Assistant Professor of Management
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Organizational Behavior, Religion and Spirituality, Social Issues
Future of Work, Workforce Productivity, Burnout
Kira Schabram is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Her research expertise is in understanding and mitigating the challenges faced by employees who want to make a positive impact in the world. She explores conditions that thwart such virtuous efforts, as well as how the impulse to make a positive difference can, counter-intuitively, lead to costly consequences.
Much of her field work focuses on examining the growing portion of employees who view work as a ‘calling’ including recent studies of animal shelter employees, wedding officiants, funeral directors, and those who work in residential care facilities. Her projects have been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and the Journal of Applied Psychology received multiple awards for their impact on academia and practice.
- How Other- and Self-Compassion Reduce Burnout through Resource Replenishment, Academy of Management Journal
- Ghost in the Machine: On Organizational Theory in the Age of Machine Learning, Academy of Management Review
- Negotiating the Challenges of a Calling: Emotion and Enacted Sensemaking in Animal Shelter Work, Academy of Management Journal
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation