Fall from Grace: The Role of Dominance and Prestige in the Punishment of High Status Actors

Kakkar, H., Sivanathan, N., & Gobel, M.

Conditionally Accepted at Academy of Management Journal

Awarded IACM-DRRC Scholar Award, 2017
tags Status; dominance; prestige; punishment; intentionality; moral credentials

Group Cohesion Benefits Individuals Who Express Prejudice, But Harms Their Group

Effron, D. A., Kakkar, H., & Knowles, E. D. (2018)

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 239-251

tags Entitativity; prejudice; collective responsibility; individual license; collective license; intergroup relations

When the Appeal of a Dominant Leader is Greater than a Prestige Leader

Kakkar, H., & Sivanathan, N. (2017)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(26), 6734–6739

tags Dominance; Prestige; Uncertainty; Personal Control; Leadership emergence

The Unintended Consequences of Argument Dilution in Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertisements

Sivanathan, N., Kakkar, H. (2017)

Nature Human Behaviour, 1(11), 797–802

tags Argument dilution; DTC ads; Drugs side effects; Consumer preference

The Dispositional Antecedents of Promotive and Prohibitive Voice

Kakkar, H., Tangirala, S., Srivastava, N., & Kamdar, D. (2016)

Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(9), 1342–1351

tags Employee voice, approach and avoidance orientation, role conceptualization, promotive voice, prohibitive voice

Practitioner Journals

If Your Employees Aren’t Speaking Up, Blame Company Culture

Kakkar, H., & Tangirala, S. (2018).

Harvard Business Review.

Why We Prefer Dominant Leaders in Uncertain Times

Kakkar, H., & Sivanathan, N. (2017).

Harvard Business Review.

Explaining the Global Rise of “Dominance” Leadership

Sivanathan, N., & Kakkar, H. (2017).

Scientific American.

Selected works in progress

Status Momentum in Rank Ordered Hierarchies

Kakkar, H., Sivanathan, N., & Pettit, N. C.

tags Status; Psychological Momentum; Threat; Performance

The Influence of External Expectations on Unethical Behavior

Kakkar, H.

tags External Expectations; Unethical Behavior; Loss Frame; Gain Frame; Time

The Impact of Communication Competence on Voice Effectiveness

Kakkar, H., Van Dyne, L., & Kamdar, D.

tags Employee voice behavior; Voice efficacy beliefs; Voice frequency; Voice effectiveness

The Role of Social Class and Economic Context on Unethical Behavior

Kakkar, H., Sivanathan, N., Jachimowicz, J., & Hu, X.

tags Social class; Socioeconomic status; Unethical behavior; Social standing

Perceiving Organization as a Unified Entity Licenses Reaction to Employee Wrongdoing

Effron, D.A., Kakkar, H., & Cable, D.M.

tags Entitativity; Employee wrongdoing; Collective responsibility; Punishment

Perils of Calling a Lemon a Lemon: Trait Transference in Communicating Past Experience

Sivanathan, N., Kakkar, H., & Pettit, N. C.

tags Reputation; Spontaneous trait transference; Trust; Decision making

Perils of Attaining Alpha Status: Inflated Self and Dishonesty

Sivanathan, N., Kakkar, H., & Pettit, N. C.

tags Competition; Status; Deservingness; Ethics