Samnani, Al-Karim

Assistant Professor

Office: Odette Building, Room 320B
Phone: 519-253-3000, ext 3115

Ph.D., Human Resource Management, York University, 2013
M.Sc., Industrial Relations, The London School of Economics, 2006
B.A.S., Human Resource Management, York University, 2005

Dr. Samnani joined the Odette School of Business in 2013. Prior to joining Odette, he was an Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at Ryerson University. In addition to his academic roles, Dr. Samnani has held roles in human resource management, recruitment consulting, and advising on business performance. Dr. Samnani has performed consulting services to a wide variety of small, mid-sized, and large organizations in both the public and private sectors. This consulting work has focused on addressing human resource problems, developing human resource plans, and advising on human resource strategy.

Research Interests:
Dr. Samnani’s research interests revolve around three main areas: workplace deviance, strategic human resource management, and workplace diversity. In particular, Dr. Samnani has published numerous articles in leading management and psychology-based journals on workplace bullying and workplace victimization. His research on bullying and victimization in the workplace draws on social and cognitive psychology and focuses on the perceptions and attributions about the bullying by targeted employees. Dr. Samnani has published in several leading scholarly journals including The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Psychology Review, Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review, among others.

Teaching Experience:
Organizational Staffing, Training and Development, Human Resource Management, and Compensation.

Journal Publications:
Samnani, A.-K., Singh, P., & Ezzedeen, S. (2013 – forthcoming). Workplace bullying and employee performance: An attributional model. Organizational Psychology Review. Advance Online DOI: 10.1177/2041386613475370.

Samnani, A.-K., & Singh, P. (2013 – forthcoming). Performance-enhancing compensation practices and productivity: The role of workplace bullying. Human Resource Management Review.

Samnani, A.-K., Salamon, S. D., & Singh, P. (2013 – forthcoming). Negative affect and counterproductive workplace behaviors: The moderating role of moral disengagement and gender. Journal of Business Ethics. Advance Online DOI: 10.1007/s10551-013-1635-0.

Samnani, A.-K., & Singh, P. (2013). When leaders victimize: The role of charismatic leaders in facilitating group pressures. The Leadership Quarterly, 24(1), 189-202.

Samnani, A.-K., Boekhorst, J. A., & Harrison, J. A. (2013). The acculturation process: Antecedents, strategies, and outcomes. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86(2), 166-183.

Samnani, A.-K. (2013). The early stages of workplace bullying and how it becomes prolonged: The role of culture. Journal of Business Ethics, 113(1), 119-132.

Samnani, A.-K., & Singh, P. (2013). Exploring the fit perspective: An ethnographic approach. Human Resource Management, 52(1), 123-144.

Fang, T., Samnani, A.-K., Novicevic, M., & Bing, M. (2013). Liability-of-foreignness effects on job success of immigrant job seekers. Journal of World Business, 48(1), 98-109.

Samnani, A.-K. (2013). “Is this bullying?”: Understanding target and witness reactions. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28(3), 290-305.

Samnani, A.-K. (2013). Embracing new directions in workplace bullying research: A paradigmatic approach. Journal of Management Inquiry, 22(1), 474-484.

Samnani, A.-K., Boekhorst, J. A., & Harrison, J. A. (2012). Acculturation strategy and individual outcomes: Cultural diversity implications for human resource management. Human Resource Management Review, 22(4), 323-335.

Samnani, A.-K., & Singh, P. (2012). 20 years of workplace bullying research: A review of the antecedents and consequences of bullying in the workplace. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 17(6), 581-589.

Samnani, A.-K., & Singh, P. (2011). Antecedents and consequences of workplace bullying: A multi-level analysis. In Craig, W., Pepler, D., & Cummings, J. (Eds.), Creating a world without bullying (Vol. 3). Ottawa: National Printers, pp. 177-196.

Samnani, A.-K., & Singh, P. (2011). Stop chasing best practices: Focus on fit for your HR function. People & Strategy (formerly Human Resource Planning), 34(1), 34-36.

Working Papers:
Samnani, A.-K. Workplace bullying and HRM practices. Revised and resubmitted to Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Samnani, A.-K., Boekhorst, J., & Harrison, J. Bullying the union: Investigating workplace bullying during the organizing drive. Invited for a revise and resubmit to Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Samnani, A.-K., & Singh, P. Workplace bullying: An interactionist approach. Revised and resubmitted to Group & Organization Management.