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Kevin B. Lowe

Kevin B. Lowe is a Professor and Department Head of Business Administration in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina of Greensboro. Dr. Lowe holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University, an MBA with an emphasis in investments from Stetson University, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Louisville. Professor Lowe’s research on human resource management, leadership, and cross-cultural management has appeared in a number of diverse outlets including The Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Advances in International Comparative Management, Journal of Leadership Studies, Public Personnel Management and International Business Review. Professor Lowe was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Western Australia from July to December 2002 and from March to August 2004. He was a Visiting Academic at the University of Southern Queensland from May to August 2007. In 2007 Dr. Lowe was named as one of two McDowell Research Fellows in UNCG Greensboro’s McDowell Center for Global Information Technology Management.

There are 24 included publications by Kevin B. Lowe :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
The challenge of increasing minority-group professional representation in the United States: intriguing findings 2009 722 Census statistics highlight the increasing diversity of the populace in the United States. However, minority-group Americans continue to be under-represented in professional occupations. Six propositions for low minority-group professional presence i...
Crisis, charisma, values, and voting behavior in the 2004 presidential election 2009 592 This study extends Pillai and Williams [1998, Pillai, R., Williams, E.A., Lowe, K.B., & Jung, D.I. (2003). Personality, transformational leadership, trust, and the 2000 U.S. presidential vote. The Leadership Quarterly, 14, 161–192] and examines leade...
Demands, constraints, choices and discretion: An introduction to the work of Rosemary Stewart 2003 2233 A few years have passed since the Leadership Classics feature last appeared in the Leadership Quarterly and so it seems appropriate to revisit the purpose of this feature. The Leadership Classics feature is designed to revisit a seminal scholarly wor...
Diversity climate impact on employee of color outcomes: does justice matter? 2010 1485 Purpose – The purposes of this paper are three-fold: first, to examine the effect of diversity climate on professional employee of color outcomes, organizational commitment and turnover intentions; second, to investigate the moderating and mediating ...
Downsizing and Firm Performance: Panacea or Paradise Lost? 1998 437 Downsizing fat and sluggish firms to create lean and mean corporate machines has become a recurring theme in business practices. Consistent with the leaner and meaner mantra is the prevailing belief that downsizing will improve financial indicators a...
Effectiveness correlates of transformational and transactional leadership: A meta-analytic review of the MLQ literature 1996 12698 A meta-analysis of the transformational leadership literature using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) was conducted to (a) integrate the diverse findings, (b) compute an average effect for different leadership scales, and (c) probe for c...
The effects of crisis, cynicism about change, and value congruence on perceptions of leadership in the 2008 Presidential election: The role of authentic leadership and attributed charisma in the national vote. 2012 122 The current study examines leadership in the context of the 2008 presidential election. Longitudinal data were collected across three regions of the United States to yield 414 responses. Perceptions of crisis were positively related to attributed cha...
An empirical test of diversity climate dimensionality and relative effects on employee of color outcomes. 2012 476 This study examined the relative effect of diversity climate dimensions captured by two measures: Mor Barak et al.’s (Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 34:82–104, 1998) diversity climate scale and Chrobot-Mason’s (Journal of Managerial Psycholog...
The Impact of Diversity Promise Fulfillment on Professionals of Color Outcomes in the USA 2010 571 This paper explores the relationship between psychological contract violations (PCVs) related to diversity climate and professional employee outcomes. We found that for our sample of US professionals of color including US-born African Americans, Hisp...
The impact of gender and location on the willingness to accept overseas assignments 1999 535 Business students in two universities were queried regarding their willingness to accept international postings. In contrast to Adler’s (1984a, 19 86) findings, gender was a significant predictor when specific referent countries were identified. Coun...
Impact of Leader Racial Attitude on Ratings of Causes and Solutions to the Minority Faculty Shortage. 2007 506 Diversity scholars have emphasized the critical role of corporate leaders for ensuring the success of diversity strategic initiatives in organizations. This study reports on business school leaders‘ attributions regarding the causes for and solutions...
The Influence of Organizational Diversity Orientation and Leader Attitude on Diversity Activities 2006 1277 The U.S. population is becoming increasingly diverse (U.S. Census Bureau, 2003). Many multinational companies recognize the need to manage their diverse workforces as evidenced by the proliferation of diversity programs being implemented in multinati...
Information technology issues in healthcare: Hospital CEO and CIO perspectives. 2012 644 Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) is widely regarded as a key to improving the quality of healthcare in the United States and potentially reducing its cost. Yet, its implementation is a continuous challenge for the healthcare industry. In thi...
Leadership across the Pacific ocean: A tri-national comparison 1999 572 In spite of years of international management research that recognizes the crucial role played by culture, few researchers have studied how specific cultural characteristics may affect the ideal leadership styles as perceived by managers in different...
Personality, transformational leadership, trust, and the 2000 U.S. presidential election 2003 1466 This study of the 2000 U.S. presidential election replicates and extends Pillai and Williams‘ [Leadersh. Q. 9 (1998) 397] study of the 1996 presidential election. Data were collected at two periods from respondents across three regions of the United ...
A quarter century of Culture's Consequences: A review of the empirical research incorporating Hofstede's cultural value framework 2006 6727 Since Geert Hofstede's Culture's Consequences: International Differences in Work-Related Values (Sage, 1980) was published, researchers have utilized Hofstede's cultural values framework in a wide variety of empirical studies. We review 180 studies p...
Rational and intuitive styles: Commensurability across respondent characteristics 1997 1467 This study was designed to examine differences in responses to the six rational/intuitive scales of the Personal Style Inventory in relation to gender, age, ethnic group, birth country, occupation, and industry. Data were collected from 495 participa...
Review of the book Leading self directed work teams: A guide to developing new team leadership skills 1994 985 The author states that "the rapid infusion of new technologies, new worker expectations, and customer demands of the last few years have not fit well with the restrictive lob boxes, status-laden levels of hierarchy, and narrowly focused functions of ...
Review of the book The reengineering handbook: A step-by-step guide to business transformation 1995 942 This well organized and readable book begins with a historical review of business in which the authors argue that reengineering and breakthrough innovation should not be characterized as new, but rather as both haphazard and extremely rare. They attr...
Review of the book Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership, Craig Pearce and Jay Conger Eds. 2006 715 This book opens with the aspiration to jump-start the reader’s knowledge of the shared leadership phenomenon and closes with an editorial assessment that only the surface has been scratched. In my estimation, the authors have accomplished their missi...
Scholarly leadership of the study of leadership: A review of The Leadership Quarterly's second decade, 2000-2009. 2010 234 In a reprise of Lowe and Gardner's (2000) review of The Leadership Quarterly's (LQ) first decade as a premier outlet for scholarly leadership research, we review 353 articles published in LQ during its second decade. Multiple methods were employed to...
Ten years of Leadership Quarterly: Contributions and challenges for the future 2000 2064 This article reviews the founding of The Leadership Quarterly (LQ) and the 188 articles published in its first decade. Multiple methods were used to prepare this review including interviews with former and current LQ editors; quantitative techniques;...
Unlocking Foreclosed Beliefs: An Autoethnographic Story about a Family Business Leadership Dilemma 2007 484 Autoethnographers research how self interacts with culture. In what ways do a person and culture intersect and at what consequence? Autoethnographers explore these questions using their own experience to reflect on self-other interactions and the gre...
Women's political leadership participation around the world: An institutional analysis. 2012 248 Understanding institutional systems is critical for the advancement of women's participation in leadership in varying contexts. A unique and global analysis of the contextual factors that affect women in political leadership, this paper extends prior...