Research

My research interests include:

  • supervisor-employee dynamics

  • wellbeing at work

 

To me, the most meaningful part of scholarship is collaborating with companies on projects that both enhance organizational effectiveness and advance management science. My team and I have provided insight to partner organizations in the healthcare, nonprofit, and public services industries, and have presented the findings at international conferences of the Academy of Management and the Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology.

HEALTHCARE
ORGANIZATIONS
Our research team has a
partnership opportunity
on championing change

RESEARCH AWARDS

  • Research Grant - 2019 Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy, University of Toronto

    • Together with Dr. Gary Latham, wrote a proposal to research trust between supervisors and employees in a healthcare organization undergoing change. Awarded $21,600 (CAD).

  • Research Recognition - Co-chair of showcase symposium “Job Design Characteristics and Wellbeing" 

    • Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017: OB Division

  • Research Award - 2015 Dean's Summer Research Award: College of Business, California State University, Chico

    • Wrote a proposal fo​r additional summer funding to research employee wellbeing. Awarded $5,000.

  • Research Award - 2014 Dean's Summer Research Award: College of Business, California State University, Chico

    • Wrote a proposal fo​r additional summer funding to research employee wellbeing. Awarded $5,000.

  • Wellbeing 

  • Huang, E. J., Lassu, R. A., Chan, K. K. (2018). User-Source Fit and Financial Information Source Selection of Millennials. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 29(2), 272-289.

  • Wellbeing

  • Chan, K. K., Huang, E. J., Lassu, R.A. (2017). Understanding financially-stressed  millennials’ hesitancy to seek help: Implications for organizations. Journal of Financial Education, 43(1), 141-160. (Authors in alphabetical order)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Critical Management

  • Nair L. B., Diochon, P. F., Lassu, R. A., Tilleman S. G. (2018). Let’s perform and paint: The role of creative mediums in enhancing management research representation. Journal of Management Inquiry, 27(3), 301-308.

RESEARCH UNDER REVIEW

  • Wellbeing

  • Lassu, R.A., Striler, J., Bennett, R.J., & Jex, S.M. {Title kept blind} Under review at Journal of Management Inquiry

  • Supervisor-Employee Dynamics (Trust)

  • Lassu, R.A., Crossley, C., & Latham, G. {Title kept blind} R&R at Organizational Dynamics

WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED 

  • Critical Management

  • Nair L. B., Diochon, P. F., Lassu, R. A., Louis, D. (2017). At the interface of research and art: Exploring critical and creative ways of reporting research. Academy of Management  Annual Meeting. 4-8 August 2017. Atlanta, GA 

SELECTED RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

  • Supervisor-Employee Dynamics (Trust)

  • Cooper, C., Kong, D.T., Crossley, C., Lassu, R.A., & Peng, J. A work-home resource model of felt trust. Finalizing manuscript. 

  • Supervisor-Employee Dynamics & Wellbeing

  • Ashkanasy, N.M., Bennett, R.J., Lassu, R.A., Martinko, M.J., Zyphur, M. Toxic versus inspiring leadership: The impact of individual differences in attributions of high performance demands. Analyzing data. 

  • Wellbeing

  • Lassu, R.A., Whiting, S.W., Bennett, R.J. Want to sleep well tonight? An investigation of why and for whom receiving help at work is linked to improved sleep quality. Analyzing  data. 

  • Supervisor-Employee Dynamics & Wellbeing

  • Lassu, R.A., Bennett, R.J., Ehrhart, M.G. I’m confused! The effect of ambivalent supervision on newcomers’ wellbeing and workplace outcomes. Collecting data. 

  • Supervisor-Employee Dynamics (Trust)

  • Korsgaard, A., Crossley, C, Lassu, R.A., Bliese, P., & Latham, G. Understanding trust dynamics: A Longitudinal investigation of organizational change as a trust-accelerator. Preparing data collection. 

CHAIRED CONFERENCE SYMPOSIA

  • Wellbeing

  • Allen, J. S. & Lassu, R. A. (2017). Job Design Characteristics and Wellbeing. Showcase symposium presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. 4-8 August 2017. Atlanta, GA

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Wellbeing

  • Lassu, R.A., Whiting, S.W., Bennett, R.J. (2020). Want to sleep well tonight? An investigation of why and for whom receiving help at work is linked to improved sleep quality. Western Academy of Management Conference. 18-21 March 2020. Waikoloa, HI {cancelled}

  • Supervisor-Employee Dynamics

  • Bennett, B. J., Lassu, R. A., Ashkanasy, N. M., Martinko, M. J., (2019). When Performance Demanding Leader Behavior is Seen as Abusive: A Daily Diary Study. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meeting. 4-6 April 2019. Washington D.C.

  • Wellbeing

  • Lassu, R. A., Allen, J. S., Piccolo, R. F. (2017). Job Design and Leadership Support for Social Well-Being. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. 4-8 August 2017. Atlanta, GA

  • Supervisor-Employee Dynamics

  • Lassu, R. A, Taylor, S. G., Richardson, H. A., Sheridan, S., & Crossley, C. (2017). When and why soliciting employee voice goes wrong. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. 4-8 August 2017. Atlanta, GA 

  • Helping at Work

  • Nakahara, W., DiStaso, M., Lassu, R.A., Ehrhart, M.G., Whiting, S.W. (2020). Helping type, hostile attribution bias, and state self-esteem at the daily level. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meeting. 23-25 April 2020. Austin, TX {cancelled} 

  • Wellbeing 

  • Lassu, R.A., Huang, E. (2016). Taking Action to Resolve Financial Stress to Achieve Better Work Outcomes: How Millennials Search Online and Offline Resources. Western Academy of Management Conference. 9-12 March 2016. Portland, OR.

  • Wellbeing 

  • Chan, K., Huang, E., Lassu, R.A. (2015). Understanding Millennials’ Lack of Action to Improve their Financial Health: Implications for Educators and Employers. Academy of Business Education/Financial Education Association, 2015 Conference. 24-26 September 2015. San Antonio, TX.

  • Wellbeing

  • Lassu, R.A., Chan, K. (2015). A Conceptual Model of Millennial Employee Financial Well- Being: Towards Decreasing Stress, Promoting “Optimal Health” and Improving Job Performance. Western Academy of Management Conference. 11-14 March 2015. Kauai, HI.

  • Wellbeing

  • Lassu, R.A., Pochon, E., Dragonetti G., Bardus, M. & Suggs, L.S. (2012). USI SMILE: A Social Marketing Campaign Aimed at Improving the Oral Hygiene of University Students in Ticino, Switzerland. European Social Marketing Association First Conference. 26-28 November 2012. Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Wellbeing

  • Lassu, R.A., Connor, M. (2012). Health Promotion via Social Media: An Exploratory Study About the Determinants of Social Media Use among Healthy People. Medicine 2.0, Fifth World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Medicine, Health, and Biomedical Research. 15-16 September 2012. Boston, MA.

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