Seyyed Babak Alavi

Seyyed Babak Alavi
Sharif University of Technology | SHARIF · Graduate School of Management and Economics

PhD

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Introduction
I'm interested in topics related to human agency and motivational regulations that facilitate human growth and well-being in organizational contexts. I'm currently involved in research on authenticity and self-determination theory in organizational contexts, feedback-seeking behaviors and feedback effectiveness, authentic leadership, team leadership, and the roles of efficacy beliefs in change processes.
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September 2005 - present
Sharif University of Technology
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Although there have been numerous studies of self-efficacy and collective efficacy in different contexts, little attention has been paid to proxy efficacy. In this article we propose that a person’s self-efficacy may be related to proxy efficacy when achievement of personal goals is related to the performance of the proxy on the person’s behalf. We...
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Organizational change has become complex and challenging, and employee attitudes and beliefs towards change are even more important. This paper proposes a theoretical framework on how authentic leadership may influence followers’ change-oriented attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors through follower psychological resources including hope, trust, optimi...
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Although several studies have investigated collective efficacy and its antecedents, few have been conducted about antecedents and consequences of team members’ individual beliefs of their team’s collective efficacy (personal collective efficacy). We argue that this individual belief is a motivational factor for teamwork along with self-efficacy...
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This study aimed to investigate the leadership roles of subsidiary board chairpersons (SBCs). To this end, the study focused on the effect of the context of the parent company on the roles of SBCs in enhancing board effectiveness. This can be a response to the call for further investigation on the role of contextual and institutional factors in boa...
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هدف این پژوهش، بررسی چگونگی تسهیل پیاده­سازی تغییرات پیچیده سازمانی از طریق نقش رهبری اصیل می­باشد. این تحقیق از مباحث نظری «رهبری اصیل» و «نظریه خودتعیین­گری» برای تبیین تسهیل پیاده­سازی این تغییرات و افزایش تعهد کارکنان به آن­ها بهره گرفته است. در تغییرات پیچیده، الزاما طرحی کامل و از قبل تهیه شده ای وجود ندارد. همچنین، پیشرفت تغییرات الزاما فرای...
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Nowadays, organizational change has become a vital issue at workplace. The changes that are usually initiated to have positive results on employees behavior, may result in negative consequences. The more complex these changes, the greater the likelihood of ambiguity and error to occur. The occurrence of an error may creates negative emotions, which...
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Due to the gap in understanding board leadership and specifically, board shared leadership, this article aims at proposing some antecedents of the emergence of board shared leadership. This article incorporates three bodies of literature: Team effectiveness, team leadership, and board management. Based on integrating several theoretical perspective...
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Although some methods have been proposed so far for the development of competency models in the HRM literature, it has been argued that many of these methods are still subjective and lack systematic procedures. Based on balanced scorecard (BSC) as a strategy implementation framework, this paper proposes a method on how competency models can be deve...
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This study investigates different types of career orientation of a sample of Iranian software engineers and antecedents of these orientations. A qualitative study was conducted in seven Iranian small to large sized companies, where forty-nine software engineers were interviewed. Using the thematic analysis technique, technical, managerial, entrepre...
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Although the relationship between collective efficacy and group performance has been frequently investigated, a few studies have investigated the development of collective efficacy. This paper proposes some determinants of collective efficacy in small university groups. Group level hypotheses and research questions relating collective efficacy to c...
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A new conceptual framework of collective orientation in team contexts has recently been proposed in terms of vertical and horizontal dimensions of idiocentrism and allocentrism. A two-phase longitudinal study of 270 university students engaged in 86 academic groups partly confirmed the conceptualization by identifying four interpretable factors: ve...
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Purpose – This paper develops a theoretical framework to guide future inquiry into board governance of independent schools. Design/methodology/approach – The authors' approach is to integrate literatures related to corporate and educational boards, motivation, leadership and group processes that are appropriate for conceptualizing independent scho...
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Multilevel modeling has been recently employed to explain organizational change processes. Although past studies have identified several factors, which may influence change effectiveness, no multilevel model has been proposed thus far incorporating the influence of organization members' beliefs about their group and organization's capabilities for...
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It has been argued that some management theories and models may not be universal and are based on some cultural assumptions. It is argued in this paper that the effectiveness of applying the Learning Organization (LO) model in school contexts across different countries may be associated with cultural differences such as individualism, collectivism,...
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We have proposed a new conceptual framework of collective orientation in team contexts with regard to vertical and horizontal dimensions of individualism and collectivism at the individual level. It has been argued that people may activate these schemas differently for different team contexts. An empirical longitudinal study of 270 students engaged...
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A review of past studies of team member collective orientations suggests that further research is needed to improve some theoretical and empirical issues. The main arguments of this article are that first, team members’ collective orientations may be multidimensional. From this perspective, vertical and horizontal dimensions of idiocentrism and all...
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It has been argued that some management theories and models may not be universal and are based on some cultural assumptions. It is suggested that the effectiveness of the Learning Organization (LO) model across different countries may be associated with cultural differences in terms of some dimensions such as individualism, collectivism, power dist...

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Hi everyone! I need to know what specific approaches can be used in the design of a questionnaire to identify whether our respondents are really knowledge workers. For example, by asking some initial questions about their expertise or sense of autonomy. Some studies of psychological aspects of knowledge workers use samples of engineers, without knowing whether they are really knowledge workers! Although we have some frameworks on who may be called a knowledge worker, but how we can identify a knowledge worker in a survey study may be unclear in many studies.
Thanks
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What parts of brain are involved in self-awareness and self-regulation mechanisms, and what are the charactersitic of this part of brain? Providing references are appreciated.
I am interested to know the abilities and limitations of our brain in self-awreness and self-regulation. For example, how long an individual may be self-awared in one day, and if there are any physiological limitations for this process supported by empirical investigation? Thanks
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Can we conceptualize a phenomenon at the group level which is similar to mindfulness at the individual level? something that can explain mindfulness for a team? Conceptualization, antecedents, and consequences? thanks 

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