Dr. Troy Smith earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. His research explores 1) the antecedents and outcomes of various forms of leadership at work (e.g., abusive supervision, empowering leadership, leader-member exchange, emergent leadership, and transformational leadership; 2) employee motivation, exhaustion, and stress; 3) employee proactive and prosocial behaviors; and 4) the intersection of work and life domains.
His research has been published in multiple academic journals, including: Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, amongst others.
Dr. Smith loves reading novels, traveling with his wife, and is an avid sports fan that enjoys watching and playing football, basketball, disc golf, tennis, soccer, amongst other sports. He and his wife are the proud parents of four daughters and two sons. His greatest joy is spending quality time with his wife and children.
Select Refereed Publications (* PhD student when submitted; + Equal Contribution)
Dimotakis, N., Lambert, L. S., *Fu, S., Boulamatsi, A., Smith, T. A., Runnalls, B., Corner, A. J., Tepper, B. J., & Maurer, T. In Press. Gaines and losses: Week-to-week changes in leader-follower relationships. Academy of Management Journal.
+Smith, T. A., +*Boulamatsi, A., Dimotakis, N., Tepper, B. J., Runnalls, B., Reina, C. S., & Lucianetti, L. 2022. "How dare you?!": A self-verification perspective on how performance influences the effects of abusive supervision on job embeddedness and subsequent turnover. Personnel Psychology.
Smith, T. A., Butts, M., Courtright, S. H., Duerden, M., & Widmer, M. 2022. Work-leisure blending: An integrative conceptual review and framework to guide future research. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107(4), 560-580.
*Hanna, A. A., Smith, T. A., Kirkman, B. L., & Griffin, R. 2021. The emergence of emergent leadership: A comprehensive framework and directions for future research. Journal of Management. 47(1), 76-104.
*McClean, S., *Yim, J., Courtright, S. H., & Smith, T. A. 2021. Making nice or faking nice? Exploring supervisors' two-faced response to their past abusive behavior. Personnel Psychology, 74(4), 639-719.
Rosen, C., Dimotakis, N., Taylor, S., Cole, M., Simon, L., Smith, T. A., & Reina, C. 2020. When challenges hinder: An investigation of when and how challenge stressors impact performance outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(10), 1191-1206.
Chen, G., Smith, T. A., Kirkman, B. L., Zhang, P., Lemoine, G. J., & Farh, J. 2019. Multiple team membership and empowerment spillover effects: Can empowerment processes cross team boundaries? Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(3): 321-340.
Courtright, S. H., Gardner, R. G., Smith, T. A., McCormick, B. W., & Colbert, A. E. 2016. My family made me do it: A cross-domain, self-regulatory perspective on antecedents to abusive supervision. Academy of Management Journal, 59(5): 1630-1652.
Schleicher, D. J., Smith, T. A., Casper, W. J., Watt, J. D., & Greguras, G. J. 2015. It’s all in the attitude: The role of job attitude strength in job attitude – outcome relationships. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(4): 1259-1274.
Barrick, M. R., Thurgood, G. R., Smith, T. A., & Courtright, S. H. 2015. Collective organizational engagement: Linking motivational antecedents, strategic implementation, and firm performance. Academy of Management Journal, 58(1): 111-135.
College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MNGT 360 - Foundations of Organizational Behavior
MNGT 412 - Negotiation & Conflict Management
Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
MNGT 373 - Managing Human Resources (Writing Intensive)
Department of Education, Utah Valley University
COMM 1020 - Introduction to Public Speaking