Kevin Lowe

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Professor in Leadership

Rm 4048
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 8627 5158
kevin.b.lowe@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Kevin B. Lowe is Professor in Leadership in the Business School at the University of Sydney. A recognized leader in the field of leadership, Kevin is on ten editorial boards including The Leadership Quarterly (Associate Editor), Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Leadership, Journal of World Business, and Group and Organization Management.

His research has garnered a number of awards including twice winning the Best Paper of the Year Award from The Leadership Quarterly, the Article of the Decade Award from the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Decennial Influential Article Award from The Leadership Quarterly. In 2017 he received an Emerald Citation of Excellence, recognizing articles of high impact over the most recent three years (2014-2016), for his review and extension of the field of followership.

An enthusiastic teacher Kevin received the Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award recognizing teaching excellence across the seventeen campus University of North Carolina system and was nominated for a CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award. He regularly speaks to faculty and doctoral student audiences on the topic of teaching excellence.

Professor Lowe serves on the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association, the Southern Management Association and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management. He serves on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, is a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at Lancaster University (UK), and a Fellow of the Southern Management Association.

Research Interests

Kevin’s disciplinary background is organizational behavior and his research focus is on leadership and followership.  Within this focus Kevin is also interested in leading across differences including differences across national cultures and a focus on diversity and inclusion in a domestic context.

Kevin’s leadership research has made significant and continuing contributions to the research literature and practice of transformational leadership.  His work on cross cultural management has also been widely cited.  This work has been recognized with several awards including twice winning the Best Paper of the Year Award from The Leadership Quarterly, the Article of the Decade Award from the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Decennial Influential Article Award from The Leadership Quarterly. His more recent work on Followership was recognized with an Emerald Citation of Excellence, recognizing articles of high impact over the most recent three years.

Kevin’s most recent research is focused on leadership in healthcare, leader humility, the role of leadership perceptions in voting behavior, and the evolution of leadership theory.  Kevin contributes heavily to the work of other scholars through service on several editorial boards including The Leadership Quarterly where he has been an Associate Editor for fifteen years, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Leadership, Journal of World Business, and Group and Organization Management.

Kevin also serves the research profession through several professional roles such as keynote speaker to international conferences, speaking to doctoral consortiums, and conducting conference workshops on data analytic techniques such as meta-analysis.  Further service to the research community includes serving on the Boards of several research focused organizations including International Leadership Association, the Southern Management Association and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management.

Selected publications

2019

Journal Articles

Antonakis J, Banks G, Bastardoz N, Cole M, Day D, Eagly A, Epitropaki O, Foti R, Gardner W, Haslam S, Lowe K, and et al (2019) Editorial: The Leadership Quarterly: State of the journal The Leadership Quarterly, 30 (1), 1-9. [More Information]

Bharanitharan K, Chen Z, Bahmannia S, and Lowe K (2019) Is Leader Humility a Friend or Foe, or Both? An Attachment Theory Lens on Leader Humility and Its Contradictory Outcomes Journal of Business Ethics, Published online: 18 May 2018. [More Information]

Burton L, Gilson L, Goldberg C, and Lowe K (2019) Does being an athlete help a woman? Examining how subtle bias in perceptions of leadership potential differentially impact male and female athletes Review of Global Management, 2 (1), 66-72. [More Information]

Lowe K (2019) The authentic classroom Journal of Management and Organization, 25 (3), 445-452. [More Information]

2018

Journal Articles

Ford E, Lowe K, and Huerta T (2018) A Study of Hospitals Found That Outsider CEOs Make Their Organizations More Productive in the Long Run Harvard Business Review, 1-4. [More Information]

Ford E, Lowe K, Silvera G, Babik D, and Huerta T (2018) Insider versus outsider executive succession: The relationship to hospital efficiency Health Care Management Review, 43 (1), 61-68. [More Information]

Kharrazi H, Gonzalez C, Lowe K, Huerta T, and Ford E (2018) Forecasting the maturation of electronic health record functions among US hospitals: Retrospective analysis and predictive model Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20 (8), 1-11. [More Information]

Williams E, Pillai R, Deptula B, Lowe K, and McCombs K (2018) Did charisma "Trump" narcissism in 2016? Leader narcissism, attributed charisma, value congruence and voter choice Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 11-17. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Lowe K, and Buttner E (2018) Meta-Analytic research in the field of EDI: A review of some current findings and identification of opportunities for future research Handbook of Research Methods on Diversity Management, Equality, and Inclusion at Work; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 332-371. [More Information] [More Information]

2017

Journal Articles

Buttner E, and Lowe K (2017) The relationship between perceived pay equity, productivity, and organizational commitment for US professionals of color Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 36 (1), 73-89. [More Information]

Buttner E, and Lowe K (2017) Addressing Internal Stakeholders' Concerns: The Interactive Effect of Perceived Pay Equity and Diversity Climate on Turnover Intentions Journal of Business Ethics, 143 (3), 621-633. [More Information]

Kirkman B, Lowe K, and Gibson C (2017) A retrospective on Culture's Consequences: The 35-year journey Journal of International Business Studies, 48 (1), 12-29. [More Information]

2015

Journal Article

Buttner E, and Lowe K (2015) Racial awareness: Effects on justice perceptions and trust in management in the USA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 34 (1), 2-20. [More Information]

2014

Journal Article

Uhl-Bien M, Riggio R, Lowe K, and Carsten M (2014) Followership theory: A review and research agenda The Leadership Quarterly, 25 (1), 83-104. [More Information]

2013

Journal Article

Schilpzand M, Martins L, Kirkman B, Lowe K, and Chen Z (2013) The relationship between organizational justice and organizational citizenship behaviour: The role of cultural value orientations Management and Organization Review, 9 (2), 345-374. [More Information]

2012

Journal Articles

Bullough A, Kroeck K, Newburry W, Kundu S, and Lowe K (2012) Women's political leadership participation around the world: An institutional analysis The Leadership Quarterly, 23 (3), 398-411. [More Information]

Buttner E, Lowe K, and Billings-Harris L (2012) An Empirical Test of Diversity Climate Dimensionality and Relative Effects on Employee of Color Outcomes Journal of Business Ethics, 110 (3), 247-258. [More Information]

Palvia P, Lowe K, Nemati H, and Jacks T (2012) Information Technology Issues in Healthcare: Hospital CEO and CIO Perspectives Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 30 (1), 293-312.

Williams E, Pillai R, Deptula B, and Lowe K (2012) The effects of crisis, cynicism about change, and value congruence on perceptions of authentic leadership and attributed charisma in the 2008 presidential election The Leadership Quarterly, 23 (3), 324-341. [More Information]

Recent Units Taught

  • EMBA6002 Reframing Leadership

  • FMBA5001 Leadership Practice and Development

  • SMBA6007 Managing People and Organisations

  • WORK5003 Management and Organisations

  • WORK6130 Leadership in Organisations

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