SURINDER KAHAIAssociate Professor, School of Management
Fellow, Center for Leadership Studies
Area: Management Information System
Office Phone: (607) 777-2410
Fax: (607) 777-4422
Ph.D., The University of Michigan
M.S., Rutgers University
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, India
Most Significant Publications
Kahai, S. & Avolio, B. (in press). Leadership style, anonymity, and the discussion of an ethical issue in an electronic context. International Journal of e-Collaboration.
Kahai, S, Sosik, J, & Avolio, B. (2004). Effects of Participative and Directive Leadership in Electronic Groups. Groups & Organization Management , 29(1), 67-105.
Kahai, S. & Cooper, R. (2003). Exploring the core concepts of media richness theory: The impact of cue multiplicity and feedback immediacy on decision quality. Journal of Management Information Systems , 20(1), 263-299.
Kahai, S. S., Sosik, J. J., & Avolio, B. J. (2003). Effects of leadership style, anonymity, and rewards on creativity-relevant processes and outcomes in an electronic meeting system context. The Leadership Quarterly , 14(4-5), 499-524.
Avolio, B., & Kahai, S. (2003). Adding the “E” to E-leadership: How it May Impact Your Leadership. Organizational Dynamics , 31(4), 325-338.
Avolio, B., Kahai, S., & Dodge, G. (2000). E-leadership: Implications for theory, research, and practice. Leadership Quarterly , 11(4), 615-668.
Kahai, S. & Cooper, R. A. (1999). The effect of computer-mediated communication on agreement and acceptance. Journal of Management Information Systems , 16(1), 165-188.
Kahai, S., Avolio, B, & Sosik, J. (1998). Effects of source and participant anonymity and initial difference in opinions in an EMS context. Decision Sciences , 29(2), 427-460.
Sosik, J., Kahai, S., & Avolio, B. (1998). Transformational leadership and dimensions of creativity: Motivating idea generation in computer-mediated groups. Creativity Research Journal , 11(2), 111-121.
Kahai, S, Sosik, J., & Avolio, B. (1997). Effects of leadership style and problem structure on work group process and outcomes in an electronic meeting system environment. Personnel Psychology , 50, 121-146.
Sosik, J., Avolio, B., & Kahai, S. (1997). Effects of leadership style and anonymity on group potency and effectiveness in a GDSS environment. The Journal of Applied Psychology , 82(1), 89-103.
Kahai, S., & Avolio, B. (2004). E-leadership. Encyclopedia of Leadership. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.
Avolio, B., & Kahai, S. (2003). Placing the “E” in E-leadership: Minor Tweak or Fundamental Change? In Murphy, S. & Riggio, E. (Eds.), The Future of Leadership Development , Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, Inc.
Berson, Y., Avolio, B., & Kahai, S. (2003). Level specification: using triangulation in a grounded theory approach to construct validation. In, F. J. Yammarino, & F. Dansereau (Eds.) Research in Multi-Level Issues (Vol. II). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science.
Avolio, B., Kahai, S., Dum Dum. R., & Sivasubramaniam, N. (2001). Virtual Teams: Implications for E-Leadership and Team Development. London, M. (Ed.), How People Evaluate Others in Organizations: Person Perception and Interpersonal Judgment in I/O Psychology, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Publishers, Inc.
Honors and Recognitions
Avolio, B., Kahai, S. & Sosik, J. Collaborative Research: Examining E-leadership in Global Virtual Teams at UNISYS Through A Longitudinal Assessment of the Formation of Trust, Potency, Commitment and Performance. NSF Grant, January 2002.
Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, State University of New York, 2002-03.
Professor of the Year, School of Management, Binghamton University, 1992-93, 1998-99, 2001-02, 2002-03.
Dykstra Award for Excellence in Teaching, The University of Michigan, 1989.