Zahir Latheef is a doctoral candidate in Management at the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business. Zahir holds a BBA and Masters in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, he worked as business analyst for a large global consulting company and a Big 4 accounting firm.
His primary research interests are organizational behavior and human resource management with an emphasis in leadership, abusive supervision, cross-cultural issues, and the connection between work and community. Zahir's research has been been regularly presented at the largest academic conferences for management (Academy of Management) and industrial/organizational psychology (Society of I/O Psychology). He has experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods. His dissertation focuses on the relationship between volunteerism and work outcomes, and the role of organizational support in employees experiencing volunteering as a source of conflict or enrichment.
In addition to research, he has taught the Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior, an undergraduate course covering topics such as leadership, communication, and strategy. Zahir's teaching philosophy is centered on a two-way learning experience where students are engaged in the educational process through class discussions, case studies, and simulations. An emphasis is placed on a practical application of the material and bringing the "real world" into the classroom. His teaching has received high praise from students, placing him in the 91st percentile of all business school faculty.
- Abdelzaher, D., Abdelzaher, A., & Latheef, Z. (2014). Enhancing Person-Organization Fit in Times of Market Turbulence in Muslim Majority Markets: Drawing From the Local Spiritual Context. Academy of International Business - Southeast, Miami, FL.
- Jolly, P., Krylova, K., Latheef, Z., & Samba, C. (2014). What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching. Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, TX.
- Latheef, Z. et al. (2014). A More Effective Doctoral Process: Engaging Today's Graduate Students. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (OBTC), Nashville, TN.
- Kim, K.Y., Atwater, L., & Latheef, Z. (2014). Multisource Feedback Programs and Organizational Performance: Which Leads to Which? Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Callison, K., Atwater, L., Witt, L.A., Kim, K.Y., Elkins Longacre, T., Latheef, Z., & Zheng, D. (2014). Core Self-Evaluations and Abusive Supervision: A Conditional Process Model . Poster session at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Latheef, Z. & Werner, S. (2013). Impact of Community Engagement on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Work Values. Presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
- Latheef, Z. & Werner, S. (2013). Organizational Dissonance: Development of a New Construct. Presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
- Kim, K.Y., Atwater, L., Latheef, Z., Callison, K., Elkins Longacre, T., Zheng, D., & Witt, A. (2013). Gender and Reactions to Abusive Supervision: A Conditional Process Model. Poster session at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Houston, TX.
- Elkins Longacre, T., Atwater, L., Callison, K., Latheef, Z., Kim, K.Y. (2011). Gender, Conflict Handling Style, and Reactions to Abusive Supervision: An Exploratory Examination. Presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
- Latheef, Z. (2010). Impact of Cultural Values on Global Compensation Practices. At the 31st IOOB Annual Conference. Houston, TX.
Academic Associations & Affiliations
- Academy of Management
- Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
- Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
- Society of Human Resource Management
- Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Abusive Supervision
- Cross-Cultural Issues
- Interactions between Work, Family, and Community
- No Web Site Currently
- MANA 3335 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management. Taught in Fall '11 and Spring '12.
M.S. in Accounting - Texas A&M University
BBA in Accounting - Texas A&M University