Research Group

We study how values, well-being, and culture shape leadership in organizations. We are interested in how new leaders, especially those from marginalized backgrounds, are fostered or impeded.

Its research areas include:

  • Critical management studies
  • Values, ethics & culture
  • Gender & diversity in organizations
  • Motivation & well-being
  • Leadership development.


Name Rank in National Researchers System
Ajnesh Prasad scholar email EGADE Monterrey 2
Christian Yarid Ayala Millán scholar email Santa Fe C
Elliott Tyler Kruse scholar email EGADE Santa Fe 1
Rajiv Maher scholar email EGADE Monterrey  

Scientific Publications

  • Maher, R., Monciardini, D., Böhm, S. (2021). Torn between Legal Claiming and Privatized Remedy: Rights Mobilization against Gold Mining in Chile. Business Ethics Quarterly, 31(1) 37-74 https://doi.org/10.1017/beq.2019.49
  • Zulfiqar, G., Prasad, A. (2021). Challenging social inequality in the global south: Class, privilege, and consciousness-raising through critical management education. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 20(2) 156-181 https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2019.0294
  • Maher, R. (2021). Correction to: Deliberating or Stalling for Justice? Dynamics of Corporate Remediation and Victim Resistance Through the Lens of Parentalism: The Fundão dam Collapse and the Renova Foundation in Brazil (Journal of Business Ethics, (2021), 10.1007/s10551-021-04803-6). Journal of Business Ethics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-021-04880-7
  • Irigaray, H.A.R., Celano, A., Fontoura, Y. and 1 more (...) (2021). Resisting by re-existing in the workplace: A decolonial perspective through the Brazilian adage “For the English to See”. Organization, 28(5) 817-835 https://doi.org/10.1177/13505084211022666
  • Prasad, A., Zulfiqar, G. (2021). Resistance and praxis in the making of feminist solidarity: A conversation with Cynthia Enloe. Gender, Work and Organization, 28(2) 722-734 https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12521
  • Bobby Banerjee, S., Maher, R., Krämer, R. (2021). Resistance is fertile: Toward a political ecology of translocal resistance. Organization, https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508421995742
  • Peiró, J.M., Montesa, D., Soriano, A. and 5 more (...) (2021). Revisiting the happy-productive worker thesis from a eudaimonic perspective: A systematic review. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(6) https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063174
  • Prasad, A., Centeno, A., Rhodes, C. and 4 more (...) (2021). What are men's roles and responsibilities in the feminist project for gender egalitarianism?. Gender, Work and Organization, 28(4) 1579-1599 https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12573
  • Jones, B.C., DeBruine, L.M., Flake, J.K. and 238 more (...) (2021). To which world regions does the valence–dominance model of social perception apply?. Nature Human Behaviour, 5(1) 159-169 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-01007-2
  • Maher, R., Neumann, M., Slot Lykke, M. (2021). Extracting Legitimacy: An Analysis of Corporate Responses to Accusations of Human Rights Abuses. Journal of Business Ethics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-020-04678-z
  • Baranski, E., Sweeny, K., Gardiner, G. and 121 more (...) (2021). International optimism: Correlates and consequences of dispositional optimism across 61 countries. Journal of Personality, 89(2) 288-304 https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12582
  • Shadnam, M., Bykov, A., Prasad, A. (2021). Opening Constructive Dialogues Between Business Ethics Research and the Sociology of Morality: Introduction to the Thematic Symposium. Journal of Business Ethics, 170(2) 201-211 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-020-04638-7
  • Ayala, Y., Bayona, J.A., Karaeminogullari, A. and 2 more (...) (2020). We Are Very Similar but Not Really: The Moderating Role of Cultural Identification for Refugee Resettlement of Venezuelans in Colombia. Frontiers in Psychology, 11 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.569394
  • Prasad, A. (2020). The organization of ideological discourse in times of unexpected crisis: Explaining how COVID-19 is exploited by populist leaders. Leadership, 16(3) 294-302 https://doi.org/10.1177/1742715020926783
  • Wasdani, K.P., Prasad, A. (2020). The impossibility of social distancing among the urban poor: the case of an Indian slum in the times of COVID-19. Local Environment, 25(5) 414-418 https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2020.1754375
  • Tordera, N., Peiró, J.M., Ayala, Y. and 2 more (...) (2020). The lagged influence of organizations' human resources practices on employees' career sustainability: The moderating role of age. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 120 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103444
  • Zulfiqar, G., Prasad, A. (2020). Interrogating the toilet as a seat of power and privilege. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020, https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2020.46
  • Maher, R. (2020). De-contextualized Corporate Human Rights Benchmarks: Whose Perspective Counts? See Disclaimer. Business and Human Rights Journal,5(1) 156-163 https://doi.org/10.1017/bhj.2019.19
  • Segarra, P., Prasad, A. (2020). Colonization, migration, and right-wing extremism: The constitution of embodied life of a dispossessed undocumented immigrant woman. Organization, 27(1) 174-187 https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508419828574
  • Lee, D.I., Gardiner, G., Baranski, E. and 136 more (...) (2020). Situational experience around the world: A replication and extension in 62 countries. Journal of Personality, 88(6) 1091-1110 https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12558
  • Gardiner, G., Lee, D., Baranski, E. and 135 more (...) (2020). Happiness around the world: A combined etic-emic approach across 63 countries. PLoS ONE,15(12) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242718
  • Prasad, A., Segarra, P., Villanueva, C.E. (2020). Situating knowledges through feminist objectivity inorganization studies: Donna Haraway and the partial perspective. Rethinking Culture, Organization and Management, 73-87 https://doi.org/-
  • Rauf, A.A., Prasad, A. (2020). Temporal Spaces of Egalitarianism: The Ethical Negation of Economic Inequality in an Ephemeral Religious Organization. Journal of Business Ethics,162(3) 699-718 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-4006-z
  • Abdi, T.A., Peiró, J.M., Ayala, Y. and 1 more (...) (2019). Four wellbeing patterns and their antecedents in millennials at work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,16(1) https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010025
  • Prasad, A., Segarra, P., Villanueva, C.E. (2019). Academic life under institutional pressures for AACSB accreditation: insights from faculty members in Mexican business schools. Studies in Higher Education, 44(9) 1605-1618 https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2018.1458220
  • Prasad, A. (2019). Denying Anthropogenic Climate Change: Or, How Our Rejection of Objective Reality Gave Intellectual Legitimacy to Fake News. Sociological Forum, 34(1) 1217-1234 https://doi.org/10.1111/socf.12546
  • Rauf, A.A., Prasad, A., Ahmed, A. (2019). How does religion discipline the consumer subject? Negotiating the paradoxical tension between consumer desire and the social order. Journal of Marketing Management, 35(5-6) 491-513 https://doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2018.1554599
  • Maher, R., Buhmann, K. (2019). Meaningful stakeholder engagement: Bottom-up initiatives within global governance frameworks. Geoforum, 107231-234 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.06.013
  • Maher, R. (2019). Pragmatic community resistance within new indigenous ruralities: Lessons from a failed hydropower dam in Chile. Journal of Rural Studies, 6863-74 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.03.009
  • Fernando, D., Prasad, A. (2019). Sex-based harassment and organizational silencing: How women are led to reluctant acquiescence in academia. Human Relations, 72(10) 1565-1594 https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726718809164
  • Maher, R. (2019). Squeezing Psychological Freedom in Corporate–Community Engagement. Journal of Business Ethics, 160(4) 1047-1066 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-3898-y
  • Thexton, T., Prasad, A., Mills, A.J. (2019). Learning empathy through literature. Culture and Organization, 25(2) 83-90 https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2019.1569339
  • Alvi, F.H., Prasad, A., Segarra, P. (2019). The Political Embeddedness of Entrepreneurship in Extreme Contexts: The Case of the West Bank. Journal of Business Ethics, 157(1) 279-292 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3637-9
  • Li, E.P.H., Prasad, A., Smith, C. and 3 more (...) (2019). Visualizing community pride: engaging community through photo- and video-voice methods. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 14(4) 377-392 https://doi.org/10.1108/QROM-03-2018-1621
  • Maher, R., Valenzuela, F., Böhm, S. (2019). The Enduring State: An analysis of governance-making in three mining conflicts. Organization Studies, 40(8) 1169-1191 https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840619847724
  • Prasad, A. (2018). When is economic inequality justified?. Business Horizons,61(6) 855-862 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2018.07.009
  • Rauf, A.A., Prasad, A., Razzaque, M.A. (2018). Consumption within a soft total institution: Discursive inculcation in the Tablighi Jamaat. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 42(6) 854-864 https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcs.12473
  • Li, E.P.H., Prasad, A. (2018). From Wall 1.0 to Wall 2.0: Graffiti, Social Media, and Ideological Acts of Resistance and Recognition Among Palestinian Refugees. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(4) 493-511 https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764218759582
  • Kruse, E., Sweeny, K. (2018). Comment: Well-Being Can Improve Health by Shaping Stress Appraisals. Emotion Review, 10(1) 63-65 https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073917719329
  • Segarra, P., Prasad, A. (2018). How Does Corporeality Inform Theorizing? Revisiting Hannah Arendt and the Banality of Evil. Human Studies, 41(4) 545-563 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10746-018-9474-8