dr. M. (Meir) Shemla

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2012

Dr. Meir Shemla is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Academic Director of the MBA programme at Rotterdam School of Management. He received his PhD in Work & Organizational Psychology in 2011.

 

His work focuses on the impact of team composition on team performance, and he has particular interest in how diversity in teams can be leveraged to increase innovation and performance. In his work he also explores the (unintended) consequences of diversity policies on organizational performance and talent acquisition.  Other research topics he is exploring include the role of followers in successful leadership and the effect of emotions in teams.His work appeard in outlets such as Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Human Relations.

Publications

  • Academic (20)
    • Leroy, H., Buengeler, C., Veestraeten, M., Shemla, M., & J. Hoever, I. (2021). Fostering Team Creativity Through Team-Focused Inclusion: The Role of Leader Harvesting the Benefits of Diversity and Cultivating Value-In-Diversity Beliefs. Group and Organization Management, 1-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/10596011211009683

    • Li, J., Shemla, M., & Wegge, J. (2021). The Preventative Benefit of Group Diversification on Group Performance Decline: An Investigation with Latent Growth Models. Journal of Organizational Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2498

    • Shemla, M., Kearney, E., Wegge, J., & Stegmann, S. (2020). Unlocking the performance potential of functionally diverse teams: The paradoxical role of leader mood. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93(3), 530-55. https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12303

    • Wegge, J., Jungbauer, K. L., & Shemla, M. (2019). When inspiration does not fit the bill: Charismatic leadership reduces performance in a team crisis for followers high in self-direction. Journal of Management and Organization, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2019.64

    • Kearney, E., Shemla, M., Knippenberg, D., & Scholz, F. (2019). A Paradox Perspective on the Interactive Effects of Visionary and Empowering Leadership. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 155, 20-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.01.001

    • Shemla, M., & Wegge, J. (2018). Managing diverse teams by enhancing team identification: The mediating role of perceived diversity. Human Relations, 72(4). https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726718778101

    • Nishii, LH., Khattab, J., Shemla, M., & Paluch, R. M. (2018). A multi-level process model for understanding diversity practice effectiveness. The Academy of Management Annals, 12(1), 37-82. https://doi.org/10.5465/annals.2016.0044

    • Li, J., Meyer, B., Shemla, M., & Wegge, J. (2018). From Being Diverse to Becoming Diverse: A Dynamic Team Diversity Theory. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(8), 956-970. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2272

    • Shemla, M., Meyer, B., Greer, LL., & Jehn, KA. (2016). A Review of Perceived Diversity in Teams: Does How Members Perceive Their Team’s Composition Impact Team Processes and Outcomes? Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(S1), S89-S106. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.1957

    • Meyer, B., Shemla, M., Wegge, J., & Li, J. (2015). On the same side of the faultline: Inclusion in the leader's subgroup and employee performance. Journal of Management Studies, 52(3), 354-380. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12118

    • Steffens, K. N., Shemla, M., Wegge, J., & Diestel, S. (2014). Organizational Tenure and Employee Performance: A Multilevel Analysis. Group and Organization Management, 39(6), 664-690. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601114553512

    • Wegge, J., Shemla, M., & Haslam, S. A. (2014). Leader behavior as a determinant of health at work: Specification and evidence of five key pathways. Zeitschrift fur Personalforschung, 28(1-2), 6-23. https://doi.org/10.1688/ZfP-2014-01-Wegge

    • Schraub, E. M., Micheli, A., Shemla, M., & Sonntag, K. (2014). The role of leader emotion management and team conflict for team members’ proactive behavior: A multilevel perspective. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23(2), 263-276. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2012.728700

    • Hentschel, T., Shemla, M., Wegge, J., & Kearney, E. (2013). Perceived diversity is bad for team functioning: The role of shared emotions as a mediator and diversity beliefs as a moderator. Small Group Research, 44(1), 33-61. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496412470725

    • Shemla, M., & Meyer, B. (2012). Bridging Diversity in Organizations and Cross-Cultural Work Psychology by Studying Perceived Differences. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5(3), 370-372. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-9434.2012.01464.x

    • Shemla, M., Kearney, E., Wegge, J., & Stegmann, S. (2012). Team diversity, team processes, and team performance: The moderating role of leader mood. Academy of Management Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2012.293

    • Wegge, J., Jungmann, F., Liebermann, S., Shemla, M., Ries, B. C., Diestel, S., & Schmidt, K. H. (2012). What makes age diverse teams effective? Results from a six-year research program. Work, 41(SUPPL.1), 5145-5151. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-0084-5145

    • Meyer, B., Shemla, M., & Schermuly, C. C. (2011). Social category salience moderates the effect of diversity faultlines on information elaboration. Small Group Research, 42(3), 257-282. https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496411398396

    • Gochmann, V., Stam, D., & Shemla, M. (Accepted/In press). The Boundaries of Vision Communication – The Effects of Vision-Goal Alignment on Leaders’ Effectiveness. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 52(5), 263-276. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12855

    • Gochmann, V., Stam, D., & Shemla, M. (2022). The boundaries of vision communication—The effects of vision-task goal-alignment on leaders' effectiveness. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 52(5), 263-276. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12855

  • Professional (13)
    • Hoever, I., Leroy, H., & Shemla, M. (2021). Walking the tightrope of inclusion versus exclusion in the workplace: A leadership lens. RSM Discovery. https://discovery.rsm.nl/articles/506-walking-the-tightrope-of-inclusion-versus-exclusion-in-the-workplace-a-leadership-lens/

    • Lam, H., Giessner, S., & Shemla, M. (2020). Four Simple Ways To Combat The Loneliness Caused By COVID-19. Forbes. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/126671

    • Shemla, M. (2020). The Diversity Myth. Unknown. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/124630

    • Lam, H., Giessner, S., & Shemla, M. (2020). Tips: Loneliness and working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/126802

    • Lam, H., Giessner, S., & Shemla, M. (2020). Tips: Loneliness and working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/125754

    • Shemla, M. (2019). Pitfalls and potential: the hidden dangers and challenges of managing diversity. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/119240

    • Shemla, M. (2019). How To Effectively Manage Your Diverse Team. Forbes. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/120018

    • Shemla, M. (2018). Why Workplace Diversity Is So Important, And Why It's So Hard To Achieve. Forbes.

    • Shemla, M. (2017). Making diversity policies work. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 32(4), 5-7. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/103195

    • Shemla, M. (2016). Can you have too much diversity? Lessons from the Premier League. Unknown.

    • Shemla, M., Adanov, S., & Gadellaa, J. (2016). Too much of a good thing: Is there a risk in having too much diversity? Unknown.

    • Shemla, M., & Post, C. (2015). The Dark Side of Silicon Valley Diversity Targets. Unknown.

    • Shemla, M., & Kreienberg, A. (2014). Gender Quotas in Hiring Drive Away Both Women and Men. Forbes.

  • Academic (3)
    • Dej, D., Shemla, M., & Wegge, J. (2013). Entrepreneurs’ Creativity and Innovation: A Key to Performance. In A. G. Tan (Ed.), Creativity, Talent and Excellence (pp. 135-151). Springer. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/121743

    • Ries, B., Diestel, S., Shemla, M., Liebermann, F., Wegge, J., & Schmidt, K-H. (2013). Age diversity and team effectiveness. In C. M. Schlick, E. Frieling, & J. Wegge (Eds.), Age-Differentiated Work Systems (pp. 89-118). Springer.

    • Dej, D., Shemla, M., & Wegge, J. (2013). Creating an innovative team: The promise of team diversity. In Creativity, Talent and Excellence (pp. 153-164). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4021-93-7_11

  • Academic (1)
    • Shemla, M., Dej, D., & Wegge, J. (2012). Aiming for innovation in teams: The promise of team diversity. In A-G. Tan (Ed.), Creativity and Talent Development. Springer.

  • Professional (1)
    • Nishii, L., Khattab, J., Shemla, M., & Paluch, RM. (2017). A multi-level process model for understanding diversity practice effectiveness. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2017). 1 Vol. 1 https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.293

  • Professional (1)
    • Lam, H. (Author), Giessner, S. (Author), & Shemla, M. (Author). (2020). Four Simple Ways To Combat The Loneliness Caused By COVID-19. Web publication/site http://hdl.handle.net/1765/126805

  • Group and Organization Management (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

The Emergence and Experience of Leader Loneliness
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Ho Wa (Hodar) Lam
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Rowan Moelijker
  • Time frame: 2021 -
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