Margarita Mayo

Margarita Mayo
IE University · School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Doctor of Business Administration

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Introduction
My research interests revolve around leadership and identity processes in organizations with special emphasis on authentic and transformational leadership. My current projects centers on psychological research applied to the development of inspirational leadership, growth mindset, and inclusive leadership. The methods and techniques includes quantitative surveys and action research to promote individuals wellbeing and organizational development.

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With research on entrepreneurial passion booming, there is an increasing need to understand how and why that passion influences entrepreneurs' performance over time. To address this need, we develop a multistage process model, proposing that entrepreneurial passion type—harmonious or obsessive—explains how entrepreneurs modify their identity and re...
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The benefits and drawbacks of diversity inside organizations have been the focus of attention for researchers and practitioners for several decades. In our article, we investigate the business case for racial diversity across different hierarchical levels. More precisely, we ask: How does racial diversity within organizations and its asymmetry acro...
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Appearing self-confident is instrumental for progressing at work. However, little is known about what makes individuals appear self-confident at work. We draw on attribution and social perceptions literature to theorize about both antecedents and consequences of appearing self-confident for men and women in male-dominated professions. We suggest th...
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In the last 22 years, research on diversity in teams has been propelled by information processing and social categorization theories, and more recently, by theories of disparity/(in)justice and access to external networks. These theories stress different diversity processes, treating team diversity respectively as variety of information, as separat...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of top leaders beliefs in the importance of work-family balance as a key determinant in explaining the adoption of social practices oriented toward internal stakeholders, focussing on home telework as one of these practices. Design/methodology/approach – A sample of 2,388 top executive...
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Drawing from person-organization (P-O) fit theory, we explain how the provision of work-life benefits (WLBs) increases job seeker attraction to organizations during the early recruitment stage because of a perceived value fit between job seekers and the organization. Our results from an experimental study using a sample of 189 MBA students who belo...
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It is increasingly recognized that team diversity with respect to various social categories (e.g., gender, race) does not automatically result in the cognitive activation of these categories (i.e., categorization salience), and that factors influencing this relationship are important for the effects of diversity. Thus, it is a methodological proble...
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This study aims to shed light on the process through which work- family support policies (WFSPs) influence employee perceptions and, ultimately, firm outcomes. We suggest a cognitive mechanism in which WFSPs are effective primarily when they influence employees’ perception of control over work time, which in turn influences their experience of work...
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We investigate how formal group leaders view the group’s socializing with leaders of other groups within the organization. We distinguish between instrumental and expressive group socializing and predict that task-related socializing may be viewed as bringing valuable resources to the group, while befriending leaders of other groups may be viewed a...
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We investigate how racial diversity at different levels within organizations as well the firm’s similarity of diversity across hierarchical levels affect firm performance. From a panel sample drawn from the 200 largest U.S. law firms, we find strong evidence that greater racial diversity at each level within the organization and greater symmetry of...
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In the pursuit of happiness, it has been conventionally accepted that more friends would bring us a better quality of life. However, with the advent of social networking sites (SNS), unprecedented social influence has pervaded our daily lives. We argue that building and maintaining relationships in social network sites has differential effects on w...
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Entrepreneurial passion plays an important role in shaping entrepreneurial activities, but theoretical understanding of how passion for various entrepreneurial activities translates into success is missing. Drawing on identity theory and identity management literature, we define entrepreneurial passion configuration and conceptualize role identity...
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Based on transformative learning theory (Mezirow, 1991), our study investigates the effects of peer feedback on MBA students' self-ratings of leadership competence over time. A total of 221 individuals participating in MBA project teams rated themselves and others on four aspects of leadership competence at three time points during the program. Aft...
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The buffering effects of supervisor support on the stressor–strain relationship have proven elusive in prior research (Beehr, Farmer, Glazer, Gudanowski and Nair (2003), ‘The Enigma of Social Support and Occupational Stress: Source Congruence and Gender Role Effects,’ Journal of Occupational and Health Psychology, 8, 220–231). We built on emerging...
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Drawing on identity and social comparison theories, we propose and test a model of motivation to lead based on two types of self-to-role comparisons (i.e., self-comparisons with specific leaders and with more abstract representations of the leadership role). We propose that these comparisons imply different identity verification purposes and have d...
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Using a demands–control perspective and data from 103 manager–spouse couples, this paper examines how job control neutralizes the negative effects of managers' job demands on their contributions to housework as rated by their spouses. We hypothesized that managers' contribution to housework chores would be positively associated with spousal rating...
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Using social identity theory, we examine the diversity conditions under which social identities become salient in teams, how it affects team outcomes and how charismatic leadership can counteract the emergence and consequences of social identity salience. Analyzing 42 teams comprised of 287 individuals working in two plants of a manufacturing compa...
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Sleep has been considered crucial for recovery, but little is known about the specific associations between the work–family interface and sleep quality. Based on COR theory, the goal of this study is to examine the moderating role of sleep quality on the relationship between work–home interaction (i.e. negative work–home interaction, negative home–...
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The present study examines whether daily recovery inhibiting and enhancing conditions predict day-levels of work-family conflict (WFC), work-family facilitation (WFF), exhaustion and vigor. Forty-nine individuals from various professional backgrounds in Spain provided questionnaire and daily survey measures over a period of five working days. Multi...
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Although some studies have analyzed corporate blogging, very little academic attention has been given to the phenomena of Corporate Blogs and their content from a leadership perspective. Based on posts and comments found in two Fortune 100 Corporate Blogs, I have used content analysis to obtain specific corporate leadership characteristics (analyzi...
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Using a contingency perspective and data from 122 CEOs of Spanish firms, this paper examines what makes a firm likely to adopt telecommuting. We hypothesized that employer adoption of telecommuting would depend on organizational constraints (age and size of the firm), the international composition of the workforce, and the top executives' leadershi...
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Based on the effort-recovery model, this study links work-family conflict (WFC) and family-work conflict (FWC) with the concept of recovery. The authors hypothesize that 2 recovery strategies-psychological detachment from work and verbal expression of emotions-moderate the relationship of these 2 types of conflict with 2 indicators of well-being, n...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to investigate the relationship between managers' beliefs and goal orientation and the self-perception of transformational and transactional leadership styles and how this relationship is moderated by the level of formal education. Design/methodology/approach – A sample of 76 top executive officers reported their manageri...
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Using a contingency perspective, this paper examines the conditions under which telecommuting is most likely to be adopted with data obtained from a sample of 122 CEOs. We hypothesized that telecommuting fits better in younger organizations, firms with a higher proportion of women and international employees in workforce, and companies that offer v...
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Drawing from Karasek's job demands-control model, this study investigated how perceived amount and clarity of interdependency in managers' jobs affect role stress, and the extent to which job control moderates these relationships. Results show that amount of interdependency was positively associated with role conflict, and clarity of interdependenc...
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Based on effort-recovery model and conservation of resources (COR) theory, the present study links the work-family interface (i.e. work-family conflict (WFC) and family-work conflict (FWC) with the concept of recovery. The authors hypothesized that two recovery experiences, that is, psychological detachment from work and verbal expression of emotio...
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Why Are Leadership Images Important? Leadership Images Discovering Followers' Leadership Images Managing Leadership Images During a Change Process: An Example Conclusion
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The authors conducted an experimental laboratory study and a longitudinal field study to investigate the impact of followers' arousal on ratings of charisma. Both studies examined 2 contrasting hypotheses: (a) the misattribution hypothesis, which posits a direct effect of arousal, and (b) the response-facilitation hypothesis, which posits an intera...
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Social support has been cited as one of the most effective resources to alleviate job-related stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the moderating effect of leader social support on the stress-strain relationship. A total of 768 workers from 45 different organizations participated in the study. The results of the moderated regression...
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Social support has been cited as one of the most effective resources to alleviate job-related stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the moderating effect of leader social support on the stress-strain relationship. A total of 768 workers from 45 different organizations participated in the study. The results of the moderated regression...
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Transformational leadership predicts follower´s satisfaction and performance beyond traditional forms of leadership. However, little is known about the beliefs system associated with transformational leaders. Taking a cognitive perspective, we examined how the managerial beliefs that executives hold about their followers relate to their perceived l...
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A laboratory study was conducted to examine how gender team diversity influences men and women´s charismatic relationships with an elected group leader. We examined individuals´ charismatic relationships with their leaders when working in groups varying in gender composition. Results supported the argument that gender diversity provides a context...
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This paper examine the role of social networks as mediating factors in the relationship between diversity and work team effectiveness. These effects were tested with a sample of 71 organizational teams. Results show that the degree of diversity in a team influences the density and centralization of the communication network. In turn, network densit...
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This inductive study offers an examination of 23 cases in which informants from firms engaged in large-scale global projects reported unforeseen costs after failing to comprehend cognitive-cultural, normative, and/or regulative institutions in an unfamiliar host societal context. The study builds on the conceptual framework of institutional theory....
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(WP01/02 Clave pdf) That context and circumstance contribute to the development of charismatic leadership, has often been theorized, but rarely examined empirically. We argue that high arousing contexts may cause increased interest in charismatic leadership. In this research we sought to find empirical evidence for the notion that the arousal exper...
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We propose a network effects model of charisma that specifies the distribution and change of charisma attributions among individuals connected in a social structure. Data from a police organization and a classroom setting were analyzed using social network methods. The results show that social network parameters are significantly associated with th...
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(WP10/02 Clave pdf) In the past few years, the concept of leadership has shifted from the solitary leader to the team as a potential source of leadership. This shift from a single person to a "shared leadership" model requires new concepts and methods to capture the nature and structure of leadership by teams (Yukl, 1998). In this chapter, we argue...
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(WP32/02 Clave pdf) As the Wizard of Oz, many business leaders find themselves at increasing geographical, cultural and psychological distance from their followers. Traditionally, the image of a leader in front of his/her followers was transmitted, for the most part, through face-to-face interactions. However, as industries consolidate and growing...
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Using 68 work groups, including the group leader, this study explores the relationships among demographic diversity, evaluations of group performance, and leaders' self-perceived efficacy. Results show an indirect effect on leaders' self efficacy, mediated by leaders' estimation of group performance levels. Group heterogeneity is associated with mo...
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Sixty six members of a campus police organization of a large northeastern university provided information about the leadership style of their director, and their interactions with peers. Network analyses revealed significant relationships between organizational structural variables and attributions of leadership. Results are discussed in terms of t...
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The linkage between environmental psychology and organizational behavior is demonstrated by use of Wapner's holistic, developmental, systems-oriented perspective. This approach uses the organism-in-environment as the unit of analysis, and provides different features of the organism, the environment, and their relations to conceptualize the problems...
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A longitudinal field study (N=144) was conducted to test some aspects of the social contagion theory of charismatic leadership. Naturally occurring groups were identified by use of communication network analysis techniques. Significant relationships were found between group characteristics and attributions of leadership. Theoretical and practical i...
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In an earlier study, M. C. Mayo, J. R. Meindl, and J.-C. Pastor (1994) investigated the effects of group diversity on followers' perceptions of their leaders. This study goes a step further and examines the effects of group diversity on leaders' perceptions of their work groups and themselves. Two general research questions were addressed: (1) Do l...
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Algunas empresas están implementando políticas que ayuden a la conciliación entre la vida laboral y familiar como una estrategia para mantener el talento y favorecer el compromiso. Entre estas políticas podemos destacar la flexibilidad de horario, la reducción de jornada, el teletrabajo y las prestaciones monetarias. El presente estudio analiza los...

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