Dr Adam Kay

Senior Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Senior Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
a.kay@business.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68126

Overview

Dr. Adam A. Kay is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the UQ Business School. Prior to joining UQ, Adam was an international biotech manager, executive consultant and coach, and international investment treaty arbitration lawyer. An award-winning instructor, Adam teaches at all levels including undergraduate, Masters, MBA, and Executive Education. Adam's primary research interests include mindfulness, virtue ethics, justice, leadership, and corporate social responsibility. Adam's research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP), Journal of Management Studies, The Leadership Quarterly, and Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE), among others, and in books by Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Guilford Press. Adam is currently Associate Editor at Journal of Business Research, serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Vocational Behavior, and regularly reviews for outlets such as Journal of Management, OBHDP, and AMLE. Adam is passionate about making his research relevant and relatable to the general public, and to this end his work has been featured in media outlets like The Financial Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Vancouver Sun, The Conversation, The New Daily, Inside Small Business, HR Leader, HR Daily, and Times Higher Education.

Research Interests

  • Mindfulnes and virtue ethics
  • Justice
  • Leadership
  • Corporate social responsibility

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of British Columbia

Publications

  • Kay, Adam Austen, Vlachos, Pavlos, Tasoulis, Konstantinos and Farndale, Elaine (2023). Fraught expectations: how corporate social responsibility can backfire in recruitment. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, United States, 4-8 August 2023. Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/amproc.2023.13300abstract

  • Ashkanasy, Neal M. and Kay, Adam A. (2023). Mindfulness and emotion: a five-level analysis. Journal of Management and Organization, 29 (3), 406-424. doi: 10.1017/jmo.2023.22

  • Kay, Adam A., Masters-Waage, Theodore C., Reb, Jochen and Vlachos, Pavlos A. (2023). Mindfully outraged: mindfulness increases deontic retribution for third-party injustice. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 176 104249. doi: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2023.104249

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Kay, A., Masters-Waage, T. and Skarlicki, D. (2019). Mindfulness at work. Oxford Bibliographies in Management. (pp. *-*) edited by T. Allen. New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press.

  • Aquino, Karl and Kay, Adam (2018). A social cognitive model of moral identity. Atlas of moral psychology. (pp. 133-140) edited by Kurt Gray and Jesse Graham. New York, NY, United States: The Guilford Press.

  • Bies, Robert J., Barclay, Laurie J., Saldanha, Maria Francisca, Kay, Adam A. and Tripp, Thomas M. (2018). Trust and Distrust: Their interplay with forgiveness in organizations. The Routledge Companion to Trust. (pp. 302-325) edited by Rosalind H. Searle, Ann-Marie I. Nienaber and Sim B. Sitkin. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315745572-21

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kay, Adam Austen, Vlachos, Pavlos, Tasoulis, Konstantinos and Farndale, Elaine (2023). Fraught expectations: how corporate social responsibility can backfire in recruitment. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, United States, 4-8 August 2023. Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/amproc.2023.13300abstract

  • Gupta, Alisha, Reina, Chris, Choi, Ellen, Gupta, Alisha, Kay, Adam Austen, Lyddy, Christopher James, Town, Sophia, Arnold, Kara Anne, Carleton, Erica, Goh, Zen, Good, Darren Jason, Hancock, Amanda J., Keller, Josh, Kudesia, Ravi S., Lange, Donald A., Li, Yiqiong, Ortynsky, Mikaila, Reina, Chris, Steffens, Niklas, Vogus, Timothy J. and Walsh, Megan Marie (2022). Mind(fulness) over matter: mechanisms of mindfulness to facilitate work functioning. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Unknown, Unknown. Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2022.13546symposium

  • Kay, Adam Austen, Hafenbrack, Andrew, Skarlicki, Daniel, Goh, Zen and Gilpin-Jackson, Yabome (2021). How and when mindfulness motivates work performance: PsyCap mediates & work meaningfulness moderates. 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2021), Online, 30 July-3 August 2021. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2021.15003abstract

  • Kay, Adam Austen, Masters-Waage, Theodore Charles, Vlachos, Pavlos and Reb, Jochen Matthias (2021). Mindfully outraged: mindfulness increases retribution via moral outrage at third-party injustice. 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2021), Online, 30 July-3 August 2021. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2021.11470abstract

  • Barnes, Christopher, Calderwood, Charles C., Kay, Adam Austen, Kundro, Timothy, Affinito, Salvatore, Belinda, Casher, Christian, Michael, French, Kimberly, Hafenbrack, Andrew, King, Danielle D., Schabram, Kira Franziska, Skarlicki, Daniel and Wagner, David T. (2020). Human sustainability in organizations: physiological, psychological, & social maintenance approaches. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Online, 7-11 August 2020. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2020.19340symposium

  • Kassinis, Georgios I., Kay, Adam Austen, Papagiannakis, Giorgos and Vlachos, Pavlos (2019). Corporate social hypocrisy and firm sales. 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA United States, 9-13 August 2019. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2019.14467abstract

  • Hafenbrack, Andrew, Hulsheger, Ute Regina, Lyddy, Christopher James, Masters-Waage, Theodore Charles, Stillwell, Elizabeth E., Yang, Tao, Adair, Elizabeth A., Alberts, Hugo, Bono, Joyce, Duffy, Michelle K, Goh, Zen, Good, Darren Jason, Kay, Adam Austen, Reb, Jochen Matthias, Sawyer, Katina, Thoroughgood, Christian Noble and Vlachos, Pavlos (2019). Theoretical and empirical advances on mindfulness at work. 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA United States, 9-13 August 2019. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2019.16102symposium

  • Kay, Adam Austen, Vlachos, Pavlos, Voliotis, Seraphim and Avramidis, Panagiotis (2018). Responsible by proxy: Moral and affective micro-foundations to the institutionalization of CSR. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, ILL, United States, 10-14 August 2018. Briarcliff Manor, NY, United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2018.16969abstract

  • Kay, Adam Austen, Hafenbrack, Andrew and Skarlicki, Daniel (2017). Enhancing eudaimonic well-being with mindfulness: the moderating effect of authenticity. 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA United States, 4-9 August 2017. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2017.14366abstract

  • Daniels, Michael, Kay, Adam Austen and Skarlicki, Daniel (2017). Soothing the ego: self-compassion improves performance via humility. 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA United States, 4-9 August 2017. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2017.17445abstract

  • Skarlicki, Daniel, Kay, Adam Austen, Diamond, Adele and Soloway, Geoffrey (2015). Reducing interpersonal conflict through mindfulness training: emotion regulation as mediator. 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, 7-11 August 2015. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2015.18056abstract

  • Kay, Adam Austen (2014). Mindfulness meditation as antecedent of authentic leadership: a qualitative approach. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA United States, 1-5 August 2014. Briarcliff Manor, NY United States: Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2014.11700abstract