Joel Carnevale

Associate Professor of Management
Joel Carnevale is an Associate Professor of Management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. His current research interests include leadership, creative reputations, and behavioral ethics. Dr. Carnevale's research articles have appeared in several notable academic journals, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others. In addition, his work has appeared in popular media outlets including Bloomberg News, Fast Company, Business Insider, WebMD, Entrepreneur, and TIME. He is the Director of Outreach for the Network of Leadership Scholars, an Entrepreneur Leadership Network Contributor at Entrepreneur Media, and a former Associate Editor of Journal of Business Ethics (2022-2024) and Journal of Business Research (2019-2022). Professor Carnevale is the recipient of numerous awards including the Whitman Research Fellowship (2023-2025) and Guttag Junior Faculty Award (2021-2023) from the Whitman School of Management. He earned a B.S. in Economics and MBA from Radford University, and a Ph.D. in management, focused on Organizational Studies, Strategy and Change from the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University.
His current teaching interests are in the areas of organizational behavior, business ethics, leadership, and general management topics. He currently teaches courses on foundations of management.
His research focuses on leadership, creativity, reputation, and behavioral ethics.


  • Fulfilling Moral Duty or Prioritizing Moral Image? The Moral Self-Regulatory Consequences of Ethical Voice

    2024 Journal of Applied Psychology, Huang, L., Mackey, J., Paterson, T., Li, X., Yang, D.

  • Capable Fish or Deficient Ponds? A Meta-Analysis of Consequences, Mechanisms, and Moderators of Perceived Overqualification

    2024 Journal of Management , Liao, M., Zhang, J., Huang, C., Wang, L.

  • The Butt of the Joke: Understanding the Social Evaluations of Leader Humor Targets

    2023 Current Opinion in Psychology, Benegal, A.

  • Outshined by Creative Stars: A Dual-Pathway Model of Leader Reactions to Employees' Reputation for Creativity

    2023 Journal of Management, Huang, L., Vincent, L., Yu, L., He, W.

  • A Mixed Blessing? Moral Cleansing as an Alternative Explanation for CEOs’ Reparative Responses Following Misconduct.

    2022 Journal of Business Ethics, Gangloff, K.

  • Laughing with Me or Laughing at Me? The Differential Effects of Leader Humor Expressions on Follower Status and Influence at Work.

    2022 Journal of Organizational Behavior, Huang, L., Yam, K., Wang, L.

  • Greedy for Thee or Greedy for Me? A Contingency Model of Positive and Negative Reactions to Leader Greed

    2021 Journal of Business Research, Carson, J., Huang, L.

  • Better to Give than to Receive (or Seek) Help? The Interpersonal Dynamics of Maintaining a Reputation for Creativity

    2021 Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Huang, L., Vincent, L., Farmer, S., Wang, L.

  • Feeling Obligated Yet Hesitant to Speak Up: Investigating the Curvilinear Relationship between LMX and Employee Promotive Voice

    2020 Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Huang, L., Uhl-Bien, M., Harris, S.

  • Employee Adjustment and Well-Being in the Era of COVID-19: Implications for Human Resource Management

    2020 Journal of Business Research, Hatak, I.

  • Self-Centered and Self-Employed: Gender and the Relationship between Narcissism and Self-Employment

    2020 Journal of Business Research, Harms, P., Patel, P.

  • LMX-Differentiation Strengthens the Prosocial Consequences of Leader Humility: An Identification and Social Exchange Perspective

    2019 Journal of Business Research, Huang, L., Paterson, T.

  • Leader Consultation Mitigates the Harmful Effects of Leader Narcissism: A Belongingness Perspective

    2018 Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Huang, L., Harms, P.

  • Speaking Up to the "Emotional Vampire": A Conservation of Resources Perspective

    2018 Journal of Business Research, Huang, L., Harms, P.

  • Leading to stimulate employees' ideas: A quantitative review of leader–member exchange, employee voice, creativity, and innovative behavior.

    2017 Applied Psychology, Huang, L., Crede, M., Harms, P., Uhl-Bien, M.

  • Jan 01, 2025

    Received - Whitman Research Fellowship

    Whitman School of Management
  • Jan 01, 2023

    Received - Guttag Junior Faculty Research Award

    Whitman School of Management
  • Jan 01, 2016

    Received - Best Paper Proceedings

    Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2016

    Received - Best Doctoral Student Paper

    Southern Management Association
  • Jan 01, 2016

    Received - Best Paper - OB Division

    Southern Management Association
  • Jan 01, 2012

    Received - Best Paper Award

    Society of Business Research Conference
  • Are Your Company's Leaders Feeling Outshined By Their Creative Stars? Here's Why — and What You Need to Do About It.

    June 19, 2023 Entrepreneur
  • How to Navigate The Social Harm of Having an Abusive Boss

    May 04, 2023 Entrepreneur
  • Musk’s About-Face on Remote Work Latest Example of WFH Whiplash

    November 01, 2022 Bloomberg News
  • 3 reasons introverts can be good leaders

    July 05, 2022 Fast Company
  • Humor Can Make You (and Your Employees) More Influential — If You Do It Right

    June 14, 2022 Entrepreneur
  • If You Think Trusting Your Employees More is the Answer, You Might Want to Think Again

    February 19, 2022 Entrepreneur
  • Are Your Creative Stars Fading Over Time?

    October 24, 2021 Entrepreneur
  • 3 Reasons Why Narcissists in Your Organization are Impossible to Evaluate

    June 01, 2021 Entrepreneur
  • How to Handle Emotional Vampires

    April 01, 2021 WebMD
  • Is Your "Best" Employee Really Your Most Toxic?

    February 17, 2021 Entrepreneur
  • Understanding the Basics of Organizational Structure and Design

    January 01, 2021 Workest
  • Your 'Best' Employee Could Become the Most Toxic: 3 Ways to Get Them Back on Track

    January 01, 2021 Business Insider
  • Are Mind-Altering Substances Hurting Your Employees' Productivity? Here's What the Science Says.

    November 20, 2020 Entrepreneur
  • Are Entrepreneurs Narcissists?

    September 24, 2020 Entrepreneur
  • Preventing the Spread of Conspiracy Theories in Times of Crisis Requires Effective Leadership

    August 28, 2020 Entrepreneur
  • Are You Open to Opposing Viewpoints? 3 Tips for Improving Critical Thinking

    July 02, 2020 Entrepreneur
  • 3 Reasons Why We Fall for Conspiracy Theories

    June 05, 2020 Entrepreneur
  • The Zero-Sum Mindset: How to Avoid Toxic Thinking in Moments of Crisis

    April 07, 2020 Entrepreneur
  • Think Being Close With Your Employees Will Motivate Them to Go Above and Beyond? Think Again.

    March 03, 2020 Entrepreneur
  • Why George Orwell Matters for Great Business Leadership

    January 02, 2020 Entrepreneur
  • What Is Organizational Culture, and How Can You Ensure You’re Cultivating the Right One?

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • 3 Ways to Boost Your Creative Potential

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • Helping Employees Cope: Leadership for a Supportive and Cooperative Workplace

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • A Guide to Using Personality Tests in Your Organization

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • Understanding and Incorporating “Dark” Traits in Personality Assessments

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • Having Issues with Employee Engagement? It Could Be Personal

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • 3 Steps You Can Take to Reduce Bias and Become a Better Decision-Maker

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • Employee Loneliness in Remote Work Environments: What Leaders Can Do

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • Getting “Generation Me” Invested in Your Change Initiative

    January 01, 2020 Workest
  • The Science of Success

    December 20, 2019 TIME
  • Can Being Bullied Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur?

    December 04, 2019 Entrepreneur
  • Tips for Selecting and Training a Talented Narcissist

    November 18, 2019 Workest-Zenefits
  • How to Give Creativity a Voice in the Workplace

    October 28, 2019 Entrepreneur
  • Research says your ego may be causing employee burnout — here are 3 ways to stop it

    October 11, 2019 Business Insider
  • The Unexpected Source of Employee Burnout

    October 04, 2019 Entrepreneur
  • Competitive Rivals Can Make You More Successful

    September 15, 2019 Entrepreneur
  • 3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Envy to Fuel Success

    September 05, 2019 Entrepreneur
  • College students should start taking a closer look at the products, services they use.

    January 28, 2019 The Daily Orange
  • Your Narcissism Is Killing Your Employees' Productivity. How to Avoid the Pitfalls.

    June 12, 2018 Entrepreneur