Akanksha Bedi, PhD

Associate Professor


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                    


Journal Publications:

  • Bedi, A. & Sass, M. (2023). But I have no time to read this article! A Meta-Analytic review of the consequences of employee time management behaviors. Journal of Social Psychology, 163:5, 676-697.

  • Bedi, A. (2023). Keep learning: Student engagement in an online environment. Online Learning Journal, 27(2), 119-136.

  • Aluchna, M., Bedi, A., & Honig, B. (2023). Peer review and how it is constructed and measured: A question of fairness: Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics, 1450-1454.

  • Aluchna, M., Bedi, A., & Honig, B. Gender and the Academy of Management Journal: A Thirty-Year Study. (2022). Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 53(3), 121-135.

  • Salter, R., Covrig, V., & Bedi, A. (2022). Reconciling business valuations from multiple valuation methods. The Value Examiner, March/April, 6-14.

  • Bedi, A. (2021) But I deserve it! A meta-analytic review of employee entitlement. Journal of Managerial Issues, 33(2)

  • Bedi, A. (2021). No herd for black sheep: A meta-analytic review of the predictors and outcomes of workplace ostracism. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 70(2), 861-904.

  • Skowronski, M., & Bedi, A. (2020) An exercise for teaching employment termination. Management Teaching Review, 2379298120948230.

  • 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.