Michael Baer

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Lincoln Fellow
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
Asst 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 Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. 

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., 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., *Van der Werff, L., Colquitt, J. A., Rodell, J. B., Zipay, K. P., & Buckley, F. (under review). [Trust formation in newcomers]. Journal of Applied Psychology. *equal contribution
  • Rodell, J. B., Colquitt, J. A., & Baer, M. D. (under 2nd review). [Supervisor charisma and fairness perceptions]. Academy of Management Journal.
  • Mitchell, M. S., Baer, M. D., Ambrose, M. L., Folger, R., & Palmer, N. F. (revise-and-resubmit). [Work pressure]. Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Colquitt, J. A., Outlaw, R., & Baer, M. D. (under review). [Procedural convenience and social exchange]. Organization Science.

Courses

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