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Ochieng F. Walumbwa

Ochieng F. Walumbwa

Director, IMPACT MBA

Associate Professor
Department of International Business

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 468
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-4982
E: owalumbw@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Human Resources and Industrial Relations
    University of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana, Illinois
  • Master, Education
    University of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana, Illinois

Professional Activities

Dr. Fred O. Walumbwa (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is the Academic Director Impact MBA and Associate Professor of Management and International Business at FIU’s College of Business. His main research interest revolves around how effective leaders emerge, evolve and develop, and how different clusters of leadership behaviors (i.e., positive forms of leadership such as authentic, ethical, servant and transformational leadership as well as the dark side of leadership such as destructive leadership or abusive supervision) enhance or inhibit climates more open to corporate, work unit and employee citizenship and proactive behaviors, empowerment, engagement, thriving, learning, creativity and innovation, knowledge sharing, voicing, and withdrawal behaviors across cultures. His secondary research revolves around how organizations create competitive advantage through the use and development of various human resource practices and strategies such as high performance work systems (HPWS) and psychological capital, and the role of organizational contexts such as social networks and organizational climate, culture, and justice in facilitating effective organizational functioning across cultures. He has authored or co-authored over 90 academic technical reports, book chapters, and research papers in a wide range of prestigious journals in business, management, and psychology. Dr. Walumbwa co-edited a book on authentic leadership development and co-authored the first ever theory-based measure of authentic leadership behavior (the Authentic Leadership Questionnaire) tied to the conceptualization of authentic leadership. He has extensive consulting experience in several diverse organizations in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the United States. Dr. Walumbwa was recently recognized as one of the top 2% most influential authors in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IOP) globally.  

Courses Taught

  • High Involvement Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership I
  • Leadership in a Global Environment
  • Master's Project in International Business
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior Management
  • Organizational Processes that Deliver Economic and
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Strategic Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Walumbwa, F., Muchiri, M., Misati, E., Wu, C. & Meiliani, M. (2018). Inspired To Perform: A Multilevel Investigation of Antecedents and Consequences of Thriving at Work.  Journal of Organizational Behavior. 39 (3), 249-261.

Christensen-Salem, A., Kinicki, A., Zhang, Z. & Walumbwa, F. (2018). Responses to Feedback: The Role of Acceptance, Affect, and Creative Behavior.  Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Walumbwa, F. O., Hartnell, C. A. & Misati, E. (2017). Does ethical leadership enhance group learning behavior? Examining the mediating influence of group ethical conduct, justice climate, and peer justice. Journal of Business Research. 72 (3), 14-23.

Aryee, S., Walumbwa, F., Mondejar, R. & Chu, C. (2017). Core Self-Evaluations and Employee Voice Behavior: Test of a Dual-Motivational Pathway.  Journal of Management. 43 (3), 946-966.

Misati, E., Walumbwa, F. O., Lahiri, S. & Kundu, S. K. (2017). The Internationalization of African Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A South-North Pattern. Africa Journal of Management. 3 (1), 53-81.

Aryee, S., Walumbwa, F., Seidu, E. & Otaye, L. (2016). Developing and Leveraging Human Capital Resource to Promote Service Quality: Testing a Theory of Performance.  Journal of Management. 42 (2), 480-499.

Aryee, S., Walumbwa, F., Gachunga, H. & Hartnell, C. (2016). Workplace Family Resources and Service Performance: The Mediating Role of Work Engagement..  Africa Journal of Management. 2 (2), 138-165.

Hirst, G., Walumbwa, F., Aryee, S., ButarButar, I. & Chen, H. (2016). A Multilevel Investigation of Authentic Leadership as an Antecedent to Helping Behavior.  Journal of Business Ethics. 139 (3), 485-499.

Aryee, S., Walumbwa, F., Mondejar, R. & Chu, C. (2015). Accounting for the Influence of Fairness on Task Performance: Integrating Self-determination and Social Exchange Theories.  Journal of Management Studies. 52 (2), 231-252.

Walumbwa, F., Maidique, M. & Atamanik-Dunphy, C. (2014). Decision-Making in a Crisis: What Every Leader Needs to Know..  Organizational Dynamics. 43 (4), 284-293.

Adegoke, O., Walumbwa, F., Yan, T., Idiagbon-Oke, M. & Ojode, L. (2014). Linking Economic Status with Technology Adoption in Three Emerging Economies of Sub-Sahara Africa.  Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 25 (1), 49-68.

Wang, P., Walumbwa, F. O., Wang, H. & Aryee, S. (2013). Unraveling the Relationship between Family-Supportive Supervisor and Employee Performance.  Group and Organization Management. 38 (2), 258-287.

Waldman, D., Galvin, B. & Walumbwa, F. (2013). The Development of Motivation to Lead and Leader Role Identity.  Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 20 (2), 156-168.

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