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Michael Baer

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4006
Biography

Mike Baer comes to the W. P. Carey School of Business after earning his doctorate degree in management at the University of Georgia, where he also taught organizational behavior and human resource management courses. His research focuses on the areas of trust, fairness, and impression management. 

Currently, Professor Baer is exploring alternative perspectives on trust in the workplace, including some drawbacks of both trusting others and being trusted. His research has appeared in several top management journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied PsychologyPersonnel Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Prior to joining academia, Professor Baer worked in the construction industry, as well as in publishing and online eduation. 

Education
  • Ph.D. University of Georgia 2015
  • M.B.A. Brigham Young University 2010
  • B.A. Brigham Young University 2003
Research Interests
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Impression Management
Publications
  • Outlaw, R., Colquitt, J. A., Baer, M. D., & Sessions, H. (in press). How fair versus how long: An integrative theory-based examination of procedural justice and procedural timeliness. Personnel Psychology.
  • Baer, M. D., van der Werff, L., Colquitt, J. A., Rodell, J. B., Zipay, K. P., & Buckley, F. 2018. Trusting the “look and feel”: Situational normality, situational aesthetics, and the perceived trustworthiness of organizations. Academy of Management Journal, 61: 1718–1740.
  • Baer, M. D., Rodell, J. B., Dhensa-Kahlon, R. K., Colquitt, J. A., Zipay, K. P., Burgess, L. R., & Outlaw, R. 2018. Pacification or aggravation? The effects of talking about supervisor unfairness. Academy of Management Journal, 61: 1764–1788.
  • Baer, M. D., Matta, F., Kim, J. K., Welsh, D., & Garud, N. 2018. It’s not you, it’s them: Social influences on trust propensity and trust dynamics. Personnel Psychology, 71: 423–455.
  • Baer, M. D., Bundy, J., Garud, N., & Kim, J. K. 2018. The benefits and burdens of organizational reputation for employee well-being: A conservation of resources approach. Personnel Psychology, 71: 571–595. *equal contribution
  • Mitchell, M. S., Baer, M. D., Ambrose, M. L., Folger, R., & Palmer, N. F. 2018. Cheating under pressure: A self-protection model of workplace cheating behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103: 54–73.
  • Rodell, J. B., Colquitt, J. A., & Baer, M. D. 2017. Is adhering to justice rules enough? The role of charismatic qualities in perceptions of supervisors’ overall fairness. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 140: 14–28.
  • Baer, M. D., Dhensa-Kahlon, R. K., Colquitt, J. A., Rodell, J. B., Outlaw, R., & Long, D. M. 2015. Uneasy lies the head that bears the trust: The effects of feeling trusted on emotional exhaustion. Academy of Management Journal, 58: 1637–1657.
  • Long, D. M., Baer, M. D., Colquitt, J. A., Outlaw, R., & Dhensa-Kahlon, R. K. 2015. What will the boss think?: The impression management implications of supportive relationships with star and project peers. Personnel Psychology, 68: 463–498.
  • Colquitt, J. A., Baer, M. D., Long, D. M., & Halvorsen-Ganepola, M. D. K. 2014. Scale indicators of social exchange relationships: A comparison of relative content validity. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 599–618.
Research Activity
  • Baer, M. D., Matta, F. K., Luciano, M., Wellman, N., & Frank, E. (revise-and-resubmit). [Employee trust preferences.] Academy of Management Journal.
  • *Welsh, D., *Baer, M. D., & Sessions, H. (2nd revise-and-resubmit). [Goals and affect]. Journal of Applied Psychology.  *Equal contribution
  • Zipay, K. P., Mitchell, M. S., Baer, M. D., Sessions, H., & Bies, R. J. (revise-and-resubmit). [Mercy]. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Welsh, D., Fehr, R., Yam, K., Baer, M. D., &  Wu, W. (revise-and-resubmit). [Loyalty and voice]. Organization Science.
  • Fehr., R., Welsh, D., Yam, K. C., Baer, M. D., & Wu, W. (revise-and-resubmit). [Moral decoupling]. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
  • Bush, J. T., Baer, M. D., Welsh, D., Garud, N., Outlaw, R., Matta, F. K., & Sessions, H. (under review). [Workplace interruptions]. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
  • Welsh, D., Baer, M. D., Miller, J., Cho, K., Sessions, H., & Garud, N. (under review). [Goals and moral disengagement]. Management Science.
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 420Human Resource Management
MGT 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 420Human Resource Management
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 420Human Resource Management
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 420Human Resource Management
MGT 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Work History

Arizona State University: 2015–present