Akanksha Bedi joined Western Washington University in the Fall of 2019. Prior to joining WWU, she worked at California State University Northridge (CSUN) (2013-2019) and at Bishop's University in Quebec, Canada (2010-2013). She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from McMaster University, Canada.
Her research areas include study of organizational leadership and investigation of the causes and effects of dysfunctional work behaviors. She likes to study these phenomena with the analytical and quantitative lens of meta-analyses. Her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Applied Psychology: an International Review, Journal of Services Marketing, Management Teaching Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Stress and Health.
In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Bedi has worked on various consulting and business projects. In Los Angeles, she worked with Youth Policy Institute, The University Corporation at CSUN, Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot (LA P3) Program, Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), and Community Action Board. In Canada, she worked with the Hamilton Training Advisory Board, McMaster Children hospital, Hamilton General Hospital, and Ministry of Children and Family Development.
PhD Human Resources & Organizational Behaviour, McMaster University
Master of Arts (Economics), Simon Fraser University
Master of Commerce, Sri Ram College Of Commerce, Delhi University
Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), Khalsa College, Delhi University
Bedi, A. But I deserve it! A meta-analytic review of employee entitlement. Journal of Managerial Issues (Forthcoming).
Bedi, A., & Skowronski, M. An exercise for teaching employment termination. Management Teaching Review (Forthcoming).
Bedi, A. No herd for black sheep: A meta-analytic review of the predictors and outcomes of workplace ostracism. Applied Psychology: An International Review (Forthcoming).
Bedi, A. A meta-analytic review of paternalistic leadership (2020). Applied Psychology: An International Review, 69(3), 960-1008.
Bedi, A., & Schat, A.C.H. (2017). Employee revenge against uncivil customers. Journal of Services Marketing, 31(6), 636-649. Paper cited in the 2018 McMaster University, Degroote School of Business, Research Advancement news
Bedi, A., Alpaslan, C.M., & Green, S. Jr. (2015). A meta-analytic review of ethical leadership outcomes and moderators. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-20.
Bedi, A., & Skowronski, M. (2014). Political skill at work: good or bad? Understanding its predictors and consequences. SAM Journal of Advanced Management, Spring 2014, 39-47.
Bedi, A., & Schat, A.C.H. (2013). Perceptions of organizational politics: A meta-analysis of its attitudinal, health, and behavioral consequences. Canadian Psychology Journal, 54(4), 246-259.
Bedi, A., Courcy, F., Paquet, M., & Harvey, S (2012). Interpersonal aggression and burnout: The mediating role of psychological climate. Stress and Health. doi: 10.1002/smi.2476
honig, B., & Bedi, A., (2012). The fox in the hen house: A critical examination of plagiarism among members of the academy of management. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 11(1), 101-123. Paper selected as exemplary contribution for the issue.
Jain, H.C., Matthew, M., & Bedi, A. (2012). Human resource management innovations by Indian and foreign MNCs operating in India: a survey of HR professionals. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(5), 1006-1018.