Michael Baer

Lincoln Fellow
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
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Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
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4006
Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Michael 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 is focused on the areas of trust, fairness, and impression management. 

Currently, 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, Baer worked as a general contractor, as well as in the publishing and tech industries. 

Education

  • PhD  University of Georgia, 2015
  • MBA  Brigham Young University, 2010
  • BA  Brigham Young University, 2003

Research Interests

  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Impression Management

Publications

  • Baer, M. D., Rodell, J. B., Dhensa-Kahlon, R. K., Colquitt, J. A., Zipay, K. P., Burgess, L. R., & Outlaw, R. (in press). Pacification or aggravation? The effects of talking about supervisor unfairness. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Baer, M. D., van der Werff, L., Colquitt, J. A., Rodell, J. B., Zipay, K. P., & Buckley, F. (in press). Trusting the “look and feel”: Situational normality, situational aesthetics, and the perceived trustworthiness of organizations. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Mitchell, M. S., Baer, M. D., Ambrose, M. L., Folger, R., & Palmer, N. F. (in press). Cheating under pressure: A self-protection model of workplace cheating behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology
  • 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 Psychology99: 599–618.

Research Activity

  • Baer, M. D., Matta, F., Welsh, D., Garud, N., & Kim, J. K. (revise-and-resubmit). [Trust propensity]. Personnel Psychology.
  • Baer, M. D., Bundy, J., Kim, J. K., & Garud, N. (revise-and-resubmit). [Organizational reputation]. Personnel Psychology.
  • Welsh, D., Baer, M. D., Miller, J., Cho, K., Sessions, H., & Garud, N. (under review). [Goals and moral disengagement]. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
  • Welsh, D., Baer, M. D., Sessions, H., & Garud, N. (under review). [Goals and affect]. Personnel Psychology.
  • Zipay, K. P., Mitchell, M. S., Baer, M. D., Sessions, H., & Bies, R. J. (under review). [Mercy]. Organization Science.
  • Outlaw, R., Colquitt, J. A., & Baer, M. D. (under review). [Procedural justice]. Personnel Psychology.
  • Fehr., R., Welsh, D., Yam, K. C., Baer, M. D., & Wu, W. (under review). [Moral decoupling]. Personnel Psychology.
  • Welsh, D., Fehr, R., Yam, K., Baer, M. D., &  Wu, W. (under review). [Loyalty and voice]. Journal of Management.

Courses

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: 2015present