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David HAMPTON MUSSEAU

Specialisation : Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Status : PhD graduate

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I am a doctoral candidate and Teaching Assistant in management science at the University of Toulouse Capitole 1, TSM-Research Lab.

I am working on Organizational Behavior (OB), where I investigate Affective Experience, Emotions, and Leadership. My research interests include abusive and destructive supervision, stress at work, organizational change, decision-making, psychosocial risks, and well-being. 

Working in a harsh environment can trigger many different affects, feelings, and emotions, like fear, anger, mistrust, and /or perceptions of injustice. Therefore, to protect themselves, individuals are likely to preserve their remaining emotional resources by withdrawing, or avoiding potentially threatening or emotionally demanding situations. 

My research aims to improve our knowledge of leaders’ worrisome attitudes, such as abusive supervision (AS). AS is becoming more severe and costly and contributes to unethical and harmful consequences for abused employees and the whole organization. Since AS behaviors severely influence employees’ affective experience and, consequently, their behavioral responses, they often trigger negative affects and understudied high-activated feelings in employees. However, extant research on AS and Emotional Intelligence (EI), as a specific set of abilities, is inconclusive on its causal role (such as emotional regulation and understanding). Thus, I develop a model based on employees’ perceptions of their affects change and to what extent their regulation is beneficial or not in the workplace. Finally, I examine underlying mechanisms (core affect) and boundary conditions for the affective experience (EI moderation).

Psychosocial and neuroscientist approaches help improve our understanding of leadership and ethics, particularly for managers’ training programs or students’ ethical learning process. Well-being and more meaningful workplaces are provided by an environment conducive to trust and personal consideration. 

Before joining the academic world, I had worked for more than 20 years as a professional manager in several companies and collaborated with several start-ups and SMEs. I hold bachelor’s degrees in Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics) with concurrent Teacher Education, a master’s degree in Business Administration (Law and Sociology), and a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior for Research from different French Universities. In addition, I am a member of the Academy of Management (AoM) and Emotions Network (Emonet). [Email: david.hampton-musseau@tsm-education.fr

  • Decision-Making
  • Leadership
  • Neuroscience
  • Emotions
  • Change Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Abusive Supervision
  • Trust
  • Well-Being
  • Work Engagement
  • Social Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Abusive Supervision
  • Decision-Making
  • Emotions
  • Well-Being
  • Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Le rôle de l'intelligence émotionnelle dans la prévention de la surveillance abusive et ses effets sur les employés - The role of emotional intelligence in preventing abusive supervision and its effects on employees
  • AOM Management History Conference Scholarship, Academy of Management, USA, 2021
  • Articles (ranked journals)
    • A History of Emotional Intelligence and its Application in Work Settings
      Hampton-Musseau, D., R. Dickason, N. Ashkanasy, "A History of Emotional Intelligence and its Application in Work Settings", Emotion Review, 2022, no. Under review
  • International conferences
    • A Counterbalance to Supervisors' Abusive Feedbacks: When Employees' Emotional Intelligence Dampens Revenge Without Triggering Off Forgiveness Intentions
      Hampton-Musseau, D., "A Counterbalance to Supervisors' Abusive Feedbacks: When Employees' Emotional Intelligence Dampens Revenge Without Triggering Off Forgiveness Intentions" in 13rd International Conference on Emotions and Worklife ‘EMONET XIII’, British Academy of Management, 2022, Lancaster (UK), United Kingdom
    • A History of Emotional Intelligence in Work Settings
      Dickason, R., N. Ashkanasy, D. Hampton-Musseau, "A History of Emotional Intelligence in Work Settings" in 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2021, Virtual, USA
  • 2020 - MPhil, Master of Philosophy in Organizational Behavior / Toulouse School of Management
  • 2019 - MSc, Master of Science in Organizational Behavior and HRM / Toulouse School of Management
  • 2007 - MA, Master of Administration in Social Sciences applied to Sports and Leisure Organisations / Université de Nantes
  • 2004 - BA, Bachelor in Administration and Sports & Leisure Management / Université de Nantes
  • 1995 - BSc, Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry / Le Mans University
  • Since 2019 - PhD, Doctorate of Philosophy in Organizational Behavior / Toulouse School of Management