden of seeing you: Relationship conflict, depletion, and interpersonal harming and helping behaviors", General Research Fund - Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, Amount: 580,500 (2016-2018), Lawrence, S., Walter, F.

PI: "Consequences of Supervisor Emotional Exhaustion: Abusive Supervision, Subordinate Deviance, and Self-Monitoring", Early Career Scheme - Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, Amount: $447,120 (2014-2016), Huang, X., Janssen, O., Walter, F.

PI: "Interpersonal harming in work Teams: social comparison, envy, and goal interdependence", General Research Fund - Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, Amount: $495,542 (2011-2014), Huang, X.; Walter, F.

External Academic Activities

PeriodOrganizerCountryRole
2017 - NowJournal of Managment-Member of editorial review board
2016 - NowHuman Relations-Member of editorial review board
2013 - NowManagement and Organizational Review-Member of editorial board
2013 - NowJournal of Managerial Psychology-Member of editorial review board

Publications

Journal Publications and Reviews

Deng, Hong; Leung, Kwok; Lam, Catherine K.; Huang, Xu / Slacking Off in Comfort: A Dual-Pathway Model for Psychological Safety Climate. March 2019; In: Journal of Management. Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 1114-1144

Tse, Herman H. M.; Lam, Catherine K.; Gu, Jun; Lin, Xiao Song / Examining the interpersonal process and consequence of leader-member exchange comparison: The role of procedural justice climate. October 2018; In: Journal of Organizational Behavior. Vol. 39, No. 8, pp. 922-940

Lam, Catherine K.; Walter, Frank; Huang, Xu / Supervisors' emotional exhaustion and abusive supervision: The moderating roles of perceived subordinate performance and supervisor self-monitoring. October 2017; In: Journal of Organizational Behavior. Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 1151-1166

Ma, Zixiang; Long, Lirong; Zhang, Yong; Zhang, Junwei; Lam, Catherine K. / Why do high-performance human resource practices matter for team creativity? The mediating role of collective efficacy and knowledge sharing. September 2017; In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 565-586

Deng, Hong; Walter, Frank; Lam, Catherine K.; Zhao, Helen H. / Spillover Effects of Emotional Labor in Customer Service Encounters Toward Coworker Harming: A Resource Depletion Perspective. June 2017; In: Personnel Psychology. Vol. 70, No. 2, pp. 469-502

Lam, Catherine K.; Huang, Xu; Walter, Frank; Chan, Simon C. H. / Coworkers’ relationship quality and interpersonal emotions in team-member dyads in China: The moderating role of cooperative team goals. December 2016; In: Management and Organization Review. Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 687-716

Walter, Frank; Lam, Catherine K.; Van Der Vegt, Gerben S.; Huang, Xu; Miao, Qing / Abusive supervision and subordinate performance: Instrumentality considerations in the emergence and consequences of abusive supervision. July 2015; In: Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 1056-1072

LAM, Catherine K.; HUANG, Xu; CHAN, Simon C. H. / The Threshold Effect of Participative Leadership and the Role of Leader Information Sharing. June 2015; In: Academy of Management Journal. Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 836-855

Lam, Catherine K.; Walter, Frank; Ouyang, Kan / Display rule perceptions and job performance in a Chinese retail firm: The moderating role of employees' affect at work. June 2014; In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 575-597

Tse, Herman H.M.; Lam, Catherine K.; Lawrence, Sandra A.; Huang, Xu / When my supervisor dislikes you more than me: The effect of dissimilarity in leader-member exchange on coworkers' interpersonal emotion and perceived help. November 2013; In: Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 98, No. 6, pp. 974-988

Chan, Simon C. H.; Huang, Xu; Snape, Ed; Lam, Catherine K. / The Janus face of paternalistic leaders: Authoritarianism, benevolence, subordinates' organization-based self-esteem, and performance. January 2013; In: Journal of Organizational Behavior. Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 108-128

Xu, Erica; Huang, Xu; Lam, Catherine K.; Miao, Qing / Abusive supervision and work behaviors: The mediating role of LMX. May 2012; In: Journal of Organizational Behavior. Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 531-543

Lam, Catherine K.; Van der Vegt, Gerben S.; Walter, Frank; Huang, Xu / Harming high performers: A social comparison perspective on interpersonal harming in work teams. May 2011; In: Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 96, No. 3, pp. 588-601

Janssen, Onne; Lam, Catherine K.; Huang, Xu / Emotional exhaustion and job performance: The moderating roles of distributive justice and positive affect. August 2010; In: Journal of Organizational Behavior. Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 787-809

Lam, Catherine K.; Huang, Xu; Janssen, Onne / Contextualizing Emotional Exhaustion and Positive Emotional Display: The Signaling Effects of Supervisors' Emotional Exhaustion and Service Climate. March 2010; In: Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 95, No. 2, pp. 368-376

Lam, Catherine K.; Huang, Xu; Chiu, Warren C. K. / Mind Over Body? the Combined Effect of Objective Body Weight, Perceived Body Weight, and Gender on Illness-Related Absenteeism. 2010; In: Sex Roles. Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 277-289

Conference Papers

LAM, Catherine K / Stress Intervention: Supervisors’ emotional exhaustion and team performance. April 2016; Academy of Management, 04/04/2016 - 12/04/2016, , United States.

TSE, Herman; LAM, Catherine K; LIN, Xiaosong; YIN, Y W / Examining the Interpersonal consequence of leader-member exchange social comparison in teams. August 2015; Annual Conference Academy of Management, 07/08/2015 - 11/08/2015, , United States.

TSE, Herman; LAM, Catherine K; LIN, XiaoSong / Interpersonal consequences of leader-member exchange social comparison (LMXSC).. April 2015; 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 23/04/2015 - 25/04/2015, , United States.

DENG, Hong; WALTER, Frank; LAM, Catherine K; ZHAO, H, H. / More than What's on the Surface: Examining Emotional Labor.. August 2014; 2nd Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, 03/08/2014 - 05/08/2014, , United States.

LAM, Catherine K; Walter, F; Huang, X / Antecedents and consequences of destructive leadership: A resource depletion perspective.. May 2014; 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 15/05/2014 - 17/05/2014, , United States.

Tse, H; LAM, Catherine K; Lawrence, S; Huang, X / The leader ripple effect: How the leader-member exchange social comparison influences coworkers’ interpersonal emotions?. August 2013; Annual Meeting of International Society for Research on Emotion, 03/08/2013 - 05/08/2013, , United States.

LAM, Catherine K; Walter, Frank; Huang, X / Exhausted leaders: Abusive supervision, subordinate deviance, and self-monitoring.. April 2013; 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11/04/2013 - 13/04/2013, , United States.

HUANG, Xu; LAM, Catherine K / When Authoritarian Leaders Outperform Transformational Leaders: Firm Performance in a Harsh Economic Environment. October 2012; 32nd Annual International Conference of Strategic Management Society, 06/10/2012 - 09/10/2012, , United States.

Walter, Frank; LAM, Catherine K; Van der Vegt, Gerben; Huang, X; Mao, Q / Abusive supervision mediates self-fulfilling prophecy effects: The moderating role of outcome dependence.. August 2012; 71st Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, 11/08/2012 - 13/08/2012, , United States.

LAM, Catherine K; HUANG, Xu; JANSSEN, Onne; LAM, Wing; CHEN, Ziguang / Burnout epidemics: Team burnout, self-motivational resources, and work performance. April 2012; 2012 SIOP Conference, 26/04/2012 - 28/04/2012, San Diego, California, United States.

WALTER, Frank; LAM, Catherine K / Emotional Display Rule Perceptions and Job Performance: The Moderating Role of Employees' Affect. August 2011; Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, 19/08/2011 - 20/08/2011, , United States.

LAM, Catherine K; HUANG, Xu / Team emotional exhaustion and individual performance: Self-efficacy as a moderator. April 2011; 26th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 14/04/2011 - 16/04/2011, , United States.

LAM, Catherine K; HUANG, Xu; CHAN, S / Coworkers' relationship quality and interpersonal emotions in a team context. August 2010; 69th Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, 06/08/2010 - 10/08/2010, , United States.

Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works

Deng, Hong; Walter, Frank; Lam, Catherine K.; Zhao, Helen Hailin / Emotional Labor Interactions and Coworker Harming: A Self-Regulatory Depletion Perspective. August 2014; 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014. pp. 611-616

Lam, Catherine K.; Huang, Xu / Managing social comparison processes among Chinese employees. 2012; Handbook of Chinese organizational behavior: integrating theory, research and practice. pp. 118-139

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