- DMS 5150
- 613-562-5800 x 4773
- Organizational Behaviour
- Cross-cultural Management
- Human Resources
- Organizational Behaviour
Dr. Donia joined the Telfer School of Management in 2011 as an assistant professor of human resource management and organizational behaviour. Dr. Donia earned a Ph.D. in Administration from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business, an M.Sc. from the same university and a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University. She is multilingual (fluent in English and Portuguese, and with working knowledge of Spanish and French) having lived in Brazil, Canada and Europe.
Dr. Donia's main research interests focus on individual and organizational giving exceeding formal role expectations. At the individual level, she is interested in why employees perform organizational citizenship behaviors and more specifically, in understanding whether different motivations lead to different contributions. At the organizational level, she is interested in the effect of corporate socially responsible actions within the organization. Among other areas of research, she has also studied the role of peer evaluation systems in improving student performance in higher education. She has presented her research in conferences such as at the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business and the European Group of Organization Studies, and earned a Best Student Paper Award from the OB division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, as well as a Founders' Award from the Society of Business Ethics. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education and in Career Development International.
Dr. Donia is also interested in international development and cooperation among developing and developed countries toward alleviating poverty and reducing social inequality. She is currently part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-functional team providing university scholarships to public school graduates in the northeastern region of Brazil.
Publications during the last 7 years
Chapters in Books
Panaccio, A., Donia, M.B.L., Saint-Michel, S. and Liden, B. Servant Leadership and Well Being. In Page, K.M., Burke, R.J. and Cooper, C.L.. In Flourishing in life, work and careers: Individual Wellbeing and Career Experiences. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
Papers in Refereed Journals
Donia, M.B.L., Tetrault Sirsly, C.A. and Ronen, S. 2017. Employee Attributions of Corporate Social Responsibility: Validation of a Symbolic/Substantive Measure. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 66(1): 103-142.
Donia, M.B.L. and Tetrault Sirsly, C.A. 2016. Determinants and Consequences of Employee Attributions of Corporate Social Responsibility as Substantive or Symbolic. European Management Journal, 34(3): 232-242.
Naseer, S., Raja, U. and Donia, M.B.L. 2016. Effect of Perceived Politics and Perceived Support on Bullying and Emotional Exhaustion: The Moderating Role of Type A Personality. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 150(5): 606-624.
Donia, M.B.L., Johns, G. and Raja, U. 2016. Good Soldier or Good Actor? Supervisor Accuracy in Distinguishing between Selfless and Self-Serving OCB Motives. Business and Psychology, Journal of, 31(1): 23-32.
Naseer, S., Raja, U., Syed, F., Donia, M.B.L. and Darr, W. 2016. Perils of Being Close to a Bad Leader in a Bad Environment: Exploring the Combined Effects of Despotic Leadership, Leader Member Exchange, and Perceived Organizational Politics on Behaviors. Leadership Quarterly, 27(1): 14-33.
Donia, M.B.L., Raja, U., Panaccio, A. and Wang, Z. 2016. Servant Leadership and Employee Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Subordinates' Motives. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25(5): 722-734.
Jam, F.A., Donia, M.B.L., Raja, U. and Ling, C.H. 2016. A Time-Lagged Study on the Moderating Role of Overall Satisfaction in Perceived Politics- Job Outcomes Relationships. Management and Organization, Journal of.
Bérubé, N., Donia, M.B.L., Gagné, M. and Houlfort, N. 2016. Validation of the Satisfaction with Work Scale (SWWC). International Journal of Psychological Studies.
Brutus, S., Donia, M.B.L. and Ronen, S. 2013. Can Business Students Learn to Evaluate Better? Evidence from Repeated Exposure to a Peer Evaluation Process. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 12(1): 18-31.
Brutus, S. and Donia, M.B.L. 2010. Improving the Effectiveness of Students in Groups with a Centralized Peer Evaluation System. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9(4): 652-662.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2016-2019||SSHRC||The Intersection of Teamwork, Culture, and Technology: Enhancing Soft Skill Development in Post-Secondary Education through Student-Centered Feedback, Tom O'Neill (PI), Magda Donia||R||C||Co-I||$ 465,000|
|2016-2019||SSHRC||Leading multicultural global virtual teams, Tom O'Neill (Co-I), Vas Taras (collaborator), Magda Donia||R||C||PI||$ 109,997|
|2016-2018||Telfer School of Management Research Fund Partnership Development Grant||The Antecedents, Manifestations, and Consequences of Mental Illness Disclosure at Work||R||I||Co-I||$ 50,000|
|2014-2016||SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded)||Is doing good enough? The effect of corporate good deeds on employees, Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly (PI), Magda Donia||R||F||Co-I||$ 74,200|
|2014-2016||SSHRC||The Use of Peer Feedback for Enhancing Performance in Virtual Teams, Tom O'Neill (Co-I), Stephane Brutus (collaborator), Vas Taras (collaborator), Magda Donia||R||C||PI||$ 74,703|
|2013-2015||Telfer School of Management Cluster Program, University of Ottawa||Executive Presence: In Search of an Elusive Leadership Trait||R||I||Co-PI||$ 20,000|
|2013-2015||SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded)||Validation of a Student Peer Evaluation System (PES) for the Creation and Transferability of Soft Skills from Canadian Business Schools to the Workplace , Stephane Brutus (Co-I), Daniel Skarliki (Co-I), Lisa Keeping (Co-I), Lorne Sulsky (collaborator), He||R||F||PI||$ 74,558|
|2013-2014||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)||Survey methodology used in data collection (UROP-Talib Karamally)||R||I||PI||$ 500|
|2012-2014||SSHRC||Putting the needs of others above my own: The impact of cultural values on the manifestations and outcomes of servant leadership, Alexandra Panaccio (PI), Usman Raja (Co-I), Magda Donia||R||C||Co-I||$ 49,351|
|2012-2014||SSHRC 4A (Approved but not yet funded)||Doing Good or Just Good Enough? How Corporate Good Deeds Inspire Employees to Exceed, Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly (Co-I), Magda Donia||R||F||PI||$ 53,152|
|2012-2013||Telfer-Sprott Research Fund||Cross-Level Impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility on Employee Behaviors||R||I||PI||$ 10,000|
|2011||School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Does Going Green Affect Employee Behaviors in the Organization? How Corporate Social Actions Influence Employees to Exceed Formal Job Expectations||R||I||PI||$ 6,000|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator