Kevin Cruz
Assistant Professor of Management
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Grants and Fellowships

Cruz, K. S. (2016 – 2017). $3,085. University of Richmond Robins School of Business Grant to study psychological contracts and workplace relationships.

Cruz, K. S., & Ho, V. T. (2016 – 2017). $4,800. University of Richmond Robins School of Business Grant to study team deviance, team design, and team member relationships.

Cruz, K. S. (2014). $9,000. The University of Texas at El Paso College of Business Administration Summer Research Grant to study employee relationships.

Cruz, K. S. (2013-2014). $1,000. The University of Texas at El Paso College of Business Administration Research Grant to study team design and team member deviance.

Cruz, K. S., & Pil, F. K. (2011). $2,000. University of Pittsburgh David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership Grant to study team design and stress.

Cruz, K. S. (2010-2011). $1,600. University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business Dean's Grant to study the 'dark side' of expectations and social capital in teams.

Awards

Academy of Management, OB Division Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016

Academy of Management, MOC Division Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2010

Southwest Academy of Management, McGraw-Hill Distinguished Paper Award (Best Overall Conference Paper), 2015

The University of Texas at El Paso, College of Business Administration Les Parker Excellence in Research Award, 2011

The University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Marketing and Management Outstanding Research Award, 2011

University of Pittsburgh, The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma

University of Pittsburgh, Honors Convocation Student Honoree

University of Pittsburgh, Foster McCarl, Jr. Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate Student Assistantship/Teaching Assistantship/Teaching Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh, Full Tuition Scholarship

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Magna Cum Laude

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Golden Key International Honour Society

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, The National Dean’s List

University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Presentations

Kessler, S. R., & Cruz, K. S. (2017). Job stress and job satisfaction: The moderating role of household income. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Cruz, K. S., Zagenczyk, T. J., Ye, F., & Hood, A. C. (2016). Perceived team support: The roles of perceived team social capital and team psychological contract breach. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.

Cruz, K. S., Ye, F., & Hood, A. C. (2016). Social capital, social exchange, and team member deviance. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Cruz, K. S. (2016). Team member tie strength: The roles of team deviance and team type. Paper presented at the International Association for Conflict Management Annual Conference, New York City, NY.

*Zagenczyk, T. J., Cruz, K. S., Scott, K. L., & Cheung, J. H. (2015). Culture, psychological contract breach and co-worker exclusion. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

          *The first two authors contributed equally.

*Cruz, K. S., Zagenczyk, T. J., Scott, K. L., & Cheung, J. H. (2015). Psychological contract breach and co-worker exclusion: The moderating effects of collectivism/individualism. Paper presented at the Southwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

          *The first two authors contributed equally.

          *McGraw-Hill Distinguished Paper Award (Best Overall Conference Paper)

Zagenczyk, T. J., Cruz, K. S., Cheung, J. H., Scott, K. L., & Galloway, B. (2014). Cultural values and psychological contracts. Paper presented at the International Academy of Management and Business Conference, Rome, Italy.

Cruz, K. S., Zagenczyk, T. J., Cheung, J. H., Scott, K. L., & Galloway, B. (2014). Effect of power distance on responses to psychological contract breach. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.      

Cruz, K. S., & Pinto, J. (2013). Team focus and team member deviance: The mediating role of action identification. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Cruz, K. S., Pil, F. K., & Hulland, J. (2012). Expanding the social capital ledger: The “dark side” of social capital symmetry in teams. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Cruz, K. S. (2011). Team member deviance: The roles of expectations and social capital. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA.

Cruz, K. S. (2011). Social capital's influence on conformity and deviance: The role and saliency of shared mental models. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Cruz, K. S. (2010). Social capital's influence on conformity and deviance: The role and saliency of shared mental models. Paper presented at the Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Cruz, K. S., & Pil, F. K. (2009). Work team characteristics and individual stress. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Publications
Articles

Hood, A. C., Cruz, K. S., & Bachrach, D. G. (2017). Conflicts with friends: A multiplex view of friendship and conflict and its association with performance in teams. Journal of Business and Psychology, 32, 73-86. doi:10.1007/s10869-016-9436-y

Zagenczyk, T. J., Cruz, K. S., Cheung, J. H., Scott, K. L., Kiewitz, C., & Galloway, B. (2015). The moderating effect of power distance on employee responses to psychological contract breach. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 853-865. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2014.96143

Zagenczyk, T. J., Purvis, R. L., Shoss, M. K., Scott, K. L., & Cruz, K. S. (2015). Social influence and leader perceptions: Multiplex social network ties and similarity in leader–member exchange. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30, 105-117. doi:10.1007/s10869-013-9332-7

Scott, K. L., Zagenczyk, T. J., Schippers, M., Purvis, R. L., & Cruz, K. S. (2014). Co-worker exclusion and employee outcomes: An investigation of the moderating roles of perceived organizational and social support. Journal of Management Studies, 51, 1235-1256. doi:10.1111/joms.12099 

Zagenczyk, T. J., Cruz, K. S., Woodard, A. M., Walker, J. C., Few, W. T., Kiazad, K., & Raja, M. (2013). The moderating effect of Machiavellianism on the psychological contract breach-organizational identification/disidentification relationships. Journal of Business and Psychology, 28, 287-299. doi:10.1007/s10869-012-9278-1

Cruz, K. S., & Pil, F. K. (2011). Team design and stress: A multilevel analysis. Human Relations, 64, 1265-1289. doi:10.1177/0018726711409264


Contact Information
377 Queally
(804) 289-8598
Areas of Expertise
Employee - Employer Relationships
Employee - Team Relationships
Employee - Co-Worker Relationships