Dr Jon Gruda

School of Business

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

School of Business Building
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(01) 474 7629

Biography

Dr Jon Gruda is an Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour at Maynooth University. He also serves as the Academic (Post-Graduate) Placement Co-Ordinator in the School of Business.

His previous appointment was at emlyon Business School (France) where he completed his PhD in Management from 2012 to 2017, together with a joint Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.) at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (Germany). During his PhD, Dr Gruda also enrolled and completed a MSc in Affective Neuroscience from Maastricht University. As part of this degree, Dr Gruda also completed coursework and was awarded the European Certificate of Anxiety and Depression. It was this work that inspired his recent interdisciplinary work with colleagues on detecting anxiety using machine learning (
https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0115/1023290-can-ai-reduce-anxiety-in-the-workplace/).

Due to his training in econometrics and psychometrics, Dr Gruda recently was selected as one of 373 young scholars out of 20,000 applicants worldwide to attend the Lindau Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting in Economic Sciences (
http://research.ie/what-we-do/loveirishresearch/blog/six-early-career-researchers-chosen-to-represent-ireland-in-lindau-at-the-nobel-laureate-meetings/).


Dr Gruda also holds a MSc from emlyon in Management Research (2012-2014), as well as a triple MSc degree from City University London (Cass Business School), ESCP Europe Paris and ESCP Europe Berlin (2010-2012). He completed his BSc in International Business and Management at the University of Groningen from 2007-2010.

In addition to his research, Dr Gruda also has attended and chaired several international conference sessions, including the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, the annual Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium and bi-annual Emotions and Worklife International Conference. In terms of research interests, Dr Gruda primarily focuses on relational leadership, dark leadership traits, personality, in addition to the aforementioned work on anxiety.

Finally, due to his interest and application of innovative methodologies such as machine learning and AI, Dr. Gruda serves as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology as well as Frontiers in Blockchain, in addition to Reviewer roles in several academic journals.

Research Interests

My research follows three main streams.

Firstly, I study leader-follower interactions as well as the perception of leadership from the follower perspective. I do so in various contexts, including online interactions. In terms of research methods, most of my work is experimental in nature (experimental psychology) as well as longitudinal. Together with colleagues I have also developed and applied machine learning algorithms to predict various personality traits, such as narcissism, in online interactions.

Secondly, I have been focusing on introducing data science methods, such as machine learning and AI and Big Data, into the leadership and management literature. Currently, there have only been initial attempts to introduce these methods into the applied psychology literature. For example, the interdisciplinary research work with colleagues, now allows us to accurately predict anxiety using social media data. In turn, our algorithm can now be used to track anxiety in specific samples or entire populations over time.

Finally, my third research stream focuses on the merger of my training in psychology and my academic background in affective neuroscience. To that effect, I have begun working with an interdisciplinary research team, in which we aim to identify and study the impact of both physiological and psycho-social phenotypes on leadership ability.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'I'm simply the best, better than all the rest: Narcissistic leaders and corporate fundraising success'
Gruda D., McCleskey J., Karanatsiou D., Vakali A. (2020) 'I'm simply the best, better than all the rest: Narcissistic leaders and corporate fundraising success'. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, [Details]
2020 'Attachment Orientations Guide the Transfer of Leadership Judgments: Culture Matters'
Gruda, D, Kafetsios, K (2020) 'Attachment Orientations Guide the Transfer of Leadership Judgments: Culture Matters'. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Feeling anxious? Perceiving anxiety in tweets using machine learning'
Gruda D.;Hasan S. (2019) 'Feeling anxious? Perceiving anxiety in tweets using machine learning'. Computers in Human Behavior, 98 :245-255 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Interdependent Followers Prefer Avoidant Leaders: Followers’ Cultural Orientation Moderates Leaders’ Avoidance Relationships with Followers’ Work Outcomes'
Gruda D., Kafetsios K. (2018) 'Interdependent Followers Prefer Avoidant Leaders: Followers’ Cultural Orientation Moderates Leaders’ Avoidance Relationships with Followers’ Work Outcomes'. Frontiers in Psychology, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Seems Fair to Me: Dyadic Leader Consensus Mediates Fairness and Group Performance'
Gruda D., McCleskey J., Berrios R. (2017) 'Seems Fair to Me: Dyadic Leader Consensus Mediates Fairness and Group Performance'. Small Group Research, :1-31 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life XII EMONET XII 2020.
McCleskey J., Berrios R., Gruda D. (2020) International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life XII EMONET XII 2020. [Oral Presentation], Revisiting Joseph and Newman: Specifying the role of Emotional Labor in the Cascading Model of Emotional Intelligence, Online , 08-JUL-20 - 09-JUL-20 [Details]
2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020.
Psychogios A., Prouska R., Szamosi L., Gruda D. (2020) Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020. [Oral Presentation], Can we trust them again? A Framework for Repairing Trust in SMEs in an Economic Crisis Context, Vancouver , 07-AUG-20 - 11-AUG-20 [Details]
2019 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Psychogios A., Melnyk Y. (2019) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], The Power of Temperament: Exploring the Biological Foundations of Leadership Perceptions, Corfu, Greece [Details]
2019 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Berrios R., McCleskey J. (2019) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Anxious Attachment and the Deceiving Nature of Good First Impressions, Corfu, Greece [Details]
2018 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018.
Gruda D., Hasan S. (2018) Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018. [Oral Presentation], You're Anxious and I know it! A Machine Learning Approach to perceiving Anxiety in Micro-Blog Data, Chicago, IL [Details]
2017 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017.
Gruda D. (2017) Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017. [Oral Presentation], I Know a Leader When I See One: Implicit Leadership Theories and Attachment Styles, Atlanta, GA [Details]
2017 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda, D., Kafetsios, K. (2017) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Case of Mistaken Identity – Attachment as a Predictor of Leader Transference, Mykonos, Greece , 04-MAY-17 - 06-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress.
Gruda, D. (2017) European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. [Oral Presentation], You Are What I Say You Are: Leader Transference and Attachment Theory, Dublin, Ireland , 17-MAY-17 - 20-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress.
Berrios R., Gruda D., McCleskey J. (2017) European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. [Oral Presentation], Emotions in groups as a function of dyadic member exchanges over time, Dublin, Ireland , 17-MAY-17 - 20-MAY-17 [Details]
2016 EAWOP Summer School.
Gruda D. (2016) EAWOP Summer School. [Poster Presentation], We have so much in common! Leader Transference and Attachment Theory, Birmingham , 12-SEP-16 - 16-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016.
McCleskey J., Gruda D., Tumel F. (2016) Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016. [Oral Presentation], New Directions in Leadership: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Emergence and Perceived Organizational Justice, Oklahoma City, OK , 09-MAR-16 - 11-MAR-16 [Details]
2016 International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life X EMONET.
McCleskey J., Berrios R., Gruda D. (2016) International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life X EMONET. [Oral Presentation], Embracing Emotional Labor Context: An Investigation of Ability Model Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness, Rome, Italy , 04-JUL-16 - 05-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Berrios R., McCleskey J. (2016) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Who Says You’re Not Perfect: Influence of Attachment Styles on the Perception and Evaluation of Others' Leadership Abilities, Rhodes, Greece , 05-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16 [Details]
2015 European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress.
Gruda D. (2015) European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. [Oral Presentation], Conform or Perish: A ‘Familiar’ Look at Group Conformity – Attachment Style and Team Dynamics, Oslo, Norway , 20-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15 [Details]
2014 International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life EMONET IX.
Gruda D., Rohrmann S. (2014) International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life EMONET IX. [Oral Presentation], Increasing Employees’ Performance through Negative Affective Feedback, Philadelphia, PA , 28-JUL-14 - 29-JUL-14 [Details]
2013 BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference.
Gruda D. (2013) BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Harnessing the Power of Psychopathic Behavior, Exeter, UK , 28-AUG-13 - 30-AUG-13 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 Benedictine University Award for Outstanding Paper on Ethical Issues in Consulting Academy of Management
2020 Wharton Global Faculty Development Program Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania
2020 7th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting on Economic Sciences Lindau Nobel Laureates Foundation
2020 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting Online Sciathon Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Foundation

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2018 Maastricht University MSc Affective Neuroscience
2017 EMLYON Business School PhD Management
2017 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Dr. rer. nat. Psychology
2014 EMLYON Business School MPhil Management Research
2012 ESCP Europe Paris/Berlin MSc, Diplome Grande Ecole Management
2012 City University London MSc Management
2010 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen BSc International Business & Management

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Functional Functional Functional
Dutch Functional Basic Basic

Reviews

  Journal Role
Academy Of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings Reviewer
Frontiers In Psychology Reviewer